It’s October. How the heck did that happen?! Where did August and September go? I appear to have been bouncing from wedding to computer and back again several times over these past few weeks and my family, who although still look familiar, I have barely seen lately. I have done little more than shoot weddings, edit wedding photos and design wedding albums and on occasion, attend wedding fayres and meet with new wedding clients. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do, I really do. It’s my dream job and it barely feels like proper work (i’m not exactly down a mine am I?) but it’s felt a bit unrelenting lately and I miss my family.

My nan died a few weeks ago. I finished shooting a wedding on a Thursday and on Friday morning I was woken by a message telling me. My mom’s mom. This wonderful, formidable woman, gone because of something so human as a heart attack. I spoke at the funeral. I was there to speak on behalf of her six children, twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren (courtesy of my cousin, number 13 is due in a few weeks). What a legacy to leave behind. We were close because my mom died. She helped bridge a gap and was there to offer advice, guidance and opinion in a way that only parental figures can. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve gone to pick up the phone lately to call her but then remembered I can’t.

All that remains are pictures.

The other day I took the camera out and captured our not so little girl being the awesome toddler she has become. It’s a marvel really this family thing.

We’ve got some time off together in a couple of weeks so we can celebrate our wedding anniversary and J’s birthday.

I. Can’t. Wait.

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