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This may be the fastest I’ve ever blogged something! Yesterday I hosted a baby shower, which was probably a crazy thing for me to do, because I tend to over-think the details (brings me back to when I planned my wedding-Griff swore to me he would NEVER step foot into Hobby Lobby ever, EVER again. Mary (mama to baby Kaitlyn who I just blogged about last week, was my partner in crime, and special thanks to Faith for fixin’ up our champagne bar, and Robin’s family for help with setting/cleaning up! I think mom-to-be Robin enjoyed herself, and we can’t wait to meet her baby boy in just about a month!!
Here are some of the details from the shower!
So, there you have it, all my lovely lenses. It’s probably too many, but they are so hard to give up :) If I had unlimited funds, I’d also buy the 135mm 2.0, the new Canon macro, and some sort of tilt-shift lens. Maybe some day!
Hey there everyone! I wanted to put out a general message to explain the state of my business, mostly because I’m being inundated by last-minute inquiries!
Unfortunately I have not been accepting new family/child clients for 2010 for the last few months. This is for a couple of reasons. The biggest reason is that I accepted too many weddings! I just shot wedding 18/20 this past weekend. Each year as my business has grown, I have shot more and more weddings…this year I thought a good cap would be 20…well…while still working a full-time job, 20 ended up being a LOT! I spend many a night locked away in my basement office in front of my imac, listening to my Queen station on Pandora. While I am locked away, my husband does laundry, cooks meals, and lives life virtually wife-less. It’s kind of sad, and the way I have tried to remedy it was to stop taking on new clients. It’s not that I don’t WANT the business, because I do! I am so grateful to every client that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting over the last 3 years. I have just simply had to learn to say “no”. For many photographers, it’s a hard word to learn and say!
Which brings me to mini-sessions. Nope, I won’t be doing them this year. The thought was extremely tempting, especially b/c I need money to buy the 24mm 1.4 lens that I’ve been talking about for a YEAR…but again I had to stop myself and remember that I want a life, I want to be a wife, I can’t afford to give up another weekend and spend countless nights stressed out trying to get my lovely clients their Christmas cards on time! I’m sorry if you used me in the past and expected me to do them again this year…I just physically can’t!
As for 2011, I currently have 14 weddings booked. I will probably accept 2 or 3 more, and that will be it! I have been turning down October 2011 weddings (at this point I’ve received probably 12-15 inquiries for those dates) because we’ve decided it’s time to try to work on having a family (GASP….how scary!)
If you are interested in having family photos done in 2011, please contact me in January or February for Spring Sessions. I currently only have 1 wedding in March, and 1 wedding in April, so these will be perfect months for family sessions!
Anyway, thanks for listening to me ramble! I am so appreciative for the business each of you have given me over the last few years!