If you asked me 10 years ago what I’d be doing, I guarantee being a baby photographer was never on the radar. Granted, I was finishing college, had just started dating my future husband, had an internship lined up, and really felt like the world was at my finger tips. But I thought my lifelong career would involve working with horses, because that’s what made me happy. Ummmmm, I was wrong (yes, I’ll say that into the microphone, mom).
Fast forward to 10 years later (and more then just an added 10 lbs, but I digress), and I’m a mom of two, own a photography studio, have a mortgage, husband, and happy to say that I still feel like the world is still at my finger tips. Is life perfect? By no means. It’s incredibly hard actually. Marriage is hard, parenting even more so. Running a full time business on top of it? Well, there’s not enough caffeine in the day to get everything done. Between those three time consuming aspects of life, you’ll find errands needing run, housework to be done, and bills requiring payment. But every single aspect is so blissfully worth it, and I wouldn’t trade any part of it. Because at the end of the day, I obviously love my husband and kiddos, but I also love what I do- photographing Decatur’s newest residents.
So I can’t always promise my teeth are brushed (gross, I know, but I’m being honest here) or that the pony in Gemma’s hair has had a comb run through it. My husband probably wonders what the woman he started dating 10 years ago looks like without bags under her eyes, but my life is incredibly rewarding. I’ll never regret giving up the horses for a life that led me to being a baby photographer.
If you’ve made it this far, thank you for sticking it out. But more so, thank you for supporting HGP. It’s been an amazing ride, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds!
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