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Where’d I Go?

All right, folks. It’s about damn time that I get an explanation for my absence out on the blog! Last winter, I was going to write a post explaining that I would be gone for a short while, and would not be taking clients until sometime in the summer of 2013. That post never made it out of my head, because, well, I procrastinated, and then my baby came almost 3 weeks early!

That’s right – I am now a proud mama! After the initial shock that goes hand-in-hand with the massive changes that a wee one brings, my husband and I have settled comfortably into our new life that is filled with more joy than I ever thought possible. My heart is crowded with cliches that are all 100% sincerely true. Nothing makes me happier than my sweet baby boy? Check. Life with him is infinitely more fun? Check. Parenthood is the most rewarding thing we’ve ever experienced? Check. I never knew a love like this before? Checkity check check.

My husband and I are totally enamored of our little man.

I have often wished for a way to pack more hours in the day (ah, the sleep I would get…), and that has never been more true now that we have a baby to care for. Balancing work, marriage, a house, school (for my husband), and a baby is not easy. Spending quality time with my husband and my son is my new #1 priority. So, to that end…you probably know where this is going.

My intended ‘maternity leave’ from my photography business has morphed into an indefinite hiatus. I love photography, and I love the thrill of capturing the dynamics of other families, couples, children, seniors. But there is only so much time in a day, and judging by how quickly it’s been zipping along, I need to be sure I am deliberate about how I choose allot it. In the interest of being as involved in my family life (my *dream* life!!) as possible, I am putting the photography business on hold for now. I may choose to take on a client or two in 2014, but that’s a decision for another day.

In the meantime, thank you for your understanding. I wish you all the happiness I am so lucky to have in my life!

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