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starting a new tradition. – Personal projects.

I’m starting a new tradition. Every birthday, I’m taking portraits of the girls. And this weekend I started with Mischa’s 7th Birthday. Seven whole years since she burst into the world! So early, so poorly. It was two weeks before I’d get to hold her, 12 weeks of living in the Neo unit before we got to bring her home. I see her now and it all feels like a lifetime ago! 7 years of having her with us, 7 years since she made me a mama. I could never ever imagine my life without this beautiful ball of sunshine in it. I still don’t understand how I managed to create such a wonderful human being!

Happy birthday Mischa!

A woodland walk – Personal projects.

 

A snowy Saturday – Personal projects.

I like many in the northwest on Saturday morning, woke up to a lovely big blanket of snow covering everything. So of course, we ate breakfast as fast as possible, before getting wrapped up and heading out in it. Snow is really such a fabulous thing to photograph in, yeah its cold, but it creates a great big reflective background, full of natural light. the result is a natural glow, on everything and everything. as someone who really loves natural light, this is one of the best times to get out my camera. Did you manage to get many photos of the snow over this weekend?

 

Decking our halls – Personal projects.

This year, I’ve broken a record, my own record. This year I haven’t bought one single new Christmas decoration. not one!

And while I’m talking things I haven’t done this year – be obsessive about the decorations is another. When I dragged everything out on Wednesday night, the girls were of course very excited. Instead of the usual “Its okay, mummy can do it” I just let them crack on. Granted I have had a teen, tiny faff about with those baubles since. but not a lot, really they did a good job!

As always, I’m embracing the traditional style this year.  Its just the style that gives me the most cosy, comforting, Christmassy feeling. I don’t think I’ll ever change it.

Happy first day of Christmas!

 

Hidden gems, a windy day in Blackpool – Personal projects.

 

I’m spending a lot of time learning this month, making it a priority to figure out how to improve my skills as much as possible before the rush of next month starts. Because of all this time spent learning, I’m not spending enough time with my camera, I’m having to practice editing techniques on images I already have – which is actually very brilliant, because it means I’m unearthing collections like this. I’d forgotten all about these photos until this morning. Now I’m instantly reminded of the windy early Autumn day in Blackpool, how we walked for about an hour trying to find somewhere lovely to grab lunch – and exhaustedly traipsing into a Mcdonalds instead because we couldn’t find anywhere! I love the dreaminess of these, the detail in the girls faces, pretty much everything about all of them!

I desperately need to get down to the beach soon.