Yesterday was the end of a long Easter weekend, which for us started with celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary in Le Gavroche on Thursday evening)) We've officially been married for more than 5 years now :) It blows my mind and sometimes it's hard to believe how fast time flies. We look so young in our wedding photos! Le Gavroche was a perfect spot to celebrate the special occasion. We are foodies and watch probably every second program on tv about anything food related, and this weekend we really treated ourselves)) On Saturday we went to see ONCE the musical



In the last few weeks I've been reading three different books on personal growth and about life generally. I love, love, love this type of books. Self-help, inspirational, guiding - whatever you call them. They challenge the way I think and make me see things in different light and from different perspective. I feel like I'm getting closer to myself and my truth. Though very different, all these books shape me and inspire positive and passion driven actions in my life and my little business. So, the three books I'm reading at the moment are The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte (this book blows my mind! It's like a life action driven power house), Steal Like an Artist by Austin Cleon (creativity is not magic, it's for everyone), and Quiet by Susan Cain (the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking). I've just finished Steal Like and Artist and half a way through the other two, but I can already strongly recommend them all for a healthy dose of inspiration. What are you reading at the moment? What has been the most inspirational book you've read? Feel free to share in the comments below ;) Dasha x



"Never stop dating". Each other, of course, not other people! :-) I know when we have our 'end of the year' dinner we will remember this day, and hopefully many other ones like that Sunday)) And because every post is better with a photo, just a couple of images from a last summer's session I never got around to sharing (dreaming of sunshine):


I spend a lot of time online. Probably more than a person would on average. Hello, my name is Dasha and I'm addicted to Internet :) Online presence is a big part of what I do, including my blog. I guess that's why I don't really read magazines (apart from Oh Comely and The Gentlewoman.) I browse through my favourite blogs instead. Most of the time I just can't get what I'm looking for in a mag. So, I thought I'd share the links to the lifestyle blogs I visit regularly for inspiration and to look at all things pretty. I love being curled up on a sofa on a Sunday evening with my Ipad and swoon over beautiful interiors and renovation projects on Design Sponge and graphic design on Emma Dime, be inspired by creative ideas and stories, or just read A Cup Of Jo for fun)) Reading This Little Street , Oh, Hello Friend, and Apartment 34 is like going on a treasure hunt, an exciting journey knowing you will find some hidden gems in fashion, interiors, colours and what not.

Although we don't have a garden, I still read the stylish gardening blog Fennel and Fern, because one day we will have our own green space and I will be equipped with all the knowledge about plants and garden design.

I love, love, love reading Explore on a daily basis. It's like opening a curiosity box. I discover something new every day and it also makes me think. If you want to discover interesting facts about art, literature, science, history etc., this is the place to be.

Make yourself a cuppa and enjoy the browse! And because every post is better with a photo:



I first saw this story whilst watching the online photography course on CreativeLive (by the way, if you are a photographer, and want to learn and become better this resource is invaluable!). It's hard to put down in words how it made me feel... Sad? Yes, a little. Inspired? Yes, a lot. I think more than anything it made me want to tell stories. Stories that matter and stories that can make a difference. It's a documentary about love and life. Take a minute and watch it. I believe this film touched the souls of many

'The Light That Shines' a story for all from on Vimeo.


This post was meant to be the first post of 2013. Instead, I shared Natasha&Mike's photoshoot in Richmond as they were expecting their second baby any day. It's good news! They had their little baby boy a couple of days ago and everyone is doing well :) I'm so happy for them, and can't wait to meet their new addition! I was meant to write this post at the beginning of the year, listing all the resolutions and how by publicly declaring them I would hopefully stick to them. But I actually realised that I haven't made any. Not anything in particular anyway. I just want this year to be a good one... At the end of it I want to look back at it with my husband and think 'Yeah, it's been a good one'. To be able to say 'Oh, and remember, remember we went to ... Was great, wasn't it?!', 'And then we travelled to ... and did ... Remember? Hehehe'. I just want us to have memories that bring smile to our faces. So, I think this is my big resolution - to have more memorable experiences)) Together. Along with going to the gym more often, eating well, blah blah blah :)

I'm also looking forward to photographing all my lovely couples' weddings! Some wonderful people trusted me to capture their beautiful days, and I'm looking forward to each and every one of them! As with last year, weddings will take me all over UK and abroad. Can't wait!

So, yes, exciting times ahead! Days are getting longer, and spring is on its way)) I'm finally feeling that I'm getting out of 'Christmas&New Year holiday food&doingnothingness' coma. I still have a few photoshoots and a winter wedding to share. Keep an eye on the blog!

And because every post is better with a photo, here is my favourite pic from our Christmas day. It's a photo of our little nephew :) Talent in the making




I've been sitting in front of my screen for what feels like forever, trying to come up with a title for the last blog post of this year. I knew what I wanted to say, I just couldn't put it into a few words. As 2012 comes to its end, I've been reflecting more and more on what it meant for me. It's been such an amazing year, and I say that without exaggeration. Yesterday my hubby and I were remembering all the positive things that happened, and we were both surprised there were quite a few))