Wow! What a year, I just re-read my end of year blog from 2016 and am pleased to say that I've achieved what I set out to do. The newborn side of the business is blooming and I had the pleasure of covering some beautiful weddings with lots of gorgeous happy people. It's also been quite incredible to watch my now almost 3 year old develop into a cheeky happy boy with a fuel for life. I can't believe that when I write this next year he will have started part time school!
I attended some brilliant training earlier this year by the famous Russ Jackson for newborn portraits and by the lovely and talented Dan Morris for wedding photography. Both have helped me develop in so many ways and with lots of opportunity to shoot and keep developing I am now in my happy photography place.
We also had a small extension at the back of the house so that our sitting room could be converted into a home studio. It's perfectly sized for newborns, sitter sessions and first birthdays. Having the space has made a HUGE difference to us as a family and my business. I now spend less time getting ready for shoots as it's all in one place and I don't need to travel to people's homes anymore and take hundreds of items with me. The room was ready in October and it's been non stop action. Im looking forward to making some changes in the new year to make it lovelier and more accessible for you. There is still work to be done outside the house, which is on the agenda for 2018. This will enable me eventually to have a small space outside for shooting and will make the entrance to the sitting room easier for you.
Again none of this would have been possible without your your support, continued business, recommendations to friends, likes on my instagram and Facebook posts and your openness to inviting me into your lives for a brief period to capture you as an individual, as a parent, as a family, as a wife, a husband, as a child. It has always been and remains to be a privilege that I have the utmost respect for.
Here are a few of my highlights. Thank you so much for a wonderful 2017. Here's raising a glass to wish all of you a healthy, happy and prosperous 2018 xxx
(if you aren't featured in the gallery its only because your images are on a different disk drive and not as accessible to me, not because I don't love you as much :-) )