Friday, July 30, 2010

Being a Mom is MORE than a Full-Time Job

Having my son has been the hardest and yet most rewarding thing I have ever done.

I get asked a lot why I am not back working more again...I guess it is a personal choice, but right now I am trying to be the best mom I can be to my son. I want to give him my full attention when he needs me, and well when I go into my creative world I go deep into another place. I want my work and my clients to receive my full attention when I do work as well, and thus the problem of me working more again is unveiled: I can't be offering my full attention in two directions.

Do I miss it? Of course I do! Some days more than others, but I think of the things I would miss with my son.

What now? Well this is an open ended answer as I am still processing what the future holds for me, holds for the business...

I did experiment with some infant photography for a friend the other day. It was fun to be behind the camera again, and despite not being an area I am familiar with we ended up with some winners :-) I do not think I will go down the kid photography route though...unless it is for a friend of course. I will talk with her to see if I can post a few - stay tuned.

I am going to get to shoot an engagement session side by side again with my photography teacher, mentor, and friend Brittany Kelly in October at Gettysburg Battlefield.

In August I am going to take down the current gallery wall of my photography and paintings at Follow Your Heart Yoga and do a new install of some of my newer abstract work.

And I think I may be ready to try to find a wedding or two for Fall or Spring. I'm gonna be picky though! I would love an outdoor, more intimate wedding up here in Frederick. I have been wanting to get a couple having their special day at one of the many beautiful and historic places around here such as Sugarloaf Mountain, Comus Inn, etc. Maybe by putting this out into the world something will come to fruition.

Sorry for how long it has been since I have updated you, but I hope this helps everyone know where things are with me and the business. I am still around doing my art and photography, just in very limited engagement!

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