Like so many other businesses ours was dramatically affected overnight when the Coronavirus Lockdown hit us. We had to close the studio doors and there is no way for us to operate until we're told we can safely return to work.
It's true, we can't photograph anyone at the moment, and we miss all our lovely customers, and meeting new people every day. But in the midst of all the doom and gloom our first Grandchild was born. Sebastian arrived in the world at 7.11pm on 23rd March which definitely gave us something to smile about.
Now, I wouldn’t normally recommend having your grown up children moving back in with you, after they’ve already been gone for several years – I’ve sort of got used to having space and time – and a tidy house!! But due to their house extension overrunning somewhat, my son and daughter in law took up residence with us while the builders got on with the job. Then lo and behold LOCKDOWN happened and Sebastian arrived a week later.
Joy of joys, Daniel and Niamh are now captive in our house and I have the pure unadulterated pleasure of being a hands on Grandmother. What a privilege.
So in future, when I’m too ‘busy’ to call my Dad, or chat with my sister, or just reflect on what a lovely family I have, I need to remember that we have one of the best jobs ever – photographing families together, couples in love, children laughing…
We can’t wait to re-open our doors, and welcome you all to our studio once more.