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A Woodland Walk with the Whitakers


I've done it! I've finally found the courage to branch out and photograph people other than my own kids! I know, crazy right! 

Being truthful, as much as I adore photography and despite the sheer amount of time I spend on it, I never thought I'd dare photograph outside of my own comfort zone and because of that I've always thought that doing photography as a job would be nothing more than a pipe dream.

But something's changed in me recently. I've been feeling less anxious about things and more.. reckless if you like. I see other people going for it with the things they enjoy doing and I've been thinking well why can't I? The only person holding me back is myself.
I've said it a lot on this blog of late but if this year has taught me anything it's that life is too damn short. Do what makes you happy. Take risks. Live each day like it's your last. All those old cliches may be cheesy, but you know? they're true

& so I will be setting up my own photography page in the coming days and taking it from there. Keep an eye out, I'd really appreciate it! :)

I have one lady in particular to thank for giving me the motivation to move forward with this actually. She's helped me so much and I don't think she even knows it! 

My friend April messaged me a few weeks ago and asked if I could photograph her girls Lola and Luna for her. I was firstly a bit overwhelmed that someone actually liked my photos enough to ask me that and then immediately after I became really excited to have new models to photograph beside my pair (who don't get me wrong I LOVE photographing obviously..but they are quite literally the only people I ever take pictures of!

I was also pretty nervous. What if I feel stupid doing it? What if the pressure gets to me and I don't get any good shots? What if she ends up not liking the finished photos, etc etc.

I brushed my fears aside though because I was touched that she'd specifically asked me and I wanted to do this for her. And because I knew somewhere in the back of my mind that it would be good practise for any possible future career. (and also because I hadn't seen her for a while and was looking forward to a catch up!)

Anyway I needn't have worried. I took Lily along with me and the girls all had a great time playing in the woods, getting muddy and chasing away pretend trolls. It really helped that her girls were the most perfectly gorgeous models and so easy to photograph! April seemed so genuinely pleased with the photos, it made me happy and proud that I could do this for her and I've had such lovely comments since she put them up on her social media that it's really given me a much needed confidence boost. We're already planning our next photo session for next month when the leaves have turned finally orange! 

So enough of the rambling and on to the photos. Below are some of my favourites and I'm really fond of these pics. Like I say her girls are absolutely beautiful and I think you can really sense how much fun they were all having.

*These photos are not at full quality as image size has been reduced for a faster upload



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12 comments

  1. These pictures are the most sweetest ones I’ve seen in a while! Oh my goodness, I think I fell in love.

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    1. Oh what a lovely comment thankyou so much! x

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  2. These photos are absolutely gorgeous. You are so talented! I keep toying with dipping my toe more seriously into the world of photography and I think if I had your talent it would be a no brainier! Becky @ Little, Big & Me

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    1. This really made me smile, thankyou! :) You should definitely tip your toe in more seriously..as they say, we only properly regret the things we didn't do! x

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  3. Oh my word your photos are unbelievable!!!

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  4. You are such a talented photographer! These are simply beautiful!

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  5. Awww wow what stunning photos and lovely scenery too. Looks like they had lots of fun exploring

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  6. Beautiful photos and I love the little one with the long wavy hair!
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    1. Thankyou! They all have pretty wavy hair but if you mean Lily, it may look cute but it's incredibly hard to tame! x

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