Ever since I moved to the DC area a couple of years ago, my photography business has been…well…different. That’s hardly surprising, considering I became a mom not long after the move, but it’s taken me a while to sort things through in my head as to what I want Birchtree Photography to be going forward. Finally, I have a clear vision. I’ve been hinting about it for some time, but I’m now ready to unveil some big changes.
In the past, my focus has been on weddings and engagements…and I’ve loved it. I can’t begin to recount the wonderful couples, the amazing stories, and the beautiful events I’ve photographed and been a part of. I think those memories will stay with me forever.
But becoming a mom has changed my perspective a bit. Not so much on weddings, really, but more on families and photographing them. There are so many incredible and sweet stories (though with less lace and flowers and more crayons and milk) that happen everyday in the home that I want to start photographing more of them. From births and adoptions to baby milestones and kids growing up–those 18 years (ok, maybe more) of raising your kids passes quickly. I can already see it happening before my eyes with Harriet.
That’s why for right now, I’m shifting my focus to documenting families and creating meaningful portraits. Practically, this means probably not photographing any more weddings for a while (besides those I’ve already agreed to do). It also means a complete website update, which I’m finally ready to reveal! I can’t begin to tell you how hard it was to remove all my wedding photos–there were so many I love–but I needed to do it so my focus is clear.
Friends, long-time supporters, those who just stumbled upon this photography-blog-in-a-million, please welcome the new Birchtree Photography:
Go on over and check it out in all its glorious newness!