One of the best things about Christmas is getting to do all those awesome and special traditions that your own family has. For us, it's decorating the tree as close to Christmas as possible, leaving a homemade mince pie out for Father Christmas on Christmas Eve and having 'bubbly' for breakfast on Christmas morning! Now… Continue reading Christmas Traditions
Wishing all of you a very magical Christmas from my little family to yours!
This week saw the start of the aurora season here in Northern Finland. Sadly I missed the more epic shows earlier in the week but I managed to catch these from my back garden last night.It doesn't matter how many times I see them, the thrill is always the same. <3Hopefully this is just the… Continue reading First lights… ~ Jo Jackson Photography, Nature photography
Today was the day I know my whole family has been dreading for several months now. Today marks a year since my darling Dad left us.It's been hard, so hard, and I know the pain never truly goes away when we have to say goodbye to loved ones.Tonight we lit lanterns and the girls picked… Continue reading Anniversary ~ Jo Jackson Photography
Finally, Rosie's sunflowers are ready to bloom. I know they'll be worth the wait, they always are.
Last weekend we drove across the country to a little cottage not far from Murtovaara, near Kuusamo. There was cold running water and limited electricity from a solar panel down by the lake but it was just perfect. Open fires, wood burning sauna, the lake right outside the cottage, berries carpeting the forest floor and… Continue reading Weekend in Kuusamo ~ Family photography, lifestyle photography, Finland
...go away!!I don't know about you but I'm not ready for summer to be over yet. We had glorious sunshine and patches of real warmth this week but we've also had the sort of rain that would make Noah start reaching for his tools!Thinking back to the sunshine of last week, here are some shots… Continue reading Rain, rain… ~ Family photography, Oulu, Finland
Before heading back to Finland, my family and I headed to the coast to spend the evening at Bridlington last week. Many many years ago it was our home, we lived right on the front in a holiday flat, and it will always have a special place in our hearts. <3Luckily for us the sun… Continue reading Evening at the beach ~ Family photography, Bridlington, Yorkshire
Yesterday we spent a lovely afternoon visiting the animals at Homefarm, Temple Newsam. With several fantastic adventure playgrounds and lots of adorable animals, it was the perfect place to visit with energetic little people.It was also a lovely place to visit with the girls as we were actually there 5 years ago when Evie had… Continue reading Temple Newsam ~ Family photography, Yorkshire and Finland
Before we left Scotland yesterday, we stopped at Queen's View at Loch Tummel.When Queen Victoria visited in 1866 she assumed it was named after her. It's believed it was actually named after Isabella, the first wife of Robert the Bruce some 500 years earlier.If you get a chance to see it in glorious sunshine it… Continue reading Queen’s View, Loch Tummel, Scotland ~ Family photography