Posted on Mar 26, 2012
Posted in Craftonia

I’ve started this blog a few times and really don’t know how to write it. I have a wild amount of nervousness and excitement about our new venture. For the past 14 years we’ve stayed firmly planted in the Nashville area, the longest I’ve ever lived in one place. I went to school here, met my husband here, had my babies here and started my professional photography career. I am SO thankful for all of my clients that helped to build this insane, wild ride that I call my business.
Over the past 4 years, we’ve been traveling the country and considering if we could call each city “home”. We learned very quickly that we weren’t fond of raising our family in a big city, because we both grew up in small towns, but we wanted to be close to an airport so we could continue to travel with our kids and by ourselves as well. What TGR and I came to realize is that it doesn’t matter where we live. We’ll be happy wherever we plant our roots. My mom just purchased a ranch on 20+ acres, outside of the Ozark National Forest, and we spent the past week touring the area. All that I had viewed of Arkansas, up until this point, was the barren nothingness of I-40 which was not exactly where we wanted to live. But, oh, we fell in love with the area north of the interstate with the gorgeous rolling hills and rivers woven in between them. We found a a few properties with 10+ acres and enough room for my little ones to run free….and room for me to build a natural light studio. ;)

So what does that mean for my clients? I’ll be posting specific location details once the house deal is finalized and we set a firm move date. There is no change for wedding clients (because all of my weddings are travel locations this year) and I’m only accepting Nashville area portrait sessions until mid-June and May is already full. If you would like a session before we move PLEASE do not wait to book it because only April and a handful of June dates are still available. I will be shooting one day of mini sessions in the fall (when I’m back for a wedding in Sept.) and that date will be announced on April 1st @ 9am. Add us on Facebook for news and announcements about this new chapter in our lives!

Here’s a little peek at one of the homes that we toured!


Comments
  • Your house is GORGEOUS!! That part of Arkansas is so beautiful and you can’t beat the people. Sooo nice. You’ll be missed!

  • I’m a little bummed that you’re not moving to Madison, but at least I get to work with you in June!

    Congratulations! That house looks so welcoming and your kiddos look so happy running around in it’s shadows.
    :)

  • It is absolutely gorgeous!

  • That house and land looks and sounds amazing! We’ll miss you guys terribly but we’re so excite for this next step for you guys!!

  • Kate- Even though I am so sad that our new friends are moving away, I am so happy for you guys to start your new adventure. The house is beautiful! Can’t wait to see photos of the inside!

  • Oh my goodness gracious it is beautiful! I am so crazy excited for this new adventure for your family! I can already see your family cozy in that house and on the land. It is so perfect, Kate!

  • So sad to see you go! Excited for you guys and your beautiful new home though!

  • What a cute house that is! Wow the acreage and space to build a studio sounds amazing! I’m jealous! Arkansas has always been my “home”, and I’m sure it’ll treat you well :)

  • I know this will be an exciting adventure for you guys. While I’m completely heartbroken that you won’t be around to capture Sydney’s years anymore, I am extremely thrilled for your family to begin this new chapter and I can’t wait to hear more and see more and keep in touch via internet.
    Thrilled for you!!

  • Nashville is losing an amazing photographer & family! The house and land pictured is beautiful, and I love what you realized about being happy no matter where you live. Your family is so full of light & life, all you need is each other. I think you should build an apartment in your new studio & charge rent for your Nashville friends to come visit! ;)