I've been unsettled for quite some time, honestly I almost feel split in two.
Last year I began to feel a fissure. It widened the deeper into business I got with Malily Photography. I have learned that the more I fall in with the love the art of photography, the more the business end of it has starts to wear on me. I also run a full time handmade perfume business called Wylde Ivy. Wylde Ivy isn't full time, it's pretty much all the time for me. It's my baby...my first baby since I started that business years before my girls were born.
Last year was an amazing year for my businesses, and truly I am so thrilled and thankful. With that much amazing, also came much exhaustion and frustration. I let too many opportunities in both of my professional worlds (and to be honest my personal life) pass my by last year just because I did not have the time to follow up or peruse them.
I am a bit heartsick to put this into words. Truly I love being invited into my clients lives, being entrusted with their precious memories, watching families begin, grow, and blossom. I've captured love and birth and growing up. I can't thank you all enough for that. I am as excited and passionate as ever to see where my personal artistic journey will take me. I'm only taking a break from the business side of photography, at least for this year. This year is about slowing down, regrouping, and let me vision take me where it may.
End note: I reserve the right to change my mind...since I'm not too proud to admit that I'm fickle and get bored easily. I am keeping my session wait list open to new signups on my Contact Page. Sign up or contact me if you'd like to be added to the list to be notified of any open session dates or call for models.
Thank you from the bottom of my capricious heart.