Friday, May 27, 2011


There are a few things brides dread on their wedding day and rain is definitely one of them.

Most pray for sun allowing for beautiful images outdoors with their new hubby, family and close friends. And if they’re planning for an outdoor ceremony and reception their prayers for a sunny day are even greater. Unfortunately when it comes to weather, there’s no guarantee.

With all the rain we’ve seen over the past few weeks it got us to thinking... Is rain on your wedding day really such a bad thing? Of course it never hurts to have a Plan B, such as a tent or alternate indoor venue when your Plan A is an open air outdoor space in case the clouds appear, but when it comes to your pictures rain can make for some fun and really unique photos if you’re willing.

Chicago based photographer
Kenny Kim had this to say about photographing couples in the rain -

There is an old saying "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." At every wedding, there is going to be a surprise waiting us around the corner. Regardless of what that surprise might be, we as wedding photographers try to make the best of all the situations. Inevitably, we are going to have days where Mother Nature will try to hinder the day. Instead of being discouraged by the situation, I think of it as an opportunity to get creative with photos. A wedding day is not about the weather but it is a celebration of a couple's commitment to spend the rest of their lives together. Capturing their emotion is more important than having nice weather. When humans lose one of their senses, the other senses heighten. As a photographer, when we are faced with limited options, our creativity gets heightened and often times we tend to see things that we did not notice before. Some of my favorite photos from weddings have come from days when it rained.

So why not go with it? Don’t let the rain ruin your wedding day! Find some fun rain boots, colorful umbrellas, and show the rain who’s boss. And last but not least, remember the Italian saying “Sposa bagnata, sposa fortunata” which literally translates to “Wet Bride, Lucky Bride”. Traditionally, if it rains on your wedding day you will have a very fortunate marriage. The rain symbolizes abundance and good luck which will spill over onto the new family.

Photo Credits: Braedon Photography

Sunday, May 22, 2011

22nd May - Rapture Rapture Rapture!

Okay so the world didn't really end!

I got told the news yesterday as soon as I started making dinner, no offence God but you will wait until I finish making and eating my pasta bake before you cause havoc and mass destruction!

Now, I thought I'd combine posts from my everyday life along with modblog ones so people know whats going on in my modded life ^-^

This weekend has been rather lovely ♥

Its because I got to spend it with this wonderful man who makes my life complete <3
There is nothing more lovely and comforting than waking up next to him, feeling his beard scratch my face and his warm paws wrapped around my waist holding me tight and safe.

We had a lovely relaxing weekend mainly consisting of this!

And some of this...

It was lovely :3 I also managed to get my feet tattoo booked for my birthday! 24th June and I'm getting more inkyink thanks to my amazing bubala ^___^

Now this week I have a lovely training course then after that a 2 week job placement in a hospital yay! Should be funfun :3

Mio x

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

£1 Million Pound Question - Granny?

Okay so recently I got asked a very common question and it actually got me thinking...

What are you going to look like when you're a granny? Are you gonna have all those holes in your face and tattoos? Are you still gonna be wacky?


You're gonna look really out of place when you're old.

Now, people need to understand this as I've had a good think about it and it does make sense.
Your ideals of 'Granny' are these -
Blue Rinses, Neat, Prim, Proper, may smell of urine..... Either way people always sterotype this to be the Granny image which EVERYONE (apparently..) will become magically when they hit 70.

Now, what people seem to forget (and this is why the Granny question niggles me slightly) is that these 'Grannys' come from a TOTALLY different generation to us.

A generation where piercings and tattoos were taboo, unless you were in the army (even then they weren't that socially acceptable). A generation where Gay/Bi/Lesbian couples were frowned apon and suicides due to that were high. A generation where a woman belonged at home in the kitchen and a man worked. A generation totally alien to the generation in which we currently live in. They grew up in that generation, hence why they are the grannys they are.

My generation? Its a generation of teenage sex, pregnancy, drugs, drink, people happily gay and being accepted and violence. My generation? Piercings and Tattoos are common and becoming even more so. We see them all the time in the Music Industry, Piercing + Tattoo parlours everywhere! Everybody is getting them, some more than others, but it is common place.

So, the answer to your question.
What am I going to look like when I'm a granny?

Hopefully the same way I do now, just with added wrinkles, grey hair and that musky smell you just can't explain.

The set ideals of 'Grannys' will change with time. They change with generations evolving and becoming different. The Grannys of the future, there will be ones who still have tattoos, holes from piercings and possibly still have crazy hair because of what they got in their youth. There will also be normal looking ones. And our childrens children? Their ideals of Granny will change as well to a more open-minded view (Hopefully!)

However the ideal that all Grannys will look sweet and natural is unrealistic as times changes and society itself changes as well. 

I just hope I can be like this granny (personality wise!)

Mio :3