Having lost my dad too soon in 2008, the concept of death seems never to be too far from my mind. I wonder what would happened to my family if something were to happen to me. Or what we would do if one of my family members dies. I never used to think like this. Life is really so short and precious. It is why I cherish now every day with my family. Why I hope to bestow my appreciation and love on those in my life. Why when someone does leave us too soon, it keeps bringing that focus back to what is really important in life. Still when someone else I knew died unexpectedly I still felt like I didn’t know how to process it. Why do good, caring, and amazing people have to leave us so soon? I do not know if that question will ever be answered for me. Continue reading
This week was love week and we ended on Valentines Day. It seems only fitting that my self portrait for this week be about love and so I present you with this piece entitled, ‘Il Mio Amore’. With red lips, red nails, and red flowers in my hair I hold on to what I love so much in life. My husband, my partner, my lover and friend. Thank you Ryan for being the love of my life (and of course for sitting for me while I kept running back and forth from the camera to capture this image). Continue reading
It is Travel Tuesday and we continue Love Week here at A Compass Rose. Today I take you to the coastal resort of Portmeirion. This is where we had our ceremony for our 10th Wedding Anniversary Vow Renewal in Wales. It is a really beautiful town that has a very Italian look to it as it is nestled in the woods and on the coast of the Welsh ocean. The colours are beautiful and it was a perfect place to renew our vows. Continue reading
Self Portrait: ‘Into the Light’ | Bonnie Rose Photography © 2007 – 2014
First Self Portrait for February and I really wanted to play with black and white images again. I have a soft spot for that type of photography because I love playing with light and shadows. Which influenced the name for this portrait.
I took this self portrait on the roof of the Rondo Theatre in between scenes where I was not on stage during one of our matinee performances. I cannot express in words how much fun I had playing an 18th century princess in the Cinderella Panto and getting to dance around stage in pink and my hair piled high in curls. I honestly try to wear denim trousers as little as possible because of the fact that I love dressing up so much. Perhaps I was born in the wrong era.
Self Portrait: ‘Antoinette’ by Bonnie Rose Photography © 2007 – 2014 All Rights Reserved | http://www.bonnie-rose.co.uk
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Self Portrait: ‘Head Shot’ by Bonnie Rose Photography © 2007 – 2014 All Rights Reserved | http://www.bonnie-rose.co.uk
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*Self Portrait: ‘Head Shot’ by Bonnie Rose Photography © 2007 – 2014 All Rights Reserved | http://www.bonnie-rose.co.uk