Nature fixes everything

Sometimes all you need is to get up for a sunrise or just be out in the nature to make yourself feel better. No people, no city hussle, just nature. At least that’s what works for me. What do you do when you need to take a short time-off?

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Losing inspiration

It’s so easy to feel lost and uninspired and even the amount of photos I see on social media of my favourite photographers or just random strangers who have these amazing pictures can’t keep me going. It actually triggers a completely opposite feeling – lack of self-confidence. The pictures that are there to inspire me make me want to compare my work to theirs and put myself down which is silly, I know. But I just can’t help myself. Maybe it’s just autumn blues or just a phase that will pass but for now I’d like to hear from you (if anyone’s out there reading this) – what keeps you inspired?

But let’s end it on a positive note. Here are a few photos from my first ever wedding that I did this summer.

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Calm evening by the lake

I think this was one of the first times when I took my new D610 for a try-out before my first ever wedding. Getting used to new settings were a bit of a work, plus, the fact that my camera manual was in Dutch didn’t help the situation at all. Of course, I did download the digital version in English, however, I always have found it a lot easier to have a guide book/manual sort of thing in paper format. And even though I read through the majority of the manual+watched several Youtube videos, I still had a hickup at the big day when I accidentally switched from FX to crop mode and couldn’t figure out how to switch it back. I remember hearing and reading about it but when I tried to figure it out, I just blanked. After few moments of freaking out, some texts to my boyfriend to find the information online and various tries checking the settings (and clicking the right button), I finally managed to switch it back. All this time all I could hear in my head was the advice people gave to others when they got a new camera – READ YOUR MANUAL WHEN YOU GET A NEW CAMERA . But it all turned out fine so, phew. Lesson learned.

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Soon-to-be-family photoshoot

This summer I’ve had the chance to do several maternity/baby bump/soon-to-be-family photoshoots which I have thoroughly enjoyed. The love and cuteness overload in these shoots is just something else. Plus, if the couple is up for having the pictures taken during golden hour, it makes my little (aspiring) photographer heart leap in joy.

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Long time no see

I don’t know where the summer has gone but autumn is just around the corner which I’m kinda excited about but I will miss the long days and warm nights. Although, perhaps now I’ll be able to make myself wake up early enough to catch some more sunrises than I did during the summer.

 

Here are a few photos from the very beginning of summer in lupin fields. Thanks to dad for the picture with me in the lupins.

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By the sea

After living by the sea for over 5 years, I do miss it terribly sometimes, especially in summer when the beach used to be only ten-minute-walk away from my home. Now, I’d need to take a one-hour long train journey instead (although, I guess it’s still not that bad as for some it might be hours and hours away). Either way, during the Easter holiday I was able to go to a beach that I had never been before where I saw a baby-seal (a rare thing to see here) and unfortunately no sunset. Regradless, it was a lovely and refreshing little walk after the long week at work.

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