i spent some time with this sweet family, capturing a few moments of their last days in this beloved home.
last year i took part in vivienne mcmaster’s be your own beloved, which is a month long self portrait adventure. like many of my clients i don’t generally like having my photo taken and being behind the camera means i manage to avoid photos much of the time! but i wanted to challenge myself and step out of my comfort zone. it’s funny; i can see my clients with eyes of compassion and kindness, but not always myself, which is something i constantly need to work on. surprisingly, i thoroughly enjoyed the process and i actually did begin to see myself differently- as the days went on i was excited to receive my daily email and plan a mini photo session with myself! making time for myself in such a small way and using my artform to create self portraits is amazing and quite therapeutic.
i recommend this course to anyone, it will absolutely change your thoughts about yourself and your self image, plus you have a group of supportive people on the same journey (and you totally do not need to be a photographer to take part, most people who do it aren’t!)
each day you receive a different prompt, so each of these images actually have a title and meaning to me. here’s my 28 days! x
a year ago i had just returned from this.
a uk wedding- at maunsel house in somerset, to be precise. a three day celebration of the darlings that are roz and jon. a gathering of family and friends. so so so much fun and laughter and love, so many images and amazing outfits! a privilege to witness, an honour to be embraced in this circle.
i actually do not have enough words for how much i adored this adventure. thank you all.
(and another big thank you to robin and chris for starting this- and all those who started that! x)
these are from just one day…
i get to call these two beautiful people friends. they are up for most any adventure, even one that involves being photographed by me while on crutches with my leg in a cast! they have had many highs and lows just in the years i have known them, but always come out smiling and strong on the other side. i am hugely grateful for their openness. and their awesomeness. x