This is my very last post on this blog...I am not sure how that makes me feel actually....it has been the one place I have loved and nurtured since I started my business and wrote my very first blog post a long time ago now it seems.
My brand new fancy pants blog is nearly finished you see...and I am simply in love with it already
What is a blog after all ... a place where you spill your thoughts...share your passions and invite people to come along for the ride... a personal place...so it should be a place that reflects you and who you are..... I have out grown and moved on from here.....my business has changed ...I have changed
It has looked tired and sad for a while and its time to say good bye to the old and hello to the new ...and I am itching and excited to show my new brand....it might surprise you...you may not even like it or think it fits "wedding photography" ...but it fits me like a glove and I feel at home there already....
My lovely friend and fellow Click Collective member Lucy Woodrow has helped me mould my ideas and thought into something less jumbled and much much more comfortable.....and she has found
ME along the way
When I met Amy & David for their E shoot and saw what they had brought along I could have wept...it touched me so.....
In their hands were the very reason we were there ....the very exact reason "I" was there.....and the very exact reason my new blog was made
Old photographs ....parents and grandparents...precious family members on their wedding day ...curly and faded ...folded at the edges and creased ...but precious none the same.
This is what photography is all about for me ...... when I press the shutter and capture a tiny piece of life as it was....in that very second ..... you never realise at that moment the importance it holds.
When my Dad died ... we arrived home from the hospital broken....grief moving us slowly into the realisation that we had become.... in an instant.... a family of three instead of the familiar and safe four....
there were no words....none that would change things...put them back to how they were before
He had died alone...nobody there to hold his hand as he took his last breath ....and I will never forgive myself for that....that I was too late ...that we had left reassured and secure that he was ok for the night...little knowing that his last rally would be just that.
What gave me comfort? where was the first place I went?
His office... drawers and drawers of photographs....album after album ...our life together chronicled and placed lovingly in those albums.....a chest full of memories right there in his favourite place...little pieces of him that stayed behind when
he had gone.......
When we started working on my new blog Lucy asked me one question.......
Why are you a photographer?
You will have to wait for my very first post on my new blog to find out .....but I think if you have stayed with me this far ....well.....then you already know xx
p.s. Amy & David and the lovely bouncy Rolo....thank you for letting me use your gorgeous shoot as a place to say goodbye to the old and to welcome the new