It has been quite some time since my last blog post, so where have I been!? In January 2015 I was 3 months into my pregnancy and already in a massive amount of pain with SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) with my pelvis totally out of whack, so we decided that the time had come for me to start a very early maternity leave. The rest of the pregnancy got even more difficult as the SPD worsened and I had seeral bleeds throughout right up until our little boy was born at 39 weeks.
Since then I have been loving life at home with my now almost 8 year old daughter, Isabel, and almost 3 year old son, Ollie. From adjusting to a family of 4, to Isabel starting school just weeks after the arrival of her little brother, Ollie's reflux and food allergies being a huge part of his babyhood, and everything else that goes along with having kids, it's safe to say that I have been busy!
A few months ago I started thinking about getting behind the camera again, I really missed meeting and connecting with families and having the honour of documenting their lives. After talking with several friends and family members I decided it was time, and things were set in motion. I had sold all of my camera gear in 2015 when it was looking like I wouldn't get state maternity benefit due to not being able to work since the January, so I needed to start researching equipment again. You would not believe how much camera technology has changed since I bought my previous cameras, I even had to upgrade my editing software and computer hardware to be inline with the newer cameras, but with everything sorted, including this new website, I was ready to hit the ground running.
This Tuesday I had my first proper session back to work, and I'm so happy to report that after 3 years of a break that I can still work with newborns, phew, what a major relief, and it was amazing to be back to work! I am so excited to reconnect with so many families, some of whom have already booked their next session, and to meet so many more. I would love to hear from you if you would like to book a session, either newborn or family, it is very exciting to be back!