(I shared this in my newsletter this morning, but I thought I would share on the blog as well because the newsletter is new to most people. However, you will want to sign up for the newsletter to catch the Black Friday promotions and deals and stay in tune to the happenings of our family. To sign up, scroll to the bottom of this post.)
I can’t believe the day is FINALLY here…
I am going to be honest. The reality of meeting our newest little one is giving me a little anxiety. I can’t begin to wrap my brain around the fact that we are about to be a family of FIVE!!! I remember a time when I had what I like to call, a “Scary Mommy” day, and I called Steve and said, “we can NOT have any more kids!” I literally had just snapped on Addisyn and told her to leave me alone. Like I said, it was a bad mommy moment and one that I am not proud of. What I didn’t know is that at the time I was actually already pregnant (Touché, God. Touché!), and so of course when I found out we were expecting, I literally almost passed out. Fear immediately set in. How could I ever show love to a third child if I was already struggling to be a loving wife to Steve and a mother to Addisyn and Kellan? But as months passed and the bump began to grow, reality set in. This child is the one to complete our family story. Everything is ready to go, we just have to turn the page to see what God has in store for us. That in itself is super exciting to me!
And now?! Now, I am five days away from meeting our newest addition and I can’t contain my emotions. I am really humbled by God’s grace in our lives. During a time when things are sometimes crazy stressful and unknown (with Steve back at school full time and us running the business), He gave us a child! What a jokester, right? I still can’t imagine how our lives will change after this, but I do know that I have so much more LOVE to pour into our family. It’s true. I love the idea of being settled in our hearts with our family of five and beginning to spread that love more outwardly as a family and serving the community in ways we never expected would be possible before. I know I am being vague, but I have some dreams that have been on my heart, that I hope to reveal in 2016. And, I really can’t believe I just wrote 2016!!!!
But, before we get too far ahead of ourselves. Let me share with you some important announcements still left for 2015!
1. ) I am officially on Photography MATERNITY LEAVE! Which basically doesn’t mean anything except that I am not shooting any more shoots until December 18th. Starting December 18th I will be shooting portrait sessions only until Feb. 1st where I will start shooting weddings again. I will still be answering emails, blogging, and working on some 2016 special projects
2.) Discounted Sessions: Because we will be adjusting to life with a newborn, Steve and I decided that it would be best to not do In Person Sales (IPS) unit the end of January. Basically, if you book a full 60-90 minutes session between now and then, you will be receiving the full set of edited High Resolution Digital Files at a Winter discount. I have THREE openings still for December 19th and 20th.
3.) In the future, I will be using my Instagram, Newsletter, and Blog to get information out about all the happenings with the business and my family. The first winter promotion(s) is going out on Black Friday (and btw, the day I am scheduled to have the baby). You will not want to miss out on this promotion. I know I say that every time, but this one is literally a limited and one time offer for the year.
4.) I will be accepting 5 Mentor sessions during January-March. If you are a photographer and interested in a Mentor session, contact me today to reserve your date!