Sóla Snapshot

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I’m back! And I’ve got some life changing news.

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Hey to all my cyber space homies! 😉 It’s been a year since my last blog post and so much has happened since then. My intention was to keep plodding along with sharing my photographic journey with you guys, but my body just couldn’t keep up with the sudden change when I found out I was pregnant in June last year 🙂

I’m so sorry for my internet absence, but rest assured that I’m back….my images are back….and my blog is back too – whoop whoop!

It’s been a crazy year filled with heaps of changes but it feels so good to be communicating with you all again. My daughter, Hannalee was born in February this year and now that she’s almost five months old, I’m feeling myself again. To be completely honest I didn’t have any material prepped as soon as I found out that I was pregnant. I felt like I needed to embrace pregnancy whole heartedly with both the ups and downs. It was really tough in the beginning as my husband and I had no idea what we were doing (being first time parents and all) and so the baby was in control of us. Now, its the complete opposite – we’re in control of her 🙂

So, besides taking the odd snaps and sharing them on Instagram and interacting with a couple other social media platforms (while breast feeding/pumping), I’ve been pretty silent on my blog. Those crucial first few months were spent snuggling, losing sleep and getting to know my little kitten.

I was a little fearful in returning to blogging after being away for so long and felt like I’d lost my momentum. For some reason I kept avoiding blogging – dwelling on whether I would be seen or not right now. I kept thinking about what my ‘come back’ post would look and read like and if I’d still have you all as my support system. So, I threw caution to the wind and decided today that I really wanted to share with you where I’m at.

My love for photography continues and so the images you’ll see below were taken at the Mayfield Lavender Farm in Banstead, just outside of Central London. It was my very first visit and it was absolutely amazing. Acres and acres of beautiful Lavender have been planted which seems to be a popular visitor attraction during the summer (as that’s when the Lavender starts to bloom – towards the end of June). It’s simply breathtaking.  The images were taken using my Canon EOS 1200D and my 24-70mm lens. Enjoy!

 

 

I thought I’d end with an image of myself to once again thank you all for your support and kind words over the past year and for being so sweet, it seriously means everything. It feels damn good to be back!

Peace and love,

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Author: Sóla Snapshot

Photographer and blogger - Street | Architecture | Travel My photographic adventures, whether close to home or far away. Lover of good food, dogs (even though I don't have one yet), orangutangs and travelling the world.

16 thoughts on “I’m back! And I’ve got some life changing news.

  1. Excellent post Sóla, and most of all a really warm welcome (back).
    Your recent stories relate to me in many ways – parent and photo enthusiast. I recall that time we knew there was going to be a new addition to the family ☺️
    As first time parents the world kind of stopped around us that time, everything was gradually moved to the back of the queue as we were scared of taking risks missing our passion for travel photography and the arrival of our little princesses, my social presence ended up paying the price for.
    You have a backlog of pictures to go out but keep on postponing your next post until you noticed it’s been a month, 2 and now almost a year you haven’t updated your IG account 😂 – this is me btw.
    Mayfield is one of those locations you have to visit during the summer and i think you’ve described it the best it could have been, no point adding anymore to it.
    yeah looking forward catching up with your blog updates and wishing id taken all of your pictures as they look amaizing ☺️.
    Keep it up and make us dreaming

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    • Such kind words Will! I’m blown away by your support 🙂 We definitely do share a lot in common when it comes to balancing both of our loves – parenting and photography. Seems as though it’s going to be a life long juggle haha. I would definitely encourage you to get your backlog of photos out as your eye for the camera is just second to none. Looking forward to our next meet-up and hope to see you here again very soon x

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  2. I’ve stopped by periodically to check for updates and am glad to read the wonderful reason for your absence. My gosh, Sóla … what wonderful news. CONGRATULATIONS! And what stunning, beautiful images you’ve graced us with on your return to blogging. I look forward to once again being inspired by your images and your creative curiosity. Welcome back! xoxo

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    • Heide! So good to hear from you. Thank you so much for your sweet words. I had such a good time recently at the Lavender farm that I just had to share them with you all. I hope you’ll stay with me on this journey as I have so much more to share. Peace and love x

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  3. Beautiful post and picture!!

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  4. wow – you have deeply amazing, beautiful and classy images – just like walking to a new adventure in life!

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  5. Congratulations on the addition to your family! So, when you were photographing here, did you find it hard to get other people out of your photos?

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  6. I love lavenders! These photos are gorgeous !

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    • Thank you Kyesha! So kind of you to stop by. Isn’t Lavender truly beautiful. The rows of these flowers on the farm went on forever and ever and I just simply couldn’t get enough of them. I hope to see you here again soon 😀

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