When I was little, I wanted to be a mommy when I grew up. I also wanted to be an Elementary School Teacher and a Pediatrician. As amazing as it seems, the Lord has blessed me with all three "jobs". I am a mother. I am a teacher to the children who look up to me for guidance. And I am a doctor to a little boy who requires continuous medical care.
With ambitious goals my entire life, I have had a hard time sitting still in one position for too long. My hands require constant work. Boredom and laziness has always been my fear, so I have required myself to stay busy throughout my work as a wife and a mother. Computer work came easy after the housework was finished, but photography was my passion. I was intent to capture each and every moment I wanted to memorize with a still picture. With much reading and studying, photography came a bit more natural to me. I adored capturing moments in time, and I likewise adored helping others capture their family memories in photographs as well.
My photography turned into a semi-business...
And then Nathan was born.
I do not have to explain how much work it takes raising a child with special needs. I know that you can imagine that on your own. But add that into the mix of raising 2 precious girls who love school, soccer, ballet, play dates, and anything that correlates with the previous mentioned...indeed, my life is full.
My dreams as a child have been fulfilled. I am a mother. I am a teacher. I am a doctor.
However, I can not be a photographer anymore. That just doesn't fit into the mix that is our life at this moment. So as of this moment, I will not take anymore photo sessions for an undisclosed time. My photography website will be erased in time, as it is a bit expensive to keep. I do, however, wish to continue our Photos for Mito fundraiser each fall, as this brings forth a good amount of money for a disease that affects our family so much. But for all else, I apologize...
As a mother, I believe it is healthy to admit to others when you are not able to keep up with your duties...and in this I admit...I can not do it all. I trust you all understand.
In leaving this incredible passion to provide other families with generation-lasting photographs, I leave you with a few shots from my last shoot...a precious little newborn who I adore: