A balancing act ~ Quebec & New-Brunswick photographer

So, as some of you may know something is changing. It’s been a long time coming but it’s become a necessity at this moment in my life. I’ve never been one to be able to do it all and still remain peaceful with myself. I picked up a book last spring called “The seat of the soul” by Gary Zukav and it took me a while to get through it but I finally finished it. It was one of those books that makes you look at yourself and life in a totally different way. And I’ve come to realize a new chapter in my life is well overdue.

I’m grateful everyday that I am able to wake up and have the choice to do what I do. It’s a choice I made over 9 years ago, and I’m not sure if the 10 year anniversary of opening up my business is what’s made me reflective or reading “The seat of the soul”, but one thing is certain, it’s time. It’s scary like most new changes and endeavors, but I won’t know if making the change was what I needed until I just do it.

I’ve made the decision after much consideration to spend more time at home. I am going to become a more specialized studio in order to better my service and be able to do both family and business. I will now offer photography services for newborns/maternity, grad portraits/school, and weddings. I will also continue to work on some commercial work, and things that are dear to my heart.

What led me to this decision is that my spirit was missing my children and husband. I gave myself 3 weeks off this summer, and realized I had deprived myself and the kids what we needed the most, each other. I haven’t even had the time to photograph my own children the way I’d like for the last few years because I was too busy. The last portrait I have of the kids was taken in 2010, and they’re still not on the walls. Since then we’ve had the youngest start school, the oldest suffer multiple strokes and be air-lifted to the IWK and a young daughter who’s missed her mom too much for me to not change that. I’ve come home on many nights only to realize my babies were asleep and I didn’t have time to kiss them goodnight.

Life is all too precious to work most of it away, only to wake up one day and realize you lived to work rather then loved to live. So, with this I’d like to let all the current booked clients for family sessions and other types of sessions that your appointments are secure and be ready to enjoy yourselves. And I’d like to thank all of my clients a big thank you for your support. I am grateful everyday that I get to work with people that love each other and are kind to themselves and those they love.

Here is the last time I took a real portrait of my kiddos…they’re truly my world.

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  1. #1 by Meredith Bernard on August 12, 2014 - 9:48 pm

    What truly matters is family…that’s what out family discovered two years ago all the others stuff is simply stuff. Enjoy my friend ….. you and your family deserve it.

  2. #2 by lynn labillois on August 12, 2014 - 11:48 pm

    Karen, thank you for your blog post. Inspirational, courageous and honest. I wish you much luck and happiness in your new venture and finding that balance that is missing in so many of our families. I am happy to say that I cherish my children’s portrait that you have done some nine years ago come Christmas.

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