Early last year I relaunched my blog as Wild About Here after moving back to the UK. When I was in the US it was called Over There to Here. (Yes, a tongue twister that even my family couldn’t remember). For the second year in a row Wild About Here has been shortlisted in the Photo category of the BritMum’s Brilliance in Blogging awards – the BiBs awards. To put it simply this means a lot to me. And thank you.
I so love photography. It’s actually thanks to blogging that an early passion for photography was reawakened. This has led to a variety of wonderful photography projects.
In Wild About Here I regularly write about ideas, adventures and places to visit that will encourage children to learn about nature and enjoy the great outdoors. I illustrate these posts with photos. Lots of them. It’s also a lifestyle and travel blog where I explore beautiful places, books, recipes and learn about nature and the changing seasons. I illustrate these posts with photos. Lots of them. I tell stories with photos.
I love capturing moments, nature, the places we visit, wildlife and, of course, my twins Luce and Theo. Luce and Theo are now eight so any cute babies appearing in my posts are wild ones. I do have rather a soft spot for baby lambs. We live in a rural valley in West Sussex filled with wildlife. My Instagram gallery regularly features scenes from our life here. My Google+ Collection “Outdoors and Nature Activities with kids” has over 85,000 followers.
The cool thing about having a blog is that I can experiment with my photography. Whether covering an energetic nature adventure with Luce and Theo, kneeling in the mud to get an eye-level shot of an animal or gasping dramatically over a budding flower, it’s fun to create and make photos, not just take them. I shoot raw and edit in Lightroom. I’m continually inspired by other photographers including so many bloggers. I also pick up ideas and discover other styles from the amazing community that I’ve found on Instagram.
Here are highlights of photos I have featured in my posts in the past year:
If you click on the badge below you can find out more about the BritMums Brilliance in Blogging Awards and all the fabulous blogs in the shortlist. The voting form is also available here – the deadline is May 18th, 2016. I would be honoured if you chose Wild About Here in the photo category – I need your votes!