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Goodbye, 2017!

Hello, my friends!

To say that 2017 was a total whirlwind would be a massive understatement. Life has sped by both Bob and I at 100 miles per hour. Seriously, life has been nuts.

I know it has been quite awhile since I updated this blog, so you, my lovely readers, may not know that I had a baby this year! It was a difficult pregnancy and a difficult delivery, but it culminated in the sweetest little person I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. And, my friends, she is the reason I have been so absent: between recovery and soaking up my new motherhood, little Indie has kept me quite busy, indeed! But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been photographing! I have taken on a few small projects, and, of course, documented, our daughter’s infancy this year. But I have largely been focusing on getting to know this sweet little girl.

 

If you know me personally, you know that this pregnancy was a surprise, and that I was in utter shock for most (if not all) of it. Two weeks before we found out that I was pregnant, Bob and I had discussed how we were no longer open to the possibility of being parents because we were far more interested in focusing on our careers and travelling the world. However, life took us both in a very different direction than we ever anticipated and we adjusted (though somewhat begrudgingly) to where life seemed to be taking us. Last year at this time we were three weeks from delivery, scared, and overwhelmed by what we were about to do. And, as if a surprise pregnancy wasn’t enough, we also bought, moved into, repainted, and revamped a home!

 

All of this to say, I have been absent this year, and I am sorry if you all have been missing me or confused about what is going on, but sometimes life takes us down a different path than we expect and we have to rise to the the challenge and make something beautiful of it despite the cost. And for me, the business has been what has taken the hit. Because, after all, the business could wait, but my sweet girl couldn’t.

So, goodbye, 2017; thank you for my beautiful girl and all the crazy changes! And, hello, 2018–can’t wait to see what you have in store!

Check out my post about 2018 HERE.

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