Ann Arbor Family Photographer: Returning From Maternity Leave !
A HUGE thank you to Amanda at Amanda Estep Photography for capturing Madeline at 3 weeks old. Anyone looking for a family or newborn photographer in the greater Columbus area, I highly recommend her! (She also did our maternity session this past Fall)
Madeline Grace was born on December 15th, and it seems impossible that that was already two months ago! We can't imagine our family without her. In that time, we celebrated the holidays, hosted multiple visitors, fought off sicknesses (every week, it seems!) and signed our names 100000 times while purchasing our new home last week.
We've been busy :) and happy :) and slightly sleep deprived.
I had made a deal with myself that I wouldn't make a concrete "return from maternity leave" date until I was able to get some sleep, settle in a bit with two kiddos, and feel confident I could return to work giving my clients my best. I've certainly fought the desire to begin shooting families RIGHT AWAY, if not just as a reprieve from the cabin fever that a winter baby provides. (Thankfully, I didn't act on that because no amount Starbucks could have made up for my zombie-like state). As the fog of newborn-hood begins to clear, and being a family of four is becoming our "norm," I find myself yearning to create and connect once again.
During this time away, I've been able to 100% commit myself to my family, doing the most important "job" I will ever have, being a wife and a mother. For that, I am forever grateful. Yet, the passion inside of me to capture that for others runs deep, and I'm full of anticipation as I return to my second "job" too- You.
I'm currently booking Spring sessions, to begin April 1st. Looking forward to an amazing year of serving you!