You may have noticed a few of changes around here over the last couple of months. I’ve been transforming bits and pieces of the blog, trying to tidy up loose ends and updating everything. Earlier this year my About page was so out of date it resulted in some wrong information being published in a magazine article about the blog; it was all my own fault, it’s so important not to let these things slide!
So on my sparkly new About page you you’ll notice this photo; I finally have my face up on the blog (it only took two and a half years!). The shot was taken by Julie of Half A Dream Away photography, in Iveagh Gardens, one of my favourite Dublin parks.
A couple of weeks ago, after the publication of a magazine article that included a photo of me, I realised I really needed to get some proper shots of myself for official use! So Julie came to the rescue and we got together for tea, cake and a portrait shoot.
I have to admit that I was nervous beforehand, like most people I hate having my photo taken. But working with Julie turned out to be a lot of fun, and actually quite relaxing. I’ve admired Julie’s work for a long time, she’s been on my list of favourite photographers since I first came online and started to look at other people’s work. She has a delicate touch with an image and an excellent eye for detail. Have a browse through her personal photoblog, Shoots Knits and Leaves, and you’ll see just what I mean. Not only is her photography beautiful, but she’s also a kind, friendly soul who made me feel at home in front of the camera.
By way of saying thank you, I thought I’d introduce you all to her gorgeous work! If you’d like to know more you’ll find information on her website and Facebook page, and if you feel like saying hello send a tweet to @JulieHDA.
Thanks so much Julie for taking such lovely photos! x