I got a tattoo! (Trigger warning: Discusion on depression and self-harm)

I got a tattoo! (Trigger warning: Discusion on depression and self-harm)

Today I will be chatting about a topic that i’ve been wanting to speak up about for a long time.

I’ve just struggled with how to word it and how to share my story with transparency without worrying about what “other people” will think. 

Then I found some “other people” who had shared similar stories, and their stories encouraged me – they made me feel less like an outcast, more accepted. 

And I knew that it was time.

If i can be the voice that encourages just one person and makes them feel less alone in their struggle or story, I need to step into those shoes. No question about it.

People who share my story need to know that they’re not alone. They need to know that there is hope and healing and that their struggle doesn’t have to last forever. 

This marriage thing – it's not quite what I thought it would be!

This marriage thing – it's not quite what I thought it would be!

We went into this marriage thing thinking things were going to stay pretty much the same. Recently, I’ve been lead to believe that when you try to keep things the same, that’s when they start to fail. Because a marriage was never meant for two people to just live together and do things each to their own. Marriage is about doing life together and showing up for each other – in all aspects. 

Spring New Forest Wedding // Beaulieu, Hampshire

Spring New Forest Wedding // Beaulieu, Hampshire

Sometimes, life knocks on the door and you've got to be The One to step up and step in. When Kathryn and Moray got in touch with me, they had just been let down by their third wedding photographer. Their wedding was in two days. Yup. 

Travel Journal: New Forest Getaway

Travel Journal: New Forest Getaway

Alex and I decided to be spontaneous and went on a mini getaway to the New Forest (one of my favourite places – I love the wild ponies!). He showed me his best posing face and told me he was the best photographer. Then I beat him four times in a row playing card games, ha ha! 

The (not so) Very Short Shorts and The Love Story That Followed

Holy Guacamole, I started a podcast!

Eeeek I am so excited! This is something I've been thinking about for a while and this morning I just thought. HECKIN YES, let's do it! 🙌🏼

I guess it was kinda suitable to do it today of all days. Because, five years ago TODAY, Early May Bank Holiday in 2013, things were about to change for good, forever. And that's what I'm telling you allll about on the podcast today! 

What makes a picture look good?

A picture can look absolutely perfect to anyone else, but if you felt stiff and awkward in the moment, you won’t like it. 

Winter Engagement Session // London

Winter Engagement Session // London

Two years ago, April hadn’t even planned on going to that party. 

The party where she’d sit up all night, talking to a handsome stranger. The party where she met Ricardo.

It’s been three years! And this is how I’ve survived the emotional rollercoaster of my small business adventure (so far)

It’s been three years! And this is how I’ve survived the emotional rollercoaster of my small business adventure (so far)

Ever felt like everyone else seems to be doing SOO well and have it all figured out, while you’re over there all like … “I have NO clue what I’m doing, or if I should even keep going?!”?!

Yeah. Right there with ya! 

I believe in community over competition, and connection over perfection. And I'm writing this blog post because I want to tell you about my journey over the past three years.

The real stuff.