Monthly Archives: February 2015

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I wouldn’t exactly say I’m an outdoorsy kind of girl, I’m usually the one on a hike that’s wearing Converse. I do think there’s nothing like a bit of fresh air though and I try to make sure the children spend as much time as possible outside. We’re really lucky to live where we do, we’re surrounded by woods to explore and our house backs on to a field which is just picture perfect in the summer. I used to wish I had a photography studio but I’ve come to realise that it’s the nicest backdrop I could possibly have and I have a list of local places that I like to visit. One of my favourite places is Rushmere Country Park. I LOVE this place, there’s so much to see and discover and I love that around each corner is something different. The kids love it here too, they love the little fairy houses and building dens. I think it’s a shame that they can’t play out like we did when we were little so it’s great being able to take them somewhere where they can run riot and really enjoy themselves without me worrying, even if they do end up completely filthy! Apart from rambunctious kids, it’s so calm and quiet. All you can hear is birds and the rustling of the trees and there’s no phone signal so if you really want to escape, it’s the place to go. And they have a cafe that overlooks the woods. What more could a girl want?

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Taken with  a Canon Eos 3 & Agfa Vista 200 film 

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Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetI took the photos on my iPhone 6 and edited in vscocam. The little dude was being cute throwing the ball and catching it so I started snapping. This outtake wasn’t fast enough and didn’t manage to capture the ball.

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This is the second year of Living Arrows for you, what does the project mean to you?
The project has grown for me since starting a year ago. I’ve been able to look back on my photography style and also the changes in my little man. He’s grown so much since that first ever living arrows shot.

Did you learn anything last year from it?
I learned last year that sometimes the shots you think will be your best don’t always work so well, yet the spontaneous ones end up being beautiful.

What kind of subjects interest you the most?
I really enjoy capturing outside in natural light. Trees and buildings are usually my favourite thing to capture, but having this project to inspire me, I’ve discovered a love of capturing humans too. It’s great when you capture an emotion you didn’t witness at first.

Do you plan your photos or have an idea in mind of what you want or do you take your camera out with you and see what you get?
I plan some of my shots, but a lot are just catching moments when my little man is playful or thoughtful. He’s a mile a minute, so trying to plan a shoot just doesn’t work. Plus he’s been so poorly lately, which has meant he spends a lot of the time on the sofa. Luckily I’ve been able to capture those rare moments he’s been running around outside.

What or who inspires you?
I’m inspired by the way children look at the world. I try and remember how it must feel to be so small in such a big world. Everything is amazing when you’re a child and I like to capture as though it’s all still so amazing. There can be beauty in every moment, you just have to know how to look at it.

Which posts stood out for you last week?
My favourite link up this week was Goblin Child, I love their blog and have been following their journey since their pregnancy. Now that they have two handsome chaps to capture, it’s a pleasure to visit their blog. This week’s photo of their’s will not fail to put a smile on your face. Who doesn’t love giggling babies?!

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