Happy new year to you all! I hope you had a great time over the festive season. We had a fantastic time and I loved spending so much time together as a family. Unfortunately Harrison got a chest infection the day after he finished school, so he wasn’t his usual energetic self on Christmas Day which was a shame, but both of the boys were still very excited about what Santa had delivered! Sam is now 2.5 yrs so this was the first year that he understood what was happening. He had been asking for a yellow bike (we’re not sure why yellow!) for months so the look on his face when he opened it was priceless!
Like many people probably did, I managed to put on half a stone in December which isn’t great, but I sure did enjoy myself in the process! But now I’m being a complete January stereotype and am doing a full-on detox. I’ve never done one before, so I thought it was about time I put my body in for a service! I’m doing the Jason Vale juice detox. My aim is to get to at least 5 days…I’m now on day 2 and it’s not too bad although I do feel quite hungry, and have a headache from the caffeine and sugar withdrawal. Anyone that knows me will know how much I love my food and wine, so it’s definitely not going to be easy! I’ll let you know how it was once I’ve finished it. I also went to my first bikram yoga class in Surbiton last night which was really tough (I so nearly walked out in the last 30 mins) but I felt great afterwards. Hopefully by the end of the month I’ll feel like a new woman!
Anyway I’m sure you haven’t visited my blog to listen to me waffling on about my Christmas and detoxing!
I said that I would share some photos of the gorgeous products that were ordered from this family shoot in Bushy Park. Here is just one of the frames they ordered to display their photos around their home. This is one of my most popular products, the storyboard frame.
When I first started my business nearly 5 years ago, I wanted to offer a signature product that I loved, and that really showed the story of my sessions. I searched for a fantastic frame supplier and discovered this multi-aperture frame and decided to name it ‘The Storyboard Frame’ as it sounds so much more interesting (and simpler) that a ‘9 aperture multi-frame’! Often is it too difficult to just choose one image from the session that you want to display large, so this frame is perfect for us to pick out a few of your favourites to display together. I’ve heard lots of other photographers calling this type of frame ‘the storyboard frame’ as well, so I feel chuffed to have come up with a product name for something that is now used regularly in the photography industry!
And one of the other products this family ordered was a beautiful fine art album. They chose the gorgeous brown leather cover with embossing on the front. You really need to hold one of these beauties in your own hands to appreciate the quality but hopefully you’ll get the feel for it from these photos.
What a stunning keepsake this will be for their little girl when she grows up.
I’ll be back to regular posting from now on, so I’ll be back soon with lots more sessions from the end of last year.