That is the understatement of the century for me right now.
new addition is four months old and I accepted my first corporate
photography job for the City of Georgetown.
crazy doesn't it! Indeed it is crazy. But, my friend is lovely,
gracious and understands three children under the age of five makes my
photography schedule more complicated and works with our family schedule
which ebbs and flows depending on the week.
All that to say!
have put my typical photo sessions on the back burner until my
corporate work is complete and once children stop coming out of my
ears!! Just kidding (but I'm sort of serious).
simplified my fee for client sessions. I decided to make the change so
that I might be able to better manage the time I spend on photo sessions
as well as keep my work load within reason. I love photos, I love
families, I love being reasonable so families can afford sessions but I
have three little ones of my own. I need balance and I know the
simplified fee structure will help bring that to our family.
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you are interested in family photos or have any questions about my sitting fee. I'm still here just snuggling in and enjoying life as a Mama because as we all know,
I always wanted to do something like this for one of our babies...
Pregnancy is such a wild ride... it's full of excitement from the moment that line starts to darken on the pregnancy test to the first time I lay my hands on the baby during birth. It is emotional, beautiful and addictive to be quite honest!
Every pregnancy and new baby is different -- I can personally attest to that but goodness, with how wonderful T's pregnancy and birth went and how truly easy and sweet of a newborn he is... it makes me want lots of babies! I have treasured all our children as newborns but this sweet pea especially so -- he has been a gift to us from the very beginning. I feel like I've won the lottery every time I hold him.
This is baby #3 for us and most likely our last so we decided to
savor our last little bundle and make his nursery extra special. I knew I wanted a
relaxing almost vintage white nursery with small touches of color (pink
or blue) depending on what we were having. It turned out exactly as I
A dreamy almost vintage white nursery was my hope for our third baby. I knew I
wanted to use special keepsake items from both my childhood and my
husband’s no matter the sex of the baby. A grey and white color
combination was the perfect base in creating the calm atmosphere I
craved. This being our third child I wanted a serene place for the two
of us to connect and enjoy -- away from the hustle and bustle of a house
full of giggles and two-year old temper tantrums. I wanted to keep the
nursery simple yet full of special personal details.
The bedding was just an idea I had in my head and my friend Debbie made it happen. Her super sewing skills are pretty incredible. I wanted white, ruffles,
storybook crib skirt and subtle softness to define the look and feel of the nursery. I sure do feel at peace in this special space. The touches
of color came after we decided to find out the sex of baby 3. Debbie
Park owns Cottage and Cabin and sells handmade nursery linens. She not only does exquisite work but is the
sweetest lady around.
It is my new favorite place in the whole house and I feel super loved that Chris let me go bananas on a project all by myself. He moved and painted furniture without complaint and let me nest til my heart was content. A true gift for a girl's last hoorah.
Obviously pictures hold a special place in my heart.
The hard thing about enjoying photography and take pictures for friends and family is that I see how much joy it brings to the people I care about. I see how much they love their photos and it makes me want special photos of my little family too. This is especially true during times of pregnancy and new babies. Such short and special seasons of life. I cherish these times and I'm so so thankful we were able to pay for our own photography session when our second baby was born. I've gone back and forth on whether we should pay for Maternity and Newborn photos but ultimately at around $600-$700 per session for about 30 digital images I just can't do it this time.
So what's a girl to do?
Make friends with a tripod and anyone that is willing to push a button!
I have taken lotsmost of my family's own photos and I always go into each "session" knowing that the pictures will not be perfect or as creative or "artistic" as if I were to pay a photographer. Being the "photographer" as well the subject isn't the easiest task so ultimately I've learned to take what I get and be happy with it all.
Here are some self-take and assisted sessions we've tackled before: