Wow, where to start with this lovely blog post. Today has been amazing. In fact the whole weekend has been amazing! Scrap that. The whole week! With a beautiful wedding on Saturday and a Beloved shoot with a gorgeous couple today in some of my favourite spots along the Cornish coast, and then attending an inspiring, life changing workshop in the week its been one of change and discovery and prettyness.
And today I fell a little (OK maybe a lot) in love with Bertie.
This is Bertie.
Last week I attended a workshop in London that was called 'Life as an Artform' with the amazing Jesh de Rox. Jesh is the creator of a new genre of photography called Beloved and I absolutely love it. Beloved is about expression, connection, communication and almost entering a state of childlike play allowing couples to re-connect in today's crazy world and share genuine emotion and feeling through the portrait session. Amongst other things, its is about giving couples the space to express themselves, have fun and fall a little more in love. I am really excited about incorporating Beloved within my work and cannot wait for the year ahead to have chances such as I had today to connect with those I will be privileged to meet and share time with.
One is that photographing a small puppy, so full of life and energy, is never easy but it is even harder when that little puppy is all black! Your camera literally screams at you trying to find something to focus on.
The second most important realisation that I had today was that I am absolutely, definitely, without a shadow of a doubt getting a Labrador puppy as soon as I possibly can!