Friday, 29 June 2012

Life is Beautiful Friday Focus: Bringing a bit of beauty inside

Just a little thought... how lovely it is to bring a bit of natures beauty inside.
With the pretty pants weather weve been having here in the UK, bringing a bit of natural beauty into the home makes up (just a little) for not being able to get out.
I always get a little bit giddy about bringing pretty flowers in to the house. Finding something to put them in, finding a special place to make the most of them and then having little peeks at them whenever I go into that room, its all part of the joy. I know Im not alone in this, hence being able to share these four lovely images today.

1: So cute (lovemydress)
2: Never have enough flowers in the kitchen (joannabrownuk)
3: Sooo pretty! x x (emilyquinton)
4:  Hedgerow flowers (lightandday)             Thank you lovely ladies x x x

So, my little bit of Friday love to you is this post might inspire you to enjoy a bit of natures beauty in your home too. If you do want to take a photo and send it to me, that would be great to share...just a thought! x x

Thursday, 28 June 2012

My Life is Beautiful: Chris Stillwell

   1. Home is where I belong
   2. The 1st day of the rest of my life
   3 Sit back and relax
   4 It's the simple things

   Twitter - @stillers77
   Instagram - stillers77

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

My Life is Beautiful: Fiona Kelly

    1. me and my little family
    2. new growth. Tomato plants
    3. the little boy that bring joy to my life
    4. my own ray of sunshine

    Instagram: fionakellyphoto

My Life is Beautiful: Anna Hardy

  1: Walking in the meadow with Joe and Freddie
  2: Watching my man paint in our studio
  3: Joe's easter bonnet
  4: Splashing in the sea at Crosby

  My life… my hilarious and beautiful little dude Joe, the love of my life Adam, our daft greyhound Freddie, photos, surf, crochet, leopard print, books, the countryside, music, painting, the sea, friends, food and lots of laughter.

 Instagram: annahardyphoto

Monday, 25 June 2012

My Life is Beautiful: Amy Bartlam

  1: Triangle
  2: Spotlight
  3: Shadow
  4: Linear

  Instagram: a_m_y_b
  Twitter: @A_M_Y_B

Friday, 22 June 2012

Life is Beautiful Friday Focus: Encouraging words and Hugs

Love, love, loving all the beautiful posts from people so far. You do have such beautiful lives. So varied, yet so truly wonderful! A huge thank you to Lisa Jane Brown, Emma Woodhouse, Anna Clarke and Kat Williams for sharing this week. With weddings pretty much every weekend for the next few months making us super busy I've decided that Fridays are going to have a little bit of a different focus.
I'm going to choose photos that I hope might make you smile, capture you imagination, inspire and lift your spirits (well, with the rubbish weather we have at the mo, we need something - sheesh, enough already!)

Here are 4 photos to start off the Friday focus - Encouraging words and hugs
1: Life is Beautiful (asos)
2: Take time (chariswarrell)
3: You look lovely today (chariswarrell/alphabetbags)
4: LOVE (rocknrollbride)

This first Friday Focus is a shout out to all you lovely people, all you beautiful people, all you blessed people and for all the support you've shown this blog so far. Its all about you guys, so please come on board (email me at Id love to share you life with others.
Happy weekend peeps x x 

Thursday, 21 June 2012

My Life is Beautiful: Kat Williams

   1: Ugly carpet
   2: Best friends
   3: Crazy decoden phone case
   4: Phone booth silliness

   Twitter: @rocknrollbride 
   Instagram: rocknrollbride

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

My Life is Beautiful: Anna Clarke

   1:  Colourful socks make me smile
   2:  My favourite view - Woolacombe beach, Devon
   3:  Me and my favourite person, my beautiful husband Si
   4:  Crow left of the murder

   Twitter: @annaclarkephoto
   Instagram: annaclarkephoto

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

My Life is Beautiful: Emma Woodhouse

   1: "He was a bookish man..."
   2: Soulmates in the wilderness.
   3: Beautiful customised bookmark + Marie Antoinette biography = Decadence.
   4: My inspiration cave.
  Website: The Wedding Reporter
  Twitter: @cloggins
  Instagram: cloggins

Monday, 18 June 2012

My Life is Beautiful: Lisa Jane Brown

    1. an evening stroll
    2. a popcorn treat
    3.  a good cup of tea
    4. date night

   Website: Lisa Jane Photography
   Twitter: lisajanephoto


Sunday, 17 June 2012

My Life is Beautiful: Florrie Warrell (aged 3 months)

    1: Daddy & his camera (my due date!)
    2: At the beach
    3: Tummy time
    4: Hangin' out
    5: Stripe twins
    6: Reflections
    7: Cwtches
    8: Him & Me
    9: Eskimo kiss
   10: Best buddies
   11: Morning adminration
   12: Checks and Stripes

   Thank you for being the best Daddy in the world, for me! x x x I love you.
   Happy (first) Fathers Day X Florrie

Friday, 15 June 2012

My Life is Beautiful: Lucy Ledger

     1. It's a boy
     2. 3 hours old
     3. Wonderful bath times
     4. Little eyes start to focus on the world
     Twitter @lucyleddesigns

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

My Life is Beautiful: Maz Hawes

  1) Looking up, I  forget to be afraid of my own life, and I walk on....
  2) ...and that the little things are the big things....
  3)  I'm reminded to be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in me.....
  4) Walking helps me live in this present and unique moment.....

 instagram : lightandday
 twitter : @lightndayphoto

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

My Life is Beautiful: Fanni Williams

   1) Just the two of us
   2) Lighter evenings and beautiful sunsets, London 
   3) Fueling creativity
   4) Nature's beauty, vibrant blooms

   instagram: fanniwilliams
   twitter: @FWilliamsphoto

Friday, 1 June 2012

My life is beautiful: Charis Warrell

 1)Look up and breathe
 2)Morning light cityscape
 3)My Little Family
 4)Dale Pontoon, Pembrokeshire
 Instagram: chariswarrell
 Twitter: @chariswarrell

So, whats this blog about then?

Life is Beautiful.

I could just leave it there, without an explanation. It almost says enough hey! I feel though it right to explain how this blog has come to life. As a photographer, I am constantly reminded by the beauty of life and its my job to capture moments for clients (mainly on their special wedding days). Since having my daughter Ive had the chance to capture her short life (12 weeks so far!)and wow, its fun, its beautiful, its amazing and every day is new.
With all the hustle and bustle of life its so easy to let the beauty pass you by. Taking time to look up, look down and savour the moment is something we are not so good at, but it can be done. With the amazing amounts of technology that now drive our world its so much easier to capture a moment and savour it when you have the time. 
For most of us the beauty we "could" capture is very much a passing thought as a camera is not always at hand.
With the wonder of mobile phone cameras this is now an option. I'm sure as you read this, your mobile phone is most probably an arms reach away from you. I have to admit, I love my iphone. Not just because its a phone, but because of all the amazing apps and gadgets that it offers me. The camera on my iphone is definitely my favourite function. I use it all the time. When shopping, when pottering about, with friends, family, in the morning...seriously, this camera is used a lot. 
Since the introduction of apps such as Instagram, Hipstamatic, Vintage Camera, (just to name a few) you can take a photo, adjust it, process it and create a small and instant piece of photographic art.
This is really where the "Life is Beautiful Blog" idea has blossomed from. We have beautiful lives. Whatever our job, whatever our background, wherever we live and whatever we choose to fill our lives with, there is beauty to be found. Why not capture it, share it and be proud of the lives we lead. They are all so different, so individual, so special.
As a photographer its always a pleasure to see your work on a blog, in a magazine, used in some form of media. It gives you a buzz and makes you feel proud of your ability and your piece of art.
So, I decided to create this blog. A space. A space for people to share the beauty of their lives, using a basic and simple piece of technology, your humble mobile phone camera. Yes, you can argue that as a photographer I should promote using the best technology and the best processing programmes out there,but thats not what this is about. This blog is not just for photographers. Its for us all. If you like your life and would like to share a glimpse of your life with others, to inspire, challenge, uplift and brighten someone's day, go ahead. This is your gallery space. Your space to exhibit just a snippet of your beauty-full life.

Please contact me at for more information about how to exhibit your photos. Thanks in advance. This is exciting. Im looking forward to seeing what beauty makes your life so great! x x Charis