Today we get our KEYS! Woohoo!
In three days - we get to move into our forever home!
New [outdoor] studio.
No more dull beige walls to stare at when I’m in thinking (ok - distracted) mode - I don’t even have a pot plant to look at!
But it’s ok - because in just a few days - not only will I potentially have a beautiful floral arrangement sat pretty on my shelves - but I will have a whole forest of trees to gaze into - as I ‘work’!
And I’m sure my work motivation will kick in once the novelty of new has gone - and it has sunk in that this is it - our dream has come true! Read More
Thinking out loud!
This morning - I woke suddenly from my sleep.
My dream was basically an episode of the Walking Dead - abandoned buildings and deserted towns that I would move on from - leaving those that I just met, behind. - leaving in my Mini Cooper that climbed stairs and packed up into my pocket when I had no need to drive.
I ended up stood with my mom and dad - in an office full of women who gathered and listened intently to my daddy as he raved about my achievements - and the model wine bar I’d made at school.
But there was another man in the room too - and he was stood inappropriately close to me. I didn’t know this man, but yet he had his arm weighing down across my shoulders. I felt uncomfortable. Read More
Face YOUR Fears - like I did!
Twenty-one years ago - I was abandoned up the Eiffel Tower!
And 38 years prior to that - Audrey Hepburn apparently got ‘lost’ up the tower too!
I was shopping for souvenirs - and when I came out of the store with keychain in hand - my school class had gone.
They can’t have gone far - surely?!
But they had.
I searched for them - and found no-one - they had left me.
At twelve years old - I was stood alone - in a foreign country - up the Eiffel Tower! Read More
They are just EXCUSES!!
They ARE just excuses!
Yesterday was a pretty productive day…
I finished up a boudoir edit - and burned the images to a beautiful personalized disc.
The Client Appreciation Party got re-organized due to the change in location - and I think it’s going to be even better now!
Oh - and I started working on my first BOOK!! Read More
What is an UNPLUGGED wedding?
What is an unplugged wedding??
Have you heard of “Uncle Bob”?
Or as my hubby likes to call them - Mosquitos - because they just love to buzz around - and get in the way.
They are the [guest] unpaid ‘photographers’ at every wedding!!
The relative with the fancy camera - hovering over my shoulder - to get every shot.
Or even worse - gets in the shot - as they go for an alternative angle.
Luckily for me - it has only happened a handful of times - but believe me - a handful too many! Read More
As you can probably tell by the influx of sneaky peaks over onFacebook -
Have you missed me?
Seriously though - have you?
Have you noticed that I have been M.I.A?
That you have received ZERO emails in the last two weeks?
That there has been a lack of Facebook posts?
A tiny part of me felt like I was abandoning my lovelies - that I had temporarily abandoned my business
Maybe I had - and in that sense - the last two weeks seemed like a very long time - like I’d been away for several weeks - not just two Read More
Building confidence can take a little bit of work...
Maybe you’ve always been hard on yourself - and never felt right complimenting yourself.
Or maybe something has happened in your life - and you are not who you used to be - or maybe you are exactly the same person - but just don’t see it - or feel it anymore.
Sometimes, we all need to find ways to feel beautiful again - to be beautiful on the inside AND the outside!
And I believe that I can help YOU!
As I have with so many of my lovelies . . . Read More
A few helpful tips for planning a destination wedding - from those who have actually done it! Please feel free to print this list too!
It's May 2nd (Happy Birthday to my handsome hubby) and we are experiencing summer!
The birds and sun are my new alarm clock (so naturally I'm getting up earlier and earlier each day)
I'm currently listening to the humming of a lawn mower and smelling the AMAZING scent of freshly cut grass.
It. Is. HOT!
My shorts are on and my pasty white legs are going to see the light - well, tomorrow - when I get a day off!!
This time next year, I will be able to sit on my deck and blog outside - soaking up the sun - instead of sweating in this tiny apartment - or looking out across a parking lot!
Today is the perfect day to talk about - planning a destination wedding (it seems this was meant to be delayed - for the good weather!!) Read More
Is it a good idea to pay for a Destination Wedding Photographer to fly out to your wedding? Or - use the local/resort Photographer?
For those of you waiting for my 'Planning a Destination Wedding' blog - it is coming - I promise.
There's just a slight delay.
Last week, I helped you plan a wedding.
This week, I was going to give you tips on planning a destination wedding.
Since I am leaving soon to shoot a destination wedding - and haven't actually planned one myself - I decided that I would 'interview' the bride when we go over the final details of her big day.
I will ask her all about her experience of planning a wedding with so many miles between!! - and then share it with you!
But - I still need to share something with you now. Read More
Wedding planning can be so overwhelming - because there’s just SOOOO much to think about - and do.
So - I have done the thinking for you.
For the most part, anyway.
Did you believe me when I said I LOVE lists??!
And believe me again, because you are going to love this one!
I am pretty sure I have covered every nook and cranny of wedding planning.
All YOU have to do now is - print this blog - check off each task as you go - and of course, apply your own creativity in terms of colours and style, etc - although, I have tried to help you a little there too.
I remember only getting stressed once during wedding planning - actually, twice - but that one doesn’t count. Read More