I’ve made the executive decision to call it quits for a little while. Not cold-turkey quits, but pretty darn close, considering how busy I’ve been during the past few years. I have got to slow it down and enjoy life outside of photography for a while. I am a full-time teacher, mother, wife and friend. And I have found that Photography, even though it’s been a love of mine for years, it’s taken up my life more than I ever imagined it would. And I am so very thankful that that. I never thought I could get this far professionally.
I have been very blessed during the years as a Professional Photographer. I have met some very awesome people and have become close friends with others. I have grown in my profession over the years and I see that my ‘look’ has changed too. I have also gotten to live vicariously and return back to my dancing days working alongside an award winning dance team.
So as much as I would love to keep up with the many bookings as I’ve had, I’ve got to slow down and fall back in love with the craft of my heart. I am only going to book 1 session a month. With exception for the 3 months a year I work with the Emeralds. When I first mentioned this change, I had one loyal client already take 3 months of 2014. After talking with a few other loyal Clients, I am happy to say that I am booked for the entire year of 2014. So I am sorry if you were wanting to book me to capture your memories. I may find at times that I need to do more and I will announce that on my Facebook page.
I need to sit back and enjoy life. My son will be starting Basketball in January and I’d love to get my little girl into Dance. I want to fill my schedule doing things with my family and not sitting behind the computer constantly.
Pricing won’t change for at least another year (Jan 2015) for those that are in my calendar.
If you are needing pictures taken, I can refer you to a few of my photography friends that share the same if not very similar style to mine.
IF, and it’s a big IF, I am available for a time that you may need, there would be an increased session fee of $80.
Turn-around time. Don’t expect a Personal Gallery to be up before 2 weeks. Prints/product in hand 2-4 weeks after the session date (unless notified of a delay).
I will put any other changes, updates or possible openings onto my Facebook page.
For the remaining days of 2013, I have 3 possibly 4 sessions to go before I call it quits/break-time!
Thanks to you all reading this. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t of grown so much.
Love you all.
PS- items on my previous blog are still for SALE. Prices posted or BEST OFFER.