My Weekly Round Up, And Celebration

Another wonderful week with lots of celebration.

Fridays are fast becoming days of great news and celebration. The last 2 Fridays saw news of awards, and I thought it didn’t get better in terms of Friday news, and then yesterday my beautiful Niece had her 12 week scan and her and her boyfriend shared the very first photo of their baby. She had told he a couple of days before but of course wanted to keep it hush hush until the scan, omg it is the hardest secret I have ever kept.

My Weekly Round Up, And Celebration

Last week I headed to Manchester for Blog On MSI.

It was such a fab day. The sessions were fantastic, I learnt so much and it was great to meet up with some lovely blogging friends. I loved the photography sessions, the sessions were run by John Arnold and Charly Dove, and were so very different yet I learnt so much.

John talked lots about the setting up and technical side of a camera, lots of which I leant on my course yet he had a different outlook on ISO than my tutor Gus. Which was fab to experiment with, he also took us on a photo walk in the steam hall. Now I am not a train fan at all, but it was great, as John really got involved watching how we were taking photos, stopping us and giving hints and tips on how to improve, I have some great photos which I am sharing next Sunday it was so good to go outside my comfort zone.

My Weekly Round Up, And Celebration

My Weekly Round Up, And Celebration

And Charly’s session was all about her inspiration, what she looks for and how she sets up a shot. And wow she is incredible; I sat feeling a little shell-shocked that I ever got into the same category as her in the BiBs. I love her passion on commitment to getting the right photo, and how she craves for detail and perfection. It was so inspiring, and made me so excited to keep learning so much more about photography.

My Weekly Round Up, And Celebration

It was amazing to see photography thorough different eyes and learn from others. I am so pleased with the photos I have taken on the back of receiving new tips and advice.

And lastly my little photo project for this week was feet, I have got a few shots, Joe was a willing model and I love the football photo of him most as it really reflects him as a person, he is always in the garden and always has muddy knees. And of course I could photograph feet without snapping the cutest feet in the house so even Toby got in on the act.

My Weekly Round Up, And Celebration

My Weekly Round Up, And Celebration

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My Weekly Round Up, And Celebration

My next challenge is going to be a 7-day challenge of photos of me! It sounds indulgent and vain doesn’t it? But actually it is quite the opposite. I hate my photo, mainly because of my teeth. But I need to get brave, so firstly I have booked a few little treatments to rectify that.

Honestly I am super excited, I hate my teeth, and I would go as far as to say they totally knock my confidence. So after years of trying to pluck up the courage I have found a wonderful cosmetic dentist who is going to help me improve my smile, which I just know is going to give me so much more confidence. Yes I know anyone that knows me will not believe I have a confidence issue, but you have no idea how many pics do not make my blog because of my teeth, I am beyond excited. The process will take about 6 weeks Ican’t wait till its finished.

For the next 7 days I will be taking a photo of me, it has to be taken by me, of a part of me. I am not going to be taking lots of cheesy selfies so will need to have a think about how I approach it. But I am quite looking forward to the challenge and getting over my silly fear of taking my own photo. And hopefully will be pleased with some of the photos at the end.

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22 Comments

  1. 7th May 2016 / 4:39 pm

    So many things to celebrate! Lovely news for your niece, something beautiful to look forward to. Loving the feet shots, they are fab. best of luck with your selfies and dental work, hope it goes well x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      7th May 2016 / 7:43 pm

      Thank you Jocelyn, I ma so excited about my teeth its been an issue for me for years xxx

  2. 7th May 2016 / 4:51 pm

    What a lovely time for you! Congrats all round. STUNNING photos on this post Sarah and I am glad for your dental work because I know how much it means 🙂 Love Jess xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      7th May 2016 / 7:44 pm

      Thanks Jess, and yes I am sooooo excited about it, hopefully it should give me so much more confidence x

  3. 7th May 2016 / 5:31 pm

    I love your photos from this week particularly the paws. It’s great to hear from different people and work out what works for you. Reading about your dislike of selfies I thought you may be interested in this: http://www.viviennemcmasterphotography.com Thanks for sharing with #WotW and #HappyDaysLinky

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      7th May 2016 / 7:46 pm

      Ah the paws are so cute aren’t they? And oooh thank you I will check that out x

      • 8th May 2016 / 9:45 am

        They sure are. I haven’t taken her course but it sounds appealing.

  4. 7th May 2016 / 6:44 pm

    I love the idea of setting yourself a photography challenge each week. And those photographs of the feet and especially the feet on the trampoline and little Toby’s paws are brilliant. Did you have to crawl on the floor to take them? And that it is such wonderful news about your niece. I hope that the rest of her pregnancy goes really well and that in six months you are celebrating the arrival of her beautiful baby. It sounds like you’ve had a fabulous week and enjoy the sunshine this beautiful weekend. Hugs Lucy xxxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      7th May 2016 / 7:46 pm

      Thank you, I have loved taking them, and love setting my little challenges I feel I am really learning for them x

  5. 7th May 2016 / 10:32 pm

    Sat here giggling at Toby’s little paws, he is just so adorable. Aw what lovely news about your niece, what a fantastic run of Fridays you have had. I hope the dental work goes well for you Sarah, but honestly you are beautiful inside and out. Looking forward to seeing your photography challenge this week hun xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th May 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Ah thank you Tracey that is such a lovely thing to say , I ma so excited about the new baby and my dental work xxx

  6. 8th May 2016 / 8:45 am

    Lovely news about your niece expecting a baby and sounds like Blog on MOSI was really good. I love your photos and the one of the flower this week is especially beautiful. The feet project sounds fun and good luck with getting comfortable about being in front of the camera for this week’s project.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th May 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Thanks Louise, yes the feet was fun so heres to this weeks project, I have a spa day tomorrow so thats a good place to start x

  7. 8th May 2016 / 4:44 pm

    Hi Sarah, your photos are fab , so don’t go putting yourself down. I love the photos of feet, a very different subject and taking photos of yourself for a challenge is one way of hopefully overcoming your fear. I am sure your new, touched up teeth will look add to your confidence too.

    xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th May 2016 / 8:27 pm

      Ah thank you so much Debbie, yes hopefully this week will solve my issue although I am going to try to avoid full on selfies and be a little creative, fingers crossed x

  8. 9th May 2016 / 9:40 am

    Hurray for happy Fridays. I look forward to seeing all your selfies next week! I love the outdoor pictures this week, isn’t it lovely to have some sunshine! I was disappointed to have missed BlogOn this year. But I will be at BritMums, it’d be lovely to say hi to you. Hope you have a lovely week x #happydays

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      9th May 2016 / 9:17 pm

      Ah it was such a shame you missed Kirsty it was fab, and I cant go to BritMums I booked to go away thinking it was the weekend before I am so upset to be missing it, and yes hoorah for the sun I am loving it x

  9. 13th May 2016 / 9:04 pm

    Those paws!!!!! Aww that is lovely baby news, always so lovely when you hear of a pregnancy isn’t it? I so wish I could have been at Blog On – if you write up any of the photography talks or see anyone who has done so please tag me 🙂 mwah!! Thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      15th May 2016 / 8:32 pm

      I know super furry and super cute bless him and I know new baby news is so lovely, and Kate it would have been so lovely to see you and your bump, hope you are going to blog camp x

  10. 13th May 2016 / 11:34 pm

    Oh my gosh I love the paws, that made me smile as I scrolled down. I’d love to know how John uses ISO? Thanks for linking up with #HappyDaysLinky x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      15th May 2016 / 8:35 pm

      Ah thanks Sian, Toby is so so adorable bless him, John basically says alter your ISO whenever you enter a room or situation be photo ready, such great advice x

  11. 15th May 2016 / 7:49 pm

    Lots of good and exciting news. I really must do a practical photography class, all of mine have been online but there’s a couple of things I’d really love to practise with someone who knows. Love that flower shot….my favourite to take, they’re just perfect subjects. But I love the feet shot too.

    Will look forward to hearing about the dental work. I’d love to get my teeth whitened but I’m not sure about the faff and having to wear the plate thing to do it.

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