Bridesmaids

Yesterday I had the honour of being a part of my friend’s wedding, Sheryl (I’m the girl in the kiwi dress with the silly face). I’ve known Sheryl since college, and she’s my first friend I’ve seen to walk down the aisle. Needless to say, it was an emotional day. Anyway, despite being a bridesmaid I had to take my camera and capture as much of the day as I could without distancing myself from being a part of it. I just wanted one shot of Sheryl and John that I would be happy with. I wish you guys all the best!

 
 

Floating Pug

Here is my friend’s pug, Ella, floating in the air and stuff. I’ve photographed her before, both on this blog and on Flickr. My mum is looking after her for the next few days while my friend does that wee thing called getting married (I’m a bridesmaid).

 
 

The King Hats

I went to high school with these guys and even played in a band with one of them, so when they asked if I’d take photos of them at their next rehearsal I happily obliged. Unfortunately the bulb had burst and all I had as a source of light were some fairy lights. Sometimes it’s nice to shoot at ISO 6,400 and have some noisy, black and white shots, but I found they didn’t turn out great with having to have a reasonable shutter speed to capture the band when playing. Ach well, practice, practice, practice.

 
 

Debora Buckie

This was the first shoot I’ve ever done in the city, or in any streets for that matter, and I loved it. Perhaps not surprisingly with a model as gorgeous as Debora dressed in a bold, red dress, we garnered a lot of attention. From cars driving past multiple times so they could catch a glimpse, to men approaching and asking for their photograph to be taken on their mobile phones. Pretty crazy, but I definitely want to use the streets of Glasgow as a backdrop again fo’ sho.

 
 

Vintage Sundays

Shopping. Admittedly I haven’t done much of it since moving to Glasgow, just because finances are more demanding in the city, but I’ve been working really hard lately (6 or 7 days every day for the past month) and fancied a spending spree. In particular we decided to hit the vintage shops in the West End for a bit of a different experience, something neither of us had done before. However, my big aim today was to buy a longboard, but despite wandering around for hours we couldn’t find any skate shops open. First thing tomorrow I’ma hit up Boardwise!

 
 

Greek Salad

Oh, I do love my life in Glasgow, and one of those (trivial) things that makes me love it is having a deli on my doorstep. Fresh fruit and veg makes me happy, as does this wee tub of greek salad I treated myself to today.

 
 

The Great Scottish Outdoors

This has to be the hottest day of the year so far, right? My pink shoulders are testament to this. My friend and I decided to jump in the Mini, speed out of the city and spend the day beach and forest hopping. We also brought my dog, Indie, which was a bit of a gamble as she doesn’t travel well, but we all had lots of fun. Gah, Scotland is so pretty!

 
 

“Gimme that biscuit”

Indie gets what she wants with that face. Also, ƒ1.4 on a full frame camera, mmm. I know I’ve been shooting with the 50mm and 5D for a year now, but I still get excited by it.

 
 

Pretty Things: Maps

When @rougebert tweeted about a wee gem of a map he’d just bought, I had to check it out. After all, having not long moved to Glasgow and with an apparently growing interest in maps, it sounded like something I could benefit from. Turns out there were other maps too, and I ended up buying “How To Find Old New York” and “It’s Nice To Be Alone In Paris”. Funnily enough, Paris has been on my mind a lot lately. As mentioned in my last post, I’m eager to take a break somewhere in Europe, and with Paris being a city I’ve never visited as an adult as well as being so close to Britain, it’s likely to happen at some point soon.

 
 

Travels

I clocked this amazing journal on The Paperie whilst I was casually browsing stationery (does anyone else casually browse stationery?). Last year I got bit by the travel bug after getting on my first flight in 5 years (which followed with a trip to New York, then Florida and onto Belfast, all in the space of 4 weeks!). This year it looks to be a busy one with work, though I plan on getting away at some point, even if it is to a European city for a long weekend. Owning my camera has definitely surged an interest in travel for me; not the relaxed, beach holidays that you typically go on to recharge your batteries, but the rich-in-culture adventures that make me and my 5D explode with excitement. I’m going to fill this journal with notes and postcards and everything else.

Be sure to check out The Paperie if you’re into “casually browsing stationery” and use discount code girlwithacamera to get 10% off.

 
 
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