Never in a million years did I think I would have to write this blog post, let alone share it with this loving community. It is with great sadness and strength that I must announce I have ended my relationship with my husband John. If you know me personally, as many of you do, there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred. These vows have been broken in a number of difficult and painful ways and I am now forced to move forward with my life.
Throughout the past 10 years you’ve been here with me, my personal relationships have played a significant role in my business. I have always made it my goal to be transparent and authentic in every aspect of my life, both personally and professionally. That is, and always will be, my highest priority and conviction.
That said, to be completely vulnerable, I am heartbroken and hurting. However, I know deep down in my heart that everything happens for a reason. While I may not currently have a clear grasp on what happened in my relationship, I do know several things to be inherently true:
In my soul, I know that documenting love and witnessing my clients’ relationships brings me immense joy. I want it known that regardless of what has happened in my personal life, my passion for documenting love has not, and will not, ever change.
I know that taking photos is the greatest gift I can give to others.
So while this stage of my journey is a difficult one, please know that my purpose has not changed. I will forever fall smitten with your grandparents dancing at your reception, with you and your dad sharing nervous looks before you walk down the aisle, with those *holy shit we’re married* glances that every new couple exchanges after the ceremony ends. And every other little moment that makes up your perfect wedding day.
I am so thankful for my support system — the best friends and family who embrace me each and every day. I know that my life would not be the same without each and every person in it. Concurrently, my life would not be the same without documenting love.
Things may look different than what I envisioned, but I know I am eternally fortunate to hold the life that I have; the life that I have built. My gratitude will continue to be reflected in each and every photograph I take. I love this dream business of mine and I can’t wait to continue photographing love, both in its simplest moments and its years of bliss.
A New Chapter
Chicago IL Wedding Photographer