It’s officially 2018 (where has the time gone)! For us, January means so many lovely things; from getting our heads back in the game to setting some exciting goals for the coming months.
One of our favourite things about January is the light. I know, I know – the weather is still pretty dreary, it’s still quite cold and we’re forced to huddle inside next to burning log burners wearing big jumpers, but the light is actually lasting a little bit longer every day. Allowing us a few more minutes of daylight does wonders for the moral and makes everything seem like it’s heading in the right direction.
January is also the month of fresh starts. It’s the beginning of the year and many of us feel like now is the time to think about the achievements and differences we want in the months ahead. We are filled with the need to clean up our lives; whether literally clearing things out or simply taking a step back and reviewing where we are now and where we would like to be this time next year.
Speaking of reviewing things, now is also the time of goal setting and new years resolutions. I know most, if not all of us, are guilty of letting many of our resolutions fall by the wayside but I hope this year whether you have vowed to have a healthier lifestyle, gain more clients and bookings or to spend more time appreciating the little things, you achieve it.
Happy New Year!
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?
It is officially the festive season and a time when most of us start to slow down and take some time for ourselves. Now is also the perfect time to start preparing our businesses for the new year. I don’t mean that you have to work every minute of Christmas (we all deserve a break and a few days to put our feet up), but getting some of these smaller jobs out the way now will be worth it later on in the year.
December weddings are stunning. They are such a unique event that really does happen only once a year, and that is why they are one of our absolute favourites.
There are so many lovely details that come out in December weddings. We love the deep, dark hues that can be seen appearing here and there. The drama of darker bouquets and floral displays, as well as the elegance of deep coloured bridesmaid dresses, get to us every time.
We also adore the use of candles in any aspect of a wedding day; from a beautiful candlelit ceremony to tall pillar candles being the centrepiece of each table. They are incredibly dramatic and elegant and yet keep the cosy atmosphere of the season.
The most iconic aspect of any wedding is, of course, the dress. One trend that we love to see over the Christmas period is the “wrapped up bride”. The use of a beautifully bright shawl or a fur coat to keep the winter chill away looks like something from a fairytale when paired with a wedding dress. We’re thinking Little Red Riding Hood, or perhaps the Snow Queen from Narnia. Equally, we love when a bride uses Christmas as a chance to embrace sparkles on a magnificent scale. Whether it’s sparkling embroidery on a dress, crystals on a veil or glitter just on the shoulders leading to a beautiful cape, we can’t get enough of it. It completely embodies the idea of a real-life Christmas fairy and when paired with falling snow, there is nothing more magical.
What are your favourite details for a December wedding?
The holiday periods and unique seasonal events provide moments when we as a society are on alert for ideas and opportunities to show our creativity. This often comes in the form of decorations, gifts and accessorising or reinventing things we already own. This creativity is an opportunity for photographers to provide ideas and incentivise people to use your products.
The big seasonal opportunity is of course Christmas. In spite of the much-vaunted dread as the adverts start appearing in early autumn, completely wrong of course, it still commands our attention and spending power. This is because it arrives at the end of the year. The natural time to reflect and make a tangible effort to spoil those close to us in a show of love and gift buying. But how to cut through and provide the inspiration we all so desperately need?