Yesterday afternoon, Husband and I were driving through Moncton on our way to Fredericton, and he got a very important phone call.
Last year, we requested Nain, Labrador as our next posting. Nain is an isolated post in northern Labrador. It's actually the most Northern policed community in NFLD & Labrador, and is a fly-in, coastal community of only 1200 people. We found out "unofficially" last November that that's likely where we're headed, and we were told "on paper" April 1st. Since then, this has been how most of my conversations go:
Client: "I'm looking to have my family/maternity/engagement photos done sometime in the late summer..."
Me: "I'm sorry, I'm actually not going to be here then...my husband and I are being moved to Labrador"
Client: "Oh...well...when are you moving?"
Me: "....................I don't know."
So it's been GREAT for business (insert sarcasm here). We were told we could be moved anytime between April 1st and July 1st. Specific, I know....kind of like the phone company telling you they'll be by to fix your line "between 9am and 5pm". Um, thanks.
I've had a very hard time having to turn business away for late summer/fall....as well as many 2012 weddings. I LOVE taking pictures, and I LOVE meeting new families...and it's a little stressful to think of all the opportunities I'll be missing while living in Nain. But. Then I remind myself that in Nain, I can take pictures of wolves. and polar bears. and giant snow covered mountains, and Northern Lights, and a sun that rises at 3am. And then my heart feels happy again!
So. To all potential clients...I'm basically not taking any more booking before moving to Nain. However, we're only there for 2 years...so if you'd like to book a spot for 2013...my schedule is wide open!!!