Welcome to BLOGtober!

Blogging.

It’s hard.

It shouldn’t be. I have lots of ideas and stories to share with you. But I almost never do it. Mostly because of timing issues which really boils down to bad planning as far as blogs go. I tend to put them off and “plan” to come back to them.

So I’ve set myself a challenge and I’m going to post a-blog-a-day for the month of October.

BLOGtober, if you will.

(Stick with me, it gets better!)

I actually have three blogs, which only adds to the confusion. But I will post links to them all here at the very least as they are all relevant to my work and being a female entrepreneur who is trying to figure out what on Earth she is doing.

You can check them out here:

https://wildlifebyjo.wordpress.com/
http://www.jofoowildlifephotography.com/about/blog/
and of course, where you are now: http://www.meiphotography.co.uk/about/blog/

And, I do have a plan… or at least a start of one… and while this is a totally lame start, I’ve made it legit by adding a photo…

A black & white photo of my list of blog ideas for the month

Blog-tober plan

Honestly. it WILL get better…

A Family Tree

Original Family Tree CropI’ve loved this photo for as long as I can remember.  It lived in a box of photos and memories until I framed it one day.  It currently sits proudly on display in my parent’s house and makes me smile every time I see it.

I’m the one at the top of the tree on my Dad’s shoulders, not paying any attention to the camera.  My sister sits in my Mum’s arms with a seemingly innate ability to work the lens at a very young age.  I’m told my Uncle Alan is the photographer.

I love everything about it.  The tones, the graininess, the pose and of course, the people.  It’s my favourite family photo.

When my sister started a family of her own, this photo naturally came to mind and I was delighted to have the opportunity to recreate it during a wee photo shoot I did for them earlier this year.  This time my cheeky niece took my place at the top of the tree and my new nephew is pride of place at in my sister’s arms.

Family Tree Collage edit

It’s a more modern take thanks to our lovely Scottish weather preventing us from getting outside that day but I love how it turned out.  More importantly, so did my sister.