Wow, it was like travelling through time looking through my old blog posts, I only ever intended to take a short break and here we are 4 years later!
Like with everything life got in the way, I’ve since had another baby and moved 300 miles away from Newcastle to Kent to be with my partner Joe. Who I met on Xbox but that’s a story for another time..
So I thought I’d do a basic introduction post again as you’ll all have forgotten me by this point.
I’m Sam, Mother of 3 beautiful children.
Harri is 8, Penelope is 6 and Fraser is 6 months old. Partner to Joseph and we live in Chatham, Kent.
I’m a self taught photographer, still learning the ropes but have just recently set up my own business ‘Penelope Ophelia Photography’ which is named after my daughter due to taking my diploma in dark room photography whilst I was pregnant with her.
Currently specialising in family photography and product photography, and my idea is to be affordable to everyone whether it be families or small businesses.
‘Why start your blog back up after such a long time?’
I hear you, it’s been ages but I did really used to enjoy it. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things and doing more things for myself, I had contemplated deleting and starting again but I think it’s nice to leave the old posts so you can see how much my interests have changed over time.
I’ve also gained more of a following on Instagram as of late, and I generally like interacting with other parents and brands, I think a blog is the next step to add to my profile and I’ve missed writing and reviewing on a bigger platform.
Still completely obsessed with interior design and over the next year we’re buying the house and lots of work needs doing. So there will be updates on that when the wheels are set in motion.
Very into movies, series. Basically a Netflix pro, if you want a recommendation check out my highlights on Instagram, although that also needs an update but there isn’t much I haven’t seen!
Always looking for new things to watch so if you have any of your own recommendations, throw them my way.
Huge learn through play advocate, especially sensory toys so I’ll be posting about that quite a bit.
Kids fashion, which has been a recent thing really. We’re brand reps for several small companies on Instagram and it’s all stemmed from that. We are massive supporters of small businesses and try to only buy from insta/Etsy shops when we can.
This is also how the product photography started and the companies have all been an amazing help and support. But we will go into that later too.
You can still expect reviews from me, we have been lucky over the past few months to have been gifted some items in exchange for honest reviews and photographs and this is a great platform to do that on.
So.. I think we’re all caught up. Bit of a boring one to start with but felt it needed doing.
Link for Instagram
Hope you’re all well and Happy Hump Day!