Thursday, 25 February 2010

It's arrived!!!

The Amazon gods have finally delivered the heavenly 5d Mk ii and 2 super duper L range lenses and I can't wait to get playing with them.

Unfortunately however, I am feeling rather groggy and not even 70% after having my ACL (cruciate ligament) reconstructed on Saturday. I had a wonderful, if rather itchy (I scratched myself alive! On Sunday when I checked out of hospital I looked like I had been mauled by bears!) 24 hours dosed up on Morphine  on Saturday and Sunday and now the hard work begins. 6 to 9 months of rehab! I am hobbling around on my crutches at the moment and have had to move back in with the folks as the hospital wouldn't let me go back to my house due to my lack of banisters to help me up and down the stairs. I'm not complaining however, as I am enjoying everyone waiting on me hand and foot, although I'm sure it will be shortlived as they are all getting fed up of my demands already!

Hopefully in the next few days I will be feeling human again and get to play with the little beauty from Canon!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Final answer

Well I did it. 8 days, 4 dresses and a decision made! There were tears, and plenty of them (what a loser!), but I have made my choice now and I am sticking with it, if only for the sanity of my mum and bridesmaids! I really LOVE my dress, it's beautiful and unique and that's all i'm saying incase my lovely husband-to-be sneaks a peak at this!

Now on to the bridesmaids dresses...Four bridesmaids all different shapes and colourings, should be interesting! But thankfully less stressful for me I think/hope!

On a photography front, things are ticking along nicely. I am looking into courses at the moment and in talks with a few people about their weddings this year and next so I'll keep you posted.

Happy Tuesday- and a rather sprighty tuesday it is here in Knutsford, must have been that 6.30am gym sesh this morning!!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Super excited

Last week I had the most exciting phone call from Andrea Ellison; a really lovely lady that I met at an open day at the Annabel Williams studio last year. We 'connected' on the day, perhaps due to our lack of confidence and our intimidation by the 'professional' photographers in the room that were baffling us (well me anyway) with their chat and have subsequently kept in touch ever since.

Well true to Andrea's word on the day when she agreed that I, a complete stranger at the time, could shadow her at one of her weddings, she has asked me to accompany her on not just one but numerous weddings this year! And even better than just shadow, Andrea is even letting me loose with my camera!

I have told her not to rely on me for any perfect images just yet, and just do what she would do normally if I wasn't there, but I am hoping secretly for some pearlers to build up my portfolio and to present to the bride and groom alongside Andrea's amazing shots.

I can't believe how supportive Andrea is being and I am so incredibly grateful. She really is a breath of fresh air in this industry that can seem bewildering and rather intimidating at first glance. 

Andrea is relatively new to this photography malarky herself, but is doing really well already and has numerous weddings and portrait sessions booked for this year. I just want to say a massive thanks to Andrea, as it's people like her that will shape my career and give me the confidence and experience I need to be fabulously successful at this.

I also want to say a huge thankyou to Jodie Chapman, for answering my endless questions and giving me a boost. I really can't wait for our engagement shoot in May and our wedding day as I know she is going to take amazing shots of our big day.