The time change is somewhat glorious for those of us who have trouble with dark mornings…my middle school fella may actually make it to school on time…til Spring! But like most good things, it comes with a price. Darkness. I can honestly say that I need a sun lamp during the dark months of late fall and winter! I mourn the loss of afternoon light, not only because I’m an outdoor photographer, but because I’m SO sleepy at 7pm and I can hardly function past dinner!
The variety that day light savings provides us is good. We don’t all love the same things. We don’t all operate exactly the same. Change sometimes takes us out of comfort and adds stress to our system and other times takes us out of the undesirable and gives us new life. Wherever you are coming into this new season…loving the morning light and hating the dark evenings or completely reversed or even indifferent…may you enjoy the new. Praise the Lord things don’t stay the same…I’d be bored out of my mind!
You know I’m not a blogger so you’re already suspicious about this post. It’s not really about Daylight Savings at all-you already knew that, right? I’m announcing a change. One I’ve been fighting for a while. I’m officially “retiring” (for this season) from the “Newborn Photography” of 2013. There-i said it and once I hit “publish” I will breathe a sigh of relief. I LOVE me some babies! LOVE them! But I don’t have the set up for the newest trend of “Anne Geddes” baby sessions and while they are SUPER ADORABLE, I’m just not interested in making the investment of time and resources to be a competitor in this hottest arena. There are GOBS of amazing photographers in this area doing awesome newborn sessions. Go to them! (Then please come back to me sometime later.)
Why have I waited so long to make this official? Let’s just say my “old” ways of thinking have kept me enslaved to starting “story” at the beginning. Over the past few months my way of thinking of you, the consumer, has been so challenged…so stretched…and I have finally conceded that I’m an old-school romantic to think that families stay with one photographer for life. So, once I mourned the loss of my ideal, I had an epiphane! “I don’t HAVE to do newborn sessions!” A wave of freedom rushed over me.
The etsy props are all over town. I’m just so happy I’m no longer trying to be considered one of them…for this season.
Now, go enjoy the sun…it’s only out a few more hours!!!