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HUGE NEWS! That’s right, we’re moving to Los Angeles. After much prayer and consideration, my husband and I have decided to relocate all the way across the country, and we are ecstatic about it! Jason (who I’m calling out by name in this post for the first time ever) has taken a position with his company that will be taking us to the West Coast.
You may be thinking, “But Amelia, what in the world does this mean for you and the studio?”, and please know how much prayer and preparation has gone into the decision and answer to that very question. I will be physically moving to Los Angeles this winter around the holidays, and will still be working primarily out of Alabama. The studio will be based out of Alabama through next summer, as we shoot out of both the South and the West Coast. At that point, the studio will relocate entirely to Los Angeles, but will still be available for work anywhere (especially down here, where my heart is)!
So, this is a pretty big life change for me and Jason. We looked at different neighborhoods to live in over this past weekend - which, by the way, was the first time I had EVER been to Southern California. Massive Decisions? Yes. A Tad Overwhelming? You Bet. Exciting Adventure? Absolutely! I picked up on a few things really quickly: I have a southern accent; The 405 is almost unbearable; my vegetarianism is much simpler out there; the people are really friendly; the weather is unbeatable; and I LOVE my husband and can’t wait to make this move with him.
Things we are looking for, and would love prayer and welcome advice about: a place to live, a church, and friends. We are really leaving everything behind to make this move. It will be hard, but I am assured over and over again that this is the plan that The Lord has for us. And how thrilling is it to follow Him?!
It is truly amazing to look back and see how God brought us to this point, and how He guided us along the way. One example is the friends I’ve made just over the last six months before we could see any of this on the horizon, California photographers and all-around rock stars, Meg Perotti and Heather Kincaid. Meg had us over for dinner on Sunday evening, and her hospitality was welcoming and encouraging beyond anything I could have imagined.
I am so stoked to finally announce our plans, and I can’t wait to see where life takes us along this unexpected journey!
Here is the first image of me and Jason in California! (Taken on Meg’s front porch by Heather)…