Dorset Tales

a photographer’s personal blog

 

Note: I’ve now separated my personal photography blog to a new site. Please visit mylifeinfuji.co.uk to view my personal work.

 

Engaging your wedding photographer is such a personal choice, and part of creating that great fit is choosing someone whose personality fits and you find comfortable to have around. That’s why I’ve included my personal blog on this website, so you can get to know me a little better, if you wish to!

Not only that, it’s not all about work, is it? In life, there’s always time to concentrate upon the things that really matter; life, love, things that make you happy, things that make your heart sing. I hope you enjoy taking a look through my personal blog and seeing a little of what makes my heart thump with joy.

Dorset Summers & Childhood Memories

Here in Dorset, summer has finally, at long last, arrived. Of course, it may be that it's gone even by the time I've finished writing this, for that's the way of summers here in Britain. Why is it we remember endless sunny days from when we were children? It must have...

Sometimes, it all works out for the best.

Quite a lot of Bad Stuff has happened over the last couple of months. For me, personally, that is. There is Bad Stuff which happens that you just have to deal with (such as people dying), and Bad Stuff which you have a shot of changing. Now, no matter what, no matter...

Spring, and a new broom

Seriously, I am so pleased that spring is finally with us, officially at least. Whilst I do love the changing seasons, and enjoy the winter palette of colours and feelings, I have never been so ready to leave winter behind. I'm tired. Tired of cold days, tired of the...

Dorset Tales: A Fear of Rhinos

Today, it was 'Crazy Creatures' at my son's preschool. I had to admit to not really knowing what 'Crazy Creatures' entailed; it was listed in the monthly newsletter, albeit enigmatically, just the title next to the date and a request for four pounds to participate....

Bad days & how to get through them unscathed

We all have bad days, right. Those bad days might stretch into a bad week, or a bad month; or even longer, if you're really unlucky. Now, I've had a pretty bad few days. I should be happy, of course, that's it's just a few days. I know that I'm generally lucky, that...

World Book Day – the horror of it all

This week, it's World Book Day. I'm only aware of this as my son's preschool teacher informed me of the fact, in person, yesterday. 'The children are dressing up on Thursday', she said, eyeing me carefully. I know that she knows I am not an organised mother, and even...

When It’s Quiet & You’re Alone

I used to spend a fair bit of time in Yorkshire. It's a place which has many memories for me, and an exceptionally strong emotional bond to the landscape, some urban, but mostly rural. I used to love driving around to find a spot where I could qaeqssljust sit and take...

Looking and Seeing.. and what lies in between

I came across this quote (and image) this week. Like so many important truisms, those which burn right down into your soul, it's effectively, deceptively simple. In photography, this is absolutely, vitally true. Have you ever compared what you believe to be a great...

I Love This Shot: Street Photography

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. I've been shooting a wedding at Stockbridge Farm Barn, near Sherborne in Dorset, this weekend, so no time for relaxation for me - but I would imagine that many of you spent at least some of the weekend out...

I Love This Shot: Graffiti

Hello and welcome to a brand new feature for my blog! It's called - rather unimaginatively - 'I Love This Shot' and is a showcase for the images I really love, but haven't featured on the blog before. They might be real weddings, commercial images, portraits or...

Books and Pictures

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. I thought I'd start the week off with something of a personal blog post, although it does (as everything seems to do!) base itself around photography. Back in the days before I had a family, two of my favourite...

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