The Super Flattering Snapper?

Oh ho! Off with beloved to meet a photographer to talk wedding pictures today.

I toyed with the idea of using my sister (who’s pretty good behind the lens) as a money-saving tactic, but felt the idea was unfair on her. You don’t really want your family ‘working’ on your wedding day, do you? And imagine experiencing that horrible pressure to produce great pics when snapping isn’t your day job…

So, off to discuss options with James Solly, a very talented photographer I have worked with in the past (I work in PR) to discuss what we want. Now, photographers can be very good at things we amateurs aren’t so great at, such as composition, pics in focus and artistic, attention-grabbing shots – but what does every bride and groom REALLY want, do you think?

See what I mean re amateur photographers?!

“Dear photographer, just make me look young and thin in my wedding pictures pretty, pretty please.”

On the continued theme of lowering the heart beat per minute rate, my diet coke consumption continues unabated (woe!), but in the past few days I’ve squeezed in a run, an exercise DVD (Jennifer Ellison’s – it’s flippin’ HARD) and a power plate session. Go me!

Confessions of a Coke Addict

Continuing with the goal of achieving a less than 60bpm heart rate, I’m looking at incorporating a bit more cardio into my life. It’s dry outside and therefore a run should beckon, but I’m procrastinating by writing a blog post instead… Hey ho.

There is plenty of good info out there about goal setting. It’s not enough to say, I want to be fitter/thinner/richer/fluent in Spanish – you’ve got to be SMART about it. So it has to be a specific goal (having a heart beat rate of less than 60bpm), measurable (the under 60 thing), achievable (hmm!), realistic (double hmm!) and timely (by May 9).


Oops, another one down the hatch

Get thee from me Satan

Another way to bring down the beats per minute would probably be to reduce caffeine. And this could also lead to substantial money saving for me. Out there is a whole lot of people like me – the diet coke addicts who guzzle too much of the brown fizzy stuff every day. If you want to feel less alone in your addiction, check out these various forums, Ms Morphosis, Psychology Today and Sorey Fitness and pick up tips to help kick the habit.

As is often the case with diet coke habits, I’m particular about only liking diet coke in plastic bottles. So my habit currently costs me approximately £4 per day (£28 a week, £112 a month). Oh yikes, how truly horrifying. While I’m working out a budget for my wedding and cutting costs by not coughing up for seat covers (yes, they tend not to be included in what you get from your venue), I could probably cover the seats in pure Chinese silk from the money I spend on diet coke. Yikes indeed.