I made the announcement of an addition to my one woman team on facebook last week, but I wanted to devote a proper blog post to this newest announcement. The past 3-4 years running my own business and starting it from the ground up alone has been the most amazing experience of my life, but also the most overwhelming. I have had countless sleepless nights and have poured my heart and soul into creating my business. Thanks to all of you my business is thriving and successful.
The plan to bring my husband, Bryan Wells, on to work with me has been in the works for several months now. We have just been waiting for all of the pieces to fall into place and they finally have. Bryan is the PERFECT fit as an addition to Ashleigh Wells Photography because he has been there by my side watching me work and helping me where he can since the very beginning. He understands everything I do to make things run as smoothly as possible and he has attended several of the workshops, classes and conferences with me over the past 2 years. There is some training that will have to take place, but he will be working towards being responsible for much of our email correspondence, booking management and other business tasks that take me away from my passion which is to photograph families and edit those images to perfection.
Many people might think it would be next to impossible to work so closely with their spouse, but Bryan and I did a trial run a few months ago and we have never been happier than when we were working together. I am so lucky that my husband is not only that, but he is truly my best friend as well. We happen to find each other quite funny and I’m planning to do a weekly share here of a personal nature to share some of the funny antics we get up to during our days working together.
My business and my life would not be the same without this very special man who is the best father I know. He cooks a proper, well balanced, sit down dinner for our family almost every night. He helps with cleaning and other chores (sure, he complains but he does it!). He has been my shoulder to cry on in the hard days doing this and he has been my friend to laugh with during the most ridiculous days of this job and life. He is a rock that keeps me calm in the face of chaos and for all of those reasons and more I think he is just the perfect fit for the business partner I have so been needing to add to my team.
Thank you all for your continued support and looking forward to this change that will help us to serve you the best we can!
Photo courtesy of Lisa DiGeso of MILK AND HONEY PHOTOGRAPHY