Isn't life complicated?
We spend our time working, visiting, working, cleaning, cooking...working! Or so it seems, right? And we forget to appreciate all the wonderful little things we have. I'm certainly guilty of this, being something of a workaholic! Although that old saying isn't wrong..."If you love your job, you'll never work another day in your life".
And I do...but I have realised lately that I have been getting a little too wrapped up in the technicalities of my work. Striving to create "perfect images". Kicking myself when I don't get the lighting setup exactly right. Complaining to my husband when my composition isn't spot on.
And then I thought....let's go back to basics. I began my journey to becoming the photographer I am today with practically no experience, no technical knowledge whatsoever; just a love of taking photographs! I didn't scour the internet comparing myself to others, putting myself down when something didn't go quite as I planned it. I just took pictures. So when I packed my bag to spend the evening in the Malvern Hills with one of my couples for their pre-wedding photo shoot, I stripped my kit right back to the bare minimum. No flash, no reflectors, no filters.
Just one camera, my trusty 50mm f/1.2 and my new 16-35mm f/4. Minimal kit for maximum fun!
And what a fantastic time we had! It's easy to forget, with so much technical info running around my brain and so much heavy kit to lug around, to just have fun with my photography. Remind myself why I fell in love with what I do.
So, Josh and Luma in the lovely town of Malvern. Starting at the Elim International Centre where they first met, and then a climb up the windy hills for a gorgeous sunset shoot. This is the most fun I have had in a long while with my camera, and I love the images we managed to get. It just proves that sometimes, less is definitely more. I hope you agree!