Okay so it may have been January when I took the photos but I am writing this on the first day of February and there is some lovely evening light shining through the bedroom window. It feels warm and it is bright, an instant mood lifter. Another creative couple of hours passed at the weekend when I turned my hand to floristry. Below are the results and hopefully they will turn out just as beautiful when I do them for real in April, two months from today, for my first wedding! Exciting!
This month always feels like it takes forever to pass and then all of sudden it is my Birthday! I am not sad to see the back of January, with the nights getting shorter again and hopefully the weather improving, but it has been a slightly strange month for me. Exciting things have been happening with A Little Picture, a new card order and a few wedding bookings just to name a few, and with 2016 brings lots of new adventures! In order to make the most of each weekend, times with friends & loved ones and special homely moments I am going to make a promise to myself to take a moment each week to capture something beautiful! Whether it be the sunrise or sunset, a trip to the seaside or just the bulbs sprouting in my garden, I aim to capture it and talk about it on here. A weekly blog is where I hope to share it, as I throughly enjoyed doing this when I had one before. Below is last weekend's moment of distraction, my lovely Andy trying to get my attention when i was too busy taking photos of the mist on the moors!
Last weekend I had the pleasure of meeting the bundle of fun that was Grace and Jim the border! In Cannon Hall park we explored the moody woods and tried to catch Jim standing still, all the time Grace chatted and told me all the people she would be giving the photos to once we had finished! With quite a few front teeth missing Grace looked very cheeky and the foggy atmosphere in the park made for some beautiful shots. She was a delight to photograph and I enjoyed every second.
Baby Bea really is as cute as a button. I have been waiting a few weeks to photograph her with her beautiful mama and the time came when Lauren had purchased an adorable crochet crown for her. We had a play around, inspired by many instagram shots, and it seemed we may have to rearrange with the light escaping on us quickly and Bea ready for all the things new babies always are; food, sleep, repeat! As it turns out Bea was interested in the camera, and her mummy of course, for long enough to get some truly beautiful shots of this little bundle of joy! Thank you to Lauren and Bea and already looking forward to the next shoot in spring!
As the nights begin to draw in, the opportunities for taking photos are getting slimmer, but a couple of weekends ago I managed to catch a break in the rain and photograph two delightful children. We met in rowntree park and amongst the leaves their playful and energetic characters came out. Ava and Harley were a pleasure to photograph and their mum Hannah was fabulously organised and brought along everything we needed to capture some special photos. Thank you guys and sorry about the soggy feet!
A mini break to the Northumberland Coast, booked immediately after watching the latest Macbeth Film! If you haven't already seen the film (it's gloomy and great), I would recommend that you do and maybe it will inspire you to visit too. We had every hope of the sun shining but realistically knew Northumberland is generally foggy and wet in Autumn. Alas, we were lucky enough to visit Alnwick treehouse and Bamburgh Castle in glorious weather. A fabulous stroll along the beach and wander through the dunes made us ready for our food in the evening. I am also ashamed to say this was the first time I have ever had a Barnsley chop, it was delicious, and should certainly have had one in Barnsley before now! We were staying in a cosy shepherds hut with Dark Sky gazing so made the most of a clear sky to see the stars. The next few days lived up to the on screen shots of the coast as it was very moody and foggy but didn't stop us getting out and enjoying the mist. A visit to Corbridge on the way home for Bakewell tarts and my favourite quirky shop RE finished off our Northumberland getaway.