This is a tough blog post to write. And if I’m being honest I started drafting this post over a year ago. As some have noticed I’ve decreased my presence on social media, blogging and newsletters, beginning my slow descent to close Gruman Photography’s doors. 2019 brought a slow year with a sharp decline in new clients, and 2020 has brought a pandemic that has been, needless to say, difficult to navigate. Through all this I’ve come to the decision that it is time to close Gruman Photography.
The part that makes my heart hurt the most is knowing I will no longer see all the families that have been loyal to me for years (a few even sticking by my side for all of my 13 years in business!) Every senior, engagement, wedding, newborn, family & kids I’ve photographed will hold a special place in my heart during this unforgettable period of my life. The past couple of years as my clients children have gotten older I’ve come to look forward to having conversations with them, eager to hear about their sports and activities they were involved in, as well as receiving many demonstrations of the Tae Kwon Do moves they’ve learned or a back bend they nailed at gymnastics. And commiserating with parents about the challenges of our “babies” getting older and growing up so fast.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for supporting my business over the years. It’s been a pleasure connecting with each and every one of you.
So what’s next? If you already have a session on the books for 2020, not to worry! I am not canceling any currently booked sessions for this year. I am, however, not accepting additional clients for the remainder of the year. If you have a gift certificate you haven’t used yet I will honor those until the end of 2020, you can shoot me an email so we can chat. My contract states I keep client images stored for one year, all 2020 clients will still have access to their images 1 year from their shoot date. After that time any remaining files I am storing will be deleted.
And now cue Boyz II Men “It’s so hard to say Goodbye…”