Author Archives: Melissa Lloyd

I’m an on-location, natural light, creative, portrait photographer focusing on maternity, newborn, family, + children. This blog combines my latest photography work, glimpses into my life, and things that inspire me.

A few months ago, we took the kids on a 3-day Disney cruise (our first) to the Bahamas.….this was the best money I think I have ever spent. The accommodations…the food…the shows…the unlimited free ice cream…Disney’s island…the food…Mickey and Minnie…the staff…the kids club…the pools…the food. I think I mentioned the food more than once. 🙂 My pre-cruise efforts at losing weight suffered, but we ate well and often (read: all the time).

Joshua’s birthday fell on this weekend so he spent his 11th birthday in the Bahamas. As a stroke of good luck, Disney served BBQ ribs (his favorite meal) on his big day.

Maddy got to go to the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique and transform into a mermaid. Glitter, nail polish, hair accessories, and pampering…

And Zach became a world traveler and got to visit the Bahamas…a destination on his travel bucket list…

Ya’ll, Disney knows how to cruise…after most trips, we are ready to get back home and back to our routines. This was the first time, we ended a trip and felt really sad that it was over. My kids are still talking about those 3 days and wanting to know when the next Disney cruise is…

Sweet memories…

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by Melissa Lloyd

This is her absolute favorite book (right now, anyway) and I’m pretty sure that we have read it about a thousand times. In the last few weeks, she has started reading it herself. While I am excited that her reading skills are improving and she can read more and more things on her own, it is a little bittersweet. It means that she will crawl on my lap less and less to have me read her a book. Being a mother is harder than advertised in so many ways, but letting go and being needed less and less just might be the hardest part.

On this sweet day, she read her favorite story to her piggy.

She didn’t need me to read the story…but she did need me to record this moment of her life. Fifteen sweet minutes of her reading all by herself to one of her favorite friends. Fifteen minutes that I don’t ever want to forget.

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Pearl Brewery in San Antonio has to be one of my favorite places to shoot family photo sessions. The lighting, the buildings, the architecture, the grounds….are all so beautiful. This family was so fun to work with. All smiles. Joking. Laughing. And having a good time together in spite of the heat and humidity. They were such a joy to be around!

If you would like to get in front of my camera before the holidays…NOW is the time to book a session. I have limited availability this fall so contact me to get on my calendar.

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