I sent this email out this morning at 8:36 a.m., with a heavy heart. I was so afraid I would get negative feedback (& I probably still will) but, within minutes of releasing the email, I had 11 emails, all with kind words. So, thank you to – Kim, Alicia, Shannon, Amber, Mimi, Miranda, Krysee, Heather, Greg, Pam & Steve – your emails choked me up and relieved a lot of worry!
Time for change.
I’ve had a lot weighing on my heart for the past few months now and I am making some changes in my life. Taking time for me, my daughter and our family.
You all are my clients but, you are also like an extended family to me. I want to be honest with you in saying that the studio has become overwhelming to me. My goal was to have a HUGE successful portrait studio, with staff & a boutique & a postive presence in my community. I feel like I have acheived those goals & now I just want to get back to the basics of photography & of life.
I am not quitting. I’m going to allow myself the time to enjoy my daughter& take on some projects that I’ve not had the opportunity to do. I’m downsizing.
I’ve decided to move the studio from the 2nd Avenue location to a more intimate (& equally awesome) space on Bank Street above the old historic Wyker’s Toy store. The studio space there is awesome. There’s exposed brick walls, massive ceilings & original fireplaces from the early 1900s. It is perfect. I know you are all reading UPSTAIRS & thinking… oh gosh. Don’t worry, when you schedule your session, I’ll be downstairs waiting on you to help haul your gear or baby up the stairs!
This move gives me the opportunity to have more flexible hours & more evening & weekend times for you. Being at the studio on 2nd required me to be in the studio daily from 10-5 thus, making later evening & weekend appointments a thorn in my side. This move will allow me to work by appointment, whether that be 6 pm or 8 am. Not only does it benefit you, but it lets me have time during the summer months to hang out with my sweet girl.
I am excited for this change. I hope you will be too! I can’t wait to see you all in the days, weeks & months to come.
A few things to remember, I won’t always be there to answer the phone, PLEASE leave a message & I will call you back. I can ALWAYS check my email, regardless of where I am. If you have an urgent request, please email me – email@example.com. I will always update any new information or mini-sessions or deals on the Facebook page – www.facebook.com/yourstory.
Another BIG HUGE PLUS, our pricing from 2010 is back!! No more price increases because overhead is WAY less!! YAY!!! So, $10 4x6s, $15 5x7s & $20 8x10s!! AND, digital files are now available! I’ll update the website in the next week with these changes!
Finally, be patient with me. From here on out, I’m a one woman show!