Finland 2017 – Creative Wedding Photographer Gloucestershire
If there’s anything I’m terrible at doing, it’s defiantly taking personal photographs! When you’re constantly capturing images for work it can be pretty easy to think of a day off as a day where you don’t pick up your camera. Taking more personal photographs has been a resolution I’ve been making New Year after New Year.
Whilst I was studying for my photography degree and shooting weddings part time, quite a few years ago now, I also looked after people who were terminally ill. Going through their family albums, rediscovering their personal photographs was always one of my favourite activities to share with them.
A photograph can bring back so many amazing memories and stories. They create a historic document of our lives, from the political to the personal. Wether it’s a revolutionary change in culture or a regrettable fashion ensemble. Creating a legacy that will be left behind for generations to learn about the lives and a world they may never have experienced.
So although our work will always be a part of our legacy. I’ve been determined to create more personal photographs. Photographs that remind me of how incredibly lucky I am. To live in a safe and lovely home, to be surrounded by people I love and have the opportunity to explore the world around me. Capturing our memories and our life has become super important.
And whilst I’m often sharing some of the most personal and intimate occasions with our couples. I’ve decided that I’d like to start sharing some of our personal photographs.
Husky Ride in Finland
So this has to be one of the most amazing experiences we had in Finland. Whilst I was pretty terrified once I realised we where sledging across a frozen lake at night, it was still pretty awesome. I’ve never seen Tom so excited either. Sadly it was super cloudy during our visit so we didn’t get to see the Northern Lights but we’ll be heading to Scandinavia in the future so fingers crossed we’ll see them then.
We also had a skiing lesson which was so much fun! Tom took to it super quickly being the annoying person he is. Whilst I was Bridget Jones-ing it down the hill.
I’d love to know if you enjoyed me sharing some of our personal photos. Should I share some more in the future?
It goes without saying, if you’re looking for a Creative Wedding Photographer Gloucestershire or the Cotswolds I’d love to hear from you.