The last 4 weeks at home have been wonderful, made me realise how little I’ve actually been here. Since summer hit & the weddings began I’ve spent most Friday’s on the train, away from home until Sunday night/Monday afternoon.
These journey’s down to London have become so routine, nothing seems to change. The same belongings come with me; I sit in the same train seat; Stay in the same places; Eat the same meals; Have the same conversations with the same people. Yet none of this I’ve grown tired of as come Saturday it all changes. This is the day I have a lovely new wedding to photograph. A chance to step out of my comfort zone, take on the day’s challenges & create something beautifully unique for my couples. I’ve learnt a lot this summer, no two weddings have been the same. It’s been an incredible experience & I can’t wait to do it all again next season.
Next year these trips down South will continue but I’ll also have some more gorgeous weddings closer to home, a perfect combination for me. I’m looking forward to photographing more Scottish weddings. Once you’ve been away you a while you no longer take the country’s beauty so much for granted. It’s been so great to be back, we mention daily just how happy we are to be ‘home.’
This last month of quieter times have involved lots of long walks, foraging expeditions, road-trips & cosy dinners in with friends. We’re preparing for our first Scottish winter for 4 years & the word is it’s going to be a killer. The cold has changed our home. We’ve taken to spending our days in the one room, hibernating from the world for a spell. The once thriving garden is no more. Our sunflowers have died (their seeds scattered for the birds), the potatoes been cooked into many stews & our herbs are fighting to stay alive. I’ve also been using this time to catch up on tasks & plan for the upcoming year. Day by day I’m perfecting my business & I’m seeing my hard work is paying off. Our lives are finally shaping up to be the way we imagined them all those months ago.
This Friday I catch the train down south for the last time this year. I’m equal parts excited & sad to be photographing my final wedding of the year. I love weddings but I’m also looking forward to having time for other projects. The next few months are going to be spent doing lots of personal work, shooting the kind of work I want to be getting. Lots of exploring the great outdoors & experimenting with different techniques. I did my first shoot by Loch Lomand yesterday & it was a complete dream.
Excited for the months ahead. Bring on the cold.