If you’ve been following me for some time, you’ll know that in March I moved back to my hometown near Portsmouth in Hampshire. It wasn’t an easy decision to make, especially since I had fallen in love with the Midlands and the bright lights and bars of Birmingham. But there really is no place like home, right?
As great as it is to be back home, the move did mean an awful lot more travelling than expected; I’ve driven over seven thousand miles for weddings alone and stayed in 25+ hotels. I’ve filmed weddings in every county in the UK and had my busiest year yet. The editing continues, but for now the bulk of the weddings are over, and my back is very grateful!
I often get comments about how lovely my job must be, and believe me it really is amazing at times; I get to witness beautiful, emotional moments and I’m forever grateful for that….but there are down sides. It can be physically exhausting, mentally draining and at times very lonely. I’ve cried in frustration many times this year, barely keeping my head above water with editing, moving, travelling and filming what felt like 24/7. But…it’s all worth it. The buzz I get when I know how much a couple loved the film, it never goes away. I honestly believe I will still adore making films as much as I do today, 20 years from now.
I’m looking to do a little less travelling next year, so get in touch if you’re planning a Hampshire Wedding! I’m keen to explore venues like Clock Barn, Rivervale Barn and Spitbank Fort!
Over and out! (and back to editing….)