One of the things I’ve always wrestled with around my business is whether or not I want to be a full time photographer. There is a part of me that would do anything to be home with my kids and pursue my business and creative passions, but there is another part of me that loves my professional life and the work that I do full time. This year I took a full time job, which is going very well, I might say, but I’m also really busy with my business because I had planned on pursuing it full time. Life has a funny way of throwing curveballs at you!
As I’ve adjusted to a demanding business and full time job, two kids who increasingly need more of my attention and married life, I knew that somewhere along the way I was going to have to make some sacrifices. While I have no intention of stopping photography, I have had to turn away business to leave time for my family. But, the good news is that I am adding onto my team so I can continue to serve my sweet couples and families while also preserving the time with my growing family (no, we aren’t growing any time soon, no baby announcements here!).
Next wedding season, my wonderful husband, Kyle will officially be one of my second photographers! Not only are we looking forward to spending more time together, but we are looking forward to loving on each of our couples as they celebrate one of the most special days of their lives. Kyle has a tremendous eye for detail and his work complements mine perfectly, so it works out nicely that we can shoot weddings together!
The other addition to the team is a good friend of mine, Kim! She owns her own successful photography business, but has begun taking on more second shooting and associate work to also preserve the time with her sweet boys. Next year Kim will be one of my associate photographers and I couldn’t think of someone more perfect for the role! Kim will take on weddings of her own under Shannon Ensor Photography, but clients can still expect the same edits and style for their final images that they would receive from me. The good news, as my associate photographer she will also be able to accommodate my clients that are on a little bit of a tighter budget. I know that wedding planning is expensive, believe me, I totally understand. It’s important to understand what your priorities are when spending your wedding budget, but I also want to be able to meet the needs of my couples without breaking the bank.
That being said, we are still accepting 2017 weddings and hope to hear from you soon! Email me to inquire about your 2017 wedding! We still have openings for early spring and summer!