Freda & Michael ~ Glencoe engagement

A few weeks ago Mike and I took the train up to Scotland for a little getaway and to photograph Freda & Michael's engagement. I have always heard about the magnificent landscape of the highlands but have never been so I was pretty excited...

So on the Saturday morning, perhaps the sunniest day in the Scottish history the four of us met up in Loch Lomond and drove all the way up to Glencoe, stopping occasionally for some photos. We had such an awesome time exploring with these two and my god the landscape was just mind blowing. I'm so glad Freda suggested this and I can't wait to shoot their wedding in a couple's months time! Whooop.

2015.

I've always wanted to do the 'a year in review thing' but I'm always away during the end of year and I never get around to it! This year has been pretty special for me so I want to make sure I have it written down somewhere if only to remind myself.

Of the last 12 months I have spent 7 of them in England enjoying work and the other 5 months travelling to 10 different countries: China, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Montenegro, Croatia, Sweden, France, Switzerland, and all over Italy. On the 1st of January this year I was walking arm in arm with my best friend down the streets of Shanghai; that was a pretty good start. When I got back to England I moved to Brighton and absolutely loved the place and my awesome housemates. This is my first proper year in business, I shot and second shot a whole bunch of weddings and adored every pair of clients (considering how many bridezilla horror stories I have heard, having zero of them is a big achievement!). I also shot multiple times for Bill's restaurant and can't even begin to tell how much I love working with our team. I'm writing this as I'm sat in a farm house in Sicily; I have promised myself I would spend New Years in a different country every year and this is the third year I've managed to keep up my little tradition. Last but not least I'm dating the greatest young man I know and I learn a little of everything from him every single day.

Unfortunately I'm travelling and a lot of photos are on my hard drive in England, but here is the brief year in review in photos. As I was culling through the photos I'm filled with so much gratitude; I'm so thankful for all the couples that have had me along on their wedding day. I get to witness a ridiculous amount of happiness and my heart feels so contented. 

Seven Sisters Cliffs

Just a quick update of what I've been up to yesterday. After working hard like a normal person last week I needed a day to recover, so we went away to Seven Sisters Cliff. The turquoise waters lapping gently at the stony shore were more reminiscent of a sun-kissed mediterranean shore than the East Sussex reality, though the bleating of nearby sheep reminded us of where we really were. What an absolute blessing to have this place just down the coast from us!