That was exactly what I thought six weeks ago…I was racking my brain to come up with meaningful new resolutions and started thinking about the things that made me really happy in 2016, which was quite a tough year. One thing that stood out, was our family trip to Grândola in Portugal last February when I picked up my camera again and never put it back ever since.
Today’s weather was amazing for February…18 degrees! We had all the windows opened in the house, had lunch outside on the deck and then I grabbed my camera and took the girls for a photoshoot at the skatepark. Here is a sneak peek of what we got up to until I get the time to edit all of them.
Steve and I have been together for two decades so dinner at the restaurant with half of the country is really not my idea of a romantic meal. I much prefer when we surprise each other with little attentions any other day of the year to show that we love and care about each other. Last year, I put a mixtape together. This year, I have re-styled our dining room with a large blank canvas where I added the word LOVE and created some free printables which you can download and use as Valentine’s card. If you place them on each plate like I did, you will need to select to print as A5.
One of the five feel-good things I wanted to do in 2017 was travelling so I got mega organised last month and booked ahead our family holidays for the months ahead. I will also be back in Paris in March to do a few portrait sessions like I did for Iris and Catherine and I’m waiting to hear back from clients about London and maybe Greece. So if you would like to book a photoshoot with me while I’m in Lisbon, Comporta, Paris, Marrakech, Bali or Hossegor let me know. Have a great weekend!
I’m venturing in new territories, carving a new career for myself as a Photographer (here we go I said it!) and I would say that 90% of the time, I’m on a high, eager to learn, to see how much progress I’m making on all accounts from posing, lighting and editing on Lightroom and Photoshop, hugely grateful to all these people who are kind enough to trust me and pay me to take their portrait and then once in a while the 10% hit me in the face like a truck and I feel like s**t. Today is one of those days. I’m tired, my body is aching and I feel like whatever I do is not good enough and I will never be the Photographer I want to be because of course, I don’t want to be an average Photographer :-) I want to be a really good one! But I know the pattern and I know how destructive and negative this path can be so I’m going to close down my computer, head to …
I’m in Paris this week to portrait shoot two beautiful women (see Iris here) and go to LOVE/ETC, a wedding show which I find very inspiring. I’m not in the market for a wedding neither do I want to shoot weddings but from a styling and concept point of view, I think LOVE/ETC has a great deal of inspiration and creativity to offer and there is also a lot of Photographers I love like Chloé, Yoris and many more. If you are planning your wedding soon, it’s the perfect place to find the most creative people from wedding dress Designers, make-up Artists, wedding Photographers, DJs, video makers, etc. Shall I show you a few images until I add some on Instagram stories tomorrow!?