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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Decisions Made

For the past month, I had been considering whether or not to continue with photo sessions.  I did go back and forth quite a bit, but finally decided it will be best to stop.  I have quite a few reasons why I am stopping, and the number one being that I need to put focus on my family.  Doing photography as a business does take up so much time.  I feel like I am missing out on my precious time with my sweet boys and husband.

At a recent session, a customer asked me, "What would you be doing today if you did not have a session?" 

That one question was a wake up call for me, and it took everything in me to hold back the tears.  I would be outside with my sons watching them play.  We probably would have gone to to the park.  Maybe play a game on the Wii.  And being so involved in the business, it took a toll on my kids.  My husband was always great and supportive, but when my boys start to have a hard time it is time to stop.  Family is always my #1 priority.  

I will still do photography---but only as a hobby!  I will still have this blog, but the name is going to change and it will be about anything and everything.  The families I have met along the way of the business have been awesome, and I am so grateful I had the chance to meet them.  I was given a chance, always grateful I took those chances.


  1. Hi! I found you via bloggymoms! I can so relate to this. I used to do cake decorating from home. It took up SO much time and made such a mess. I put it to the side also. I homeschool our 4 boys and life just flies by too fast! You can find me at www.thehesitanthousewife.com

  2. Hey, Liz and nice to meet you :) I am so glad I made the decision to put the focus on my family first, and just do photography for fun. In the past week, I have felt more relaxed and my boys have been very happy! It is true they grow up way too fast.