Hi friends! As I write this in March of 2022, spring is around the corner... and with that, comes change. I wanted to hop on here and let y’all know of a big business shift that has been implemented on other pages of my website the past few months but hadn't yet been officially announced.
I can hardly believe myself as I write this out, but... I am not taking on traditional wedding bookings for 2023.
While I absolutely love shooting big traditional weddings, I feel it is time to step back from them for 2023. It is important to balance work and family, and this will be my aim for next year. However, I will still be open for booking a couple of intimate weddings, and will have more summer and fall availability for lifestyle sessions next year!
In addition, this year and next, I’m continuing to take on a limited number of total bookings monthly, so I have ample time to devote to each of my clients who trust me to capture their most precious memories. With each wedding, birth, and lifestyle session that is booked with me, I aim to be intentional and thoughtful from initial inquiry through the delivery of your images and beyond. So, during 2022’s wedding season, my availability for sessions and births will remain very limited as I focus on my wedding clients. However, next year I will be able to do more sessions and shouldn’t be booked up so far in advance!
I have brand new packages for couples who want to book me for their relaxed and intentional intimate weddings surrounded by their closest people! (Spoiler: beach weddings receive custom discounts!)
This decision has been very difficult for me to officially make, because big weddings are so exciting. It’s been my specialty and my passion. Every time I see wedding photos online from any photographer, I get giddy.
So.....why am I doing this? Well, I started this business to not only be an outlet for my passions, but to have a flexible schedule.
As much fun as I have shooting weddings, I will be trying out slowing down and having an open weekend schedule for my loved ones.
Andrew has spent the past several years working weddings on top of his full time job so that he could be with me as I pursued my dreams. It’s time to give weekends back to him by spending time together pursuing *his* joys. (He has told me not to do this on account of him, because he loves weddings too. I just know this break will be good for us both)
We are also so excited to be able to attend birthday parties, baby showers, camping trips, boating days, and the like; many to which we've had to decline invitation in years' past by working weekends.
If you are one of my 2022 wedding couples, know that I absolutely cannot wait to photograph your wedding. Yours will be all the more special to me as I anticipate taking such a long break shooting weddings full-time — I’ve been doing it full-time for four years and won’t know what to do with myself! This year, we will conclude our season by shooting our 50th wedding. How amazing is that?
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