Some of you guys may remember that we went to Singapore and Malaysia last year. This time, it was my turn to tag along with Sam who had a Science conference at the Golden Sands hotel on Batu Ferringhi beach, near Penang. Can I just say, it was so lovely to be the one with no responsibilities! So…. my time was largely spent by the pool, devouring books and getting my tan on (didn’t work as well as I had hoped unfortunately!). My favourite part of the trip was after Sam’s conference finished we hopped on a plane to Langkawi, a small island off the coast of Penang. This island was paradise! It was less developed than Penang, and seemed less dirty. We only had two nights in Langkawi, staying at the Berjaya Langkawi Resort. I loved this hotel! Our room was in the jungle, so it was a little walk to reception and the beach, but it was totally self contained set up like a little tree hut! There were monkeys on the footpaths to keep us entertained as we walked down to the gorgoeus beach each day. It was so beautiful, there was barely anyone on it, and the sea was gorgeously clear and warm. Ahhh take me back! Seriously though, I’m not sure I could live in the humid climate! And how does anyone get any work done when it’s so beautiful and warm each day? Overall our holiday was so lovely and relaxing, I hope you enjoy some of our happy snaps! Taken on my big camera + iPhone 4S xx
We went to the ’50 Best National Geographic Photos’ exhibition at the Art Science museum at Marina Bay Sands (that crazy building above, shaped like a ship).
This is at our resort at Batu Ferringhi Beach…just having a foot reflexology massage! Apparently I eat too much sugar, work too hard and worry too much!
Spot the monkey?!
This is in paradise (AKA Langkawi).
My hands down favourite moment of our trip. Relaxing in fresh water pools above a huge waterfall. Such a hard walk to get up there, but completely worth it!
Tomorrow Sam and I are flying to Malaysia! Sam has a Science conference in Penang, and I couldn’t be more happy to tag along of course! I’m dreaming of sun, white sand and complete relaxation… I’m so ready for this. It feels like a long time since we’ve had a holiday! I think winter does that to you. We return on the 18th of September, so please forgive any delays in replying to emails. I’m not sure what the internet situation will be, but I might post a few photos of our trip on Instagram and Facebook. I hope you have a fabulous day! xx
This winter, I wanted to challenge myself creatively. I wanted to photograph lots of different couples, to challenge the usual way I do things and to generally mix things up a bit! I started with my ‘Lets Stay Together‘ project, which I’m still doing. My aim for the project is to portray other couples having fun together, actively making time for each other. I wanted other couples to be inspired by those images. I wanted people to realise that relationships are a choice, and to keep them alive they need loving care and attention.
A couple who reached out to me for the project was Gabi and Ilan. They are engaged, and for religious and personal reasons they don’t have any physical contact before their wedding day. When Gabi first told me this via email, my first thought was ‘what an amazing challenge’! How was I going to capture Gabi and Ilan’s love for each other? My photography style is quite warm, snuggly and romantic, how was I going to portray that feeling in the photos?
What Gabi and Ilan made me realise is that love isn’t all about hugs and kisses. It’s also about the way you look at each other, the way you talk to one another, it’s also about the way you laugh together, the way you whisper into their ear. Love can be expressed in many different ways. Thank you Gabi and Ilan for showing me, and reminding me of this. xx
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