Guys, I am so terrible at writing blog posts. I’m always so excited to share images from a session, but I never never know what to write! I’m just always at a loss. I’m also usually trying to write them with three little ones buzzing around me, climbing on me, asking questions, poking me, wanting something to eat, wanting me to play with them, wanting to play on my computer, etc. You know how it is.
So…what to say?
This is one of my favorite favorite favorite families! I love them to pieces! I have been photographing them every fall since their first little girl was born. I absolutely adore watching them grow from nervous new parents with a tiny sweet newborn to the confident, fun, loving, so sweet parents of two crazy little girls that they are today! They were one of the few families that I photographed this past fall. I put the breaks on my business big time when baby #3 was born. When Evan (our second) was born a few years ago, I didn’t take much time off from shooting at all. It really was so easy to work a photo shoot into our schedules back then, that I thought I could handle it. But the work goes far beyond just the few hours I spend at a session. I quickly became overwhelmed with going from a family of 3 to a family of 4 and then all the work required from the photo shoots I was doing. I was a crazy stressed out new mommy and nobody was happy. So I learned from that mistake and really took almost a year off more or less this time. I stopped shooting a few months before our sweet Brooklyn was born and am just now getting back to adding clients onto my calendar as she’s turning 9 months old.
I am so SO excited to be shooting again! It is my happy place. It is what relaxes me and helps me put the world into perspective. On Mother’s Day – a day when my family lets me do anything I want – I almost always end up picking up my camera and playing with my babies. My most favorite family moments almost always come from a time when we were just sitting around, being ourselves, and taking pictures. It’s my ‘thing’. So to be able to get out and get a little bit of ‘me’ back after being at home with a baby (and then a broken knee!) is pure bliss.
So if YOU would like to get on my schedule – please please get in touch with me! You can use the contact button above to shoot me a message. Let’s chat!
I’m so glad you took the time to stop by my blog! I am a photographer based in central Illinois – specializing in lifestyle/at-home/real-life-as-it-is newborn, child and family photography. If you are ever looking for a photographer in the central Illinois (or northern Illinois or southern Illinois!) area, please get in touch! I’d love to chat with you! You can contact me via the contact form at the top of this page, or at firstname.lastname@example.org . I look forward to hearing from you!