To the families of Firefly Photography
You all have so lovingly welcomed me on since day one.
When your inquiries hit my inbox, we become instant friends whether you know it or not.
I truly feel like your cheerleader as you seek to create memories with your family through photos. Every family is so unique and it has been an honor to hear your stories. The year of 2020 will forever be a memorable one. Yes, it was hard. But families were still reaching out with more passion than ever to capture memories. In our book, that is the greatest win. It has been a delight to be a part of documenting a moment in time that will create legacy for your family.
A couple of logistics to note
My last day will be April 16th. We’ve been working diligently over the past month to make it a smooth transition so nothing falls through the cracks for you. Even though I will be saying goodbye to my role as a studio manager and associate photographer, I am excited to still have a hand in Firefly and get to share in these moments with you from afar by collaborating as a contracted editor! I have a few small business petit sessions on the calendar to shoot, but will not be photographing any more small businesses here in Charlottesville as an associate after that date
Although exiting at Firefly Photography is not easy, Leah has equipped me in more ways than one to chase after some of my personal desires.
As my husband begins his position in Colorado, I will be working to build my business as a photographer in the Roaring Fork Valley area and a private photo editor.
I have an itch for entrepreneurship and my dreams for what that has looked like has shaped and adjusted over the years. Because of my experience at Firefly, I feel equipped to tackle this endeavor.
If you haven’t already, you can follow me on instagram @autumnbrookebridgers to stay up to date with this transition.
Endings are always hard. So, I will leave you with this quote from one of my favorite authors, Henri Nouwen:
“Still, if we want to avoid the suffering of leaving, we will never experience the joy of loving. And love is stronger than fear, life stronger than death hope stronger than despair. We have to trust that the risk of loving is always worth taking”.
AutumnA note from Leah:
I am so incredibly proud of Autumn and Aaron for saying ‘yes’ to something scary but spoken on their hearts. Of course, when Autumn first came to me to talk through their thoughts and what was on the horizon for them, I was heartbroken because she’s not only become an incredible asset to me and our Firefly families, but a teammate, friend, and trusted peer as well.
What I felt even more, though, was the overwhelming sense of peace that she is moving in the direction of her calling for what’s next in her career, her family, and her dreams.