It’s been a long time, but you, the reader wouldn’t know that since I took the dates off my posts. My last wedding was posted July 2013. And that was the last wedding I photographed, which was in May 2013. Why a new blog post? I wanted to let visitors know that I am no longer actively shooting weddings. Will I ever shoot them again? I don’t know the answer to that right now. But I thought you deserved to know what was going on in my life…
As many of you know I am an attorney by training, and have worked extensively in the area of sales and use tax and value-added tax. As I gain more and more expertise being the sales and use tax geek that I love being, I don’t have the time to photograph weddings. Being a professional wedding photographer takes a lot of time and commitment, and means that you don’t have many weekends to yourself. This means that I was often working on extreme over-drive. It was time to take a step back from photographing weddings.
Instead of photographing professionally, over the past year I have offered my knowledge on a variety of business topics, including sales and use taxes and income taxes, to photographers throughout the country by publishing articles in Behind The Shutter Magazine and speaking at multi-day conferences like Shutterfest. Thank you to Sal Cincotta for those opportunities, because I really enjoy helping others by sharing what I know as a tax geek and a lawyer.
While my career as a tax professional is really important to me and while that is where my full concentration goes, it doesn’t mean that I won’t photograph anymore. Photography started as a hobby and a passion of mine, and it continues to be hobby and a passion of mine. You see, there are two new special little girls in our lives that I love photographing.
Last December we welcomed two babies into our lives, and Maarit and I are so grateful to be parents. It’s amazing, being a parent. Prior to being a parent you have absolutely no idea what it will feel like. Then you instantaneously achieve parent status and BOOM, so many things change. But they are amazing changes. I have traded afternoon weekend cocktails on the Boston Waterfront for little laughs, lots of storybooks, pushing a double stroller, getting spit up on, and feeling what it is truly like to love your child with all of your heart. Uhm, I wouldn’t trade my new role of “mother” for anything in this world. And I am so grateful that Maarit and I — both mothers — are getting to experience this wonder and excitement, the good and the bad, together.
If you have come to my site looking for a wedding photographer, get in touch. I know many amazing photographers that may be a good fit for your big day and I would love to tell you who they are