Hello out there! (Insert the sound of me tapping on a microphone.) Is this thing on? It’s been a while. I’m sorry. It’s been longer than I’m comfortable with since I’ve blogged. But there’s good reason. I know everyone says that. But, in October, this happened:
And earlier this month, this happened:
And, in between, there have been approximately four minutes. Nobody told me that once you have a baby, you’re the proud owner of a time machine that only travels into the future at an alarming rate. It slows down for no one. (And, actually, in those four minutes, I did blog a couple of times. So, I already feel better about things.)
But the neat thing about this time machine I’m on is that it has given me a renewed appreciation for my job. I have always known that people treasure photographs but, to be really honest, it had been a while since I had photographs of anything in my own life to treasure. But the photographs of Oliver when he was born are totally a treasure to me. I have never in my whole life had photographs capture me or my loved ones in such an emotional way. And when I look at those photographs, I am immediately transported back to those precious first moments with my new son and I feel ….thrilled. I am SO glad I have them. And I feel the same about the many photographs we’ve already taken since then.
I tell my clients this all the time – it is an honor for me to be their photographer. It is an honor for me to photograph weddings and families. It is an honor for me to be included in special occasions and milestones. I love recording emotions. One of my goals has always been (and will always be) to capture those emotions so a couple or a family can relive them each and every time they look at their photographs. And I feel so fortunate to be on that end now. I hope I can take this renewed appreciation I’ve found and take photographs that are just as meaningful to those I work with. Now more than ever, this will be my guiding principle…so I just wanted you to know. I’m so excited for the many photographs I have yet to take!
In closing, some sweet little baby toes from Oliver’s newborn session with Aruna B. Photography:
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