Charlottesville Virginia Here We Come!!!
First things first, as I have mentioned in a previous blog Max and I are expanding our boudoir photography to Charlottesville, VA. Our official move date to set up our Virginia location is April 6 (EEK, so close!). It's getting closer and closer and we're getting more and more excited! We're already meeting amazing people in the Charlottesville area and can't wait to meet so many more! We're currently looking for a professional hair stylist & makeup artist, so if you are one or know one get in touch! I'll also be on the lookout for businesses to partner with such as salons, dance studios, and lingerie companies to name a few.
(I'll also be in need of a yoga studio for my personal life, so bring on your recommendations!)
Don't worry, Louisiana, I'll be back as soon as June for shoots as well as throughout the year! This isn't goodbye by a loooong shot!
After 4 and a half years of working side by side with the love of my life, we recently decided that I would take the business over and run it as a solo endeavor.
The reasons are diverse, the most important of which is a personal decision. When you work side by side with your partner / lover / husband, your life can become 100% about business, 100% of the time. There were many nights when we would discuss how we wanted to do things late into the night. There were some points where the business was literally every conversation we had for a week at a time. It was really quite amazing how much of ourselves we've put into this business. Would I change how we started this business? No way. Starting this business with the love of my life was the best thing I've ever done. We built the best business we wanted to build. We literally created a dream in reality and have been living it for the past few years. In one part of our life we couldn't be happier.
However, our personal life needed some tender loving care. So last year we thought it would be a good idea if I took over the business and Max pursued some of his many interests (fine art photography, gardening, music production, and cross country motorcycle adventures to name a few) and I would take the business into new directions with the body acceptance and women empowerment movements. This is good news all around!!! We're both going to continue to pursue our dreams!!!
I feel like working with women in a meaningful way is finally coming full circle. When I graduated high school I went to college to get a degree in psychology so that I could help women with self esteem and body image issues. After a very sudden and tragic shift in my life, I strayed away from that dream. Years later when I went back to school for photography I had no intention of pursuing the same dream, the thought never even crossed my mind. While I was in school my focus gravitated towards photographing women, which would eventually lead to a business with Max and helping women with accepting their bodies! It was the most beautiful accident I've ever witnessed! I found another way to pursue my passion.
I'll be updating the website to reflect these changes in the upcoming weeks.
P.S. Max and I are just fine, we're shifting the balance of priorities and investing ourselves in new projects and directions. Here's what he's been up to with his fine art project. (My own shoot with him will be this weekend!)