I can't believe I'm writing this post!
Oh my gosh, you guys! I can't believe I'm actually writing this post. At the end of July I looked at my upcoming schedule for fall and I won't even lie- I kinda melted down. It was packed and I still had a list of clients wanting a spot. My poor husband was on the receiving end (as he usually is) of this slight freak out. He looked at me and said "Nowelle, you'll be fine. You always stress about busy season and you are always fine." But didn't he know how busy it was going to be! Did he realize how many sessions I was shooting and just praying that Mother Nature behaved because there was literally NO room for rain?! None! What about all of those weddings?! I was basically booked solid until the week before Thanksgiving! It was July! He was SO wrong this time! I was NOT going to be fine!
Guys, as usual, he was right. He knew something that I, in my highly stressed state, couldn't comprehend. My clients are the best. You guys are the reason that tonight I am sitting here after hitting send on my final wedding this evening thinking- I made it! Was it all perfect? Um, no. I'm a wedding photographer- nothing is all perfect. But did we make it? Yes, and not only did we make it, we thrived. That's right, I loved every single second of the last 3 months. Why? Hands down, you guys. Each and every single one of you that asked me to capture your memories are the reason I am living my dream. You believe in me when I'm not sure I believe in me. You trust me and always say yes when I say "So, I have an idea..."
So congratulations, we thrived! I refuse to say survived because it was SO much more! And a big, huge shout out to my amazing assistants and 2nd shooters- Shelby & Miranda. I wouldn't have made it without you! Shelby, you know what I'm talking about!!
So, with that being said, we need to chat about upcoming deadlines for ordering. Below I am listing the last date possible to order items and still be guaranteed to have them back in time for Christmas.
Also, I am going to be taking a big ole step back the next 8 weeks and enjoying this holiday season fully with my guys. They've lived without me for the past 3 months basically and I can't wait to finally start having weekends off to spend with them!
So, without further ado, your upcoming deadlines:
Wedding Albums: 11/14/17
Christmas cards and canvases: 12/01/17
Anything past 12/8/17 will require a rush charge.
Thank you doesn't even come close, but it's all I have. Thank you for another amazing fall. Thank you for entrusting me year after year with your memories. Thank you to the couples that have invited me to capture their weddings and fully trusted me to make it the best of the best.
Thank you. Just thank you.