Monday, February 15, 2010



On Saturday I finally got the email I'd been waiting for - to tell me that our latest couple are happy with their photos. The feelings of relief and delight that follow are almost overwhelming. The fear that you will let down a couple on their "big day" is so intense - and this couple were SO special. We were also extra nervous as it was a winter wedding in a very dark location so we had to be extra creative with lighting and use new equipment we'd bought specially for this day.

I'm really happy this week for another reason; I'm off work :) Well, my other job, I hope to do some work in the photography line as well as copious amounts of my beloved pottering, maybe with a bit of de-cluttering thrown in for good measure :)

Valentine's Day was lovely: Phil got me the nicest card EVER and a heart-shaped charm for my bracelet which is now, sadly, FULL! I got him 2 series of ER on DVD. We didn't do much (I pottered in the garden, Phil on the computer) and eventually I cooked a romantic Tandoori chicken dinner for 3 (me, Phil & Kate, Sian was out) Then we watched TV and went to bed.

We have been through our share of really bad times but just now things are pretty OK and I love him excessively! not bad after almost 27 years of being together...

No doubt this post will jinx us and soon I'll be writing about how terrible our marriage is! But right now I'm a very happy bunny.

15 comments:

photowannabe said...

I can see why the couple is happy with the pictures. Terrific lighting and the emotion shows through.
I think it sounds like a delightful Valentines Day celebration.
Life is Good.

Akelamalu said...

Good news and relief about the wedding photos!

Your Valentine's Day sounds perfect. :)

SM said...

Happy is good!! I'm glad I read this today.

cheshire wife said...

Fingers crossed that you stay a happy bunny. He'll have to get you another bracelet!

Scriptor Senex said...

Glad your new equipment worked out OK. I think being a wedding photographer must be about the most stressful job you could pick! But so rewarding when people are happy and you know they and their garndchildren will be looking at your photos for so many years to come.

Cathifach said...

What a superb photo! I wish we'd had a photographer like you when we got married. You deserve every success. As you know, I love reading your blog and I especially love it when you're happy! :)

The Quiet Rage said...

No jinx... just happiness.

Kerri said...

Your happiness is shining thru in this post!!! And I LOVE the photo too!!

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Colleen Courtney said...

That's so wonderful :)

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Andrea said...

Hi Julie, I stumbled across your blog this evening as it happened to be right after mine when I clicked the "next blog" link in an attempt to stave off boredom as my husband and children blissfully slumber upstairs....I LOVE the way you write and like you I am a keen photographer so just wanted to introduce myself and let you know I will def be back.