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How my life has changed: When a Photographer Becomes Mom

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Most of you know that I have a little boy, named Iain (I refer to him as E) and he is 16 months old. I tend to talk about things I love. The one thing I was always told when I was pregnant was, "Just wait, you'll never have time for anything after you have him."  I semi-ignored them. I really don't know what I was thinking.  I just figured, I'm really driven, so I'll probably do just fine. NO. This was not the case.  I don't think people realize how much kids change your life until a kid changes your life. There really isn't anything to do but hold on tight.

I've always loved fashion, so I like to have trendy accessories.  This is how that has changed:

  • I love heels.  I use to wear these until I knew I'd have to react in a split second. I definitely wear my Toms a lot more than I have in the past. Also, all my boots are now flats.

  • The cellphone case on the left is the one I use now, but I would have ONLY used this one before E. You wouldn't believe how excited I was when I found this little gem on the right.  Yes, that's an iphone in the middle.  If I get a call ,and it's in this case, I will take it.  Even in public. No pride.

  • My metal charmed necklaces soon turned into "Chewbeads" because metal is like paper towel in a toddlers hand, I learned that the hard way.

  • My bag started to fill with diapers, bottles, and toys. Clutches are only for special occasions (like girls night- which I need weekly). P.S. I love my Amy Kathryn diaper bag

Although those accessories wouldn't have even crossed my mind two years ago, I love my new style. Fashionista... mom.

Working has even changed- even though my processing time has increased from 3 weeks to 1! This is what usually happens:

Yes, That is me writing this blog post while my son is asleep.

I've realized I have to work twice as hard as my peers, but you know what, I wouldn't have it any other way.