I’m saying goodbye for a while… Because my life is about to change forever and for the better. We’re about to have our own little guy being part of our lives.
Of course you’ll see loads of photos of him and our life as new parents… I’m planning a new Real Life Series of photography posts, which will ultimately form part of my business and what I’m offering my clients, but this time I’ll have the chance to use my own life as inspiration and motivation, and also as an example of how beautiful real life documentary photography is. I’ve dreamt about this for years and now it’s about to become a reality.
I’ve also been more quiet the latter half of 2015 because of so many new paths created for me, by me and by the flow of the universe…
On top of falling pregnant and having my mind shift in ways I can never explain, I saw old clients for the second or third time, some even became dear friends which now form part of my daily life. I finished my first Life’s First Year series with Christiaan, a series that taught me so much about photography but more about life and love and the beauty of the everyday moments. The holiday was jam-packed with over 15 shoots only in December, I’m still busy editing those… We took trips with friends, and I took my camera with and captured moments of my own life for a change… A camera can be work when you’re a photographer, but the lasting memories I create for clients is something I now understand better, because I also have some of those moments captured now.
I saw beautiful homes, beautiful locations, beautiful people, beginnings of life as parents, excitement in hearts and eyes of people expecting babies, happy families on holiday relaxing with loved ones, real life as we know it and experience daily, smiles, cries, and happiness. My photography work turned into something deeper and much more meaningful that I decided to share it even wider.
I did my first basic photography course with 15 people attending wanting to learn from me… I feel humbled by the whole experience and the wonderful feedback I received. I’m now busy preparing for the second one, which will be on the 20th of Feb. 2016 and this one has 20 people attending. I love sharing my gift, love inspiring and love that I can give of myself in this way.
I turned mom to two beautiful cats, Kimchi and Karamel, and even they have taught me more about myself and life. My house is in disarray most days because they not only play on the floor, but also on top of everything, breaking a few nice items in my home… They’ve taught me that earthly belongings is just that, not worth getting too attached to.
I had a surprise kiddies party for my 32nd birthday, I fell in love with my husband all over again, I learned to meditate and connect with my inner wisdom, I found my tribe of people, and I learned to let go and let God, to trust my journey, even when I don’t understand it at first…
I’m a different person than I was at the beginning of 2015, it’s as if 2015 was the ultimate testing year, and I now know I’ve accepted every challenge and became the being I’m supposed to be. Still busy with that process, but the path is open and clear now.
So, from now on, my life as a business owner, photographer, creative, writer, wife, mom, person, sleep-deprived zombie, emotional being will be intertwined and connected. This is LIFE, we cannot separate ourselves from our spiritual beings and what makes us real. Embrace every aspect and live it. It’s what makes life so beautiful!