I think most of us, as parents, we want to give our child as many experiences to enrich their life as possible.
During this busy summer season here on Cape Cod my inbox is flooded. Portraits most evenings, weddings on weekends, processing and editing during the day. Sometimes I think to myself, this is exhausting, but I am also so thankful that I have loyal clients who keep me busy.
My clients are what make my business what it is, they are what make my passion into my profession. Now with a little baby on my hip all day things are different than they used to be. In the summers I used to go to the beach many days and stay up late editing all night. Well being a mommy this is in the past as many mothers know one could not go on like that. So my days are spent multi-tasking. Alternating the baby between play stations, highchair meal times, and nap times. Between all that i am editing, corresponding with clients, making phone calls and doing paperwork.
I take serious advantage of rainy days, knowing we wont be going outside so attempting to get some serious work done. Some days (as you saw from my previous post) its just one of those days and baby is in rare form and needs more cuddles and kisses work is put off a bit.
There is usually a point in most days where i decide enough work, lets go do something for us. Whether that is a walk in the stroller, pool time, beach trip, or maybe finger painting, we try and find something fun and enriching to do. The summer already seems nearly over and I am saying to myself "Am I getting him outside enough?" or sometimes "Is he bored today?" I am trying so very hard to balance working and family time.
I think this first summer being a mommy and balancing photography too has been a unique experience. Its going to still be a challenge, I will learn new things constantly. However over all I am so lucky, so fortunate and I feel blessed to have the people in my life who support me and help me along the way. Most of all I am so lucky to have my beautiful family <3 I look at these photos of my amazing partner in life and our son, it brings tears to my eyes. That right there is all I ever wanted. If we can be successful, make others happy with what we do, and love one another what else could we possibly want?
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