2017 Year in Review
Every year, in January, I like to take a week or so and just concentrate on what the new year is going to bring, what I need to focus on and I spend time in prayer in search for my "word".
This 2018, my word is SIMPLIFY.
Simplify. I had to take some time to figure out exactly what that means- and I know I'll continue to focus on the word, but I have peace and joy on where The Newborn Artist is going and what I plan on doing with this amazing little company of mine!
I literally would not trade my career for anything. I am so blessed by each family that steps into my studio for a maternity, newborn or family session. I am so honored by the families that have chosen me to document and capture their birth stories!
I am so excited to see what 2018 is going to bring- I can tell you this now... I've got some new, fun and amazing adventures planned for The Newborn Artist Studio! Including my new weekly chat, which will currently be on FB Live hosted on The Newborn Artist FB Page, The Mama Collective. End goal is to get a podcast going by Summer ;) We will have weekly chats about ALL THINGS MAMA! (and maybe the occasional Daddy stuff too... gotta show our papa's some love too!). I've got speakers lined up that will be speaking on issues from Postpartum Depression to Nursing to Sleep Woes to Potty Training and MORE!
I am finishing up my Doula training by Spring and am currently working on launching a new business, with my one of my favorite people, that will bring Christ Centered Birthing Education to my local folks... with the goal to have instructors of our curriculum in EVERY STATE by 2019! My specialty with Doula work will obviously be birth (I have recently launched NEW, REVAMPED Birth Story packages that even include 2 doulas). breastfeeding, newborn care (think massage) and of course... EDUCATION!
But hey... let's talk about 2017 real quick!
2017 was a WHIRLWIND of fun, excitement, LOTS of babies, smiles, tears, hugs and joy.
2017 STATS are as follows:
43 Newborn Babies Came into the Studio
11 Birth's Documented
31 Family Sessions Photographed, including our Inaugural Santa Sessions which will be yearly!
9 Beautiful Mama's Captured with their gorgeous bellies
12 Newborns/1 Birth/8 Family's blessed by our Ministry Sessions (complimentary sessions for those who qualify)
WOW WOW WOW!
2017 was by far my busiest year yet. (not bad considering I just went full time in August!)
THANK YOU to each and every single person who walked in my studio doors this past 2017. I would be no where without YOU and your support!
Here's to a fabulous and prosperous 2018!