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October 8, 2010

Now that it’s out in the open that Jordan and I are expecting a little one in March (woohoooo!!), I think it’s time to talk about how this might change Brittany Strebeck Photography. My job is awesome like that because it can change with our little family as we grow, too. But here’s the thing. In order for me to say exactly how this business will play out over the next year, I would have to know how having a baby will affect our daily lives and schedules and jobs, etc. Needless to say, I’m not too sure what that will look like, other than the fact that we’ll be the happiest parents in the woooorld.

Here’s the thing. Ultimately, being a wife/mom is way more important to me than being a photographer, so obviously, that role comes first FO SHO. I don’t even want to come close to having to choose between my family and my job in any circumstance. So here’s what the hubs and I have decided. I’ll stop taking sessions next year beginning in February (I’m serious, seniors… get on it!!!), and I’ll start back up in May (I have two weddings scheduled in May, so that’s what I’m referring to). Now when I say “start back up,” I don’t know exactly what that means, and I don’t think I will until next year. Whether it means I’ll take a couple sessions a week, or one a month, or none at all, I’m resting in the fact that things will fall into place the way they need to. In all reality, I don’t expect to be shooting many sessions at all. But you know, never say never, blah blah blah.

And weddings… Ahhh weddings. I do believe weddings and me are taking a break from each other. I love them so much, but I’ve always said that when a baby comes along, I couldn’t imagine peacing out on the one day of the week that Jordan has off. Huge props to moms who shoot weddings and have husbands with normal people jobs, but I’m just not one of those super human ladies who is willing to figure out what that looks like. I’m sure I’ll take a couple of weddings a year, but I’m confident that weddings will no longer be my main photog squeeze.

Anyhow, I just wanted to keep my peeps in the loop, is all. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions you might have! (brittanystrebeck@gmail.com)

And here’s our little one’s profile. Eeeeee!!

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Ginny Corbett posted the following on October 8, 2010 at 4:34 pm.

I’m so excited about the little one!

Karen Bayless posted the following on October 8, 2010 at 4:54 pm.

Brittany, Taylor and I are SO excited for you! Wanted you to know that we WILL be ordering pictures soon. We’re still in a quandry about which ones we’ll order. Also, will you send me the info about the high school graduation announcements? THANKS so much! Karen

She-She posted the following on October 8, 2010 at 5:50 pm.

Isn’t it so cool how you can see what that little one is starting to look like? Blessings to all 3 of you!

leslie posted the following on October 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm.

You are amazing and will be able to pick it all back up (if you choose) in a few years. Enjoy being a mom and I think it’s awesome that you are making that #1. You can never get that precious baby time back and you will always be able to photograph weddings, etc. SO happy for you both of you!!! I can’t wait to hear what you are having!!!!!!

Doug posted the following on October 8, 2010 at 9:38 pm.

Brit – I know how hard this is to stop or slow down on something that you love and that you are so good at. Of course, I may be biased, being the grand daddy and all. But we are all here for you and I will love whatever you choose to do. I love reading your blog and seeing how you impact the lives of so many. And I am soooo excited for you and Jordan (and me). So, I know it will all work out for the best. Love you guys so much and just take care of yourself as you wind this down for a while. Guns up and wishing you the best. How exciting for all of us!! Can’t wait for our time in Mexico this Christmas. Not sure but I think I see some resemblance in the pick you posted. Love you much…..

carrie overman posted the following on October 8, 2010 at 9:49 pm.

Brittany – Leslie, Allison, and I were all talking last night about how you are going to show us all up in the Mom department. Aaaand I’m betting you’re going to have the cutest baby bump on the block! :) And my vote is for a girl, just sayin.

Ginger Ivey posted the following on October 9, 2010 at 1:46 am.

YAY!! Well what a conversation we just had this afternoon about all that!

Kayla posted the following on October 12, 2010 at 10:31 am.

So excited for you!


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