A couple weeks ago I opened my bedroom window and all of a sudden I saw about 8 little ladybirds, one by one they started to scurry in. I have mentioned this a couple times but when I first started getting interested in photography (10 years ago now!) I loved macro. I would spend hours photographing bugs and flowers - ladybirds where one of my favourite subjects.
I had quite a lot to do that day, I still had some shoots to edit (sorry guys!) But I was also feeling a bit overwhelmed with everything I had to do. So I decided to take a couple hours out for myself and remind myself why I love photography. I grabbed my macro and placed on of the ladybirds on my recently sprayed succulent. I took a photo that I'd never got before, the ladybird started grooming his face, I think he'd walked into one of the water drops! I edited three favourite images though I'd like to edit a couple more. Perhaps I'll have time again after the Christmas Mini Sessions!
This also reminded me of the importance of remembering to take time out for yourself once in a while, it's amazing how much better you feel afterwards.
I first met Alfie the Cockapoo when he came to our Christmas mini session last year. He was fabulous in the studio so I knew this photoshoot was going to be good! Since then the family have added a new member, Oscar the Sprocker. Alfie must have taught him everything he knew because Oscar was a super star during the photoshoot too! We visited the local Lavender field and just about managed to catch the last of the summer flowers before they all wilted away for Autumn. The good thing about visiting the gardens late was that it was very quiet and there was only a couple people there when we arrived.
Some favourites, click to view gallery
Although I still loved this photoshoot, I'd really enjoy visiting this place again next year but maybe a few weeks earlier! There was a huge Sunflower patch but unfortunately most of them had already died and there was just the odd flower left (which Oscar enjoyed eating, sshh)
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