I’ve been at a loss for over a week now. Unsure of what to write. How to write. Where to begin.
And tonight I realized I just have to start. And see where the words take me. Because I still have no ideas.
Here we go.
This will be my last post on this blog. Ever.
Because as of tonight Jodified is done. I’m killing off Jodified. And although parts of me are sad, the majority of me is happy and ALL of me knows this is the right decision.
Here’s the DEAL.
Kim Weiss and I will be merging completely over at Fresh Art. Have you been there recently to see our new look? We’re hoping it’s family friendly because that’s what we’re aiming for! So not only will we be photographing the heck out of newborns, we will now be doing families and seniors and kids and even weddings together!
If you are a current Jodified client that has already booked a session nothing is changing for you except that things will be called Fresh Art now, your sneak peeks will be over HERE from now on and you will get two photographers for the price of one if you’re lucky, as Kim will be coming along on most of my fall Jodified sessions! Print prices and packages aren’t much different so there are no price changes b/c of the move. And if you have questions or concerns please email me directly… and please also check your inbox this week for an email with more details about your session!
I had an insane summer. Which is leading into an insane fall. Full of family and newborn sessions, a few big commercial shoots and holiday promotions. This summer I had a husband at home full time and I still felt like I was drowning a lot of the time. Now he’s back at school and coaching THREE sports this year so my help has diminished. Greatly. And at the end of the day I want to be known as a good mother more than a good photographer. But unfortunately we depend heavily on the money my business brings in so work is a necessity for me. Which is where Kim comes in. Since working with her I have seen the light at the end of the tunnel. In her I have an equal partner who can pick up slack when my kids are sick and I can step up when she’s busy too. We both are passionate about giving our clients a great experience and lately I have been forgetting things, dropping things, skipping things and that’s not fair. But together we can make sure things are on track.
And all of that is not to mention how much fun we have working together and pushing each other creatively. It is so rad to see the things we can do TOGETHER as opposed to apart. And we can’t wait to share more of what we have planned!
I will still be blogging. Just like I do now. NOTHING will change on my end. Except, of course, you will have to make sure to have Fresh Art in your Readers or bookmarked since that’s WHERE I will be blogging starting tomorrow! And the other thing is that Kim will be blogging personal things too. Which will be fun b/c you’ll get to know HER as well as you know ME! And trust me, she’s great!
And now, can I just say a quick goodbye to Jodified?
This blog has changed my life. And I know I’ve said it before so I won’t go into details, but it has. It’s been a place for me to vent and share, rejoice and seek help. It has brought me out of dark times and led me into the brightest times of my life. It has given me opportunities like none I could have imagined. It’s been a diary, three baby books and letters to friends. Not to mention a place to share my work and my passions, my joys and fears.
Thank you to all of you FIVE people that have been here from the beginning and to all of you that started reading along the way. I am still humbled each time someone takes time out of their day to leave a comment or send me an email. Thanks.
Because HOW IN THE HELL COULD I LEAVE WITHOUT A CONTEST?
Are you ready? Because this might be one of my BEST ideas ever!
We are having…
AN ONLINE SCAVENGER HUNT!
The first clue is below in this post. EVERY answer can be found in my blog and in the links page on this blog. They will be easier or harder depending on how long and how often you’ve read my blog! Before you can move onto the next clue however, you have to complete the task given to you on the clue card! ALL tasks are about capturing your life. All will be a blast. And along the way you have to email me your photos so I can see how you’re doing!
Once you figure out WHO the clue is, complete the task (email it to me!) and then go find the clue’s email address! All clue answers have blogs or websites and if you cruise around enough you’ll find out how to email them.
Say the answer to CLUE #1 is Tara Whitney… b/c in my world I pretend we’re BFF (HA!)… and you figure it out, do your task and find her website. Then you have to email her with “Jodified Scavenger Hunt” in the subject line of your email. AND then you have to tell her how cool her site is! Or just say HEY! Whatever you write in the body of the email is up to you. Then Tara will read your email and reply with your next clue!
And the winner will be announced on the Fresh Art blog on October 11th… my 30th birthday! AND the winner will get a BOX full of gifts from EACH of the clues! LOTS of talented women are participating so this is a great prize!
I hope you play along!!!
Thanks again for everything.