Whew! It has been a minute since I’ve blogged. Okay, maybe really over two years! I don’t even know how time has passed so quickly. After 5 years of Pat and I running our wedding photography business, we decided to take a break. When I say a break, I wasn’t sure what direction I’d go in the future or if I ever would even pick it back up again. Both of us were working full time and running our business. All while I had some health issues and wondering if we’d ever be able to have a baby. I just needed some time to step back and figure it all out again when the time was right.
I had a long road of dealing with infertility and that took a toll on both of us physically and emotionally. It’s not something I’ve really spoken in depth about but I do plan on talking about it more on my blog in the future. For now, I’m happy to say that we had our baby girl, Lyla, on October 31, 2017. Yup, a Halloween baby! If you’ve ever followed us in the past, you know how much Pat LOVES Halloween. We joked the entire pregnancy that we’d have a Halloween baby of course. I can’t believe we actually did! She’s now almost 6 months and the best thing that has ever happened to us.
Luckily for me, I was laid off. Never thought those words would come out of my mouth! But since I was, I’ve been able to be home with her this entire time. Pat and I agreed that I’d be home for the first year of her life and then I would start my job hunt. But when I thought about that, I had a pit in my stomach. It sounded terrible to me. I began thinking of starting up photography again. I started to realize how much I missed it. That was when I felt my most creative and the most myself I’ve ever felt. This felt like the perfect opportunity to put my all back into my business and also be able to be with my daughter. Best of both worlds!
I’m excited to say I’m now going to transition to a family portrait photographer. After having my daughter, I realize how quickly they grow and how I need to capture how small she is while I can. I’ll be changing everything over to Kate O’Brien Photography but there’s still a lot of work to get that done. Pat is working on building me a new website and blog so all of this will be changing over shortly. I’m so excited to get everything up and running again!
As for now, I’m running a May special to kick things off! Be sure to get in touch with me for further details if you’re interested!