“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…”
-Ecclesiastes 3:1, KJV
Seasons of change occur all throughout life, some happy, some sad and some intentional…
Last year, turning 40 really put things into a completely different perspective than ever before, such as the fact that my life, by all statistics, is pretty much half lived! If it is God’s will, I statistically have 40 more years to make a splash on this earth. Over the past 10 months I have wondered and prayed about how I want or am supposed to do that.
One thing I know for sure, having the opportunity to pursue photography has been one of my greatest experiences, but the time has come for me to take my knowledge and skills in a different direction. With that being said, I am scaling back my professional photography to focus on my love of travel and nature photography. I will only be booking a very limited amount of senior sessions and small weddings, while I make plans to return to school! Yikes, college at 40!
When May rolls around, I will be onto a new season of life. I will be making my exit from Studio Blue and coming home to focus on more personal matters. May is one of my favorite times of year! I look forward to getting my hands dirty, planting flowers and vegetables and preparing my outdoor room where I will hide away during the summer months. As my photography grew over the years, my time in my outdoor space became limited. Over time, I missed getting to do the things that truly made me happy! For years I felt my photography and flowers were one in the same and I can’t wait to experience that again!
I plan to blog more, share more travel and nature photography and just focus on life. I long for more personal time with God. I long to just sit and listen and focus on the direction He has planned for the next chapter in life, you know, the next 40!
I will so miss Studio Blue and the ladies and talent that makes it what it is! Studio Blue has become such a part of me and my photography, making this decision anything but lighthearted. I have gone back and forth on this idea, but as time passes, I feel led to head this direction, knowing it is what is best for my handsome hubby and me.
I want to thank each of you who have supported my career and my business; you helped make it what it is today! I also want to thank my inspiring fellow photographer-friends who have been both a support system and a backbone for me, over the past 6 years. Photography is more than a career or industry, it is an entire community mixed with competition, love and a lot of support!
I promise, this isn’t a goodbye, this isn’t the end, I will always be a photographer! This is simply me moving forward to a new season and a completely different direction in life.
Much, much love to you all,
“Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!” So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit