I went into this year totally unsure about how I was going to like working and being a mom. My heart and head were both telling me to be cautious, and to take on little work so I could spend as much time as possible with Lucas. I told myself I was only going to shoot 10 weddings. Today I realized I am going to be shooting 22 weddings in total this year….over double what I originally thought. So what changed?
I love being Lucas’ mom, and for the most part, I get to be a stay at home mom. My first wedding was in February, three months after he was born, and that wedding did not feel like one ounce of work…. I felt like I was out, socializing and celebrating with my friends! I was so giddy to be out with people that I could actually talk to, laugh with, and get to do something that made me feel like myself again. (Side note: the first three months after having Lucas were amaaazing, but with a newborn, there is so much change, lack of sleep, and not leaving the house, that getting to go to a wedding was – in contrast to the patterns and my routines of my life with Lucas – a blast! Hear me though – definitely not complaining about motherhood! There are just some major adjustments in the beginning!)
All that to say….. I love my job now more than ever. I love being with people, I love getting to be apart of weddings, I love the relationships I get to build, I love getting to know my senior girls and their moms, I love the opportunity to love and serve my clients and become their friends…. My job is a breath of fresh air for me. I am so convinced that this job is such a good fit for me, Lucas, and our family right now. When weddings are over, I’m sad that I don’t have a reason to meet with my brides anymore. When a session wraps up with a senior, I’m a little bummed that we have to stop. This job is suuuuch a blessing, and I know it is all from the Lord. He has really blessed me and hooked me up. And I love my clients!!!