Brooke Bryand Photography: Family

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Letting Go to Grow.

Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
— Jack Canfield

Breakups are hard. I've anticipated this day would come, and finally it is here. After nine amazing years of watching your families grow, it is time for the family photography portion of my business to retire. 

As a photographer, I've slowly and naturally moved toward more and more commercial work and I have found that I can't extend the creative energy I want toward that avenue when holding one foot in the family photography world. It's time. 

It's time to say the most gigantic thank you I can possibly imagine for the hundreds of families that have entrusted me with capturing their most precious beings as they grow from the belly through newborns to sitting up to taking their first steps and beyond. It is incredible that I have been given the gift of documenting your journeys take place and I want to say thank you. 

Thank you for allowing my creative wings to fly from my first client 9 years ago through today and beyond.

Thank you, Mamas especially, for trusting in your hearts that I've got you. I see you. I see your stress and I see your pain and I especially see your love.

Thank you, Dads especially, for enduring every single photoshoot...I know they can be dreaded and I appreciate you hanging with me to get just one...more...shot and I appreciate you saying when you're gonna tap right out.

Thank you, for opening up to me and allowing me to open up to you. For sharing the breastfeeding battles and celebrating the sleepless night wins. For texting me when your Little loses their first tooth and calling me when a parent is sick.

Thank you for welcoming me with open arms to be a part of your family. You believed in me and have given me my career and I will never, ever forget that.  

This transition has been brewing, but I have held on until I am finally at the point where I can't move forward unless I let go of the fear of letting YOU go. 

Thank you, my dear families, for standing my side through this journey and I hope this is not goodbye but a see you in the next chapter. Clearly, I adore you. Each and every one of you. I would love to work with you if that is in the future...you know my work, you know my heart. But for now, I will just end with a huge hug and kiss and gratitude beyond words. 

With crazy mad love for you, San Francisco families...
xo

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Brooke Bryand