It's impossible to start a new year without a bit of reflection along with eager anticipation for the year to come.
First off, 2020 was nothing as we expected. It was TOUGH and sadly, I don't think turning the page in my planner is going to resolve all that the previous year has left us with, but alas, we have hope! Through a pandemic and even getting my business shut down twice, we still had an awesome year. We celebrated weddings (no matter how big or small), we kissed baby bumps, honored graduates, and 1-year-olds with cake smashes. We snuggled, we loved each other, and we captured it all safely. Mini sessions were sold out and I even had to open up additional dates. Truly, I am humbled and thankful for all of your love and support, even during these crazy times.
So, what will 2021 bring?
Well, to be completely transparent, I am going to be holding myself to a new standard. A standard and boundaries that have been a long time coming and one that has me reprioritizing my time and how I allocate it. It has been our family's decision to keep our son out of school and continue distance learning while we navigate this pandemic potentially until the fall of this year. So, I am a teacher, mom of a 1-year-old crazy toddler, a supporter of my husband and his career, and a small business owner who has the wonderful privilege of truly doing what I love.
Truth be told though, I need to slow down. I need to put my child's education first. I need to give 110%. I need to show up to teach this wild girl of mine what she needs to know and I need to get some rest. I really, really need to get some rest. haha. I know, we all do.
So, what does this mean for you?
I am not going anywhere. I am going to continue to do what I love BUT my schedule is going to be strict and my capacity is going to be limited. I am sticking hard to my limits so I can still give the best to my clients and my family equally and especially to my couples getting married this year! God willing!
So please, if you know you are going to be celebrating your little one's milestone or you found out you are pregnant and want to get something penciled in DO NOT WAIT! I don't want to turn anyone away and the best way for me to do that is to schedule sessions out so I can balance it all and not add on anything last minute.
Please do not delay and do not be dismayed. I am still here for you and honored as always that you trust me to capture your sweet moments. Let's make 2021 even better! I am already penciling out my game plan for the year and as always, I can't wait to see your beautiful smiling faces.