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I recently went on a trip to a photography workshop in Ireland and one thing really struck a chord with me. Everywhere we went the other attendees would always bring their cameras with them. I know this doesn't seem like that big of a deal. I mean we are all photographers right?!
Well, let me explain.
I am not sure when the switch happened but over the years I would always say “I don't want to bring my camera with me, that's “work” and I am not working today”. My mind formed this idea that unless I was being paid, I shouldn't bring my camera with me. I had created a photography business and no longer saw any reason to just play around. To add to this, I was a people photographer. This is what I loved, and what I was good at, so why would I shoot anything else? What was the point? I photographed people.
The week I welcomed my husband home from a 7-month deployment, we decided to take a family vacation to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. While we passed around the idea for this trip over and over before he came home, the final decision came down when a client booked a family beach session in the middle of the trip! Now we really had that big push to go.
So I brought my camera with down me, for work of course.
But during the beach trip, one of the first things we did was go hang out at the beach. I found myself kind of sad I didn't have my professional gear with me. The kids were having so much fun and my cell phone camera can only do so much. So the next day, when we went hiking (really just a nice walk through the nature preserves) I decided this was the time to have fun with my kids and my camera.
And I am so glad I did! I caught my oldest son “exploring” with his finger goggles, and my boys playing with nature. I caught my husband, who had been gone for so long, just hanging out with the family. I caught laughs and I caught tears.
I caught memories as they were happening.
This is what makes this move to Jacksonville Florida so intriguing. Not only have I moving my Family Photography business, but I am also able to explore new amazing places with these amazing boys in my life.
The Joyce's are moving to Jacksonville Florida!!!
I know I know, for those who know me personally, or who follow my boudoir business Rebel, this is not new news!! But it was about time I made the formal Little Miss Reds post to commemorate this change in our lives! I am so sad to be moving away from Norfolk, Virginia, but starting a new chapter in Jacksonville Florida sounds like so much fun!
But what does this mean?
So I will be moving at the VERY end of March! Seriously, the set date is March 28th!! I have seriously like 3 spots left open on my calendar if your looking to book your engagement or family session! I will be still be booking weddings in the 757 area, as well as traveling up every 3 months! I have exact dates in June I will be back, and a loose plan to come back in the fall!!
Are you in Jax and wanting to schedule your own family portraits?
I am officially moving down the 29th of March however my first two weeks are ALREADY BOOKED! Yes, that quickly!! Wanna know why? Other then the fact that I am awesome, I am offering an amazing introductory rate! You receive 25% off the package of your choice when you book your spring session with me! You also can receive amazing referral credit when you invite your friends to have their amazing session with me too!
To sum everything up. Good bye Norfolk! Hello Jacksonville!!
"Today I will love you like there is no tomorrow, and tomorrow I will do it all over again"
They say after 7 years together, after the honey moon stage is long gone, and the lull has set it, it truly is a test for your relationship. You get bored, you get complacent, you start losing that fire that was once there.
2 seconds with Becca and Steven and it was like I was taken back to high school, when love was so innocent and you gave it away so freely. You know what I am talking about, your first boyfriend or girlfriend, and you think they may be the one, but your so shy, and its all so fresh and new. You get giddy just thinking about then, when someone mentions their name you cant help but smile. You stay up all night just to send them a text.
You could also see that this was no high school relationship. They had grown together, changed into the people they are today, together. They have been through having children together, deployment together, so much that could easily tear apart two people and their love for one another. 7 years is along time to be each others only. 7 years is along time to put up with those things you may not like. Some people are not 7 years strong.
But not these two. These two who smile still when they look at each other. Who can let each other blow raspberries on each others faces because I wanted to catch them laughing. These two who every day wake up, love their 2 beautiful girls, and still have time every night to make sure they are reminding each other the love they have for the other.
I hope you enjoy their story as much as I did.
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