…then its time to change
Don’t fight the tide, come along for the ride, don’t you see
When it’s time to change, you’ve got to rearrange
who you are into what you’re gonna be.
Sha na na na, na na na na na, sha na na na na
Sha na na na, na na na na na, sha na na na na”
Gah! I loved that Brady Bunch episode where they sang that song! And then Peter’s voice changed! Oh man, that was crazy. This song has been running through my mind a lot lately. This year, will certainly be a time of change.
I have no words to express how deeply grateful I am to the many friends, family members and clients who have helped to make Jaime Lenhart Photography a huge success. I have learned more about business and working with people, in the last few years, than I ever dreamed possible. I have obsessed over this sweet little biz of mine for days and nights, growing it into something that I am profoundly proud of. I have trusted my own idea of art and turned that into a brand that very much represents me. I have worked hard to attract people to my business who are like me (one of the keys to my success, I think) and have gained many clients that I now happily call ‘friend’. The memories and images we have created together fill me with happiness and pride.
But, it’s time to change, it’s time to rearrange…this year, I feel called to return to my teaching roots. In the Fall, our little William will be going to Kindergarten (what?!) and for me, having a career where the hours are similar to those of our kids will be huge for our family (for any family!). I have always known I am a teacher and always knew that someday, I would be ready to return.
So, where does this leave JLP and the many families whose memories I have been lucky enough to capture? The truth? I don’t know. I do know that it seems unfair to book sessions a year in advance (like I have done in the past) when I truly don’t know what the year will look like for me and our family (as I have not actually procured said teaching position just yet).
This year, I will not be opening up my 2015 calendar in February as I had planned. Instead, if you are interested in a family or senior session with me in 2015, you can shoot me an email (jaime at lenharthome dot net) and I’ll add your name to a list. If the opportunity arises for sessions in the Summer or Fall, I’ll be in touch with you. But, if, in the mean time, you’d like a more secure-for-sure-date for family photos, I would encourage you to take a look at some other local talent and reserve your spot with another photographer…the good ones fill up fast! And, when you post your family photos on Facebook, I promise I’ll (try to) look at them with a (half) smile and will be (mostly) not jealous of the time that lucky photographer got to spend with you and your family.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for understand and for your support. I am excited for the changes that 2015 will bring…and whatever those changes may be, I will always be grateful to the business you’ve helped me grow and the friendships we’ve formed.
As always, much love-