It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Oftentimes, photographers get pretty busy during the fall! It’s our busy season, and we are spending our time tending to our clients and their images.
Unfortunately, blogging kind of gets pushed down on the priority list. We catch up on that during the winter months, where things slow down a little bit for us.
For me, they had to slow down a lot in Jan/Feb. Mainly because of this reason:
I am pregnant, with a due date of May 22nd. Things also slowed down because of the crazy snow we’ve been having in the Northeast! I am from Texas. I basically shut down in this. With my son being home so often from school, there was not much time for business anyways!
This pregnancy is both a blessing and a huge surprise for us. My son is an only child because that’s how things worked out, sadly, for us. We had many miscarriages after him, followed by other infertility issues. All of which the doctors simply said they could not figure out why it was happening.
It was a hard pill for me to swallow. However, being a woman of faith made that pill go down easier instead of like a jagged little pill.
If you know me, you will know I am very big on being “present” in the moment and really spending time with the person who is right in front of me. I do not live on my phone. I do not have my social media alerts on. I do not respond within minutes. I’m ok with that!
With this pregnancy, I want to really enjoy it. Every back-aching minute of it. When the baby comes, I want to enjoy every minute of it. Every middle-of-the-night-feeding-diapering-colick-y minute of it. For our first, we moved to Paris when he was 3 months old, and I spent most of his infancy just barely breathing above water. For this one, I want to be able to give it a peaceful and calm entrance into our world.
As a result, I will be changing my pricing format. I still whole-heartedly believe in printing through your professional photographer. My monitor is calibrated to my professional labs. What I see is what I will get correctly printed on the highest quality photographic materials. I expect nothing less as a professional and for my clients.
However, I cannot maintain that business model while I tend to my family. Starting now, La Lume Photography is switching to a Digital File based model. Please see my Investment page for more details on my new pricing.
I love what I do, and I can’t imagine giving it up. Or not talking to my clients ever again. Or not meeting new families with lovely personalities of their own.
However to keep doing what I love, while being really present with my family, is an ongoing challenge for me. There are many people who do it so much better than me! For right now in this phase in my life, this is how La Lume Photography can still be present for you, while at the same time letting Phuong Besancon be present for her family as well.
Thank you for understanding and following me through this journey! Drop me a line, just to say hi! I love to hear from all of you!!
P.S. Stay tuned! I will be blogging about my fall sessions and Confirmation pictures for Sacred Heart! La Lume was pretty excited to be part of some great changes this past fall!