More roses - I am obsessed.

Life is still busy - I'm running 6 weeks behind and I'm stressed. Bathroom's not finished and have so much to do that I don't know where to start. Thankfully have a good boy beside me who is helping me manage - well trying too. Today there's beautiful blue sky and a light keeping me focused and positive - and bigger nastier things happening to keep me thankful and grounded.

My thoughts are with anyone in danger. keep safe.



Been editing a wedding this week and this image made me smile.. This year I seem to have missed Dahlias - there were a few in my mums garden but not enough for my normal september bouquets..

This mans garden though had a stirling crop - It made me think of Oli's Grandad.. We must get to his alpoment next year.. he is the 2012 Dahlia grower of the year and I'd love to see all his work lined up in their uniformed glory. They also make me think of us and our wedding. The vicar said in his sermon that they will always represent our wedding - and he was right they really do.

Right back to work!



On the greyest, misty day for a long time the colours of Autumn were fighting through. Dave and I found ourselves being drawn into the garden and lost in the colours. Winter is coming.

iPhone photos edited with feet up on my mum table drinking tea (Earl Grey) and using VSCO cam.



SO we have been struck down with a big bad bug.. first time both of us have ever been sick and off work and a serious pain as I'm now even more behind than I was before! I did however find a little time to finally blog a wedding.. I had so much trouble picking which images too use I thought I'd add a few I didn't use here and loads more on my blog over here.. I hope you like them - it was such a magical wedding. How cute are they practising their first dance..

Got a wedding tomorrow which I am so excited about - so will be tucking myself up early for bed - as I've been sick since monday I must be on the mend now! Hope you all have a lovely weekend.



I LOVE Toast - always have. I still type in toastbypost when I search for them. I still get rediciously excited when I see a new catalogue arrive and I still love looking through it with a cuppa tea and my mum by my side.. How beautiful are their catalogues - they've always have really cared about them and the photography within them. I can't believe they're about to be 15! This season the womans has been shot by the amazing Boo George and Nick Seaton and I love this collection.

As always this time of year hits and suddenly I feel I have nothing to wear. The boy hates this statement as my wardrobe is bulging with treasured clothes -  which is true.. but with a new season comes this wish to update and feel fresh. I'm not someone who's a big spender and I'd rather spend more on something I get a lot of use out of and is well made. As much as the boy disagrees some casual staples are defiantly missing. My daily knitwear is a little tired (and small due to someone doing the washing!) and needs updating. I also have a big thing for cords and shirts this Autumn. I've tried all the below on and am loving and wanting them all.. It's SO hard picking as it all adds up!

I just don't know which to pick! Am heading to Bath this weekend so I'll have another try on session - I'll let you know how I get on!


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life recently

Well it's official - you are all amazing and made me feel so much better. The comments from this post meant so much to me. thank you!

This week has been a better one. ticking things off the list slowly, trying to get better at managing my work load between the two companies. Lists and communication is key.. would help if we weren't so busy doing the bathroom in the evening but as it's all for the greater good and I really haven't had to do that much can't complain. so updates:

Coffee morning// went really well - raised over £600 which is pretty good going. My efforts were poor though as I has a baking disaster.. Mum made enough for everyone so that was a relief! I took no photos as was busy with coffee making but there were some delicious treats.

Bathroom// going well - the boy has been building it with his bare hands every evening for the past two weeks. The beautiful tiles have gone and the bath is plumbed in and new taps working. Just been trying to do the cosmetics this week - picking flooring, tiles, prepping walls and painting. Bit fed up with cleaning myself in a building site but am enjoying baths in the morning - something I'd never thought I'd say!

Mixed with work and building bathrooms - we had an amazing weekend last weekend. Got to see and hang with very special friends. My two uni girls, one who now lives in New York and one in Paris and the boys best boy. The boy and I got asked to be very special people at a very exciting wedding and after 10 years of friendship I love how easy it is to all hang out together. Something we haven't done since our wedding. Also went wedding dress shopping which was so much fun and reviewed the dresses with cake and tea!

So life is pretty dam good! Hope your's is too x



Just got lost on the internet - only for a few minutes if you're reading this any clients or my boy! but saw this and gave a big sigh.. I can't wait till I have the space to give large dinner parties.. table names, flower decorations, 8 or 10 people comfortably sat around the table laughing, eating, drinking and relaxing. one more sigh.. and a lot more dreaming!

Found this image here - from here and about the amazing sunday suppers - one of the nicest place to visit and get inspired - amazing food and amazing photography!


social failings..

I met the loveliest couple at the wedding I was working on this weekend and we were talking about the pressure of keeping up with work and social media - and without question I am failing.

Apparently I should be tweeting 5 times and day, doing a Facebook post and a blog post once a day.. whoops! Currently I am managing one very uninspiring blog post a week and tweeting and facebooking very rarely.. I even stopped doing so many instagram images.. I just don't know how people do it!

Maybe I just don't know what to blog about on here anymore since I've started my photography..? What do people like about my blog? Recipes, style, dave, photography, the farm, my family or just me and my life..? blur..

For now here are some photos of me for one of our clients Asha. She needed some images taken and I ended up modelling for it myself as there wasn't time to find anyone else. The boy and I caught the last light one evening and I've discovered that I should wear hats more often! Feel a bit weird putting myself on here but hey ho..