Today has proved to me that procrastination can be a good thing. I’ve been working on my annual round up post, which is always a monumental task requiring laser focus. Obviously, the best thing to do when faced with that task is to to become suddenly and intensely distracted – it’s clearly the perfect time to rifle through my wedding archives and get lost in there for a while! And I do, I lose track of time when I delve into these folders, which contain multitudes of moments from weddings I’ve had the joy of sharing in over the last few years. I emerge a while later, smiling. Each picture sparks a memory, a scene, sound, emotion… right now I feel like I’ve just walked out of The Belle Epoque after Ben + Annabel’s wedding, music and laughter still in my ears. It’s as close to time travel as I think I can get. I think of everyone there at each wedding and how they might look at these images and have their own memory explosions. This makes me happy.
This swimming around in my archives has also made me realise just how many wonderful days I’ve yet to share, so I’m doing something about that!
September days like this one are favourites of mine. Warm sunshine from above and the beginnings of autumn in the leaves under our feet as we walked in the park after dinner. The flock of birds on the tower bursting into flight every now and then, as if to celebrate with us. Ben + Annabel are two of the best humans you could hope to meet and watching them marry each other was just bloody wonderful. I won’t list all their amazing qualities because it’ll just get embarrassing, and there’s only so many times I can say kind and thoughtful in these blogposts before it sounds like I’m making it up (which I never am!). Anyway, these guys invited me in with such warmth and kindness that I felt like an old friend, and they both made me laugh, a lot…
Sometimes a bit of procrastination is just what I need. Days like these wallpaper my mind with joy and gratitude and remind me why I love doing what I do.
For the flip side of all this, you can read the message that Annabel sent to me after I delivered their images here.