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I’m very excited to post the first of what I hope will be a number of collaborations with the blogger Niomi Smart. Shot a couple of weeks ago, we headed to a very beautiful, secluded spot of London to shoot these images, and were lucky enough to have bright sunshine for the shoot. The images are featured in Niomi’s blog posts below, which also list designer credits and beauty products used.

Summer Blush

Summer Blush | Beauty

My Dad told me something and it just really hit me:

“When you talk to the person you’re in a relationship with, do you talk at each other, or actually carry on a conversation? Not just talking but communicating, understanding, to the point you can talk and listen to each other and time slips away. Because that’s something real. That is what a good relationship has, because if you can communicate in such a honest natural way and have trust, respect, and care, that’s the key to a good relationship that is worth so much.”  

 This just really fucking clicked for me. 

My parents have been married for 20 years and they talk and have random conversations constantly. They talk till they fall asleep and are mumbling cute babble to each other. But they don’t talk none stop sometimes they sit in silence and just hold hands and you can see the little smile and look of peace and content on their faces. 

After 20 years he still looks at my mom like she’s the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen. And she still looks at him everytime she sees him excited to see him like there’s a few butterflies still flying around. My mom is a romance author and she’s living the most romantic story. They are literally the best couple I have ever met. So clearly he knows what the fuck he’s talking about. 

…. For the first time in my life I actually understand this.