So, my last blog post was just over THREE years ago and a lot has happened since then. Obviously. I mean, who can not have some sort of big life changes in their 30's within 3 years, right??!!?!?!
The question that I get asked most about photography is if I still do it ... and the answer is YES!!! I stopped taking on a lot of new clients the past few years and focused more-so on being a mom. We also lost my mom pretty suddenly as well as our sweet pitty (Moose), there was also a cervical cancer diagnosis, and a really rough miscarriage. It's been a rough three years to say the least. But as we grow older life gets harder and harder, right?
Lately, I have had a pretty strong feeling that I am entering a new stage in my life and that it is going to be beautiful. It is time to move past the comfortable sadness that I have gotten so used to. I'm ready to meet new families, laugh and be silly with all of the kids, cry happy tears when I see little baby yawns, rub as many dog bellies as I can, and just take in how lovely and different each family can be. With everything that I have experienced in these few short years it has made me see life differently and helped me have a better understanding of how quickly our seasons change.
A line in a song from one of my favorite bands, The Avett Brothers, has been in my brains rotation daily. Every time that I start to doubt myself and my past choices and question where I am in my life I simply hear this simple and beautiful chorus ...
"But I can't go back
And I don't want to
'Cause all my mistakes
They brought me to you"
I hear this and I think about my girl and am so appreciative of everywhere that I have been and every decision that I have made because if I had possibly changed the direction of one of those "mistakes" I could very possibly not have her. And she is my wonderful little world. She can sense my sadness so easily these days. It's time to move forward. There will always be sadness I'm just not going to let it control the direction of my life anymore.
Soooooooooooo, get in touch with me if you are at all interested in a session!!!!!!!!!! Let's make some beautiful memories together <3
Below are a few personal photos for your viewing pleasure ;)