A little change for 2011

Remember those heppi pictures I posted couple of weeks ago, well that was us coming back from our second echo. That’s us being really really happy with the news that our little baby is doing just fine! Yep, we are gonna be a mom and dad next year! The little one is expected at the start of April 2011. We are in our 16th week and after Wenti made her little facebook announcement I’m very happy I can do the same here! (damn, keeping my mouth shut was difficult!)

The little one will also have an impact on my photography for 2011:

I haven’t exactly made a secret out of the fact that the hardest thing when choosing for a professional photography career (next to my main-job as a developer) was to find a balance between 2 jobs and a personal life. My biggest fear has always been that I didn’t want anything to come between me and Wenti. She has been my biggest fan from day one, my critic when I needed one or just the one there to put me at ease when I had doubts about my photography. So for 2011 I’m making some changes.

You don’t have to be rocket scientist to figure out that a newborn (or child) will consume “some” more time. And I wouldn’t want to miss him/her growing up. Working a 5 day week and shooting a wedding on Saturday usually leaves me in a zombie on Sundays… and I’m sure mommy and child can appreciate me being around during weekends. Being new to this parenting thing is like a big leap into the unknown, and until we found our new family rhythm I’ve decided to take it slow for 2011. But of course, I just want to be the best dad ever!

Couples who already booked for 2011 don’t have anything to worry about, none of your wedding dates are anywhere close to the expected date of birth. And to a lot of couples that I disappointed in saying that I was already booked, I probably owe you an apology, I’ve actually been keeping my schedule open and I couldn’t tell you the real reason because actually … nobody knew yet! (and you don’t want me calling you on the wedding day, sorry can’t make it … having a baby now )

So for 2011 , I’m not accepting any more booking so I can spend as much time as possible with my new family.

Trying to put together a mini picture diary kind of thing, with all the random things that we want to say to our boy/girl.

23 Comments so far  
by nimsa 12.01.10 12:27 pm

Tom! Gefeliciteerd! Hou inderdaad ‘wat’ tijd vrij 🙂 voor het familieleven. Het is heerlijk!

by Andrea Armin &Ben Luca from Germany 11.16.10 4:40 pm

Hi Wendy, Tom and Baby!

we are very happy for both of you!
You will have a great time and lots of special moments during the pregnancy.
We didn’t tell you about our little son, did we??

One year after our great wedding (with greater pictures, Thank you Tom), on 10.10.2010 our son Ben Luca was born.
Isn’t it amazing? We could not have a better present for the first wedding day…

We wish you the very best…

Andrea, Armin and mr. yammy yammy Ben

by joeri 11.11.10 5:05 pm

Super! Het gaat geweldig zijn…

by Serge Van Cauwenbergh 11.04.10 2:45 pm

Congrats to both of you!

by Kristof Pattyn 11.01.10 12:39 pm

Geniet er maar van samen van de mooie momenten! Best of luck!

by Pieter 10.29.10 4:40 pm

Groot gelijk. Maak uw agenda leeg. Af en toe eens een zaterdag shooten cava, maar zodra je gemiddeld twee of meer weekends aan het werk bent, dan is het niet meer plezant. Liever thuis eens samen iets doen, want ook in de week wordt tijd een pak schaarser.

by Charlotte Vercruysse 10.29.10 3:51 pm

Ooooooooooooooooooh PROFICIAT!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂
Dat kan niet anders dan een heel creatief kindje worden he 😉

by Tom Leuntjens 10.29.10 12:01 pm

Iedereen super hard bedankt voor jullie leuke, lieve & plezante comments!

by ian segal 10.29.10 9:47 am

proficiat! en een wijze beslissing om het rustig aan te doen 🙂

by WES 10.29.10 8:35 am

Fantastic, congrats to the both of you!
You’re going to have so much fun shooting the whole experience! Pregnancy, birth, first steps, first school day, graduation, wedding, becoming grandparents 😉
Enjoy the ride!

by Bart 10.29.10 8:22 am

Leuke fotokes! 2011 wordt ‘n echt babyjaar, bijna al mijn beste vrienden verwachten ‘n kleintje 🙂

by Loes & Stijn 10.28.10 7:11 pm

Wat een leuk nieuws om te vernemen. Geniet van het nieuwe, groeiend leven en van elkaar!!
Wat gaan jullie dat goed doen!

Een hele dikke proficiat!!

Loes & Stijn

by Nicky Jacobs 10.28.10 6:30 pm

Proficiat aan beide!!!

by Bond MET Naam 10.28.10 5:16 pm

First of all: Welcome “Little pea”!!!
Don’t worry, your name will be chosen carefully since we are so kind to help your daddy with that 🙂
I can tell you, his rules are very strict! I think he only wants the very very very…best for you!

Congrats to the parents!

L & H

by steven 10.28.10 4:20 pm

Heyhey! Proficiat!
Wordt superleuk!

by Jef Janssens 10.28.10 4:12 pm

Congratz mate! Wish you 2 a flawless pregnancy! Hope you both keep postings this little diary newsflashes 😉

by Sophie Delaveau 10.28.10 3:11 pm

Congratulations !

by Sofie 10.28.10 2:41 pm

Mooi gedaan!!

by Jasper Van Tilburgh 10.28.10 2:02 pm

Congratulations both of ya!!

by evert 10.28.10 1:29 pm

congrats!! I think it’s the right thing to do; enjoy 🙂

by Simone-Michelle 10.28.10 1:11 pm

Whoohoooooo! That’s wonderful news! Many congratulations to both of you. 🙂 Love the diary kind of thing, it’s so sweet! 🙂

by Nathalie 10.28.10 1:08 pm

Congrats to the both of you! I’m sure this will be the biggest project of your life, and I know what I’m talking about ;-). Enjoy every minute of it and enjoy the love between you guys!

by Niko Caignie 10.28.10 1:05 pm

Dude! Congrats!

& Good Luck!