Finally back at my desk after a whirlwind last month….. wow: what a month that was!
From the elegance of Paris, fine wine and cheeses, heart shaped glasses, and Vera Wang by the Louvre, to the visual feast that was Sri Lanka…. from elephants and tropical flowers to lakes, boats and monkeys keeping us awake at night (true), and the fun filled winter wedding of a couple from Tanzania via London held in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. It’s been a month of globetrotting clients, and I realised that all of my clients this last month actually had destination weddings in a different place to where they live. As a girl who had her own destination wedding this year, I love the whole concept of getting married abroad, and I’m going to be talking more about it on the blog soon.
I’ve got my feet wet, very wet whilst shooting (I actually abandoned my shoes), have been featured on Martha Stewart Weddings (see the feature here) & in UK magazines Perfect Wedding & You & Your Wedding, shot my first bride and cat, and my first bride and elephant, and seen enough prettiness and love to keep me going through all these winter months and beyond. A huge congratulations to all my gorgeous couples who tied the knot recently. It’s been such an amazing time, I’m honoured to share these precious times with you all.
So now just 3 days before Christmas I sit here in the home formerly known as Casa Lolo (we love him so much we named the house after him), now a temporary building site. Where there should be a Christmas tree are piles of kitchen doors, where mince pies there are stacks of tiles, and instead of a cosy evening in front of the fire, we are all (hubs, cat, dog & me) piled up on the bed along with the half the contents of the living room & a small radiator. Bit it’s ok, the new fridge is up and running: whoop whoop! I have all the refrigerated goods a girl could desire. The fridge is approximately the size of a small room, has double doors to open it, and contains a veritable feast of goodies. Including fine imported Devon clotted cream for the mince pies. New pairing discovery for 2012 Christmas season. Naughty but oh so nice.
Apparently it will all come together in the next 48 hours; the loose wires will have jobs to do, the units will reappear on the walls, and the dust mountain will blow on, just in time for Christmas Day. Some kind of festive re-birth? I do hope so! Bring on the mince pies, the Christmas cheer and the cosy nights with a roaring pine log fire I say. After Christmas in Ibiza, and a wedding in London, it’s time for a break and we’ll be off to India for some winter sunshine, back in the office from 14 January.
Wishing all of you a very Happy Christmas, a lovely rest and a cosy and warm time with your loved ones . Celebrate the end of this year (and the end of the calendar too if you are of a Mayan disposition), and the start of a new one. May the coming year bring you more love, laughter and magical times than you dreamed for and a special year ahead.
Thank you for everyone that has supported me and to all my clients past and present for being so very lovely and for allowing me to make a living doing what I love, and to use my talent to create emotional and beautiful memories.
See you in 2013!
Much Love xxxxx
(Image above is the first sneek peek of Julie & Zak’s gorgeous Paris wedding)