Well, in 3 weeks, JPP will no longer be working out of Florida…that’s right, we are moving…to NASHVILLE, TN!!!!
Yes, I know I announced several months ago that we were going to relocate to Atlanta, GA and that was the plan. We wanted to move somewhere that would make it easier on my travel schedule and because of the kind of photography that I love to shoot, FL just wasn’t a good fit for us anymore. Atlanta seemed ideal, so that was the direction we were heading. Well, over the past several months, we have been house hunting in Atlanta and it just didn’t seem right. We couldn’t get peace. We just kept running into roadblock after roadblock and it was just becoming more and more stressful and frustrating. Our house in FL had a contract on it and we felt the pressure but then the contract fell through so we thought had some time. Small sigh of relief so we kept looking. After a few trips back and forth to Atlanta and numerous emails and phone calls, nothing was working out. We were just hitting a dead end. We knew we needed to move for the business but we had no answers. Then as I was leaving to teach a workshop in Nashville, Matt just said, maybe we are not supposed to move to Atlanta…I just kissed him bye, knowing that this was heavy on our both of our hearts.
Fast forward a few days…
I arrived in Nashville, rented a car and started driving to start my workshop. I drove through the most beautiful country roads. Every five miles I saw a field and barn. The leaves were in full color and it seriously took my breath away. As the days passed, I started to fall in love with this part of the country. The slow pace, the super nice southern people, and did I mention the BARNS? Yes, the barns on every corner…what a tugging on my heart!!!
It would take me forever to tell you about all the events that happened next. A random meeting, long conversations, an amazing opportunity, a phone call home, a supportive husband and suddenly, Nashville just might be our home.
It.all.happened.so.fast. Within a week, our house here in FL sold, we found a house in Nashville and signed the papers the next day. All of those months of discouragement in Atlanta was because it was not meant to be. Nashville (Pegram to be exact) will be our new home.
So, with a happy and excited heart, we are officially announcing that JPP will be moving to Nashville, TN. We are over the moon excited! Of course, I will be back in FL several times for weddings over the next few months, so no worries, I will still schedule sessions when I come home! And my family is in FL, so you will still have part of me!
One of the most exciting things about our new home is that we will have a workshop cottage. Yes, we have a little place on our property that will have room to house guests who come for workshops and mentoring! I can’t tell you how excited I am that I can host workshops at home so hopefully I can cut back on the traveling! I will be offering at least 1-2 small mentoring sessions, with 1-3 people at my home each month! So, grab a friend or business partner and come hang out with JPP! We will also start booking family sessions and weddings for Nashville and the surrounding areas as well. I will only take 1 portrait session a week, so don’t delay to get on my books!
We have some more exciting things happening at JPP in the upcoming year so stay posted. My heart is bursting and I’m so ready for this next chapter.
Until next time,