And So We Meet Again

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On April 29, 2013, my life was forever changed. On that morning, I found out that we were expecting our sweet Alba. She was born in our home in January, and since then, life has been amazing, happy, humbling, busy, joyful, and so SO different. I feel blessed each day that I get to make a living while working from my home. I have the chance to connect with some seriously talented creatives, and they trust me to bring their client experience to their ideal clients. I am thankful to be able to have a help a few days a week, so I can get into my studio for some uninterrupted work time. While I wish I could cuddle my baby girl all day long, mama has got to get work done.

Because I only have a small window each day to fully immerse myself in my work, this poor blog has been so neglected. I have intentions of updating it with the wonderful projects from the past year, but it just sits. I do give it attention once or twice per month, but it’s not nearly as much as I’d like to share.

So, today, I wanted to express my gratitude for this life I’m living, and reintroduce myself: This studio was once run by an early twenties woman, who was very much finding her footing in the world. Today, it is run by a nearly 30 year-old wife & mother who is obsessed with living life to its fullest. I believe in natural, healthy living, and when given the chance to blog or be with my family, my family will always win. I am passionate about helping other people find their voice. Whether it’s in regards to a personal journey, a pregnancy, birth, love, or with their business … It’s all important, and I advocate for happiness.

I understand that by looking at this blog, it may appear as though things have really slowed down here, but really, I feel like things are starting to catch fire. After taking a bit of time off after giving birth, I’ve been able to dive into some really beautiful projects with some amazing creatives. This year, I’d love to continue working with photographers, bloggers, and independent businesses. I’d also love to work with some local Portland businesses … We live in a vibrant, growing city, and I would love to help new business hone in on their target audience, and give them the tools to succeed! I’ve always had a dream of branding a food truck, a local restaurant, or a little home goods shop in my neighborhood.

With my new perspective as a mom, things have changed. Life is so full, even when things seem kind of crappy. Even though I’m working less, I am finding so much joy in that time. I love creating, and I am happy I can continue living my dream.

I can’t promise I’ll be blogging regularly, but I can promise that the content here will change a bit. I will be sharing little personal posts about our life (even though we have a personal blog, I know there’s some overlap between this space and my personal life), and catching up on the 100+ project posts I want to share (yes, seriously!).

Thank you for sticking around while I figure this mama-designer-wife-photographer life thing out. It’s been a wild, wonderful ride.

PS, after a few years of trying to decide between having one or two Instagram accounts, I’ve decided to combine them. You can now find all life AND business related photos here. Anything work related will be hashtagged #xo315 (you can tag your own photos related to our projects, too).

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