It seems like a long time ago since I wrote a blog post. Most of everyday life has slowed down and business like mine having to press their pause button. However, I've been surprisingly busy, mostly with university work and training courses.
After hearing the most recent government announcement I am very excited once again to get back to the job I love from the 12th April (if all goes to plan). You'll now be able to pre-book your photoshoot from March 29th.
Today I really wanted to touch upon why photography is important, especially in the current climate.
Photography matters. Photography is a way of capturing what is important to us. We have a connection to images, just look at your phone, how often do you snap photographs of your family or even your pets? There is a role for photography in our lives and it speaks to our desires. We often look at photographs to inspire us. Photography also captures precious moments and preserves events, like birthday and marriages, holidays etc. We photograph to document human activity and our human legacy, just like the cave paintings did for us at the very beginning.
Photography can portray emotions like a complex language, express love, sorrow and curiosity. It has the power to move us and make us feel things through its language. More importantly it's an amazing tool to capture family life. How many times do you flick through family albums of family members no longer with us and memorable moments growing up? When we are gone, only photographs will remain to tell our story.
Lockdown has been very tough for many families, we have had to spend months away from each other. I know the first thing I will be doing is visiting family and giving them a long awaited hug. I'll defiantly be taking so many more photographs.
Taken at Venture, Fulham
Sorry it's been a while since I have posted on my blog, life has been pretty busy for me and I have a few announcements to make to all my lovely families and friends.
Since September, I have started my Masters degree course at University. My workload has been pretty big so far, as you can imagine, involving a lot of reading. Needless to say, I am enjoying every moment. I am loving meeting new people from many different backgrounds and developing my management/business skills. For those who don't know, I am studying Project Management so I can further my career in the creative industry. Hopefully in time, opening my own photography studio or working for an innovative design company.
Other than becoming a full time student, I have started a new part time photographer role at Venture Studios in Fulham, London. It's been amazing so far, I am still training with them but I feel that I have learnt more about the photography company and developed my studio photography.
So where does this mean for my photography sessions? So as you know I work mainly in-home and on location. During the winter months I normally focus on newborn sessions and family Christmas sessions at home. Sadly, this year I won't be able to do this because of COVID19. With the new regulations, I feel it would be wise not to visit family homes. This has lead me to make a tough decision. I will only be offering location photoshoots until at least 2021. In the meantime, I will be using this time to get creative and start new art projects.
If you would like to book me for your special newborn photoshoot in 2021, please get in touch now as my sessions will remain limited for the next 6 months.
If you have any questions please let me know, I will be more than happy to answer.
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