So wedding season arrived this month! I’ve been building up to this all year and waiting patiently. Now it’s here, I’m excited to get cracking. I have 2 weddings at the end of the month, hence why this blog post is a bit early – got to make time for all that editing 😉

So, here’s my round up of fav things in May:

  1. Bluebell engagement shoots

I have done so many bluebell engagement shoots this year! They’ve all been glorious and it’s nice to have the opportunity to photograph my couples in super seasonal locations. Every year I mean to get down to Micheldever Woods near my home town of Winchester for their bluebells, but after finding such good location elsewhere this year, I don’t think I need to! The past month has been completely full with pre-wedding shoots, and its been really lovely to get to know my couples a bit better, and catch up on their upcoming weddings 🙂 See why I think engagement shoots are so important here

2. Bank holidays 

Yay for May and long weekends. On the first public holiday, I met with my a group of closest friends for our annual May bank holiday piss up on the Southbank. It was definitely the hottest year yet for us so summery cocktails for me were flowing! The next bank holiday I have got a busy one – the first wedding of the season, Slamdunk Festival in Hertfordshire, and an engagement shoot! Totally looking forward to a combo of being busy with shoots/seeing friends/and sunbathing**

**fingers crossed for weather. Which leads me to..

3. Sunshine

I’ve been in such a good mood in May and I will put that heavily down to the arrival of warm temperatures and sun 🙂 At every opportunity I have been taking a picnic blanket out to our garden with some sun cream and a book to do some lounging in the sun. Just having warmth on your skin again is so lovely. Thoroughly enjoying down time outside – nothing like just gazing up at a blue sky with music on, or reading on the grass. Hoping that there are still months to come of it yet!

4. Man in the High Castle 

This was originally on my reading list, but in need of a new TV show, we decided to watch Amazon’s series instead. We started on the bank holiday and watched about 7 hours worth in one sitting. Highly addictive stuff and the premise is really interesting. The show is set in a dystopian past where the Nazi’s and Japan won the war. Can highly recommend it.

We’ve also been watching Westworld Season 2, but at this point in it, I’m just like ‘WTF is going on?! ‘. Comment below if I’m not alone!!

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In terms of reading this month, I’ve gone a little slower due to lots of work, but here’s my list:

  1. Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie. A golden oldie to start the month! This did keep me guessing until pretty near the end. The middle of the book got a bit repetitive, but over all a nice read 🙂 3.5/5
  2. The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins. This has been on my list for a while and I finally decided to give it a go – the thing that had been putting me off was thinking it may be too one sided and forceful. It was as expected and despite being an atheist, I found it all a bit too much after a while. I kind of skipped through and gave up about half way, but still got the jist of his arguments. 2/5

I’m currently reading ‘Salems Lot by Stephen King. I think its fairly safe to say that since a teenager he has been my favourite author – I probably read at least a book or two from his back catalogue each year, and I love every one. Because his bibliography is so long I still have a good load more to look forward to 🙂

Any recommendations for new books, comment below!

Caroline x