31 July 2012

24 July 2012

The Start Of Summer



I finally now feel like I am on my summer break as I have finished both jobs and won't be back teaching until September...
I feel lucky to have this time to relax, see my friends and do stuff that I want to do.  The heatwave upon us this week has resulted in me spending a wonderful day at the beach and a lot of time out in my garden. Sam, my friends son, came round today and was introduced to my pets.. He particularly liked climbing inside Mistys cage and laughed every time she moved.
For the first time in ages I feel relaxed and excited about the weeks ahead of me.

Steam Engines

21 July 2012

Behind The Scenes: Leni's Models



I need to remember to take proper behind the scenes photos, rather than just Willow with the models!

20 July 2012

Garden Fun

15 July 2012

13 July 2012

Update



I made a decision in January to blog more photos of my every day life and to write more on here, but we're now over half way through the year and I feel I haven't put as much effort in as I should have done. The last few months in particular I have been so consumed with work that I have barely had any time to myself so my blog has suffered because of that. So I must remember this and start carrying my camera everywhere with me!
I am now so close to finishing all work for the summer and having some time off to enjoy myself and catch up on everything I have put aside...
Since April I have been splitting my week between two jobs: Teaching at West Suffolk College and Retouching at Pret-a-Portrait. The college has now finished for the summer and I will return there in September but I won't be returning to Pret, instead focusing on teaching and my own photography. I will definitely miss Pret and all of the people there, it has been a great place to work for the past year and I recommend it to anyone local that is looking for work in the photography industry.
It has taken me a while to get back into my own photography, due to personal reasons, but I'm glad to say that I am now shooting again. But this time I am doing it simply because it is what I love doing, I just want to continue creating something beautiful and something to inspire people.
So, like usual, my summer break is looking like it's not going to be much of a break at all. I will be testing for model agencies, shooting editorials for magazines, volunteering for a charity, continuing with the work we're doing on our new house... and somewhere in there I hope to spend more time with my friends & family and those of you I've spoken about meeting for coffee etc, so please get in touch and we will =)

10 July 2012

Growth