After hours of conversation, tons of research and multiple trips to the area, Adrienne and I are crazy-excited to announce that we’re moving to Colorado next summer! We’ve set a tentative date of mid-July for the move, just after our last Nashville wedding we currently have on the books.
So what does this mean for our current clients?
Not much, honestly. We’re still here and plan to be through half of next year, creating the same images you love and providing the excellent service you’ve come to expect. There are just a couple of things you should know, though:
- We are still booking weddings in the Nashville area through July of 2012. August 2012 and beyond will be set aside for Colorado weddings and destination weddings.
- If you have purchased, but not scheduled, a session, you’ll want to redeem that before July 2012 (unless you want to come out to Colorado for your session!)
- If you’re a wedding client and want to use your free yearly session, you still can, you’ll just have to come to us for it or wait until we visit Nashville (we plan to make a few trips back out this way and will announce dates before our trips).
- You’ll notice some changes around the blog and websites as we start optimizing our pages to show up in searches for Colorado photographers. Most will be unnoticeable, but you may see a Colorado-related blog post here and there as we lead up to the move.
- Most importantly, starting in July 2012, you each have friends who live in Colorado. So start planning your visits now, we’ll be a great home-base for your ski/snowboard/mountain biking trips!
We love Nashville and the family we’ve come to know through clients, vendors and other photographers in the area and leaving will be bittersweet. The few people we’ve told about the move have asked “why Colorado?” and, while the answer is a bit long and drawn out, here’s the gist of it. Adrienne and I have no family in the area and have no kids. We have a job that allows us to live pretty much anywhere we’d like, as long as it’s close to a large enough market to sustain a business. To be totally honest, we’re terrified to leave a city, client base and network of amazing vendors and fellow photographers that have been wonderful to us, but we know that if we don’t jump now, it’ll just be much harder to jump later. When it comes down to it though, the move is mostly about being proactive with our lives; taking chances and risking a little in order to live the lives we want to live instead of just staying where we happened to land after I finished college. I’ve got a line from a poem by Mary Oliver on the background of my desktop that, I think, sums up the spirit of why we’re moving:
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
We want to live our lives constantly asking that question. This move is our first answer.