I bought this from Urban Outfitters while in Brighton last week. Gareth hates him bit I think he absolutely rules! Photo taken with my phone…
I have an admission to make…I SUCK at Photography Friday. Like seriously suck. I’ve had a few people ask me about the lack of these posts recently so I though I’d bite the bullet and admit my rubbishness in public.
I let these posts slip a little at the begining of the year and now I’ve realised it’s been 6 weeks since I posted anything! I love my Canon and it’s really handy to have when I need to take product shots and the like… but let’s be honest, a) I’m no pro photographer – hence I keep getting frustrated that my photos are poo and b) my life really isn’t that exciting and I actually don’t know what to take photos of!
While I’d love to take gorgeous and fun personal photos like Gala Darling, Audrey Kitching or Elsie Cake – I pretty much spend my days in a baggy jumper + leggings combo, accessoried with unwashed hair, glasses, no make up and slippers…and I sit in front of my computer writing and working my little ass off…in a slightly messy/half decorated house. Sexy huh? No one wants to see photos of THAT!
Those of you that follow me on Twitter, will know that I’ve had a bit of a rough week. Being a work-a-holic wedding blogger is often not so good for your health and (yet again) my body has screamed ‘arrrgh, need to rest’ and I’ve contracted glandular fever or tonsillitis (the doctors have done a blood test to see which one, if either, it is.)
Aaanyway, needless to say I haven’t felt much like taking pretty pictures this week, so instead I though I’d use this edition of Photography Friday to direct you towards a project set up by some of my favourite girls – Emma Case, Anna Hardy, Debs Ivelja and Joanna Brown. The project is called From Our Hearts to Our Hands.
They say, “We are four photographers who have come together to shoot and talk in equal measures! We have big plans for this little group and we hope to build a fantastic network of creative, inspiring photographers who love to shoot from the heart too!”
“Our aim is to create an inspiring, creative, supportive, encouraging, exploring community of artists who come together to share ideas, thoughts, feelings, hopes, fears in a way that makes us all smile and feel proud of our wonderful art. We will be regularly setting projects where you will be free to join in, submit images, comment, talk, meet and learn from each other in a positive and exciting community.”
“We want you to be completely free with your creativity too! We found that one of the main reasons why we wanted to come together in the first place was because we weren’t shooting for the hell of it anymore… we were shooting beautiful people, beautiful weddings etc and we were absolutely loving it but at the same time we felt we had even more to give…”
The first task set by the girls is to take a photograph
that says “From our Hearts.” You don’t have to be a professional photographer to be involved, so as soon as I’m feeling better I’m totally getting on board with this and joining in!I can’t wait to see how this group progresses. I have a feeling it’s not only going to be massively successful, but it’s going to be a pretty creative and fun place to hang out too. I’m there!
(I don’t know why either?!)
So last Saturday I headed to London to let my hair down and paint the town pink with some of my favourite wedding gals. Myself, Charley of London Bride, Lucy of Lucy Ledger Designs, Debbie of DC Bouquets and Kelly of Boho Weddings headed out into the deepest depths of east London. These photos made me laugh. A lot.
It all started off very civilised and demure…
Charley looked stunning and as uber stylish as ever!
The cocktails were delicious!
This week involved in a lot of planning, brainstorming and research for upcoming blog projects. Here’s a few little sneaks (without giving too much away!) of where I was and some of the things I got up to…
More details on these upcoming projects will be hitting your screens SOON!
I also thought I’d let you all know that I’m currently in the process of planning the next Rock n Roll Party. It will take place in London in April (the 14th or the 21st are currently the most likely dates.)
More info (including the exact date) to come as soon as I have the venue sorted I promise! Eeeek how exciting. This party will also be open to ALL readers of the blog – photographers, wedding vendors/suppliers, brides and everyone in between…yes yes yes 2011 is OH so EXCITING!
…And talking of exciting, I’m heading out into London-town on a girly night tomorrow night. My first girls night out in AGES! So depending on how ropey the pictures/we are, next week’s Photography Friday post may be less about sharing well composed experiments into photography and more about embarrassing my friends by sharing their drunken antics. Good idea?
It’s the first week back to the blog after the Christmas and New Year break so I bet you were expecting lots of festive related shots right? Wrong! They were all so boring in comparison to this cute and utterly adorable moment I captured this week.
They’re actually killing me with cute.
Gareth might kill me for sharing these but I don’t care. How could I keep these to myself?!
This week’s photography Friday is a bit of a ‘week in pictures’ kind of post. Here’s what yours truly got up to over the past 7 days…
Monday was my Dad’s birthday so we went over for a curry and played Jenga. How Rock n Roll is that!? It was ‘crazy Jenga’ we played though, does that make it cooler?!
Jamie, my sister Rachel’s boyfriend…he’s a bit of a Jenga geek.
And the lady herself. I’m not a huge fan of black & white usually, but I had a little play with this one. I kinda like it. Gritty…
On Wednesday I went Christmas shopping and met up with the Rock n Roll Intern, Alice. We had lunch, coffee, gossip and discussed our blog plans for 2011. I’m excited about what we have in store for you!
I loved her Urban Outfitters ring muchly.
Gareth enjoyed some ‘boys time’ with Henry and a few beers.
Rachel wasn’t quite as impressed.
However Rachel certainly wasn’t left out…She and Gareth had a bit of father/daughter time…Is anyone else a little concerned looking at these pictures? I can almost hear Gareth thinking, “aww I wish she was a baby…” Ahh crap!
Seriously cute though. Look at all the LOVE! Now, am I just being a crazy cat lady, or is Rachel actually smiling in this picture?
So, how was your week? Are we getting excited for Christmas yet?!