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make mothers day super special… 21 apr ’13

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

does your mum really love chocolate? a lot?
but – what if she had to choose between yummy chocolate, or seeing her precious grandbabies?

don’t put her to the test… give her both! our mothers’ day offering includes a scrummy bouquet of treats from EDIBLE BLOOMS! just contact me to book your lifestyle portrait session, and request the “mums day package” – easy as!

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the photo session can take place before mothers day and you can present her with the images as part of her gift, or, you can give her a lovely voucher so she can be part of the photo session too! and every mothers day package includes a lovely chocolate bouquet delivered to mum’s door… what could be better?

the key to happiness… 13 jan ’13

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

the key to happiness lies not in getting what we want – but in wanting/appreciating what we get. so this year, our family has copied an idea from the internet & begun “the gratitude project.” this is something anyone can do with pen and paper, and a simple jar or box big enough to hold one year of life’s blessings.

how does it work? well, every time something good happens (or you are just feeling happy about life in general), write down the date and a brief description of what it was, and put it into the jar. get the whole family to participate. at the end of the year, tip the jar out and read through all of 2013’s blessings.

it’s a great way to retain perspective during tough times, and to teach your kids to appreciate what they already have; something very lacking in this generation and a skill that will be SO important to their life satisfaction as they grow up.

here’s our jar: already with some notes in the bottom! why don’t you try it too?

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a photo a day… 31 dec ’12

Monday, December 31st, 2012

today marks the end of my leap year in iPhone “polaroid” pictures. i hope you have enjoyed it, and maybe been inspired to do something similar yourself?

here’s my top 3 insights that i gained while doing this project:

(1) there is always something worthwhile to make a picture of. just be still for a minute and you will see. but don’t force it… you don’t have to photograph everything!

(2a) any camera is better than no camera. precious memories can be hidden in “bad” pictures. so don’t make excuses, make photographs.
(2b) but: the more versatile the camera, the less limitations are imposed on your creativity. so if you love photos, get the best camera you can realistically afford, and learn to use it properly.

(3) a year seems long on paper… but it’s not. time goes really fast, so don’t muck about. you know there are things you’ve been putting off… well, what are you waiting for?

december’s photo-a-day collage:

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i366 january to june
i366 july to december
thanks for following along!

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