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Availablility

Just a quick note to let everyone know I’m booked through the first week in May. May and June always fill up fast so if you have a Watch Me Grow session or would like Spring pictures, you’ll want to contact me soon. The blog will probably be a bit quieter in the next few months. I’m very excited that the sale of our house and purchase of our new home went quickly and we’ll be moving the end of April. We’re also traveling in April…can’t wait to leave all this snow, especially seeing all the pictures on facebook of friends going to warm and sunny places. Orders and galleries will still be on time, just not sure if I’ll be able to keep up the blog.

Happy almost Spring!!

Balance

It’s been a while since my last post! Things have been a bit crazy around here and there hasn’t been as much time for blogging. On the personal side, we just signed on a new house and are getting ours on the market this week. We have a big kindergartener, preschooler and little James is getting around (and into everything) so things at home have gotten a lot busier as well. Last year was my busiest yet and while I’m extremely thankful, I have realized that I need to cut back. I ADORE my job and my clients and while know I’m a workaholic; it’s come to a point of just not being able to do it all and still be the mom and wife I strive to be. The kids will only be this age once, and it’s something I can never get back.

I’ve struggled a bit with writing this because I want to be sure my clients understand how important they are to me. But I would rather serve a limited amount of clients well, then stretch myself too thin and not give each and every one my best. So starting in January, I’ve limited my sessions to half of what I typically do per month. What does this mean for you? If you’re on the Watch Me Grow plan, I have your spots already saved. I will be doing mini sessions in the Spring and Fall for those that don’t need full sessions. The other impact is just that I will likely book up further in advance. June, Sept and October are my busiest months and they typically book up 2-3 months ahead.

This decision did not come easily, it’s the result of many late nights of talking and soul searching about our family, our long term goals and what is most important to us. Many people probably don’t know but I also do consulting work in my old field so balancing that, being a mom, and the photography business has always been a bit of a challenge. I’m very excited about the days ahead where I have time to build fairy houses, go on hikes, and have a lazy weekend (until they’re all in sports and they no longer exist).

I hope you are all surviving this snowy winter and kiss all those little ones goodnight. They are the most precious of all.

Out of studio November 24 – December 3

The studio will be closed November 24th through December 3rd. Fall/holiday season is always crazy busy, which I love and am so thankful for but am also looking forward to some much needed family time and SLEEP! I’m sure many of you reading this can completely relate. So we’re off to soak up some sunshine. I will be checking emails and voicemails once a day. There are also a ton of orders going out this week so for clients, keep your eye out for a package from me.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for this year, including my wonderful clients that allow me to love what I do and spend time with your precious little ones.

For Aspiring Photographers

A few times a week I get questions from new photographers about lenses, business, marketing, etc. While I try to get to all of them, often my own business and kids get in the way. A colleague of mine whom I respect both her artistry and her business posted a wonderfully written article to help aspiring photographers get started. It has a ton of great information in it, more than I could type in any email. It has a lot of information I wish I had known when I first started out and hopefully it can help you too!

Starting a Photography Business

Happy reading!

Katie Welsh Photography closed June 25 -July 1st

The studio will be closed June 25th through July 1st with very limited access to email/voicemail. If you have already reserved your newborn slot and deliver while I’m away, please call me and I’ll get you on the schedule. All other calls and emails will be returned on July 2nd.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!

Out of office

I will be traveling Thursday – Saturday and will be returning emails and voicemails when I return. One of my best friends from college is getting married on the beach, so fun! She’s asked me to take pictures of the ceremony so I’ll post a few when I get back. If something is urgent, I’ll be checking voicemail.

Just a scheduling update as well…May and June are full. I have a few newborn slots left towards the end of June but all other sessions are booked. If you’d like to be put on the waiting list, let me know!