I hope you are all good, a lot has been happening in the world the past few years, especially with Covid 19. I have not written a blog or an update in a good while. I wanted to let everyone know that I am still here! I have been not as “active” due to working on my mental health but was still doing sessions here and there. There have been some changes, which I am now just mentioning.
Not too terribly long ago I started going through a “rebrand” in the sense of changing my business name. I was Crystal Arroyo Photography, but I have been divorced since 2018, I figured it was time to change my name due to a new serious relationship, with possible marriage in the future.
I am now Crystal Lynn Photography; I just changed my last name to my middle name. Which honestly I should have done when I created my business, but lessons have been learned!
I have spent many months changing Arroyo to Lynn with anything affiliated with my business. It has been a process, more complicated than I expected but I continue to push forward.
I am still at the same location, and currently going through a small studio remodel. I am not doing anything that will cause issues with doing studio sessions by any means. I am just trying to make it more aesthetically pleasing and way more functional for me to work in. I am very excited and cannot wait until it’s finished.
With all that being said I have been feeling really good. Focused just like I use to be, feeling normal per say. I have been diagnosed with PTSD, severe anxiety and moderate-severe OCD and have been seeing my lovely therapist for about 3 years now. I also have a med management therapist who I also adore and I am completely grateful for both of these women.
For anyone who has been following me since 2012, you all have seen my daughter Caidence. My little girl has become a little woman, and she is now 15 and a Sophomore in high school ::faints:: My baby boy Bentley isn’t a baby anymore but a 6 year old and in First Grade and amazes me every single day with how smart and witty he is. Both of my kids keep me on my toes for extremely different reasons. They keep me young but at the same time cause my hair to change color, haha.
This year I turn the big 40, which is a milestone for me. I also have spent this year realizing that I have practically lived half my life already. It has gone by so fast. I feel way too immature to be turning 40 in December. I have chosen to take measures to make the other half of my life amazing. This is why working on my mental health is a huge priority. I want to be the best mother I can possibly be to my children. I am creating the best version of myself and a way happier version of myself.
I could continue to ramble but that may be best for in person
I am excited to announce that I have purchased two new Christmas backdrops. One has arrived and I am waiting on the other so I can start booking. I am aiming to start booking Christmas sessions starting early October and continue through December.
I want to thank everyone who has followed me, supported me, and watched me grow into the photographer I am. The best years are coming and I am happy to share it all with you.
With much love,
Crystal Lynn Arroyo