Time-off | Personal


Hello, hello! So I am definitely writing this post early because I wanted to have it out and up well before I need to. If you watch my Instagram or Snapchat stories, you already know, but this is for those who might not.

In October, I will be undergoing surgery for a breast reduction, obviously this isn’t a decision I’ve made lightly. In fact, I’m 29 and have lived with back pain and numbness for almost 11 years. I wanted to wait until I was older to have this procedure done and see if my body decided to respond to any of the workouts/tricks I’ve tried to reduce my bust in the past. Sadly, nothing has worked and my bust has continued to play a role in my day-to-day discomfort and body confidence.

I want to stress to my younger audience that this was NOT an easy decision, and the decision to go under general anesthesia is not one to be taken lightly. I was 17 when I first looked into reductions, my doctor at the time suggested I wait 10 years and I’ve done just that. I decided that my constant pain and discomfort on a daily basis was no longer worth it, that I deserve to feel comfortable in my own skin. So please don’t think I believe that you need surgery to change yourself, or that you should, but everyone has personal decisions to make and this was mine. Now that I’ve said that, I can talk about what this surgery entails.

With this surgery I will be forced to take a break from photography, which means that October 25 – December 10th I will not be taking sessions. This is a bummer, I know! It seriously makes me so sad to take off such a busy time, but my other options were to take off most of the senior/wedding season, so I chose to take the lesser of evils.

I will continue to take sessions until October 24, I do shoot during the week so if you want a fall senior session lets get that scheduled! Obviously for my seniors who work with me in October, I will likely get your sessions finished and your reveal sessions done toward mid-November (I wont be shooting, but I can still show off your gorgeous images) so if you’re okay with waiting, I would LOVE to work with you.

If you absolutely need a November session message me and I’ll supply you with a list of photographers I recommend and obviously Carly will still be able to work wonders with your makeup!

The last thing I’ll say is thank you to everyone. To my family, especially my husband because I know this wont be the easiest thing to deal with, to my clients for being understanding and the absolute best! You guys have helped make my dreams a reality and I hope you know how much I genuinely love you all. I will ask that if you have something negative to say, keep it to yourself, I stated above that I don’t believe in going through with any form of surgery without deep consideration, but if you have questions I will 100% answer them.

Thank you again,

Acacia

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