If you have perused my blogsite, you have probably noticed that I have Mulitple Sclerosis. It is not something I choose to shout about, but I don’t keep it a secret either. I have had several times where I have had to step back from my beloved work and let my body have a break.
Most of my symptoms range from poor balance, numbness, weakness, spasticity (muscle spasms), fatigue, a hand tremor and cognitive issues. Lately my body has been telling me it is time to rest. A big chunk of it is a symptom most people don’t associate with MS. While many people with MS deal with cognitive problems (short-term memory, word finding, multi-tasking, attention span, etc.), it is not talked about as much. For me, I think its because it is one of the more embarrassing symptoms. People who don’t know tend to think you are flighty or don’t care about them when you forget their name or an event you were supposed to attend. Others think you just aren’t very smart when you can’t find the words you want to say or have a hard time concentrating on a conversation or during work.
As of November 1st, 2009, I will be taking a break from portraits. Portraits (especially children!) are one of my favorite things to photograph, but the background work has become harder for me to do. If you enjoy reading my blog, please keep reading, I will always post Theatre work and personal work. I am hoping to be able to step back into the portrait scene by next Summer.
On that note- I have some wonderful clients that I know have been wanting to update their portraits. My clients are like family to me. I also know how much the current economy has been affecting my clients. Please check the Pricing Page to review the new 2009 Prices. http://etylerphotography.com/portraits/pricing/ . I would love to see everyone who wants a session with E Tyler Photography this fall.
For those who schedule a session between now and November, your patience is much appreciated. It will take me a little longer to process galleries and orders, but only because I believe in providing the best quality work possible. Online galleries should be available 3-4 weeks after your session and orders should be ready for delivery, pick up or shipping 2-3 weeks after your payment is received.
I am so appreciative of my clients, friends & family who have been so supportive. It truly is a treasure to be able to capture your families as they grow and mature. Being able to see a newborn grow into a preschooler is just an amazing experience. Children grow so quickly, I am so thankful to have this ability to share with others.
Because I can’t post without posting photos. An old church in a small town I lived in when I was younger.