Home

Goldshoesonred-1

It’s been two and a half week sine we got back from our Sweden trip. Since then I have:

  • Bought a bunch of new plants
  • Done two engagement shoots
  • Been on a weekend to Daylesford where we were supposed to chill, but we mainly drove around
  • Bought some more plants
  • Had brunch with a new friend
  • Had dinner, every night.
  • Kept the apartment tidy, for almost three weeks straight. It’s a record
  • Ran out of my paper todo lists so now I have an electronic one.
  • Contemplated getting a bucket so I can grow potatoes in it.
  • Fallen more in love with my husband
  • Had my hair all done up (so needed!)
  • Ummm… maybe gotten a few more plants? Yes. I am addicted.
  • Finally bought new runners and today I went on my first run since being back. Gonna back into it, I promise!
  • Had all the chais.

It’s been good. I never knew I loved routines so much but I do. It’s good to be home.

Knokke-Heist

When you have 4 hours before you need to drop off the rental car you make the choice of driving in the opposite direction to see the beach, then go to Holland before going through Brussels traffic. Just sayin. Beach is always the best idea, even though it had all the rain.

Peter-Knokke-Heist_Wind_LR Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_1 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_29 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_28 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_27 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_26 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_25 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_24 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_23 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_22 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_21 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_20 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_19 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_18 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_17 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_16 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_15 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_14 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_13 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_12 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_11 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_10 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_9 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_8 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_7 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_6 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_5 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_4 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_3 Knokke-Heist_Belgium-2017_2 Peter-Knokke-Heist_LR

At the height of a season

Midsummer-1

Midsummer came and went and it was as it should be. Spotty sun at lunch, rain hanging in the air (but luckily not arriving until 7pm so we got plenty of outside time!), full of food and people and of course or biannually event: The Potato Championships. We borrowed bikes and rode home the 2 km’s to my parent’s summer house in pouring rain, arriving drenched, tired but happy. I filmed and photographed, and maybe maybe I’ll manage to edit that up in the next couple of days. Maybe it’ll be months. I don’t care to be honest, because there’s a lush green (although super cold) summer waiting for me outside.

And there, hidden amongst the fog, was a man, or a moth. We couldn’t see the difference.

HeyHey-Mothman-2

Last weekend I headed out of the city to a cabin in some misty woods. I wasn’t alone but surrounded by 11 fantastically amazing creatives. We wandered out into forests, up to peaks for sunset, along the lake for sunrise (or fogrise, as it happens), we went out on a boat and walked over a dam, and everywhere the fog followed us. When we drove back home and we left the last of the fog behind I actually missed it.

It was invigorating, spending time shooting not for clients (even though I love that) but just for me. I found myself shooting gifs (and I’ll be sure to share a few later), details and drama. And everything in the most fantastic of foggy light. I might need to head back to Lake Eildon every winter from now on.

I can’t wait to share more, but it’ll be a slow progress. I think I want to spend some time with these photos first.

HeyHey-Mothman-1

The eye of the storm

Wedding season happened and everything turned into a vortex. A vortex filled with nothing but work. I feel like I haven’t seen my friends in ages, haven’t had a non-stressed conversation with Peter or Skyped with my mum for what must be forever. It is more likely since September. Yesterday and today, for the first time in a few months, I actually feel like I caught up and have a plan moving forward. I hope it’s going to stay this way, that this feeling will last, but I fear it’s the eye of the storm. For now I’m going to enjoy it. To enjoy that I’m calm in my heart and that this afternoon I went on a walk with a friend and called that work. And this is two snaps that weren’t work related, but I just had to share anyway.

blogging-1 blogging-2

Air prickled with the salt of the sea and the sound of the wind

I don’t even know how to write about the island. I was only there for a brief stint, but somehow it felt like much longer. My legs are still aching from so much walking, and I think some of my clothes are still damp after all that rain. But the clothes will dry and the legs recover and what will remain is the clear clean air, the smiles on peoples faces, the ever present birds of prey and the remnants of the sea but on land all around. And photos. So many photos.

Birds-in-flight-2 Birds-in-flight-3 Birds-in-flight-4 Birds-in-flight-5