Right now I’m wishing that 2021 will be a much better year! I’m loving all of the time with my kids but I know that they need to be with their friends, in school, doing their extra curricular activities. I keep thinking about so many skills that they are losing. 🙁 I keep thinking about how in 6 years, Mya will be off to college and she’s losing some of that time being a regular kid. Makes me so sad. I’m scared about what’s going to happen to my photography business that I’ve worked so hard for for 11 years, but am grateful that my husband is the bread winner for our family. I worry for friend photographers who are the bread winners of their families. Needless to say, I’ve been worrying a lot. I’ve been doing my best to keep my mind off of it but it’s a lot to think about! I hope you all are doing okay, staying healthy and happy. I am so anxious to get back to work full time. I miss working so very much!! I am offering in-home sessions but I miss my studio. I miss routines and schedules. But for now, I will enjoy the lazy days of summer with my kids and be thankful that we are all healthy!
I hope all of the dads out there had a wonderful father’s day and you were shown how much you are loved and appreciated!! We had a wonderful day going on a hike and spending the afternoon swimming at my aunt’s pool. The kids made lots of cards and fun crafts for Ryder! For once, none of the kids pitched a fit….all day long! It was a miracle! lol I love that with my job, I get to meet families during one of the most beautiful but also most difficult times in their lives. It’s amazing to see these moms and dads working so hard together as a team. It’s one of my favorite parts of my job. I love seeing the dads who come in and really take care of the moms. It’s beautiful. The dads that are so in awe of their new baby. I love how the dads talk to their new babies while they are changing their diapers, leaning over them on the changing table, talking in that voice that you only use with babies. It’s the cutest thing!! I’m looking forward to meeting many more moms and dads soon!!
I have decided that I am going to offer 5 in-home lifestyle sessions from now until the end of July! I feel like this is a safe option for right now and am very excited to get back to work! I will be taking precautions during these sessions by wearing a mask, gloves, and bringing my air purifiers with me. These sessions can take place within the first month of baby’s life! See here for examples of past lifestyle sessions: https://brandylewisphotography.com/newborn-lifestyle-sessions/ Please contact me for my pricing guide and to schedule a session!! firstname.lastname@example.org
Being stuck at home is making me so anxious to use my camera again. I’ve been taking lots of on-line photography classes and am so grateful for the photographers who are offering free classes right now! I’m feeling super inspired and can’t wait to see my clients again! In the meantime, I have started leaving my camera out on the kitchen counter, which I never do. I actually never use my camera with my own kids. It’s always my phone. So I decided that I needed to start using a real camera to capture this time in our lives. It’s a time that is affecting us, even more than I realized it would. My girls are struggling immensely in new ways that I’ve never seen. It’s so bad that we are finding therapists and talking to doctors. It’s rough, you guys. I know you are feeling it too. We will get through this!!
I’m really missing my clients and getting to see all of the sweet new babies. 🙁 I had to close down my business for the time-being. It was really sad having to cancel some sessions. My heart broke and I felt sick over it. But I know it was the right thing to do. Nothing in the world is worth the health and safety of our children! So because I’ve had some time on my hands with my kids home around the clock now, I thought it would be fun to get some photos of them since they are all having birthdays around this time! I hope everyone is staying home and staying healthy! I look forward to getting to book some sessions down the road when everything clears up! Take care of yourselves!!