I'm totally not any more prepared this time around than I was last time... it's sooo surreal still, and I think it will feel that way until I'm holding my precious new love in my arms! And then I'm sure it will feel like it's exactly as it was always meant to be... as if life beforehand was somewhat incomplete or something.
And I'm totally ok with that... because this season of my life is ultimately for my family! How grateful am I to love photography and motherhood so much that I’m constantly yearning for more of both?! To have my hands full is a crazy blessing.
Well... I'm not 100% sure! I will definitely be taking a decent chunk of time totally off, so that I can give my all to my two wee rascals. How long that will be... I just don't know! But I will absolutely let you all know when I'll be back... I know I'll miss photographing your gorgeous families, baby bumps, newborns, toddlers etc... and so we will just see how we are all adjusting and will re-assess later in 2018.
And perhaps a reasonably big annoucement... we photographed our final wedding early last year, and have decided that we will not be taking on any other weddings while our kids are young. This was a huuuuuge decision for us... wedding photography has been our main gig for so long, and we absolutely loved shooting soooo many amazing, fun, love-filled wedding days!! But having both Liam and I shooting nearly every weekend over spring/summer/autumn just didn't seem like the right thing for our family in this season of our lives. I am reeeally, really sorry to all of those we have had to turn away - trust me, it hasn't been easy and wasn't a decision we took lightly! I have absolutely loved photographing heaps portraits over this past year though and look forward to meeting so many more of you when I'm back!
If you're still here reading this ramble, I applaud you!!!! Thanks soooo much for your support and love and thoughtfulness and patience! I will make sure to pop back onto our facebook page and blog to share news and photos of our newest little one when he or she decides the time is right to arrive! xoxo