I always feel like August is the real end of the summer. My mum would be the first to argue that "You still get some really nice days in September you know?", but for me, I always think august lacks the long hazy evenings, the higher temperatures, and you can really start to feel summer drawing to a close the evenings pulling really starting to pull in, and in my dad's words, it starts "getting late, early".
Despite this, I've had a really good August this year, and even though the weather has been for the most part, well.... Crap, I've thoroughly enjoyed it. I've had the absolute pleasure of photographing some incredible couples, had some amazing reviews (Which I've now added to the homepage!) and it's honestly been so refreshing to be back into the swing of things, doing what I love doing most.
-I think we can all unanimously agree that COVID has really put a dampener on everyone's plans, and has royally screwed up 2020 and the best part of 2021.
I'm all about seeing the positive in every situation, and usually, when autumn hits, weddings generally start to slow down, and things go quieter until Christmas/New Year when couples start getting engaged and start to think about planning for their weddings for the upcoming year.
This year, things are a little different though, and as I sit here writing this blog, I'm looking over my diary, to what is going to be an equally busy September, with weddings, the occasional wedding fayre added into the mix, oh, and another holiday up to Northumberland right at the end of the month, which will no doubt will also yield some fantastic insta worthy photos!
That then leads us nicely up to my birthday weekend (3rd of October, add it to your diary's! Alcohol, camera gear and anything covered in RGB lights will always go down a storm!😉).
The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice, I mentioned wedding fayres, which to be honest has been something of a rarity due to COVID. I've not done one now for nearly 2 years due to the pandemic, so it's definitely something I'm looking forward to! Wedding Fayres are always a good day out. They're filled with Discos, live singers, magicians, jewellers and of course me if I decide to book! They're even better if you get a stand next to a baker, as there's usually a steady influx of wedding cake samples throughout the day as a cheeky little bonus.
But for me, it's all about meeting new couples. I love speaking to prospective clients, making new friends and hearing about the things they have planned. It's honestly such an invaluable way of meeting the people who work hard behind the scenes to make your day as perfect as it no doubt will be.
We always go all out for wedding fayres here at JDHQ and we make a huge effort to make sure we pull out all the stops to get everything looking perfect. From custom made wooden crates, to carefully placed faux ivy to really ramp up that shabby chic look we know you all love.
What's more, we even run exclusive offers at wedding fayres to give you even more of an incentive to come down and talk to us. (hahaha, we're so lonely!😫)
So, if you want to come down and have a good old chat with me and Rachel, (even if it is an excuse to try some wedding cake!) on the 19th of September we'll be at the Charnwood Arms in Coalville (Beveridge Ln, LE67 1TB) from 10am, eager, ready and waiting to have a chat with you about your plans!
A little shorter one this week, but as always we'll be back next Sunday for another blog!
Peace, Love and Photo's