This is probably one of the most interesting blogs I have ever read. Oh happy day – Jordan- the creative force behind the blog – moved to Paris with her husband and 2 children. She can create just about anything. This is the type of girl who you would love to have as a secret santa or to throw you a surprise party – or any party for that matter. She really is creative but fun with it at the same time. The kinds of girl that you want to be friends with – the cool, quirky arty type!
I actually came across her blog from another photographers site and I am so glad that I did.I go back to this site every day. Are you throwing or party of fancy getting creative with some DIY? Thinking of something fun to make with the children? Scroll Jordans website and you will find plenty of ideas. And whilst your there ( because once you do, you will be there for a while) leave some blog love!
I have always had pets, for as long as I can remember. Cats,guinea-pig’s, rabbits you name it we had. A year and a half ago we got two kittens, which wasn’t intentional (or at least that’s the version I tell Jim). When we collected the boys they were 4 weeks old and had been abandoned by their mum. The plan was always, to raise them until they were big enough to be able to give one away,our place is only small and one would be easier. But, when you bottle feed a kitten from 4 weeks,get up in the middle of the night for feeds (oh yeah we did this), give them spa days (Oh yeah I did this) and they fall asleep on your shoulder there is no way that you are giving either of them away.
So, we kept them and now we have twice the fur to hover, twice the food to buy, twice the laughs but twice the mischief! Jim came home whilst I was out to find the 2 chicken breasts that we had out defrosting for dinner had been dragged from the bowl, cooked on the hob and eaten – not by us! It sounds like a joke – it’s not. Okay, so we don’t know if they definitely cooked them,but that had managed to turn on the hob! Its definitely like living with the feline version of Pinky and the Brain.
But to make the end of the week better, I am leaving you with a sneak from my latest engagement session. These to are SO working the camera and cannot wait to show you the rest!
”I took the plunge and stepped out of my 9-5 and have decided to commit to making this dream flourish and work. Having a partner who believes in your vision, allows you to set your goals high and run after your dreams, is amazing! Having a family who never say you cant, but always say work hard, keep your faith and believe in yourself is a blessing. I couldn’t have taken this first step without them” - Me. Blog post from 14th April 2011.
This saturday just gone,marked my first year of working for myself. Managing my own business. And I can honestly say that i’m happy. Deciding to leave me full time job was a big step, but one that I knew I had to take for my business to develop, and it felt like the next natural step to take. I told myself I would give it a year. You see I knew that I had enough bookings to take me through the summer so I could support myself, but at that time I had none booked for 2012, I didn’t know what the end of this first year would look like. But, I did know that if people didn’t like it - didn’t want to book, then the worst scenario would be that I tried, and I would have to go back to a full time position. Fortunately some people did like my work – and me. They decided to enquire and to book, and recommend me. Thats right, the majority of my bookings for 2012 have come in the form of recommendations from previous clients and friends and I am SO thankful for this because now,I am entering my second year of business. I have more bookings confirmed for this year then I did for the whole of the last. So thank you to each person that booked me for a wedding or a shoot. Thank you for each person that passed on my details to a friend and referred my name. Thank you, because in doing so I get to continue to do what I truly love.
So here is to another year of rock and roll!!
Hi Friday – here again so soon?! Well I think I am ready for the weekend this week. I have an engagement session with a fabulous couple lined up and and a surprise party as well.. so I know its going to be good! I have been noticing my lack of blogging recently, so next week I intend to make a change and bring you some daily blogging – yes daily!
So, have a fantastic weekend what-ever you end up doing. Here is taster from a boudoir shoot I will soon be sharing..
A while ago me and Jim surprised his mum in the park with a picnic for her birthday. One of the things we used to decorate were these really cute and easy to make pom poms. We hung from the tress above the table and they really did look quite pretty. A friend asked me how to make them, so I thought I would share it here as well.
This is how I used them…
What you need.
*white wire ideally ( i only had blue)
1.Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inchwide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.
2.Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.
3.Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.
4.Tie a length of monofilament to floral wire for hanging.
Step 5. Discard any bits of tissue paper onto your four legged helper!
Until December 17th I am offering childrens portrait sessions for the price of £75. Which includes the following:
- 1-3 hour location shoot
- online gallery (viewable within 7 days)
- 25 unwatermarked print ready images
Giving you the freedom to create. Your images.Your choice.
To get more details take a look at my children’s portraits website
. A fabulous idea with Christmas just around the corner. *Gift vouchers also available - valid until 31.06.2012*
Feel free to email - email@example.com
Its the handwriting.Always. Seeing a handwritten letter in the post makes me smile! This letter was no exception. I arrived home from holiday and sifted through the mail to find a letter, hand written, addressed to me. It was a letter from Christine and Kevin, thanking me for their pictures.
Being able to have a job that I LOVE, will never get tired. And it is me that should say thank you. To you. x