"Sometimes in the waves of change, we find our true direction."
It certainly has been a spell since I've last updated my blog. So much has happened the past few years, I think we can all agree it's been quite a trip! When the pandemic first hit, my husband and I had already been planning on expanding our family. It was something we had to consider postponing, not knowing what the future would hold for us - there were a lot of what ifs. But ultimately, we decided that this was our time and we didn't want to put our life on hold. Cue Little Miss Moira. She came into our lives a lot sooner than we expected her to - in more ways than one. Arriving 2 weeks early, she really threw a wrench into my announcement plans and website updates! The dust has settled and I'm finally getting back into the swing of things, just in time for Autumn portrait season.
A small business update and a little "extra"
Some may have noticed that I've changed direction with my photography. I made an announcement on social media, but nothing official on my website. This decision came upon right as the pandemic hit and I had some time to re-access what would be best for our family. Small children make everything a little "extra".... EXTRA tiring, EXTRA time consuming... just "extra". So, I've decided to scale back and going forward I'll no longer be offering wedding day services. This will allow for me to enjoy EXTRA cuddles, EXTRA kisses and spending more time making EXTRA memories with those who are near and dear to my heart. I do not know if this will be the case permanently, but for now I am focusing on only providing newborn, baby, family and senior portraiture to my Kansas City Metro and Columbia, MO service areas.
As always, I'm so grateful to be in a position where I can provide beautiful portraiture to families within my local and hometown areas. As I approach my 10th year of Callista Bond Photography, it's a reminder of how far I've come and how much more I have left to give. I couldn't have done it without all my wonderful clients. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
What started as a very gloomy, rainy day... ended in smiles and warm embraces. Little Rhodes entered the world over a month ago now, and boy is he one lucky little guy. He has two AMAZING big sisters and a mommy and daddy who adore him. There were so many shots from this session that I wanted to share, but I narrowed it down to just a few of my favorites. Enjoy!
Earlier this month I met little Kaleia and her family at Ward Park here in Blue Springs for a beautiful coral and cream theme smash cake session. The day was absolutely beautiful and seeing her sweet little smile was the cherry on top. We did set a record... for the cleanest smash cake session I've ever shot! lol. I wouldn't have wanted to ruin that romper either baby girl. ;) Enjoy this beautiful session of this happy little birthday girl!