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2012 News + Updates

Maybe you’ve noticed it’s been a bit quiet around here. December was a tumultuous month for my family. A few things happened: 1. My husband had an unexpected spinal surgery, 2. We found out we were expecting (a surprise) baby #4 and 3. Our military orders changed for the third time (and still aren’t finalized yet). A whirlwind? Yep.

Fortunately we have an incredible community of support here. And, my mom and in-laws both traveled here for over a week to help our family while Mike was recovering. We still have a long way to go to get back to the status quo, but this was the first week of a “new normal” for us. Homeschool. Morning sickness. A husband who is at 40% for a bit. Still, I’ll take it. It is MUCH better than the roller-coaster that was December.

What does all of this mean for Lifeography?

I had planned on shooting Spring/Early Summer sessions in Virginia Beach no matter when our move happened. At this point, we’ll be learning more specifics regarding our move dates soon. I will most likely be shooting in late April/Early May. If we have moved already, I will be flying back for a week of sessions. Until then, I am taking leave and am not scheduling any bookings. If you think you would like to schedule a session during this time frame get on my interest list ASAP by submitting the contact form at the top of the blog. Those families will get priority scheduling since slots will be limited.

Fabulous “Four” is due in mid-August, so once my Spring sessions are complete, I won’t be shooting portrait clients for quite some time, nor restarting my portrait business in our new location until after he/she arrives.

In the interim, I’ll be sharing more projects from the end of the year I missed out on blogging and will continue to write a bit. If you’re interested, you can also check out my new family blog No Place Like Roam where I’ll be focusing more on the little people who got me started in the first place and sharing some of our day-to-day bits, especially homeschooling.

Thank you to all of the magnificent clients and friends who have cheered me on this past year. Your support is the backbone of my portrait business and I am so grateful for each of you.


  • Danielle Brazie on Facebook - Congratulations on Baby #4. I am due in 8 weeks!ReplyCancel

  • Milissa Stormer on Facebook - I didn’t know about your husband I will keep him in my prayers for 100% recovery. And congratulations on baby #4!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Angel Essary Barnes on Facebook - What a lucky little baby, he/she will be blessed beyond belief with two loving parents & fun brothers & sister! We are so happy for you guys! Wishing Mike a speedy recovery!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Justyna - Congratulations, dear Stephanie!ReplyCancel

  • Trisha Sheehan on Facebook - Congrats Stephanie! I am super excited for you! 😀ReplyCancel

  • Ivonne Carley on Facebook - 4?! Congrats steph! You guys will manage.ReplyCancel

  • Alinta Fidzewicz on Facebook - Congratulations!!! Wishing you strength for Mikes recovery and the coming months ahead. Fun times in your house with four gorgeous little ones running around!ReplyCancel

  • beverly wright - how exciting, Stephanie, that number 4 is on the way!! i hope things settle a bit and your hubby is back 100% soon. all the best in the new year!ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid - Welcome to the 4 club! So excited for you guys! Wishing Mike a speedy recovery. ((hugs))ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Cameron - Congratulations on baby #4! My boys are 15 months apart so I am familiar with the element of surprise! Best of luck to you and your family!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - Omg girl! Congrats! Whirlwind is right! May that 40% keep on going up. Sounds like 2012 is going to be mighty fun for your crew! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Stephanie - Many thanks for all of your kind words and thoughts. So grateful for each of you 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Michele - So glad to hear you all are getting back into the day to day stuff. Praying for Mike to fully recover and SOON! Congrats on baby #4!ReplyCancel

  • Terri Hewitt - Wishing your husband a speedy recovery! Wishing you a wonderful pregnancy and big congratulations! You are a beautiful family and your move will bless another area for sure! We will surely miss you here:( BTW: Love your photos! Big hugs to you all!ReplyCancel

  • Marica Goldschmidt - Hi Stephanie! First off, congratulations on baby #4. What a surprise blessing! Where will you be moving to next? Well, I pray that everything goes smoothly with the move and the baby and hope that Mike is slowly getting better. I look forward to following your new blog… you’re such an amazing writer and photographer! 🙂 Take care!ReplyCancel

  • Dawm - Cute blog title. Heading over next! Love reading your adventures and congratulations on #4!!!ReplyCancel

  • crystalyn - oh goodness, stephanie. a whirlwind indeed. i wish i lived closer to help out. but living far away, i’ll have to send prayers and positive thoughts your way. best of luck during this time. can’t wait to hear more about baby 4. you’re an awesome mama…they are so lucky to have you! xoxo.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Merry - Sent you an email this morning. THEN saw your blog. SO sorry to hear about your husband – glad he is recovering well. SO happy to hear about lucky baby!
    I thought MY life was a bit crazy. Um – it’s not compared to yours! 🙂
    Sending prayers your way. Know email subject is a long shot . . . .ReplyCancel

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