When I was in high school, I once heard someone mention the idea of a "bigger yes" - something so motivating and so focusing that if you choose to say yes to it, you must, consequently, say no to other things. But, it is worth it.
Well, my friends - the time has come for my bigger yes.
For the last eight years, I have had the joy of pursuing and growing in the craft of photography and the art of running a small business. It has been encouraging and defeating. Live giving and life depleting. All at the same time. I have done well. And I have bombed.
I count it a privilege to have served my clients and hope each one has walked away with a pleasant experience.
But, deep down, I knew this was only a creative outlet for me. That being a photographer was never going to be enough. It wasn't my passion-fueled dream. It wasn't my I-would-do-this-even-if-I-never-got-paid joy. There was an expiration date on this endeavor, even if I had no clue what that would be when it all began.
The adventurous rollercoaster ride of being a full-time (in my spare time) photographer has reached its destination.
I am officially announcing (for the foreseeable future) that I am no longer accepting new photography clients or pursuing new photography opportunities.
I am, and always have been, a writer and a wordsmith encourager. And with the few expendable hours in my days, I would like to fulfill them by doing what I have done without pay and with great passion - encourage women through writing and speaking to seek hard after Christ, to be dream chasers, to "mom" well and to love with reckless abandon.
If you have been a photography client, thank you for entrusting me to capture your family to the very best of my ability. If you are seeking a photographer for your needs, please scroll down for some of my very favorite friends & photographers :)
You may still see some photography sessions posted on social media as I fulfill remaining commitments. Please enjoy them with me!
Otherwise, I hope you will return here with me (and all the along the interwebs!) for what I hope to be a timely word and honest encouragement.
Cheers to new adventures!!
*** Photography recommendations!!
Families: Lauren at LoK Photography
Weddings: Mandy at Mandy Leigh Photography
Seniors: Leah at Leah Barry Photography