Dear clients and friends,
I’ve mentioned a few times in the last couple weeks on my facebook page that I will be announcing some big NEWS, a big change for DLR Photography! So, here it goes.
Firstly, NO, I am not pregnant. ( Quite a few of you thought this… Haha definitely was good for a laugh. ) However, the many of you who were concerned, messaged me to ask… Are you moving?! This, my friends, with great sadness – yet excitement, I must say, is true. I will be re-locating in November 2014. I always knew my time here in New Brunswick had an expiration date, but now, the time has come, the date is real… and it’s coming fast.
I mean, I moved across Canada, on a whim, started my own business, on a whim, knowing virtually no one, because, well… I’m a bit of a gypsy who follows my bliss… To put it simply! No, it’s not always easy, but that’s not what bliss is about. It’s not about joy, it’s about sustainable happiness. Following your heart. My philosophy, when faced with new opportunities or life decisions, has always been…” Why not?”. What is the worst that can happen? If things don’t work out exactly how I want, will I still have had a new adventure, have met new people, and had learning experiences in a new spot in the world? Most of the time… The answer is yes. I’ve lived in 2 countries, 2 continents, 3 provinces, 8 ish cities, and traveled to many many more. Though my decision to make the move to Ontario is greeted with both a happy and sad reaction, I know that it’s an opportunity I must take. For my business, for my personal life, for me. It probably won’t be easy, but hell, it will be worth it!
I cannot even begin to say how amazing my time in New Brunswick has been. I have built a business from the ground up, been able to sustain this business, full time, learn about myself, learn about others, and meet so many incredibly individuals along the way! I can honestly say that so many of my clients, have turned into friends. I have had some of the best experiences of my life, sharing in the life of others. I cannot say with any more sincerity or love how thankful I am to ALL of you! You have all given me such unique gifts, that I will treasure for the rest of my life! So many tears have been shed knowing I will be leaving behind such wonderful people. Know that, just because I am moving, doesn’t mean I won’t be back to visit, book, and keep all my “lifers” happy! I will most certainly be planning 1-2 work trips back here a year, and most definitely taking weddings, regardless of my location. ( Side note : I love Christmas cards from clients… And to make this Christmas less sad without all of you, please message me for my address so I can be so fortunate to be on your mailing list! )
Now, if anyone has been holding off on a shoot with me, please book in before I leave! I am booking up FAST for the summer and the fall. I recommend booking 4-6 weeks in advance for weekends, and 2-3 weeks for weekdays, though the sooner the better!
Thank you again to everyone for always been so supportive and encouraging! Without all of you, I most certainly wouldn’t be able to continue on the path I am on.
All my love,
Photo by my talented friend and fellow photographer : Maggie Hood | Mag Hood Photography