The First Post

I have been putting off doing a blog for a few years now, and although I’m not too sure still anyone will read this, I think that perhaps creating a blog will be a way to record and see how my work, business, and life changes and develops. I’ve heard it said many times that the best way to move forward is to know where you’ve come from. You don’t dwell on the past, but to have an understanding of how it’s shaped you and to show you the reasons you’ve made certain decisions which have lead to the now, can be insightful and help you decide the right direction to take for the future.

With that in mind, my first post in this blog is a look back to last year, a 2012 round-up if you will. Yes I know it’s February… but in my mind the new year doesn’t actually start until January ends anyway, so technically I’m not that late.

2012 saw a lot of new and exciting possibilities opening up to me. The biggest being setting up a studio on Fore Street, Exeter. A pretty little shop with stained glass windows, wooden floors, and a cute little dressing room out the back. I’ve been here since May last year and it has been lovely to “arrive” at work and “leave” at the end of the day. Of course when you have your own business it’s always at the front of your mind and you are constantly thinking through ideas wherever you are, but I had a work place, and a home place, which felt just right in terms of balancing my life.


2012 also saw me do a lot more couples and engagement shoots. I love doing these and it’s wonderful just to be able to spend time with a couple, see how they interact, and capture their affections.

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I got to work with a lot of lovely couples. I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to go to some beautiful locations, and even had a couple weddings in London. I realise how lucky I am with the clients I get; it has felt like meeting new friends. And I get to photograph my favourite thing, seeing people in love, and tell each couples story.

I realised at the start of this year, looking back through all my work, that that is my “why”, why I do this job, why I love this job, why I put so much passion into my work… I love telling stories. And, as images often say so much more then words, I tell my stories, my couples stories of their wedding day, with beautiful images. Words are used to descried what we feel, but a feeling is so much more complicated then it’s described word. An image can show an emotion that is indescribable…love

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I think I shall leave it there for this blog post. I’ve realised there is a lot to share from last year. And I still may do so, but I also want to concentrate on the present and what is happening now. To make plans for 2013 and embrace all the new opportunities and challenges that come my way.

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