A new blog & a new start

I ran a portrait photography business for ten years with great success.

The only problem was it took up all my weekends then I spent all week long editing pictures.

About 2 1/2 years ago I realized life is too short to spend the rest of your life doing this. That was the day I shut down my business and since then I have no regrets.

I still do portraits but now it is only of family and friends. This enough for me to get my fill of portraits, be creative and keep my skills sharp.

My husband and I love working in our yard, going on day trips and taking Daisy with us exploring trails and hiking. Since shutting down the business we have had the time to really enjoy doing these things.

This blog is running out of space even though I have deleted some pictures and some post it did not make much difference.

I attempted to start a new blog one time before but never really got it going lack of time got in my way. I would love for you all to follow me to that blog.

It will be a little bit different than this one. I want to have nature and pet photography, share photography advice, share stories, opinions, and DIY.

This blog will stay up for now and I will post on it occasionally but I am trying to transition to the new one as quickly as I can.

Please FOLLOW me at my new blog:

Sonya Lira



2 thoughts on “A new blog & a new start

  1. I did the same thing. Was a full time professional photographer for almost 15 years, specialized in weddings and shot 50-70 of them a year. At a certain point I started to resent missing all of my own family gatherings to attend other people’s weddings. I spent all day every day either meeting with brides, photographing weddings or portrait sessions, or hunched in front of a computer editing photos. My client’s lives would go on, they would graduate from college, get new jobs, have babies, travel the world and whatnot while my own life felt like being trapped in the movie Groundhog Day. This is, of course, the short version of the story, but there came a day when I said “F*&k this shit”, and walked away. Never looked back. Never missed it. Never once wished I was shooting a wedding while actually doing something fun on a Saturday. I write stories and take photos with my phone now. Good for you for taking your life back. 🙂

    • I am so glad to hear I am not the only photographer this has happened to. It sounds like you made the right decision and that you are enjoying having your life back again.We just need to do what makes us happy and brings us peace in our lives. Life is to short not to enjoy every minute of it.

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