Hi everybody! I hope you're all happy and well while reading this. I seriously cannot believe that it is December already! Things have been going really well for me and my family and the business, and although I am glad to get a "break" (I'm off from shooting until April) for the winter season as the wedding season has come to a close and I sit anxiously awaiting my twins, I am already amped up for a fabulous shooting season next year. I have some really fun wedding clients lined up for the season, and I have plans to work with Jon Koch on a lot of his weddings next season as well! I love 2nd shooting for him, it gives me a chance to be really creative and not have all of the responsibility of the principal shooter... Think about how stressful being the principal photographer on a wedding is - you are in charge of making sure that all of the important events get covered, that you're in the right place at the right time with the right light and the right camera settings.... Whew. I truly love it but it's truly stressful.
I am 28 weeks into my pregnancy with my twins, I'm feeling great, and, as you can imagine, I'm greatly anticipating meeting them and taking their first photos... I've gotten the comment several times from several people that my babies just might be the most photographed babies on the planet. And they just might be right. I am very excited for the opportunity for endless photo ops! I'll have subjects every waking moment of the day to experiment with! I have always loved the spontaneous nature of photographing children, and it got me thinking, I would really love to do it more. Photographing children and babies is fascinating and so rewarding to me - it's a gift to be around them as you get to witness the newness of the everyday world through their eyes. Children teach you patience and fill you with joy, and I simply cannot wait to meet my own. I am truly blessed. Jon and I are engaged in brainstorming right now about our children's photography campaign, and I'm really looking forward to diving into photographing a lot more children and babies and pregnant mommies this coming season... I'll certainly keep you all posted with the developments, scheduled portrait events, etc. Wish us luck!
I hope this holiday season is filled with joy, laughter and a little R&R for you all... Please pray for me and Kristian and our babies that the rest of the pregnancy goes as well as it has gone thus far, and that we're able to keep our sanity as we adjust to life with two brand new little ones! We're in for a crazy, beautiful ride. Love to you all! Joanna