Melissa’s Materinty Leave

It’s almost time! If you’re one of my amazing clients or have been following MHP online, you’re probably well aware that the Hayes Twins are coming soon! It sort of feels like forever ago that we found out this crazy, surprising, exciting news in October, but it also feels like just yesterday. I mean, how in the world are we about to add TWO babies to our family?! We’ve been a bit busy around here with preparing for these new additions… all while in the midst of selling our home and moving into a new one that we’re really looking forward to raising our family in.

In anticipation of their arrival, I began my maternity leave on March 1 and plan to be off through May 31, 2019 as of now. I wanted to share a few details of what that means for MHP clients and what you can expect over the next few months as we take a break to grow our little family.

  • Email communication will still be available, however my response time will be longer than usual.
  • If you need to place print orders, you may do so any time via your active online gallery. Otherwise, if you need to order prints directly through me, please contact me prior to April to ensure a timely turnaround on orders.
  • I’m currently booking sessions for June and beyond, so please reach out if you want to book a maternity, newborn, or family session to take place once I’m back from maternity leave.
  • Fall Sessions will be announced in July, so stay tuned! The number of sessions I’ll have available will be smaller this year due to having two small babies at home, but there will be a handful of mini session dates as well as full session options. Clients will receive first dibs on mini sessions via email, so be sure you’re subscribed to the MHP newsletter!

I want to give a heartfelt thank you to all of my clients and supporters of MHP who have been so gracious and encouraging during this time for our family! I look forward to sharing our life with twins (and a toddler) once “Cake & Ice Cream” are here!

photos by Jenny Perry Photography