Temporary Hiatus

As a few of you may know, I have decided to take a temporary hiatus from taking on clients. This decision was a very difficult, yet at the same time, a very easy one for me to make. Let me explain:

I have two young children, aged 3 and 4 (’nuff said?;). Add to that, I am a perfectionist. I want to give my very best to my kids and my husband, but I also want to give my very best to my photography clients. I love taking portraits and I love to make my clients smile when they see their finished product.

However, my kids and family are my #1 priority. My kiddos are at home the majority of the time and I was finding it increasingly difficult (with the decrease and eventual disappearance of nap times) to properly focus my attention on both endeavors. While I don’t do a ton of editing to my portraits (I hate when you can tell a picture has been Photoshopped!), it does take quite a lot of time away from my sweet, wonderful and fun children. So while I am saddened to take a temporary respite, I know it is the right decision for me and my family. I know the moments I have with them is something I can never take back.

I am blessed to not have to work. Instead, I do it because I love photography and I love making people happy with memories of them and their families. As soon as I feel I will have the time to provide my clients with the level of service I want to be able to provide, while not detracting from my precious time with my children (in other words, when they are in school full time!), I will be back! And I will be sure to let everyone know when that day comes.

Until then, I will be posting some pictures of my family on occasion (got to keep those skills sharp!), and if anyone needs a photographer but doesn’t know where to go, I would be happy to help you with a referral who can help during this hiatus.

Thanks so much to everyone who has contacted me to take their portraits, and for those who have trusted me with their portraits in the past. I hope you will remember to come to me in the (not-too-distant) future for your portrait needs!

Take care and stay in touch!

Lissa Smith