Photographing this little guy was a wonderful last hurray for me… as you may have guessed by the change in my blog design, I’ll be taking a bit of a break from my Newborn Photography business and putting more focus on life at home. I’ve been praying for awhile that I would become more passionate about homeschooling than I am about my business, and that time has come. I have loved working with each and every family who has allowed me the privilege of documenting their newborn’s ‘newness’ and I often felt like the experience was more of a blessing to me than them.
I hold the belief that if I am not doing well at my priorities, then I need to scale back on the ‘extras’ that I bring into my life. Educating my children at home should be a top priority, but it was taking a backseat to me pursuing my growing business which I’m fortunate to view as an ‘extra’. It has never been work to me… rather something I get to do. So while I try to improve our homeschooling experience and maintain a comfortable, sane home for my long-hour-working-husband, I know I need to step back and re-focus. That’s only fair, for my family and my clients. 😉
So…. meet Collin … the perfect little model that made the above decision all the more difficult. 🙂 Enjoy!
This last shot brought me so much joy and that really sums up my time spent as a newborn photographer. It has been such a joy. But the fact is, I am the only mother my boys have, and by our choice, their educator, too. There are tons of amazing newborn photographers around, but only one me. I don’t have to do it all right now… I find such inspiration in women I know who have found their passions later in life, when their kiddos are older. There is time, but I can never get this time back.
So right now, when my littles are still little, I think it is so special to embrace being everything to my boys, rather than pursuing being something to everyone else.