Dusting This Thing Off: 2017 Update

Whoa. It's been awhile. According to my last post, which was September 17, I have not blogged in 126 days... whoops. A LOT has happened in 126 days, so let me fill you in: 

If we aren't personally friends and you're reading this, I have since moved to Alabama! Surprise! We literally had about 40 days to find a place to live, pack, and move, so to say things have been a little hectic would be an understatement. We're here and settled and so far loving our new home in the south! I accepted a new job at Coastal Living Magazine (aka my bible) and it's been such an honor to work with an incredibly talented team day in and day out. It's truly humbling. 

You may also notice a name change! This isn't a full re-brand by any means but it was finally time to get rid of Lester for good. It's a name that has been tarnished with personal pain for awhile now so to finally (and officially) be Thomas, I feel liberated. What better time to switch names than moving to a whole new state!? 

So what's all this mean for my business? Well, a lot. I knew that by coming to Alabama, I was giving up a A LOT. Most of which being my amazing family and friends who have helped me build a strong and incredible clientele. It was so hard to say goodbye to so many of you all and I hate that I can't be there to capture your big moments! It's going to take a long time to ever build that kind of relationship down here in a new city but I am in no hurry. For the next year (or two) -- I plan on keeping things pretty relaxed around here. Shooting my remaining 2017 weddings, maybe a portrait session here or there, and mostly, just shooting for fun! It's so easy to forget why we pick up a camera in the first place! 

I am so thankful for all of you who have supported us, helped us, and continue to do so. A huge thank you to both of our families. We couldn't have gotten here without you all and we love you dearly. 

Maybe I'll actually have time to blog my older sessions now! ;) 


Posted by Ashley Lester.