January 5th, 2010
I'm not really one for new years resolutions, but I do have a few goals.
One of my goals for this year that I'll do my best to achieve is to blog more.
I'd say about 50% of my bookings I get are from word of mouth, the other 50% is from blogging.
People see that I've shot at a venue that they're getting married at, they can relate to the pictures and imagine themselves in the pictures, and they book me!
Now, blogging is fine when I've got plenty to blog about, but right now, things are still very slow.
I'm getting so many bookings coming in, but I can't post pictures of cheques or bank statements.
Bring on the summer! I really can't wait to shoot loads of weddings this year!
So to keep my goal, I need to find material to blog about.
So here goes...
In September Jessica, myself and some other friends travelled up to the Isle of Lewis for a holiday.
Here are some of the more scenic pictures from the trip.
We flew up to Glasgow, stayed overnight at a friends, then drove up to Ullapool.
Low cloud cover was the visual theme of the holiday and "Wow!!" seemed to be the word that came out of my mouth the most!
You see some houses and you wonder what inspired them to build there.
Then the answer becomes obvious. They built there because it's beautiful
This was the first beach that we went to. The sand was a mixture of white, with black texture running through it from the pete.
As the black petey water ran into the sea, the sea was also black. Incredible.
Also, this beach was huge, and there were 3 other people on there.
Yes, I did get wet for this shot!
I'll be honest, some of the scenery was a little eerie.
Mainland Scotland was far more beautiful, and had far more trees.
The Isle of Lewis was so windy that trees just couldn't survive. Instead there were rocks
This was the windiest day that I've ever experienced, even windier than this photoshoot
The locals said to us that we were crazy for being out in this weather!
Incredible weather, and literally breathtaking.
This was an amazing beach. Strange to have surf with mountains in the background.
I used to surf a little when I was younger but I'm not sure if this was normal...
The water was bitterly cold for me.
Thank goodness I had my boxers on!
I was a little short on friends, so I made a new one! Hi!
We visited the standing stones which are... well... stones that are standing.
It was an ancient burial ground.
I attempted a new photographic technique for this shot and was very happy with the shot.
Each of these stones was far taller than me
On the last night, we went for a little star gazing.
Last time I saw a sky like this was in Hawai'i.
We laid on the bonnet of the car and freezed our arse's off.
It was incredible!
We stayed in Ullapool which is on the mainland, this is where the ferry leaves from. This was our view from our youth hostel.
I hope you didn't mind me sharing this with you!
We had an incredible time!
Now I just have to find more to blog about!
Shall I publicly say on here that I'll try to post 1-2 times a week?