When I first found out I was pregnant on January 15, I had no idea how it would change my heart and ultimately make all of my dreams come true. These pregnant months have been full of intense change--in my body, my career, my marriage. There's been some fear and uncertainty mixed in there, as well as hope and sheer joy for what is to come. Most people would say they don't like change. Change can be painful, terrifying, doubt-ridden, and full of anxiety. I'm sure if we are all honest we can say we've experienced those feelings first hand at times in life, but we have so much to be thankful for in change.
There is hope, beauty, and greater things beyond what we have gotten used to in our day to day living. Things we never knew we wanted or needed. In this particular change, my little girl has pushed me toward my dream of photographing full time and has enriched my marriage and other relationships. I have been encouraged that she is arriving in the most perfect time even though I thought I had yeeeears before I would have a baby. ;) I look forward to getting to know her and how she will continue to enrich my life and bring beauty into the world. I just can't wait to know her!
I will be on maternity leave starting now, August 1, 2014, using this time before the baby arrives to finish up client sessions. I'm not sure when normal operations will resume, but I'm tentatively planning to be back for more photo sessions in mid November! Please feel free to send me an e-mail knowing that I may not be able to give a timely response. If you would like to stay up to date, please follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or "Like" me on Facebook and select "Get Notifications"! I plan to post some baby updates there and post my latest work as well.
Thank you to my kind and talented husband, Kevin, for making these images of me as a pregnant lady! I am ecstatic for what this new season of being a mama will bring and how it will inspire my work. I look forward to seeing you all soon!
Portrait Photography: Kevin Schuck
Still Life Photography & Editing: Sadie Schuck