Scenes from our week

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It’s been a while since I’ve been in the habit of capturing our daily life in photographs, but it’s always something I miss and that I’ve meant to come back to sooner than I have. We’ve all been in a state of transition for well over a year now, selling our flat, moving out of London, adjusting to a new town and a new home. Constant mess, constant change and constant chaos aren’t the best foundations for feeling able to notice the beauty in your daily rhythms. For one, because it never seems like you have one. Suddenly, I looked up, and realised that although our home, life and routine are far from perfect, the dust has settled and a new calm has emerged for us. The Autumn light shines in the same place each afternoon, there’s beautiful things hung on our walls, and we take our time to eat, drink and talk together again. We can notice things changing slowly around us, because there isn’t constant change in our day-to-day routines. I’m trying to hold on to this time more than usual,, because there aren’t too many weeks left of us being a family of three. And the same goes for the precious moments I have at home with my sweet Rory. My favourite times are when I get to hang out with her and enjoy her company, and I know in not too long our days will look very different. I just want to soak her up, capture everything about this time so we can look back on it as fondly as I feel about it right now. These slow moments at home together make these days just about the sweetest I’ve ever had.

So, I’m starting a new series called ‘Scenes from our Week’. I’m going to try and make it a regular thing, capturing these little moment of life and light. I am promising myself to embrace the mess, and not to let perfection get in the way of photographing these memories for us. For sure, I can be guilty of not taking a lot of these kind of photos because the light isn’t how I want it, or because there is too much clutter in the background…I know so many of you feel the same. So let’s not worry so much about all those things, and instead strive to capture some memories instead of perfect images.