The one that’s with you {Jan & Feb 2015}

Most of us carry a camera in our pocket in the guise of a phone, and as technology has advanced and those cameras have got better, the phrase ‘the best camera is the one that you have with you’ has become more and more relevant. Every camera is a tool, and every tool has a job for which it is perfect. For me, accepting the limitations of this sort of camera gives me a lot of freedom in learning how to manipulate the few things I can – what I point my camera at (where the light is falling) and how I compose the image. There is such beauty in that simplicity.

I love Instagram and the story the images tell about my life. While these days I share more of my wedding work on there, my stream is punctuated with images that I take on the camera phone in my pocket – when I just have to stop and capture something that arrests or inspires me. It’s been a whole year since I last did one of these posts. The idea is that by sharing some of my favourite Instagrams with a little backstory, I can share a little more of my life with you.

January 2015

1501 one‘Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.’
– Albert Einstein

This image was taken on a very cold morning out of a car windscreen, while visiting a dear friend in Amsterdam. The condensation on the window gave the vista a dream like feel, half there, half not. This trip was purely for me, to take some needed time out after a busy year, and this morning suited my contemplative mood.

1501 twoGoodnight, London Town #magicalevening

I have been lucky to spend more time in London of late, doing regular lifestyle shoots with the girls from Ruffles & Rockstuds. This view from the Golden Jubilee Bridges, which I pass on my way back to Waterloo Station, never gets old.

February 2015

1502 oneGetting lost in the now and the beauty of Winnall Moors #winchesterwalks #winnallmoors #explorationsaturdays

Jake & I have started ‘exploration saturdays’ (which next summer will no doubt will become sundays, or days when we are not at weddings): days when we go out and find a new walk, or a new corner of the gorgeous county of Hampshire to explore.

1502 two‘Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey.
At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.’ – Vera Nazarian

These trees, reaching out to one another reminded me of this quote…full of positivity and hope. I’ve been re-establishing my daily walk as the weather gets less wet, and I always end up captivated by the sky in the late afternoon. I’ve really noticed how different the clouds are near the coast. The skies are so much more beautiful here to my eyes, but I guess that’s because I feel so at home.