Summer actually showed up!! And trust me, I fully took advantage and I’m not apologizing for it! As of writing this post, so far, I don’t think it’s rained yet (fingers crossed), because of this, we have spent a lot of our time outdoors, naturally. So, prepare for a lot of nature shots in this month’s roundup! Let’s go!
“Waterway & Tree”
I don’t think taking photos of the canal can every get old! There’s always something to look at and a different way you can take and as a photographer you can ALWAYS simply change your perspective!
I had planned a little trip to the park nearby by, by ways of the canal- but we took a little detour off the beaten path and cane upon a beautiful field! Eventually, it lead us to the park we originally meant to visit, but didn’t end up staying as the walk ended up being well over an hour! We took a mini break and dipped our feet in the cool, refreshing water.
During our walk, my daughter stopped to take a rock out of her shoe, as she stopped a butterfly stopped near by, it was only for a very shot instance, but I was so happy to have my camera to catch it! I swear, it’s been years since I’ve seen lots of butterflies. I wished I had gotten it’s other angle, but I’m not sure I could of gotten a better shot before it flew away.
I’m not sure if any of you know this, but my sister and I have a blog, My Sister’s Keeper, because of this, I’m trying to build up my catalogue of flat lays for posts. I have to say that I am really proud of this shot, it’s simple, but it looks great! The flower is actually from a flowering tree we have in our backyard, my ever increasing obsession with EOS and of course a cup of tea and a rose gold pen, which are musts.
My daughter is obsessed with the colour purple, because of this I feel like my eyes now naturally gravitate to the colour; I spot it every where and in everything! These flowers are everywhere and
Went out for a walk, adamant to find lots of pretty things to photograph, only to cross the street and spot these beautiful poppies in my neighbours front yard. I just LOVE the details you can find in some of the most simple and “every day” things.
I have no idea what this “tree/flower” is called, but it’s so lovely and I find myself drawn to it every time I see them, so it was finally time for me to photograph it, this one was on someone’s lawn so I took a quick snap, but I’d like to take a much more detailed shot of the inside or a closer look of each little flower!
I’ve come to realise that I’m really drawn to water, something about the noise that really relaxes me and I’ve headed the call. Nature has always been my thing, although I’m not sure nature likes me, I always end up with rashes or hives. But you can’t not like the outdoors and just how beautiful this world really is!
“Eco Flat Lay”
For the past year or so, I have been actively trying to find ways to reduce waste and to be more conscious of my personal impact on the environment. I attended The Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival, and was so excited to try out new eco-friendly options- Shampoo bar, metal straw and a bamboo toothbrush! This is the flat lay I shot for it…I did warn you about my flat lay game prior.
Disclaimer, I had actually wrapped up this blog post, but couldn’t resist sharing this photo, as it was 1- taken in June and 2-just so adorable! I fully enjoyed the double cuddles I got during this session. Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming blog post! I just have to work on my self-criticism. K, bye!
I have to admit that I’m super surprised it’s basically July and a part of me wants to cry because 2018 is moving along much fast than I ever expected. It’s also forcing me have a look back at my goals, to reset and to see if I’m actually ticking any off! See you next month!
We can all accept that weddings are ALL about the bride and the groom, as they should be, but for this blog post, I wanted to look through and share another side to the shots captured at weddings- the guests, of course! I also wanted to share the not so typical shots; especially some that might not of made the original cut.
“All Smiles”- June 2017
Because it’s a candid capture. That’s all…Need I say more?
“Cuddles & Kisses”- June 2017
I really enjoyed shooting this wedding, it’s probably the one wedding where I was actually at ease, maybe it was because my sister was helping me or because it was such a simple, but lovely, intimate wedding. It is genuinely one of my favourite wedding to shoot!
“Cheeky”- May 2016
Some times, in the middle of all the fuss and the excitement, it’s easy to forget just how you go there. This shot is one of my faves because it it was an unscripted moment between H & M, where they were able to relax until the idea of someone basically being a paparazzi 😀.
“Neveah Looking Back“- March 2016
This shot makes me swoon! Just to look back and think of how young my daughter was back then, how absolutely adorable she looked in her cute dress- just all of it! This shot was honestly a fluke, she wanted to look out the window (ever curious), as she sat on the window sill, I decides to take the shot of her. I loved the beautiful details on her dress, the bow, the petals- all of it!
“Romantic Bird“- April 2017
This has to be one of the funniest shots I have ever taken, especially as it was completely unplanned; of all of the times to fly across my camera and for me to actually accidentally catch it! Luckily, I got the shot I had planned so it all worked out in the end, but this bird sure added some humour to the occasion!
“Mum-In-Law“- March 2016
I really like this shot, mainly because it’s candid and even more because dear ole mother-in-law isn’t looking at the camera. Lots of people don’t like being photographed and become more tense when they are aware it’s happening; so I was especially pleased with this shot. If I’m correct, it was during the groom’s speech, so maybe because the focus wasn’t fully on her, it allowed for an even more “perfect” shot.
“Moms Times Two“- May 2017
This was taken at my brother’s wedding, I was so caught up in most of the moments, that if I’m honest- I didn’t take very many photographs. That being said, I was glad I took this shot of mom and my brother’s mother-in-law and though we were inside a tent, the lighting was in my favour- I don’t think that I’ve posted this shot before, but I suppose, better late than never!
Weddings are very much high stress, for not only the couple to be wed and their family, but also for us, the photographer, so I welcome the chance to shoot the people who help make the wedding what it is. Having unscripted moments and being able to witness bonding between guests is one of the reasons I love being behind the camera.