Happy Monday! Now that our wedding season has wrapped up, I thought it was an appropriate time to announce some big changes for jenna rose photography. As many of your already know – we are expecting a baby boy this coming Spring! We are beyond excited, and so far I’ve had a dream pregnancy. We are so thankful!
For the past year, Nathan and I have been discussing the future of our photo business and what that would look like when we started a family. Many of these reflective conversations happened during our trip to Europe this past summer, over coffee and way too many pastries!
For the past 4 years, I have photographed weddings, portraits, babies, families, seniors, etc on the side to working full-time in college admissions (which I love!). Over the past 6 months especially, have given me the time and space to really reflect on this next season of life, and what I want that to look like. In general, Nathan and I have been simplifying our lives in a number of ways – getting rid of things we don’t need or don’t use, saying no to invitations (which is really hard!) or over-planning our weekends – simply to have more time. More time to sit at home together and do nothing. To read. To travel. To spend time with family and friends. I was finding that in the busy season of photography, we would work our full-time jobs M-F (Nathan is the Creative Director for an advertising agency) and then shoot either a wedding or portraits on the weekend, followed by hours of editing, leaving very little time in between to just breathe and enjoy our life without a schedule already planned out. With a baby on the way – those feelings of needing to slow down just intensified (some call this nesting!?).
So, while there are many mixed emotions – I know that the time has come to close the final chapter of jenna rose photography. We are beyond grateful for all of the past clients we have worked with, the weddings you have allowed us to capture, the homes you have invited us into – it really has meant so much. After 4 years – this decision has been extremely difficult to reason with – but when you know something is right – you have to follow that.
So what’s next? Well, in addition to preparing for the arrival of our son, Henry Wilder Evans (cute name, right?) I will be taking some time to explore some other creative outlets I have long been interested in pursuing, now that I have some time on my hands. It’s fun to start to dream again of new things, and new adventures! Our little mid mod Denver home is getting very cozy for the holidays, so there will be many nights of watching favorite movies and baking. I have toyed with the idea of starting a personal blog – to share stories from our everyday life – so we’ll see if that happens or not in the coming months. So there you have it!
We SO appreciate all the love and support with this decision – and are grateful for all the fun memories this business has provided us over the past few years.
All the best,
Jenna + Nathan