Finding Balance

Wow, it’s hard to believe it’s been several months since the last time I posted to the website! Something that I was devoted to all of last year and much of the year prior has, unfortunately, been put on the backburner. The truth is, something had to give.

Last year was a year of changes. When I decided to establish Kari Campos Photography, those major life changes were not planned. I was committed to my photography business. However, in the midst of starting and establishing this business, I started a new position at my full-time place of employment, a job that is much more demanding and has presented quite the learning curve. But my biggest adjustment of all last year was in becoming a mom to this beautiful little girl.

The truth is, I didn’t realize how difficult it was going to be to balance full-time employment with being a loving wife to my husband and in my new role as Emme’s mom.  I don’t get much time away from work during the weekdays, so my weekends have become solely devoted to soaking up as much time as I can with the two of them. Add in this business, and well, it’s a recipe for disaster, or at least a nervous breakdown.

The bottom line is, while I love photography, I frankly don’t have the amount of time to devote to it as I did when I first established KCP. And there seems to be no end in sight to the craziness of my life (don’t even get me started on the whole house-we-rent-is-going-through-foreclosure issue). Which brings me to the point of this post…

Kari Campos Photography will not be “closing”, but I am greatly limiting the number of photoshoots I take on this year. Each photoshoot I do encompasses a minimum of six-eight hours. Unfortunately, it isn’t as easy as just taking pictures. It is so very time consuming–something I knew when I established the business, but at that time I didn’t anticipate the great number of life changes and challenges I’d be facing soon after.

So with that said, I haven’t fallen off of the face of this earth. I’m loving being a mom and am just trying to find a balance in my life. My number one priority has been and will always be my family, which is why I’ve had to make this decision.

Like I said, I will still be accepting a limited number of clients this year, so feel free to contact me if you are interested, just please understand if I have to regrettably say “no”.

Thanks so much to everyone for your support!

xoxo, Kari

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