Our lives changed forever one-year-ago today.
There are few words to describe the roller-coaster of emotions we experienced over this past year. Our sweet son, Miles James was born on November 25th, 2012 and we truly had no idea what we were in for. When we met this sweet little boy, our lives were consumed with a love so great and so deep it filled us up and nearly crippled us all at once.
Finding balance between being a loving and present mother, wife, friend and business owner was so much harder than I ever anticipated. In all honesty I didn’t truly feel successful at any of them most of the year. I’m sure people told me to expect that, but I don’t know that you can ever truly prepare for how your life is going to change. There were so many sleepless nights… even when Miles began making it 6 and then 12 hour stretches I was up working, trying to be the loving and committed business owner I had always been. Sadly, there just weren’t enough hours in the day for me to do it all. Those challenges where always sandwiched between new and exciting experiences with Miles (first giggles, plane ride, squeals at our dog Piper, baby babbles, afternoons in the park, squishy food, scootching along furniture, waving and clapping for anyone who would watch, sweet snuggles and hugs made just for mommy…) Our clients have been so gracious and kind with us through this transition in our lives and I have never felt so humbled. The experiences of this past year have been a powerful lesson and catalyst for changes to my system and workflow for next year. I am so looking forward to the next chapter in Kristi Lloyd Photography and another year of stories from our sweet little family.
Here is a peak at what we were doing at this time last year thanks to the talents of Sharon of Sharon Johnson Photography. Thank you for all your love and support this year. We are so looking forward to the adventures of next.