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The Elephant(s) in the Room (Womb?)

I wasn’t sure when/if I was going to share what’s been going on this year. Why my blog has taken a backseat, why I’ve been so quiet. I’m not one for a lot of personal posts anyway, but since this is officially affecting my business now, it’s time to address the elephant in the room… er, elephants as it were. If you follow me on Instagram you already know, but John and I are expecting identical twin girls this fall!

Needless to say, twins were a HUGE and completely unexpected surprise. We thought we were only having one baby, as Baby A was apparently hiding at my first doctor’s appointment, so it wasn’t until the second appointment when they found her, and the shock is only now starting to wear off. (I assume this child will be a pro at hide and seek.)

This year has been one of those years when you realize the idea that you have any kind of real control over your life is just sort of an illusion. All my careful planning for my life and business this year went flying out the window as soon as my doctor said the words, “Oh, look at that – a second heartbeat! It’s twins!” I have had to just completely let go and see where things take me this year.

Unfortunately I spent the first four months of this pregnancy incredibly sick, but I am finally starting to feel better now. The idea of keeping up with my blogging in any real way was a bit laughable, let alone working on any of my personal projects, so I actually have a lot of awesome stuff to share in the next few months now that I’m feeling better – some amazing weddings, a bunch of boudoir sessions I shot as a personal project, a ton of film work, as well as my experience at the FIND Montauk workshop in May.

I will also not be able to take on any additional weddings/clients this year, and will be on leave from work until at least June 2015. I am hoping to occasionally check in on the blog during my leave, but I know my world is about to be turned upside down, so we’ll see if that actually happens. Mostly I want to take a step back from this business for a little while, which has been my full-time focus for the last six years, and just enjoy this new wild, uncontrollable adventure John and I are about to embark on. (An adventure that is currently kicking me so hard I can see my stomach vibrating on the outside. I think they know I’m talking about them.)

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  • Ahhhh! Identical Girls!!? Ahhhhmazing! Congrats!!!

  • BABIES!!! 2!!!

  • Congrats Katie!!!

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  • Zan

    Welcome to the dark side!

  • Yayyyy!

  • We are over-the-moon happy for you guys (as you know), and think that although it is uncomfortable not feeling in control – life throws things at us just when I think they are meant to. I hope this step back is wonderful for you guys and you can cherish this beautiful time in your lives! xoxo

  • So excited for this next adventure for you! I know it’s crazy and unexpected, but you are going to be such awesome parents. I love that shot of the Rollei too!

  • Michel

    Congratulations Kaite and John! A great adventure indeed!

  • Naomi and Ben

    This is amazing news Katie!, I’m so very pleased for you both! Ben and I are going to come back next year and wanted more photos but summer style so we’ll make sure you’re working again and we can hear all about your new little darling. Bless you all and best of luck xxx

  • So so so happy for you and this new adventure in your life!!! It’s going to be totally amazing and unexpected and out of your control a lot of the time, but ultimately way worth it! I’m going to be in NYC in October, I’d love to catch up and chat all things mommyhood with you over something yummy if you are available! :)

  • You are amazing, and such an inspiration to me! I feel like I’m just a couple steps behind you, now that I’ve got the elopement thing down, we’re thinking of kids next year, but have no idea how it will affect my business. Thank you for showing that it’s ok to step back and let life happen! So much love to you both!!

  • Sam and Paul Micklewright

    Huge Congratulations Katie and John! So pleased to hear your news, enjoy the adventure its simply amazing… Love Sam, Paul and our new addition Baby Noah xx

  • maryann terillo

    you and John will be doing the first set of “rapids” getting ready for the babies. Just remember that if you need anything just ask!

    Twin girls to match the boys…holidays are really going to rock at the Ghoulah residence

  • Jasmine & Aloysius Eaglin

    Hi Katie,

    Aloysius and I want to send a huge congratulations to you and John! Our son was born Nov 5th 2013 and he sure did flip our world upside down – in a great way of course. You’re in for a wild ride Mama! Get ready and enjoy!! Big hugs from all three of us! xoxo

    – Jasmine