Progress Is Impossible Without Change…
Hello, my friends!
How was your New Years?
I think one of the special elements of the holidays is the opportunity to see family and friends more than you do on a normal basis.
It is always such a precious time, even if they are sick…like we had with Little Man during the holidays.
Here you see him, 12 hours before the virus hit his little body.
Sometimes, it is good NOT to know the future…smile.
Can you see how Little Sis is growing? The doctor said, she is already 4 pounds….wonderful!
The New Year brings on reflection and here at Pride in Photos, there has been some thoughts on what changes need to be made for progress.
I have spent a lot of time visiting all the wonderful blogs out there, and have enjoyed it immensely! More than you will ever know. The friendships that have been created…are out of this world.
But the downfall has been to the point of hurting my business. You only have so much time in a day, and it hasn’t been used wisely this past year for our family.
SO with that said, I will not be visiting the other blogs on a regular basis anymore. I have to concentrate on our clients and the business.
Friendship is a two way street and for that reason, I know I will lose some of you.
It makes me sad, but it is something that must be done.
Your blogs have inspired me so!
The photography style that you have seen here….documenting real life moments…storytelling is where my heart is.
If you know of a family that is wanting to capture their life as they really know it…please send me an email. YES, we travel anywhere in the world.
I will let you know that our biggest clients, are photographers themselves. Most of them, are portrait photographers. This is an area, where they see the need for their family, but do not want to go in this arena. They are more than happy to let us in, to capture the families dynamics.
Let me close with the wise words of George Bernard Shaw:
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
PS…Nothing here on this blog is changing…just my time visiting others.
I totally understand. If photography is a business then you have to stop and assess what it the best use of your time. It can be a balancing act. You may find on occasion you slip and slide but just continue to access!
This is so understandable! The balance is so hard. The hours of editing, plus family time make the rest a challenge. Best wishes as you plow ahead this year!
To change and always the better. Cheers!
Good luck with you business… I hope you much success and happiness with it. I totally understand the need to manage your time.
Lovely message and even more, photos. I’m so glad Little Man is on the mend.
I wish I could have you come take photos of me for my campaign. Yes, I’m once again running for public office. You’d be the perfect one to get photos of me on my bike. It’s a nice thought, though, right?
I can’t remember if i wished you a Happy New Year, Laurie, so if not … Happy New Year!!! 🙂
Good for you for running for office!!! I would love to come and take your campaign pictures! Can you fit it in the budget? Have a great 2015….
These photos are so funny, you two made my day! 🙂
storytelling is where my heart is– that’s why your photos and stories are so beautiful. Have a wonderful year, Laurie. ❤
Sigh…I remember holding my son upside down while pregnant with his sister 🙂
Good luck and you will be missed.
Best wishes to you and your family!!!
All the best for 2015 and good luck with your business , Laurie!
Wishing you and your family much success and happiness in the forthcoming year Laurie ! Time to focus on other projects and important things in your life and of course that is right for you . Visiting blogs should be a pleasure but sometimes with life and other commitments it can be hard work keeping up I understand how it is . I’ll look forward to more special photos through the coming year x
Best wishes to you with your business Laurie. I understand completely the need to change your focus. I don’t operate a business and often find it difficult to keep up with all the wonderful blogs.
Wishing you the very best, Laurie, and I will surely stop by when you are here!
Balance is so important, and your personal and family needs are way above ours … so do what you have to do. Nonetheless, I appreciate you telling us. Happy New Year to you and best of luck getting the business back on track.
Family comes first!! I am so glad,you will still be posting to your blog! Hugz always, Lisa and Bear
I wish all the best for your business! And will come to get inspiration from your photos on regular basis…looking fwd to baby shots soon!
What gorgeous shots. Hope the little man is feeling better and that your business grows!
Time is very precious! I have enjoyed your blog with the wonderful photos. May your business and family life prosper in 2015! Thanks for all the times you visited my blog!
Good luck with your business Donna. You are right about the use of our time. I’ve been away from the blogosphere for a few days myself just enjoying the 10 days I had off with my children. I have so much to do for 2015 and trying to find the time to do it is difficult. Wishing you good luck in 2015. Rooting for you guys!
I understand and know all too well how there is not enough time in the day to visit everyone we want to. Yes, we do need to do what is important for our life and business. I wish you all the best and a happy new year…
Good luck with your photography business and your growing family in 2015 and the years to come.
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy new year. I cimpletely understand Laurie. Vusitung blogs really does take a chunk out of your day and you need to focus on what’s important. I’ll still be visiting 🙂 Good Luck!
So lovely 🙂 and beautiful photographs, Blessing and Happiness to you ALL and Happy New Year, Thanks and Love, nia
I also understand and agree that there are only so many hours in the day. All the best in 2015!
Yes, I know that I also spend far too much time blogging, and am thinking that this year, I have to make a change too. There are certain areas of my life which I’ve neglected, and new projects which I need to pursue. Good luck with your business, Laurie. I wish you a very successful year. xx
My blog will never be the same without you stopping by to say hello, but I understand your need to focus on what is important. Much happiness and success to you in the New Year Laurie! You will be missed so much by me! You have touched me so much, more than you will ever know. Hugs! ❤
I’ll miss you stopping by – but good luck with the photography and the family!!
The little man is so fun loving “little man”. Very best wishes to your business and priority.
I’ll miss your warm comments but understand that balance between work and play. Your photos are always so beautiful. I look forward to seeing special images of the newest arrivals in 2015 🙂
All the best to you and your family and business. I’m sure it will be a stellar 2015.