me on monday: april self portrait & big news!

I debated about waiting for another day to post this.  This is crazy, but it’s not an April Fools joke.  Promise.

For Christmas I asked for new rain boots.  I’ve been so excited to wear them, but I haven’t been able to put away my snow boots quite yet (seriously, where is spring?).  For this month’s self portrait I decided it was time to put them on, despite the freezing temps.  Because they’re very fitting for the ‘big news’ being shared…

After John graduates this spring, WE ARE MOVING TO SEATTLE.

Sometimes I can’t believe it.  Sometimes I’m so excited I wish we could move tomorrow.  Sometimes I’m sad because everyone & everything I know resides here in the Midwest.  Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night, in a panic… will there be frozen custard in Washington?  But most of all, I can’t wait for another new family adventure.

I know this raises a lot of questions… what am I going to do?  What’s John going to do?  Where are we going to live?  Will I still do photography?  We’re currently sorting it all out.  

For starters, John accepted a job with Amazon.  I am going to stay at home with Colin while we make the move and get settled.  We don’t know where we’re going to live yet but will take a trip to house hunt soon.

After we’re settled, I’m hoping to launch a photography business, under a new name & focusing on lifestyle portraiture.  I’m currently working with my favorite graphic designer on the branding, but am not quite ready to share (soon though)!

There are so many wonderful clients I’ve gotten to know during my years in Minneapolis.  Many of whom have been so supportive & stayed loyal clients during my time in Indiana.  I’m not ready to cut ties with the adorable kiddos I’ve watched grow up and their fabulous parents.  I’m just not.

So my question for you is… if I plan a trip back to Minneapolis to do mini sessions this fall, would you be interested?

I’m thinking early October (perfect timing for Christmas photos & I love those fall colors!)  Before I set a date & book flights though, I want to be sure there’s interest. If you’d like more info on a mini session in October, please let me know!

Leave a comment… send a quick email… and if there’s enough interest, I’ll see you in Minneapolis this fall!
I’ll leave my rain boots in Seattle. :)

Kristen Deal - April 1, 2013 - 9:47 pm

We would definitely be interested!! Congrats on the exciting news!

Danielle Arnold - April 1, 2013 - 7:32 pm

This is just too much for me to take in!! Of course we want to see you in October! I really just want to pay you the mini session fee we you will come and hang-out with us! Is that wrong?! p.s. we will try to muster up some excitement about the move.

Angie Rehn - April 1, 2013 - 6:37 pm

I think you already know that I would be interested in an October session! I’m due Oct. 12, so if the timing works out, I’m in!

jen - April 1, 2013 - 5:50 pm

oh.
such a happy bittersweet news filled day. i’m so happy for you guys … and i totally and completely understand that moving away from everything you’ve known piece. so hard. but someday? you’ll look back and thank heavens for the opportunities that you took.
congrats, friend.

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