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There are a number of things that (after several years of being immersed in weddings) I’m so used to knowing how they work, it’s easy to forget that a bride & groom might not be aware. So here goes with some tips for the day; if you know these advance, it’s a few less things…

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Back to this month’s blog circle and our word for June, which is Gaelic: Faodail (n) (fay-uh-day-l) a lucky find. It might refer to a found object but I’m also interpreting this as stumbling across situations and places that I hadn’t planned or known about in advance, but which felt like I was lucky to witness. My…

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  • Ana - Julie, your whole blog is a lucky find in itself. I love traveling through your photos and reading your stories. I want to know more about Mr Umbrella 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anna - That was indeed a lucky find to be there on graduation day. I love the way you capture  the students waiting for their graduation. Makes me wonder how their lives will turn out. ReplyCancel

Every so often there will be a family who are so at ease with each other, and with being themselves, that it’s a total joy to document their real life at home. Everything just as it is, at that moment in time. I know that even in the months since we took these pictures, things…

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Today I’m going back to the Spring for Emily and Joel’s central Guildford wedding followed by reception at the beautiful Gate Street Barn. Em is one of those people that everyone loves to spend time with, so watching her marry Joel – who brings out the very best in her – was an absolute joy…

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  • Elodie - Amazing photos! I recognise Emily’s mum- I used to work with her! Hi Suzanne!ReplyCancel

Kat and Marc have been together for 10 years – one of the things I really love about weddings is when there’s a photo display of the couple’s history together, and we got to witness the university hairstyles of the past! It was such a delight to record them getting married, in front of friends…

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  • Melissa - Julie, these are incredible! Every detail is so lovely and your work is simply stunning. I especially love the one if the bride and her daughter and the full-length one of the couple after the shot of them leaving the church. You have the perfect blend of the artist’s “eye” and the technical skill to produce such exquisite work, and your clients always look like they stepped out of a magazine!ReplyCancel

Hiraeth is a Welsh word for which there is no exact English equivalent, but I know what it means to feel it. ‘Saudade‘ is the Portuguese word for it. In Gaelic it’s cianalas, though less melancholy. It’s like a longing for home, a homesickness without the means to return, or a yearning for a home…

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  • Ana - Ah Julie, what a beautiful interpretation, your images never disappoint. I feel your words about the Isle of Skye. I’ve only been there once a couple of years ago and I can also say I felt its “pull”. I am happy to see that you were graced with beautiful Scottish skies 🙂 and I look forward to seeing you again in Scotland this year xxReplyCancel

  • Anna - Julie, your posts never disappoint me. What a beautiful interpretation of hiraeth. And I can imagine that the Isle of Skye is pulling at you…xReplyCancel

Our blog circle word-of-the-month for April was mellifluous (adj. A sound that is sweet and smooth, pleasing to hear). As somebody with sensitive hearing I find it difficult to shut out background noise, so when I’m working at my desk I’m often grateful for the noise-cancelling headphones I bought this year! Music is very important in…

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  • Linda - I love how you have approached mellifluous through your senses. The double exposures are brilliant! And how special is Gandalf-sighting! Your son must have been so excited!ReplyCancel

  • Ana - Julie Anne, your posts never disappoint. Isn’t it great how our one Word gets us thinking the whole month. I kept saying to myself: that’s mellifluous!
    One day I will pull out all my records and reminisce.
    And how ace that you got to meet Gandalf!ReplyCancel

  • Anna - That’s a brilliant idea: double exposure! Sometimes I wish we would still play records instead of a cd. And you even met Gandalf! Julie Anne, it’s indeed what Ana writes: your posts never disappoint. XReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Spencer - Gandalf! If our blog circle was a Top Trumps game you certainly would have won with that photo! Beautiful photos as ever, I particularly like the double exposures as they work so well here. I just knew you’d focus on music and your interpretation is brilliant. xReplyCancel

I’m so happy that we’re into full-swing-Spring now. When you deal in light for a living (photography = lit. “writing with light”) the dull, shorter days of winter can seem to drag on. I’ve already spotted bluebells starting to appear amongst the fading daffodils at Petworth House in Sussex this week. Bluebell season is such a…

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The word we picked to illustrate for March is Uitwaaien – it’s Dutch so it seemed fitting as we have Anna from the Netherlands in our group. What a wonderful word it is – there’s not an equivalent in English, or any other language I can think of. It means “to take a break to clear…

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This was a day I’d looked forward to photographing for such a long time – I’m just putting the finishing touches to Emily & Joel’s package of photographs, so I have to resist the temptation to share too many pictures in a sneak preview! Needless to say, I just can’t wait to show them the…

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