We are so completely excited to share the news with you that Andrea & Renata and Tara Peddicord Photography will both be undergoing some big change! It is change that we have discussed and prayed over, we’ve shared in excitement and felt peace about it, and probably even shed just a few tears about it. Andrea will be stepping away from photography completely, except of course for her beloved husband and two girls who will always be in front of her camera! Renata will continue as a wedding photographer, and what’s so exciting is she and Tara will be joining businesses!
Before Andrea, Renata or Tara were ever photographers, we were friends. Over the last few months, the three of us have spent so much time thinking and praying over decisions we would make individually and together for our businesses. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect for each of us. That being said, it is of course a bittersweet time as well. Andrea and Renata have been in business together for 7 years. They’ve shot over 100 weddings collectively and built an amazing photography business alongside one another. It’s a beautiful partnership that is hard to say goodbye to, but the truth is, it feels so right to both of them. Tara started her business on her own nearly 4 years ago with a big dream and a lot of support and encouragement from many, including Andrea and Renata. The three of us have even had opportunities over the last 4 years to photograph a few weddings together.
Andrea is excited to photograph the weddings and engagements they have booked now through part of 2016. She is equally excited to start this next chapter of life with her family, as she feels led to let go of her career in photography. Just over a month ago, Tara welcomed her first baby into the world, and with that of course comes much change. She is excited to continue her business as her family grows, and partnering with Renata is such a blessing. Tara will continue her photography as usual, and starting in 2016 will work with Renata more and more, as the two will officially begin booking all weddings together! Andrea couldn’t be more thrilled for Tara and Renata, and is excited to see these two friends build and grow their own business. It’s a big change for everyone but there is an overwhelming sense of peace and joy shared between the three of us! There are few people you feel comfortable sharing life and business with, and we feel that way about one another. Over the next weeks, we will be making changes and Tara and Renata will launch their business. This means a new website and everything! This doesn’t of course change anything for our existing clients, and what it means for the future as Tara and Renata join together, is simply continued commitment to caring for our clients well, a great sense of integrity and pride in our work, and a promise to create fresh, fun, and enduring images as we document stories of love. We can’t wait to share more with you and have you share in our excitement on this journey!