Monday, 3 January 2011

Happy New Year!

2010 was an absolutely awesome year for me - on the photography front.

During 2009, I completed a photography project, photographing National Garden Scheme owners, on their open days, together with views and plant portraits of their gardens. I donated the photographs to the NGS  and was very surprised to receive an invitation to the launch of their 2010 book and even more surprised to find 4 of my photographs in the yellow book.

                                                                           Wild Garlic

                                                                 Aquilegia Nora Barlow

I photographed NGS gardens in 2010 and donated my photographs once again, to this very worthy cause.
I cannot tell you the absolute pleasure I get from photographing plants and gardens. I work in a studio 5 days a week, so getting out into the fresh air and capturing the beauty of plants fills me with such joy!

My love of gardening and garden photography bought another fabulous opportunity for me in 2010 and that was to write an online gardening blog for the local newspaper the Bournemouth Echo. Although I have been gardening for many years, vegetable growing is still quite new for me, so this blog is about my trials and tribulations in the garden and includes my garden photography.

After thinking about starting a portrait photography business for the last two years, it all came together at the end of 2010. My love of photography started with photographing portraits 15 years ago, so to re-kindle that love has been so much fun.

So what will 2011 bring?

Well, my good friend Darren Hackett and I have started Mirus Wedding Photography.

We have assisted each other when photographing weddings over the past couple of years, so we thought we would join forces under one banner.

We are the perfect team. I love photographing the brides preparations and finding the small details to photograph and Darren is brilliant at the big stuff. Getting people together, making people laugh, he is one of a kind!

Oooh I am so excited for 2011.
Albert Einstein said
'Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions'.
and I am imagining some super times ahead.

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