Saturday, 8 August 2015
I've removed a lot of the posts from this blog, and I think eventually I will remove the whole thing but it's not all bad!
I'm starting a new blog, and if you're an avid reader of this one, I guarantee you'll find it or more likely, it will find you :)
There is so much I want to tell you all, as I consider many of you personal friends. There are so many reasons that I've been absent and that I feel I need to start a new place away from this but the internet is a scary place where not a lot can be taken back. However I do want the new space to be a frank discussion of life and all its inconveniences, as is the theme I am working up. So perhaps I'll find a way to tell you all soon.
It was so emotional for me going through all my old posts and reliving my journey, as well as reading all the comments that you guys have left. I have so much love for you all and can't believe that I've found so many people who support me. I have an archive of it all, as it means so much to me, but I think it is a good time to maybe turn the page.
I do feel comfortable telling you that I want to start fresh to rejuvenate myself creatively as a photographer. I feel that I had got to the point where for whatever life reasons I was too busy to put the amount of creativity and soul into my blogging and I wasn't happy with the way my space looked or felt.
I don't want to just post everything and anything so I want to start fresh and take my time with the stuff I have been shooting lately. I think this is important from me to do as it is setting me up to produce a standard of professional work that I am pleased with.
I feel like I have been chasing my tail in terms of health, every time I find an answer, I have more questions. This is something I really want to talk about but I've been feeling increasingly uncomfortable putting it in a public forum mostly because I don't want prospective employers to think I'm a hopeless case when actually, as a worker I am always hopelessly efficient... which is another reason I want a fresh start!
To give you a little insight into the main reason I haven't been up to blogging though, I've been taking a medication to regulate my sleeping pattern. Because it worked so well to do that and for the first time in my life I've had an amazing sleep cycle, I didn't realise that it was having adverse effects in other ways. Apparently these side effects are one in a thousand but now I am back to where I started, experiencing insomnia worse than ever before and recovering from the damage the medication did.
Anyway, I'm okay, and ready to start looking to the future again and problem solving where I need to. I'm growing so much as a person through all of this, and learning that everyone has their things, and it's so great to support others and have their support. I'm also doing some community and creative things that I'm really excited about and to maybe share when they come to fruition. And hand work keeps paying off in the photography department.
My new space won't be ready for a while because I am very busy and I want it to be right, and I don't apologize for that, as it's important for me to stick to my priorities and put myself first when need be.
I miss you all and think of you often, its really nice that I have a lot of you on facebook/instagram/twitter, because it means I can keep up with you guys despite not having time/motivation to blog. If you're on a social network and we aren't connected, I'm @megkernaghan mostly everywhere :)
Emails are my jam too, I'd love to d&m with you there if need be, email@example.com
When I get up and running again I'm excited to catch up with your lives and for you to catch up with mine.
Honestly though, how bad can life ever really be when you are writing a blog with a puppy sleeping by your feet?
Lots of love,
Friday, 24 July 2015
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Monday, 4 May 2015
I took far too long to edit these because other things got in the way. This was our last stop at Beechwood near Wauchope NSW. We visited a few of my Aunt's friends to check out their awesome design and architecture endeavours, a lot of the shots are from a place called Comboyne which is one of the most unique little communities hidden in the mountains. They are some of the last photos that were taken on my 60D before I got my new camera. Credit where credit is due some of them are Steph's work! :)
Monday, 13 April 2015
So as many of you may know I shot my first wedding about a month ago and I'm really excited to share it with you all. It was an amazing day. Two awesome families came together and celebrated love with so much energy and enthusiasm. I feel so honoured to have shared it with them and captured it for them. Words don't do it justice and I can honestly say I won't forget this day as long as I am snapping photographs.
I'm nowhere near perfect and I've got a lot that I'm excited to learn but this is a big deal to me, I'm quite proud. I'm also planning on writing about the things I learnt in another post so keep an eye for that.