I am not one to mix family and business.
I like to keep the two separate but at the same time show you I am not a robot who just takes pictures and drinks a shite load of gin to escape reality.
I never turn off, take time out for myself, my children or my wife. Last August, I didn't say no, taking 14 weddings on with very little rest.
But it's Wedding Season you say....hahahhaha...what is that? Nowadays the "season" is 365 days! Thank you for that, keeping me in work and providing for my family, but two years on without rest seeing everyone's Facebook feeds about holidays, honeymoons and family time made me wakeup and say....my time.
My time to turn off 85 percent, sit by a pool, from pasty white to lobster red, drink endless gin (gin with red slushy is the new go to) and a few creative cocktails that make you pee blue or pink. Why 85 percent you ask? Because being self employed does not smell of roses as one might think. There is always a concerned bride that has a question about her wedding two years from now, or a groom asking if we can help them on the day do the cravats, what food would we like or a new enquiry.
But, and a big but....I have had the best eight days. Seeing massive grins on my children faces, the blue sea, three pools, endless food, endless drink and most of all seeing my wife for more than two hours at a time.
It has been great, but it doesn't mean I won't work twice as hard when I get home to get your edits done and out to you. Please be patient, I promise it will be worth the wait.