Today’s the day. I am officially 39 weeks pregnant and beginning my maternity leave! I will be back to work September 1st and I am looking so forward to all the weddings and sessions this fall! People have asked throughout my pregnancy what my “maternity leave” plan would be… when I would shoot my last wedding… and when is my first wedding back… and it’s crazy to think that that time is upon me! It is a beautiful, unique, and also challenging thing to be the one in control of your own work schedule (especially when something like having a baby can be so unpredictable!) but I am so thankful that I was able to shoot all of my June weddings (with a little extra help!) and my one July wedding is covered by one of the best! Knowing my clients were totally taken care of was one of my biggest concerns when we found out we were expecting. And now, the nursery is ready and we are just waiting! ;) It’s a crazy feeling to be so close to the end… or I should say, the beginning! It still feels a bit surreal that we will be parents any day now… starting now, and for the rest of forever. What a blessing and also mind-boggling concept! :) We are excited and I am thankful to have some time once the baby comes to just figure out how to be “us”. But, I am also so looking forward to the “second half” of my wedding season and all that is in store. In the meantime, I will take a break from blogging and other work. My email will have an automated response and I won’t be shooting any more sessions until September. But, I have not fallen off the face of the earth! :) I will be as attentive to email as I am able and answer things in stride- just allow a little extra response time. Thank you all for the love, encouragement, and prayers you have shared with me. I know this corner of the internet will be a little quieter for a while, but don’t go far, I will return!
(Maternity Photos by my dear, unbelievably talented friend, Angelsea Urban)