The move to Yorkshire from Sussex was a difficult one for me. I’d romanticised our relocation; we’d get a dog, we’d all be in matching Hunter wellies, and everyone in our village would be gamekeepers, walking around in flatcaps, saying “aye up lass”… I guess this is what happens when you read a lot of D.H Lawrence as an impressionable teenager?!
Anyway, pregnancy happened. Perinatal depression happened. Postnatal depression happened. And two years on we’re finally starting to explore our area – and it’s rather gorgeous! And exactly what I imagined Yorkshire would be (although less flatcaps and we still don’t have a dog).
Last week I captured a family shoot in Hagg Wood, just outside of York. The bluebells were rife, and I felt a little envious of the family I was capturing for having all of these beautiful bluebell photos in their possession… So, we decided to visit North Cliffe Wood Nature Reserve yesterday (which is in between York and Beverley) so I could capture our own children frolicking in the purpley-blue floral sea! [Read more…]