It’s official… I’m back to work! If you’ve been keeping up on my posts, or if you haven’t and have been wondering where I’ve been, we welcomed our first little one into the world recently. I started leave back in July and anticipated having about 6 weeks off after his arrival before starting back shooting again, but as the days ticked on by after I hit 40 weeks, it was clear he had other plans for me. Little Wesley Grey arrived on August 1st and for 4 weeks I spent a lot of time sitting on the couch holding this tiny little squishy thing. At the end of last week I started back to work and I shared on Facebook an image from this session that perfectly illustrates how I feel about getting back to it. And as I sit here, 5 weeks in, I can’t believe I’m able to sit here and write out a blog post. Don’t be fooled, he screams at me most of the day, but with him strapped into the Ergo, I’m actually getting something done. Mom win!
I have to take a moment to give incredible props to these guys. We shot part one of their engagement photos (i.e. a 15 minute speed session in the frigid winter weather) back in January so they would be able to use images for their save the dates. We planned part two of their Eagle Creek engagement session for early September with their wedding just around the corner at the end of this month. I started back to work on Friday evening and on Saturday, the day of their session, I completely overdid it. It’s amazing how much your body changes after having a baby and they aren’t kidding when they tell you to take it easy for at least 6 weeks. I got swept up in the day on Saturday and after taking a long walk in the morning, spent the afternoon hiking at Turkey Run State Park… a beautiful and terrible idea all rolled into one. I wore Wesley in the 90+ degree heat as we hiked an unexpected 3.5 miles (the trail we were on became too congested and challenging and we had to take another offshoot trail to finish the hike, adding another mile or more to the trek). We got home just before I had to meet Elizabeth and Andrew for their session and I quickly discovered I was really dehydrated. I worked to massage out the muscle cramps in my shoulders and tried to chug as much water as possible before heading out to meet them. Nevertheless, I arrived to meet them and still felt awful. They graciously offered to reschedule, but the weather was too perfect and I didn’t want to miss out! Elizabeth and Andrew, thank you for being so patient and understanding! You made things so simple and comfortable and I couldn’t be more appreciative! Not to mention, helloooooo beautiful evening! Between the sunset and the breeze, the pain was worth it!!
I can’t believe it’s already September and I’ll be seeing these two again in just 3.5 weeks for their wedding. I feel so spoiled getting to see them so many times this year and am thrilled to be able to celebrate them as they become Mr. and Mrs.! See you all soon!
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