Never Apologise For Your Tears.

I watched the ALS Video of the man who, at 26, has been diagnosed with this debilitating disease. I’ve been one of those people who was sick of the ice bucket challenge, and didn’t want to watch another video. But i watched this one, because it shows the reality of ALS, not just an ice […]

“It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful”: Not just your home, but your life.

Every once in a while, I read a book that changes my life.  The Nesting Place is one of them. I put it on par with the film “He’s Just Not That Into You“, which completely and in one fell swoop changed my thinking about relationships (or potential ones).  (I will have to write a […]

Free 8×10 print to my supportive and believing fans! (This one is true.)

Yesterday, on the 1st of April, I posted that I had just been asked to do still photography for Downton Abbey series five. Granted, there were a few people who immediately figured it was a joke, but I was actually pretty honoured by the many people who not only immediately believed it, but congratulated me […]

3 Admirable Wedding Goals

If you’re a bride and your wedding date is coming swiftly nearer, chances are your stress level is rising quickly.  If a few things get cancelled or changed, it can rise even faster. I was doing wedding photography for a bride recently in Indiapolis, Indiana (USA), and as we chatted a few weeks before the […]

On Getting Your Mate To Do Your Wedding Photos

I can’t count the number of times I’ve had someone say to me, “We really love your photos, but my mate/friend/sister in law/friend’s uncle/random person on the street has offered to do our wedding photos as a freebie (or much cheaper).”  It usually causes me to cringe, and it should do the same for you. […]

Great Things For Us

Today I had the privilege of attending the ordination and installation of Peter Loughridge at the new Edinburgh RP Fellowship in Scotland. Having attended the induction for Kenneth Stewart in Glasgow only seven months ago, it is amazing and encouraging to me that we all again came together today for another, similar event. The verse […]

Day 54 [Beauty]: Clearance Flowers

The last few months, since my local Tescos has opened almost next door to me, I’ve been sharing on Facebook many of the brilliant ‘deals’ I’ve gotten. Shortcut pastry for 5p, a bag of potatoes for 10p, broccoli for 1p, an entire roast turkey for £2. I’ve made some amazing meals for mere pocket change, […]

Day 53: The Beauty of Hallelujah

The song ‘Hallelujah’ is very high on the list of songs that I love to listen to. The music is sad, and deep, and utterly beautiful, with harmony that draws you in, melts you down, and breaks your heart a little. Sometimes I think the most beautiful things break you a bit. On this earth […]

Day 52: The Beauty Of Rilla

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, The Beauty of Anne, one of the book series I’ve read more times than I can possibly count is the Anne of Green Gables series. Most people I know have read the first, and maybe the second one, but not everyone knows that there are 8 in the series, […]

Day 51: The Beauty of Anne

Tonight I discovered the Anne of Green Gables audiobook on Youtube, and began listening to it.  The ‘Anne’ books comprise one of my favourite series of any I’ve ever read.  As a series that walk you through a young girl’s life from early days to later life, I find that I enjoy them in new […]