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After two lovely long weekends in a row, this week has been a full 5 day working week and it’s been a hectic one. I had to go into the office on Monday for the first time since March which was a strange experience. I much prefer working from home and with the latest restrictions it does seem that will be the default position for a while yet.
I’ve got a full weekend ahead with 3 birthdays to celebrate today although we’ll drag it out over the weekend as there isn’t much time after work to do it properly. Tomorrow we’re off to a pumpkin patch which should be fun, I think I’m looking forward to it more than my nieces mind you haha! Before all that good stuff I need to get my flu jab and through the last working day of the week. As you can probably tell I’ve already signed off mentally…
For the last month or so I’ve tried out some new photo locations to liven things up a bit. I’ve always strived to keep the backgrounds plain and simple to ensure the focus is on what I’m wearing however I got a bit fed up of using the same places every time and recognised everyone else probably had too. I’m not particularly confident in front or behind the lens and the locations I previously used allowed me to learn how the light works and churn out the same results each time. The same can’t be said when trying out new locations as the light can totally change depending on the time of day, the height/direction of the sun along with the general backdrop. I’ve enjoyed exploring new places and creating content in different environments. Not only has it livened things up, it’s helped with inspiration and I’ve got a lot of new ideas as a result.
This was one of my favourite shoots of late as the place was deserted and I could be a bit more free and in the moment without the eyes of the world wondering what the hell I’m doing. I was twirling around (as captured here) and generally more relaxed which hopefully comes across in the photos. This is something I’m trying to continue with and I’m looking forward to sharing the results with you in due course.
Until then, have a lovely weekend!