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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

A Walk To Start The Week

Before I started work yesterday, I took a little trip up to Nutclough Woods.  However many times I go, there will always be new things to see.  It's the type of place you can sit and ponder for a while with a cup of tea.  All the birds were flitting around, and it was a good feeling to see so many buds on the trees, and green shoots finding their way through the undergrowth.

If anyone recognises the hat I found, it's waiting for you in the woods!

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Addicted to Pinterest!

Morning all, Suzi here! 

For my very first blog post, I'm going to talk about my love of Pinterest which has really captured my imagination and taken over my life a little lately.

I have had a personal Pinterest account for a while now but it's only in the past few months that I've really caught the Pinterest bug and I have to say I'm a little bit addicted!  What a great place it is - such a hub of inspiration and so many beautiful things to see and pin.  I started using it properly in the run up to Christmas to look for ideas on how to package my Christmas presents and also for some ideas of gifts I could make.   There were just so many great projects on there so I started a 'Christmas' and a 'To Make' board.  These are some beautiful images of gingersnap cookies taken from the Always with Butter blog for Kinfolk magazine - gorgeous!

Gingersnaps - from Always with Butter blog

It was in November when I was getting ready for a 'Styled Shoots' training course with Aspire Photography Training in the Lake District that Sarah and I started exploring the possibilities for using Pinterest for Sarah Mason Photography.  Prior to the course the trainers created a shared 'styled shoots' board where the students could pin up images for particular shoots they had in mind.  Such a good idea so we now have an inspiration board for Sarah's 'Dream for Life' shoots. 

Amy's Teddy Bears' Picnic shoot

There's also a 'Portraits of Little Ones' board with photographs from previous shoots and a few others we just love.  We've also started to create a 'Displaying your photographs' board with fun and different ideas on how to showcase your images whatever the space.

Displaying images - via Mandy Beck on Pinterest

We're going to be launching some new exciting products in the future so keep an eye out!

As the wedding season is fast approaching, we've been busy organising our Pinterest boards, creating new ones and re-pinning lots of fab stuff.  We have boards with beautiful wedding dresses, wedding styling ideas, wedding flowers, wedding cakes, even wedding feet!  We're just starting out with this so there are lots more pins to come.  Please check them out if you're planning a wedding and looking for some inspiration or if you're just interested in having a peek.  And feel free to re-pin.

Sara & Jimi's beautiful spring wedding

It's not just wedding boards, there are also boards for 'By the sea', 'Seasons', 'Home', 'Flowers', 'It's in the trees', 'Nature's Beauty', 'Art & Illustration' and many more beautiful things we just love.  Lots of fun stuff to see and pin so come and follow us at  Sarah Mason Photography on Pinterest and pin away to your heart's content!

I'm off now for a bit of 'pinterest' time before work.  Happy pinning and happy Wednesday :-)