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For all the Mummas and Daddas.....

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For all the Mummas and Daddas.....

Being a Mummy myself, I know how hard it can be when you enter the madness that is Parenthood. You lose friends, you gain friends, you lose weight, you gain weight, you lose sleep and it’s likely that’s never gained back. Your whole body changes, your whole life changes and everything you have ever known changes.
Children are these little magical, wonderful beings that just turn your world upside down and all the way around in the most amazing way but often, in being a parent you can really lose yourself.

The amount of parents I speak to who now suffer with anxiety, low moods or just generally feel absolutely broken from a huge lack of sleep is just incredible. It’s so good that this is talked about more because when you feel like that, support is the thing you really want, well actually need the most. Knowing that they are so many people out there feeling the same way makes that overwhelming feeling lift a little.

What upsets me the most in this profession is the amount of parents who say ‘I won’t be in the photos this time, wait until I’ve lost weight’, ‘I won’t be in these ones, wait until I look better’, ‘I won’t be in these photos, I look too tired’ because all I see when I look at them is people so full of love for their children and children bursting with love for their parents.

You may think you’re carrying more weight than before, you may think you look tired, you may think that maybe there’ll be another chance. Honestly, it doesn’t matter. Bodies change. You’re probably surviving on less sleep now than you ever dreamed imaginable. You look amazing now, not just on another day but now. No matter how you feel about yourself, you just need to find happiness in the fact that you have carried/raised tiny humans. Tiny humans that are growing into bigger humans that will always admire and look up to you. When the tiny humans growing into bigger humans grow into the biggest humans - they are going to want to see you. See the wonderful body you had after carrying them and raising them, see the joy in your face for just living in the moment and joining in on the fun, see the wonderful parent that you are.

I know you might not feel yourself right now, I know that things can feel really tough and sometimes even getting dressed in the morning can feel like the hardest task but it all just gets better. You’re doing the best job in the world, raising and shaping people. Give yourself a break and love yourself more. It’s ok not to feel ok but that doesn’t make you any less of the amazing person that you are.❤

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Tom and Jess at the family home

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Tom and Jess at the family home

Just a few weeks ago, I met with the lovely Tom and Jess. Although no longer living in the area, they will be Wed in a Tiverton Church followed by a good ol' knees up in a marquee at Tom's family home. We felt it was only right that we ventured around the homes' beautiful surroundings for their super fun engagement session! We found some gorgeous little untouched areas of nature - so untouched and natural that I ended up smelling very strongly of wild garlic! 

 

 

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Devon Engagement Session

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Devon Engagement Session

This is the engagement session of the wonderful Daisy and Tim. We met at Knightshayes where we had a long chat about their amazing wedding which will be taking place at Tracey Estate, Honiton. They have so many awesome, beautiful plans - I am beyond excited to be photographing their day! After our catch up, we walked around the grounds to get some photos of the two of them. It had been lovely and sunny early on but by the time we had got out to the grounds the wind picked up and the sky turned grey - making for some moody atmospheric photos with the odd peaking of sunshine from behind the clouds!

It was lovely catching up with you both for your engagement photos Daisy and Tim - I truly can't wait to photograph your wedding.

 



 

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Ross and Rose at Muddifords Court

Ross and Rose at Muddifords Court

This story started when I met Rose back in November 2015 over a coffee at Costa! We chatted all about their wedding, dresses, bridesmaids and all the details of the day. I knew that this day would be something special but couldn’t have been prepared for how wonderfully detailed and planned every last little thing was – along with possibly the coolest, calmest Bride and Groom ever!

It was plainly obvious throughout the day how much everyone loves this couple, the day was filled with so much pride and happiness and most of all fun.  Here are just a selection of some of this wonderful day.

 

Venue: Muddifords Court
Cake: Claire Makes Cakes
Make-up: Laura Le Page Bridal
Wedding Cars:  Land Rover
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Groom suit: Ted Baker
Groom party: Kenneth Cole
Photographic Assistant: Aga Kowalska