There is often an independent streak that runs through the self-employed. There is a feeling that you have to do everything by yourself – make all the tough decisions, deal with all the challenges and keep the motivation flowing. Not only is this stressful and at times overwhelming, but also can be very lonely. After all, human beings are social creatures and we tend to function at our best when surrounded by like-minded people who inspire, motivate and support us. Being a part of a business community is just that – a place of like-minded people in the same industry that can help you grow not just in your business, but also on a personal level.
January weddings are so dramatic – from the colours and flavours, to the dress and the weather.
We love the rich, dark hues that are mixed with sparkling white at this time of year. It’s such a classic look and yet ever so glamorous.
We also love how beautiful, rich food comes out at this time of year. We’re thinking gourmet roast dinners, rich hot chocolate bars and decadent doughnut desserts.
January is also the perfect excuse for a beautiful, sparkling gown. Take inspiration from Frozen, Nanny McPhee and Cinderella for some truly stunning winter dresses.
Finally, even though January weddings have to cope with more moody weather, we love the atmosphere this provides. Steamy, iced up windows, dramatic clouds and torrential rain can give the big day all sorts of magic, especially when it comes to photos.
January engagements are lovely. They really encompass that feeling of new beginnings and something exciting about to happen.
One of our favourite things about January engagements is the use of deep, moody colours. This month is the time of rich burgundies, deep greens and classic black. These colours give a dramatic feel to the images, while still keeping them warm and intimate.
We also love the connection to the new year. It’s the perfect time to start a new chapter of your life with the person you love. Plus, who doesn’t love the use of sparkly confetti in their engagement pictures?
December family photos are so festive and the perfect addition to every household. Yes, the Christmas cards may have been sent by now but they are perfect images to use for Christmas thank you cards or perhaps in a new year email update.
Some of our favourite things about December family pictures is the chance to capture all those iconic Christmas moments; from choosing a tree or wreath to spending some quality family time together in the great outdoors or at home snuggled up in bed. These precious moments fly by so fast especially when children are little, and a family portrait session is a great way of keeping a memento of those magic moments for years to come.
They’re also the perfect time to include your furry friends! Who doesn’t love a dog in antlers and Christmas lights?