Wednesday, 22 October 2014

A little credit

I think a little credit is owed on this blog of mine.

You see, while most of my photos on this blog are my own, taken by me, there are a few that aren't. All those shots of me staring out in the distance, me in pretty outfits or pulling faces, or walking, or doing whatever mad thing I think of at the time, are not in fact the work of my own. In reality, I don't carry around a tripod or have an imaginary third arm that takes my self portraits (as much as I would like it to be true).

In reality, these photos belong to Stephen.

...and while he is happy to be associated as a part of my brand, I think there is definitely credit owing to him for these images.

It's funny cause it's these photos that seem to get most traction on my blog and social media channels but the truth is they are not my own work.

I'm very grateful for his patience and support of my blog and the ramblings that go with it. The idea that he will stand there taking photo after photo, until I'm satisfied, baffles me. The idea that these images are often even greater than my own, baffles me further.

So I guess I just wanted to say thank you to him and his wonderful work on Samantha Heather.

But just because I can, here are three photos of him from the same days as above. Who's the better photographer? ;) Maybe we should go into business together and be a creative force to be reckoned with. I think I'd like that.
p.s. it's also his birthday today! My main man is another year older and I couldn't be prouder. He's accomplished so much since I first met him and it's him who really pushes me to be the best that I can be. Oh how I love love <3

p.p.s. those photos of me are really making me miss my long hair! I think I'm getting those post haircut blues. How do I solve this?

25 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to him! You both are talented! So lovely xo

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  2. Happy birthday Stephan! You guys are just amazing photographers, love you both :33

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  3. I think you guys would make a great team - Happy Birthday to Stephen :)

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  4. My best friend Steph made an inspiration wall of women with great short hair, it was kind of cute haha :)
    I always feel much better with new hair accessories though :)

    I love love love that second photo of you. You are both talented young things, it's exciting to see what you create together :) X

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    1. I would love to see that inspiration wall! and yeh, maybe hair accessories will do the trick

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  5. You're lucky to have a pretty fantastic photographer and human tripod at your side, that's for sure. Most people I know wouldn't be able to frame a shot themselves, let alone capture something so artistic and beautiful!

    Happy birthday to Stephen!

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    1. I'm going to tell him you said that! :)

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  6. Aww Happy Birthday to your main man! His photos are pretty awesome and so are yours.
    As for solving post haircut blues, I say take really fun, colourful, quirky and crazy photos of you with your new 'do :) Your hair will grow so you might as well enjoy this new phase of your hair's journey hehe

    Mo x

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  7. I am so thankful to have found your blog and can't wait to follow along, and read some previous post. Happy birthday to your man, it sounds like you've got a good one. My sweet hubby is getting the groove of helping out with the photography-it's so not his thing-but he's unbelievably kind about it.

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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  8. Happy birthday Stephen. You guys are the perfect team. Always so creative with a good eye for photography. Don't worry about the post haircut blues. They too shall pass. Trust me, when they get longer one of the thoughts that creep into your head is whether you want them short again or you'll let them grow out. In many instances (for me at least) the former prevails. Haha.

    Anne's Scribbles and Doodles

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  9. happy birthday stephen! it seems to me that you two have found a perfect match in each other and you do it so beautifully together - another year and many more!

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  10. Happy birthday Stephen! These photos are so beautiful :-) Lovely post

    www.ramblesandbramblesblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Very sweet of you to acknowledge how much a blog effects others, especially those closest. They are great shots though let's be honest.

    www.ohheyblog.com

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  12. There is no way to explain the adoration I feel for the two of you as a couple that I only know over the internet. You two are the best.

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    1. Mila! ah that is so nice of you to say but we have nothing compared to you and your love

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  13. I LOVE those photos he took of you. And what would we do without those people that help us make our blogs what they are? They are the best and he has a fantastic eye. :)

    Juli Xx

    juliwilliams.com

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  14. All these pictures are so amazing, both of you would be a photographic force of nature!

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  15. What a wonderful tribute :) My boyfriend takes all the photos of me and I sometimes forget he should get that credit too.

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  16. Beautiful portraits! I'd love a magical third arm sometimes, but I totally relate to the benefits of an awesome wingman. It's awesome to collaborate with your other half. Such a sweet post!

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  17. His photos are stunning! He captures you so beautifully and you can tell how much he loves you through his photos.
    Happy birthday Stephen! :)

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  18. You two are the ultimate power couple. Happy belated birthday to him!
    A boyfriend takes your photos even when you don't ask - now that's a true blessing. ;)

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  19. So this is very much belated, but hopefully welcomed all the same - Happy Birthday Stephen!!

    I think you're incredibly lucky, both of you, to have each other to capture the other in such moments. My boy is very impatient when I whip a camera out (rarely, at the moment) and certainly would never entertain the thought of snapping images of me (even when I desperately need them for the blog, the jammy sod!). You make a great team!

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  20. he takes wonderful photos. happy belated birthday!

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