Sunday Serving
02 Oct

The Sunday Serving

Today is a momentous day for me. Today I gave Baby her Sophie the Giraffe doll.

That might not sound like much to you, but for three years while we were trying to conceive, I kept seeing babies in our studio with their Sophie the Giraffe doll and I’d think, “I can’t wait until I have a baby and I can give her a Sophie doll.” That plastic giraffe started to symbolise to me everything that I wanted; in fact, James knew about my obsession with the giraffe and gave me one last Christmas. It’s been sitting on the shelf in Baby’s nursery, waiting for the right moment to be unveiled. Today we unwrapped it and my little dream came true.

Baby, on the other hand, couldn’t care less.

That aside, the theme of today’s Sunday Serving is going back to work.

Sometimes, I have to take Baby into the Studio with me, so I can get a few things done. In that time, she’s either sleeping (which is most of the time) or, on the rare occasion, she is awake and needing entertainment. Well, as I was doing a little Photoshopping the other day, James amused himself with our very awake baby by scanning her feet. I had to stop him from scanning other parts of her as well, especially as she had just pulled a hat trick (pee, poo, vomit) with me in the Studio while I was doing a couple pics of her. I thought I’d share with you this website of cat scans. I’m actually tempted to bring the scanner home and try this with our big fluffy orange kitty, just for kicks.

Last night, I shot my fourth wedding since being back from full-time maternity leave. It was at the spectacular ANdAZ hotel near Liverpool Street station. It’s one of my favourite venues for a number of reasons: 1) it was one of the first venues to start recommending me for weddings many, many years ago, 2) I did one of my first big shoots there for their bridal brochure, and 3) it’s such a funky venue and I always have a good time there. For those who don’t know, there is a champagne bar downstairs, where I have lost many an hour. Anyway, last night’s wedding was no exception. I particularly loved their evening entertainment in the Temple. It was an Irish comedy rap duo called Abandoman. Very funny and absolutely bonkers.

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One Comment

  1. 04 Oct


    how funny, we bought Sophie recently for my little J on her first birthday. I love it, so retro..although in the hands of a two year old that squeak will drive you to drink :) )

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