Happy Friday

Okay, so I was a little worried I had started with a week of gratitudes that was going to be hard to live up to, but I don’t know – this last week has been pretty damn good!

I should make a point of writing something about each day in my diary, as I’ve already forgotten what we got up to on Saturday… but I recall Sunday, and that was a good day.  I won’t go into too much detail here, as I’ll save it for the blog post to come, but on Sunday we met up with Claire and Scott.  As I’ve mentioned before, sometimes meeting couples for the pre-wedding shoot is the first time we actually “meet” them, and with that comes a certain amount of apprehension (for me anyway).  So I’m definitely grateful for how fabulous Claire and Scott are, and their love story… seriously, it bought tears to my eyes.  In fact, double gratitude for reminding me why I am so lucky to do this for a job!

On Sunday we also picked up a referral from Lucy Wallace, and big thanks to her (I hope you feel better), as it resulted in an opportunity to photograph my first Sofreh Aghd on Wednesday.   I hope I will get a chance to share some images of that here at a later date, but for now let me just say it was a beautiful, yet fun, ceremony which I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to document and share.

Tuesday morning had me totally inspired after listening to the first Beloved web seminar series, and has ignited something in Cam which I’ve never seen before.  The excitement we feel about what this means for us as photographers, and how we do our work, is… well, beyond words at the moment; but I’ve tried to articulate it a little here.  Gratitude in buckets to Jesh.

I also want to say a special thanks to George at Juniper Animals for her sweet and unexpected post about me.  It really made my Monday evening and reminded me to take time to be grateful for the friendships I have.

And speaking of friendships,  love and thanks also to dear Leonie whose thoughtful gift (above) arrived moments after a difficult phonecall and completely balanced out any negativity I was feeling.  That’s the power of good friends, even remotely they can weave magic.

So a pretty good week as far as I am concerned, and already the excitment mounts for the weekend, as we are meeting Jo and Jon tomorrow morning and old friends for a picnic on Sunday…  and omg, I can’t forget to thank Mr Sunshine for this awesome weather!

Happy Friday, and I hope you have lots to be grateful for this week too!  And because it’s always good to end with something a little tantalising, here’s another sneak peek of Claire and Scott’s pre-wedding shoot coming to a blog near you next week…