I love photography. Most of my subjects are inanimate buildings, unknowing strangers in street photo shoots or are likely than not, my daughter because it’s in our contract that she humour me whilst I work out ISO, depth of field or bokeh. Recently, I mentioned to a good friend that I’d love to take my photography further, even go to university to study photojournalism one day if I ever managed to save enough. The first step though, would be to pop my photo shoot cherry to gain more confidence and make some money. I said it in passing. Something about my friend Michelle makes me spill my latest hopes and dreams whenever I meet up with her. She’s got a real gift, she’s also a life coach now so she’s in the right field.
Never one to let my goals go unaccountable, Michelle rang me up earlier this year and asked me to host a photo shoot for herself and her good friend Ceri Gillett, founder of This Welsh Mother an all around busy mama, business woman and blogger queen. I agreed, because that’s the only thing you can do when Michelle asks something of you. She’s got a magnetic personality that instantly draws you to her. Even over email!
We shot in her home on one of the first Spring- like mornings of the year. I think all three of us were slightly nervous, none more so than me. I spent the night both excited and slightly pooping my knickers fretting about how I’d take it if they honestly didn’t like any of the photos.
Turns out, they both had some they were happy with. Michelle has even started using some of hers across her website and social media which gave me the confidence to write this and show you guys some of my work! I hope you like them. I’ve got another shoot with another good friend and amazingly talented fashion blogger coming up over the weekend so I’ll be sure to share a few of those too!
Something I’ve learned over this past year is the importance of following your creativity and having side avenues for them. I’m so glad people like Michelle have reminded me to do just that!