Today we have a post from the lovely Julie from Julie Michaelsen Photography which I think most working mum will be able to relate to in one way or another! Having babies and work commitments brings the realisation that you are now not only entering into the World of unknown but also now playing the juggling act, not only physically but emotionally too.
From Julie: When you have a baby, everything changes, you are quite literally not the same person as before. So when I realised I was pregnant and had committed to shooting a wedding 2.5months after the due date in France, with some of my favourite wedding planners, I panicked.
How would I breastfeed? Where would I breastfeed? Should I bring the baby, COULD I bring the baby?? Should I leave her to go abroad less than 3 months after she was born? Would I even be able to?
It’s no understatement to say I panicked about this for months. I really didn’t want to let the couple or the planners down but with child birth SO much is out of your control… also I REALLY wanted to shoot this wedding!
It’s not every day you hit the jackpot & land a gorgeous wedding with the most perfect couple & wedding planners but this was such a wedding!
So…with some ( a lot of ) anguish in tow I put on my big girl mum boss pants and we shipped our new little family to Provence, France to photograph this beautiful day and I’m really glad we did.
As with so many things in life & work, when you push past your comfort zone & foray out into un-charted territory, this is often where the biggest rewards can be found.
The planners, the couple and I had set the goal to get this wedding featured on Style Me Pretty and much to our delight the prestigious international wedding blog, loved this wedding just as much as us and you can see featured on their front page HERE
So here’s to setting goals and reaching them, here’s to all the other new mums out there dealing with untold challenges and still showing up every day to do their jobs. It’s not easy, it’s not always a smooth ride but man does it feel good when you succeed!
My background is as a wedding & lifestyle photographer, shooting both digital and film to create authentic, soft and natural fine art photographs. Working primarily with natural light to give my work a beautiful, light and airy touch infused with soft tones.
I have always appreciated and valued the simple things in life and finding the interesting in the ordinary. Coco Lane was founded as I wanted to create something that is about an experience, the slower pace of life, cosiness and candlelight, cuddling up on the sofa with loved ones, being with the people you love, sharing food with close friends, a feeling of home, nurturing a chosen career, wanderlust travels, savouring the small moments in everyday life and just being you and enjoying a cup of tea.
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"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is. Go at it full speed. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good" - Roald Dahl