I have been getting a lot of emails asking me when I will be returning from Maternity Leave, so here is the latest….
Recently we found out our son has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), so he needs extra care and lots of appointments, which threw us a bit of a curve ball! It’s been a very emotional time for us and we have so much to learn in order for us to help him and understand him. This combined with the attention already needed for the newest addition to our family and our older two boys meant I would have less time for anything else, but having so many people contacting me requesting bookings tells me I’m still a very much wanted lady! So, I have decided to come back to W.A.N.E as of today January 18th 2012, though there are some conditions…
With my family commitments and the extra care needed for our son, this will mean that there will be very limited bookings. I plan to take on family location sessions Mon-Fri evenings between 5-7pm (in western suburbs only at this stage due to timeframes and balancing out Mum/Photographer/Business Woman – I also need to edit your beautiful images too), and studio sessions for babies 6mths – 12mths on Mondays and Wednesdays to begin with. Newborns I will do when I can, as there are restricted time frames for newborns as their sessions need to be held in the first two weeks and it’s not often that we know when they will arrive. I will only be working one weekend per month, for families and newborns, so please tell me when booking, if a weekend is what you are after. This will all change once our baby stops breastfeeding and can attend child care, but this is the only way I am able to return to work sooner. So, I apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused, but my first priority is my family, as is yours and priority of bookings will be given to those who have gift vouchers due to expire this year, to be fair to them.
I am also open for wedding bookings, these bookings are also limited as I do not want to take on more than I can handle, I would much rather provide 110% service to my wonderful clients than to be snowed under, my clients deserve all of my attention and so that is exactly what they will get!
I also need to add, juggling business and a young family of 6, things can get a little busy, so if I miss your call or don’t respond to your email immediately, I do love you, I am just busy at that time and will get back to you first chance I get. Please be a little patient with me until I am back on board full time…. I will REALLY appreciate it!
So, as of today, I will commence taking bookings, I look forward to capturing some precious memories for your family very soon!
If you have a Gift Certificate, please contact me to schedule your booking. If you have already contacted me, I will confirm dates with you very soon.
If you would like a booking with me and can fit in my daily schedule, please contact me soon to ensure I can fit you in. In 2011, I was booked out for the entire year before we even got to March, while I was working on a full time schedule, so with these limited session times I expect to book out fast.
If you have contacted me during my leave and have not heard back from me, please resend me an email, chances are you are lost amongst the thousands of emails that I need to sort through
Also this year we will be running Newborn Photography Workshops, so if you are interested in learning the art of newborn photography and how to run a successful newborn photography business please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
I love each and every one of you who have supported me since starting my business and those of you who continue to support me, I Thank You!
I look forward to seeing you through my lens soon!