if you are at least a little bit aware of things and can read time stamps, you would know that it’s been a while since we have blogged up here on f83photo.com. some of you may be wondering what has been happening since our December posts, and the short answer is “a lot.” the long version has plot twists and a constant reminder of my faith: God never gives us more than we can handle…but apparently he thinks Cari and i can handle a lot…
sometime in October, my wife and i found out that she was (is) pregnant. the true shock came in the form of it being twins. not much can prepare you for the doctor telling you your wife is carrying twins. that single moment was filled with shock, joy, fear, and almost every other (minus anger) emotion possible. my first thought after this was “i need to change my work situation.”
as a business owner and photographer, i spent upto 14 hours per day, 7 days per week working in some form on the biz. either i was processing photos, working on paperwork, doing R&D, advertising, contacting vendors or clients, panicking and attempting to figure out where our next paychecks were going to come from. that is a life that, with a small amount of modification, can adapt to one child being born. but two? you have to be kidding me. so i went on the job hunt.
by the middle of December, i had started my new job working for a small tech company in Edmonds as their graphic designer. the new job, plus some family emergencies meant that December/beginning of January were a little bit of a blur. and so here we are. prepping to move to a new place, me working full-time, my wife teaching and both of us supporting f/8.3 photography and preparing for the birth of our two kiddos in May/June. this leads me to the next point.
f/8.3 photography is downsizing. now that we no longer need weddings for the paycheck, we are cutting down our work load. drastically. we will be maxing out at one wedding per month – absolutely no more than that. clients who have already booked us, obviously you are not affected by this, so don’t worry. if you have been thinking about hiring us, you better act fast. many months are already booked, several others have people who are interested and some months – like December – will not be accepted period. we also won’t be accepting many personal portraits. you have to really convince me your portrait will be fun/interesting for it to happen.
two other changes happening are the end of the video blog as well as the regular blog. blog.f83photo.com has one more post coming, but after that it will go inactive and eventually come down.
i feel a little nostalgic about what our past few years have been. to all of our past and current clients: thank you so much! you are fantastic people and we are honored to be part of your lives. i believe we have worked hard and done the best that we could, and i am somewhat sad to see it end. the sadness only lasts a little while: when i think of out two children that are on the way, i’m just stoked!
life is about priorities. our priority is our family. always. if you came here considering us for family portraits/wedding photography, then you obviously understand that.