February 4, 2014
RECENTLY ON 'HOME AND AWAY'
One unexpected opportunity opened the door for us to begin a journey of photographing families, couples, little babies and another wedding, almost every other weekend. I felt my photography skills developing as I sought to connect with these people, to capture their everyday and the bonds of love that hold them together. Every session was a complete privilege to glimpse a little bit into the worlds of some beautiful and kind hearted people.
Before the year ended, Dave and I sat opposite each other with a warm drink, found some scraps of paper in amongst our plane tickets and travel information and nutted out our hopes for this year. And according to the theme and recent beat in our lives, I decided to focus more on less, giving more attention to a smaller amount of areas in my life - I can't do everything.
Doubling the amount of time I am teaching this year, and continuing in studying a Masters, this is the end of me taking photos as part of Memory Lane Studio. I'm going back to just being an amateur, and I'm OK with that. But here is a few of my favourite shots captured last year, and some of the gorgeous people I met along the way.