I am sitting here this morning drinking my coffee and watching the snow fall and I am sad you guys. My little Denver photography studio has been shut down for over a month now, and I’ll be honest with you I am feeling a little lost. You see I am the kind of person who lives by a jam packed schedule – always running here and there, thinking about my upcoming sessions or following up with a client. Always on the go. And then it all was taken away.
Lost is a good way to describe all that I am feeling right now and I am sure I am NOT the only one feeling like this. Lost because I just don’t know what to do with myself, because I don’t know how to console my children. Everything they have known has been taken away from them. Between you and I, I have not picked up my camera since this whole quarantine began. Sad right?!?!
I miss my clients – the tiny humans that I get to snuggle with and all of the Mama’s who trust me and my Denver photography studio with their precious first photos. I miss running around outside with my families telling their stories and laughing with mom and dad at how silly their little ones are. When I sent off my last newborn gallery I CRIED you guys. Because that meant I did not have any more sessions to edit. It is no secret that I LOVE my work. That I need the creative outlet that photography offers me to survive.
Like everyone else, I am trying really hard to take advantage of this time. To look at it as a gift. It is not easy, BUT, I am trying. I have been working on some amazing marketing for my Denver photography studio, exercising ALOT, knitting (my studio may have an entirely new selection of wraps and bonnets by the time this is over lol), and spending time with my family. Like all of you, trying to navigate this new normal. I encourage you to do the same. This too shall pass.
When this quarantine first started I personally reached out to each and every client of mine to check in on them and make sure they were ok. You know why I did this? Because they matter to me, YOU matter to me. We are all on this roller coaster ride together. I encourage you to acknowledge that this is hard, give yourself the grace to have bad days and allow yourself to live in the moments knowing this will not last forever. I want you to know that I am here for you, if you need anything please do not hesitate to reach out! We will get through this together.
Thank you to everyone who has thought to check in on me, it means more than you know. To everyone who has purchased discounted gift cards or various other sessions or products, I appreciate you. I am looking forward to snuggling lots of babies and going on many adventures with my families. In the meantime, I want you to remember that all of this, this is a chapter of your story. Part of your legacy that will be passed down to future generations. Make sure you are capturing it. Journal it, take photos, whatever your way is just make sure you do it. Your story deserves to be told.
Me too — I can’t wait to start creating YOUR perfect EJP portrait experience!
Wife, soccer mom, coffee-addict, and photographer. I help new mamas celebrate simple, sweet moments amidst the chaos of #momlife — welcome!