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Scotland North Coast 500 road trip

Scotland’s North Coast 500 route begins and ends in Inverness, and takes you round the Scottish coastal road at the very northernmost tip of mainland Britain. I have so much more to say about this, but that’s for another blog post or two. For now, I’m just going to post a selection of photographs to give…

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West London summer wedding

For part of the summer – and to avoid having a backlog of computer work while the children are on school holidays – I’ve been assisting some of my friends who needed two photographers at wedding days. It’s a really special, supportive network of female photographers; lovely to work alongside my mates, and to be…

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Komorebi: July blog circle

Komorebi (koh-moh-reh-bee) 木漏れ日 A beautiful Japanese word meaning “the effect of sunlight streaming through the leaves of trees”. It’s a beauty of the everyday in this season, with leaves needed on the trees to give the right effect. It’s evocative of the fresh, bright, long days of spring and summer; this was supposed to be an…

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Heirloom photograph albums

It is always a thrill, as a photographer, to see the pictures that you’ve captured turned into printed pages. You don’t need me to tell you that photographs are such an incredibly important record for us, as well as future generations. For this reason, I’m particularly choosy when it comes to printing labs – I…

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Faodail: June blog circle

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

Natural family portraits Surrey

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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Hiraeth: May blog circle

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

Mellifluous: April blog circle

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

Surrey family photography in Spring

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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Uitwaaien: March blog circle

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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