June 16, 2020
We’re SO excited to finally announce a secret we’ve been keeping for the last few months. We’re moving to Seattle!
YES! It’s big and crazy news. Green Bay is my home town and even though I lived in Massachusetts in college, I’ve spent the majority of my life in Wisconsin. We love it here but we have always loved the idea of living somewhere new too. The Seattle Seahawks offered Matt a job and it felt like the perfect opportunity for us to take. Not to mention, the Seahawks are an amazing organization and Matt is excited to be a part of their team.
This wasn’t something we jumped on. We thought about it and weighed the pros and cons for weeks. We discussed everything from the change in cost of living to business decisions and how we would miss our family and friends. In the end, it felt like now was the right time for us. It’s nerve-wracking to start something new and big, like moving across the country, but we are ready. We’re always up for a new adventure.
I’m answering some the questions we’ve been asked about our decision and hopefully it will clarify them for you to.
When are you officially leaving?
With the pandemic, everything is up in the air. Matt was already supposed to be in Seattle but with the Stay at Home orders in Washington and Wisconsin, he’s stuck in Green Bay (which is great for me!) During this time though, he’s actually been working for the Seahawks for the last few months. We were about to start looking at places and had to cancel our trip because the shutdown began. Now we are playing the waiting game. The goal is to move him out there as soon as everything is lifted. Then I will join him after my season sometime in the late fall.
What about your business?
It’s still happening and thriving! I’m just expanding my reach to a new state. But I will be back in Wisconsin multiple times in 2021 for weddings so you can book photo shoots during that time. I will be very open and communicate on social media when I’ll be in town. It’s SO exciting to start booking weddings and photo shoots in a new state! I’m sure it will take some time to get everything moved over and figured out but I’m ready for it!
Are you still booking weddings in Wisconsin?
I am still open to booking weddings in Wisconsin but my availability will be very limited. The good news is my wonderful STP associate, Kyra, is still in Wisconsin and is open for bookings. I might even add on another associate too if she fills up.
Can I book a photo shoot before you leave?
Yes! Please, yes! My calendar is open for anyone and everyone who would like to get a family session, maternity session, or any other type of session in before I leave. As soon as my calendar is full, I will be closing my books for Wisconsin this year. Email me to secure a time and date.
What about your house?
We’re not selling our beloved Colonial just yet. We are looking at options of turning it into an Airbnb or renting it out. Lots to discuss but we aren’t ready to let this beauty go just yet.
Are you scared to leave with everything going on in the world?
We’re not, we’re excited! Okay, maybe a little nervous. When we talked about moving sometime in our future, we discussed the cities we would want to go to and Seattle was one of our top choices. We love the state of Washington and cannot wait to make it our home.
Can I come visit?
Absolutely! First, let us find a place to live then come on over!