Newcastle Photographer and Content Creator, Mandy Charlton, Always on a quest for adventure, often seen on buses, trains and planes. On a quest to be happier and healthier. Lives in Newcastle with her 3 cats, Iris, Maggie and Arthur. Loves good vibes, musicals and cakes. Full time professional wedding photographer in the north east of england alongside content creator on Tiktok, Instagram and Facebook

Thursday, July 16, 2015

End of Year Report...

School breaks up tomorrow for 6 long weeks of high summer, the peak of the year, my favourite part of the year, I don't know if it's because I have children but I always feel like that last day of term is also my end of year, this year has been the hardest work ever to get to this point, I am ready for 6 weeks of easier living, no early alarm calls and definitely no schedules! I have 2 weddings, one one the 8th of August and one on the 5th of September and that feels ok to me, I have weeks ahead where I have portraits every single day and in fact at weekends I don't have any availability until August 16th and for that I am truly grateful, I'm not one to sit on my laurels and take things for granted, well not now anyway, I know that things can change within the blink of an eye and I'll never stop being grateful for the things I do have.

So here we are, end of term, end of year, adventure awaits teasing us just hidden around that final corner and so it's good to look back over some recent highlights, since about April I have fallen in love with photography all over again, like any relationship there are ebbs and flows but I feel I am in my groove, in love with what I do and I think you can see it in the images.

Here's what I've been up to lately - 

It's mostly been a glorious summer so far and I hope that the sunshine doesn't go and hide now that the schools are breaking up, I've seen the weather for Scotland for the weekend and it looks like Looby and I will need to pack jumpers and waterproofs rather than sunscreen and swimming costumes.  I don't think we ever envisioned that Edinburgh would have the same temperatures as Majorca or the Balearics but it'd be nice if we came back with a bit of colour in our cheeks rather than full on wind burn, failing that we'll just have to find a dog friendly book shop and hide in there for the next couple of weeks.

I'm going to try and blog bits and pieces over the summer holidays but my reader numbers always drop as everyone goes away on holidays and changes their schedules and it's much the same here, I've done so well with blogging this year and increased my readership significantly, hello out there if you're reading, you're brilliant you are!

So let me take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful sunshiny summer full of paddling pools and picnics, beaches and BBQ's, sunshine and surf and even if you can't check in with me once a week lets all resume our thrice weekly meetings in September when we'll all be relaxed, refreshed and ready to go, new pencil cases in hand for a whole new year, I'll have got through a year of single parenting by September 4th, that's got to be worth a rosette or something!


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