Happy New Year! 1.1.2019

For the past week or so I have been flicking though my 2018 hard drive and picking out my favourites for my end of year blog. Never an easy task, but always a very enjoyable and very satisfying part of my year.

Since I was pregnant for half the year and on maternity leave the other half I feel I haven’t got nearly as much content as I usually would, there is a lot of commercial work missing, jobs I just wasn’t able to take on last year – but I will be pushing more commercial and fashion again in 2019.  Still i’m very happy that I managed to do so much despite being heavily pregnant with aching ribs and hips!!

I shot my last weddings at 38 weeks and back out shooting weddings 2 weeks after Evie was born ( that was actually harder, but I did it) and I didn’t let any brides or grooms down so im pretty proud of that. 🙂

This is me out shooting my last wedding with my ginormas bump – I don’t recommend working this close to your due date, but I am so glad I was able to do it 🙂

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Also delighted to have won four awards for my photography this year :-

PPANI OVERALL LICENTIATE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018
PPANI WEDDING REPORTAGE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018
PPANI PRE-WEDDING & ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018

GMINI WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR (Runner up)

Sorry if thats a bit braggy, but honestly I was in total shock and we should celebrate our achievements when we work hard for them, it’ll probably never happen again LOL!

2018 has been very good to me. Most importantly it brought us our beautiful daughter Evie.  She is the best little baby, she wakes up smiling and is so content, my heart just bursts with love and gratitude every time I look at her and our boys.  We are far from millionaires in this home but I feel so richly blessed and I am doing my best to teach our children to be thankful for all the amazing things they have, and for the simple things they take for granted.

It may be just my kids, but over the holidays they can be wee demons, they go to bed late and sleep in late and they are all out of routine, high on selection boxes and their wee heads spinning not knowing which toy to play with next, by bedtime they are like wee pishmyers…Rogan threw a hissy fit last night because I hid in a rubbish hiding place for hide and seek…….I had to remind him of the fact that they have a mummy & daddy who love them so much, who plays with them and does their best for them, a warm home, a cosy bed, food to eat, clean clothes to wear and an abundance of toys…I have to say I got a little mad (and it takes a lot for me to get there) but nothing annoys me more than when they are ungrateful….so I will continue to drum this into them forever – the wee skitters!!!

Today though they have been absolute dotes!

So 2019 goals include losing the stone and a half i’ve been carrying about since having Evie, organising my time well, to start running again and get back to yoga, spend even more time at the beach, eat better and to continue to enjoy every delicious wee moment of life, for I don’t know about you, but each year that passes feels shorter and faster!

So, I will end my blabber now and leave you to enjoy some of my favourites from 2018.

My diary is open for 2019/2020 🙂  Congratulations to the many newly engaged couples who have already been in touch – dates do book up fast so do contact me soon if you would like to consider me as your photographer 🙂

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year full of love, health and happiness and as always THANK YOU so much for your support and custom each year I honestly appreciate every single job I get booked for, comment or like and positive message I receive.

THANK YOU x

 

 

 

 

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