My big announcement day is here and I’m so excited to share with you what’s happening (and sharing my embarrassment too)….
These last few years have been filled with so much. We went from a super busy, growing business as empty nesters to basically new parents with getting custody of our gbaby. Sadly but dutifully, I put our business on the back burner. Honestly, as much as we loved our business, the services we provided and the great clients and friends we’ve helped, we had more important things to worry about. Our gbaby needed us. And we might not have realized it yet… but we needed her too. We now had an infant. OMG those sleepless nights, bottle feedings and all the new parent things. Diapers. The thousands of diapers. O. M. G. The. Diaper. Smells. Ok enough about poops….
I also underwent bariatric surgery in late 2019. For two major reasons, the first in support of my sister who had major medical issues and two I didn’t want to be the fat G (I hate that grandma word as it makes me feel old). I needed to get healthy because my gbaby needed me. So we took a little time and worked on our family and I also (selfishly) worked on myself to get healthier.
I’m thrilled to report that we’ve settled in and are ready to restart things fresh and new.
So why the change??? Well I am going to honest. I screwed up. I’m a superwoman but I am also still super human. I know. It’s easy to forget all the little things (and sometimes big & was this ever BIG) that keeps a business flowing. To put it simply… I mistakenly allowed our website to expire. It was picked up by a production company that apparently focuses on intimate relationships. Ok. So let me just rip off the band aid… it’s a porn site now. YEP. That’s right. I never took our name as anything that remotely screamed that but someone else obviously had a much grander vision than what we ever did. I just can’t continue to use that name because well… if you saw it… you’d know.
And here we are…. Starting over with a new name, focus and website. I have learned my lesson and it’s a hard one. Autopay!!!
As we move forward, I will focus on more personal projects, mini sessions, portraits and smaller events and weddings (I adore them and can’t give them up just yet). My goal moving forward is to capture the beautiful milestones in your life for you and your family at a budget friendly rate. Create images that you will hang on the wall, share with your family and friends and work with other professionals to help build them up. We are stronger together than alone!!!
So what’s the other part of our big announcement??? I’ll no longer be shooting studio work inside of my little garage! Yaaaassssssss!!!! We are converting a building into a designated shooting space for me. This means that I can photograph anyone, at any time because I control the space. I’m soooo excited for this!!! I still have a ton of work to do to get it studio ready and I look forward to sharing my progress with everyone!
You might be wondering what does this mean for existing clients?!? Nothing. I’ll still be your photographer and provide the same level of love and attention to your wedding, event and session as I always did I’ll just be doing it under my own name as Cherie B Photo and not as At Last Productions. What about FaceBook? Well I’ll be honest and say I’m not sure. I’ll be attempting to change my name on it but that might be slow to do or not something I am able to do. While we work on this transition together I just ask for your patience and I wanted to announce it here so that there are no surprises as the changes happen.
Here’s to new beginnings and fresh new starts.