Working creatively, be it professionally or personally, can be such a gift. It can also be like wading through thick mud in your gumboots. To maintain a level of creative output even when feeling uninspired can be tough, and well I’m not afraid to admit I’ve been hiding for a few months but this last week I feel like I’ve begun to turn a corner.  And so when Maxi begged to play on his trampoline in his pyjamas this weekend, I felt something inside me stir. He beckoned me to join him in the garden and I asked if it was ok for me to bring my camera – he agreed – it’s this beautiful trust we are beginning to build, I will only shoot when he’s happy for me to do so, and it means a lot to us both. It’s been a couple of months since I shared a post within the wonderful Moments that Matter blog circle and I’m delighted to be back on the horse again. Here is a whole lot of Maximus Happiness and Lensbaby love, I hope you enjoy them as much as we loved shooting them { don’t forget to scroll down and link through to the next wonderful artist for this month celebrating some of their own moments that matter }

Follow through here to enjoy the lovely Bec Stewart’s Moments that Matter this month.

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  • Lauren

    These are so artistic and creative Chloe!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita

    Great movement in these.  I admire those who use a lensbaby.  I just cannot get on with mine 🙂  ReplyCancel

  • Bev

    So lovely, Chloe. I feel I know Max, even though I didn’t get to meet him.  It has been such a pleasure to watch him grow. He is a beautiful boy. 💙💙ReplyCancel

  • You’re so good with a lensbaby! I love these images. The softness and movement and colour is breathtaking. You can really feel how much you loved taking them. 💛ReplyCancel

  • Janine

    Love the creativity in those! Can’t wait to follow your work in future ReplyCancel

  • Polly

    Chloe these are fantastic! I love trampoline shots! ReplyCancel

  • Cindy

    Love your creativity in these images.  You captured his joy beautifully.  ReplyCancel

    • chloelodge

      Thank you Cindy, that’s such a compliment coming from you xxReplyCancel

  • Polly

    I love all of these Chloe. xReplyCancel

52 weeks, 365 days. Wow where did it go? Just over a year ago I was invited to start contributing to a wonderful project called Wish You Were Here in a Year. It’s a weekly glimpse into the life of a group of photographers who are dotted across the globe. There is no prompt, agenda or plan – it is simply to document in our own individual ways a sense of place, a feeling or simply a passing moment which is important to us. The synchronicity of some weeks is breathtaking, the images stunning and as a project in it’s own living and breathing right I love it as a place to come together with such great ladies living separate lives but sharing as a whole as we go. On to 2017… I simply can’t wait.

Here’s a little recap from where I left off in Part One. There is our final glimpse of the Indian ocean, to a glorious summer in Mallorca and then moving ‘home’ to Dubai. What a year. A crazy, wonderful year. My Wish You Were Here in a Year Part II.

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I just had to end 2016 sharing a handful more moments from this session, it’s been one of my absolute favourites… bring on 2017 that’s all I can say… thank you Catherine, Rob, Poppy, Hope and Tim for rocking our time together.

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Winter months in the Middle East are the loveliest of them all, precious months which make summers here a little more palatable. When the sun shines, the air is clear, the breeze is blissful, and some days it’s even windy enough to fly kites. And that’s just what we did a few weekends ago. Out in the desert, with only a few distant camels for company, the three of us and a couple of kites. Family times. What better moments that matter for this month’s blog circle? { don’t forget to scroll down and link through to the next wonderful artist for this month celebrating some of their own moments as our year comes to an end, here’s to 2017, may it be incredible for all }

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Follow our blog circle round by enjoying moments that matter to my fellow Dubai photographer, Natalie Robinson.

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  • Bec Stewart

    What a beautiful part of the world you live in! I just love these. The very last image is my favourite. ❤ReplyCancel

    • chloelodge

      Thank you Bec, it’s a very special place and although I miss the green sometimes it’s amazing and a privilege to live in amongst this landscape.ReplyCancel

  • Wow Chloe!!!!  Dubai is on my bucket list now.  Love this desert photos.  Beautiful job.ReplyCancel

    • chloelodge

      Thank you Juanita, it’s a very unique place and this time of year is seriously lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    Looks awesome, so foreign to the city 🙂 beautiful memoriesReplyCancel

  • That first photo <3 love!!!ReplyCancel

    • chloelodge

      Thank you Yana, I have a thing for trees so even in the desert I seek them out xxReplyCancel

  • Wow Chloe! Beautiful captures & I’m incredibly fascinated by the landscape. Love the negative space you’ve used in this collection. ReplyCancel

    • chloelodge

      Thank you Kelly, the skies are so big out there I couldn’t help but shoot it with lots of room to breathe xReplyCancel

  • Sheree Kershaw

    We have been flying kites lately, but I am rather envious of this desert setting. So much so I just shared these images with my family because I was damn jealous. Stunning setting, stunning moments captured. <3ReplyCancel

    • chloelodge

      Wow, thank you Sheree. Wouldn’t it be fun to swap places with other photographers for a little while. Maybe we should start an exchange programme?!!! xxReplyCancel

  • I’m obsessed with clouds so you had me at the first image! What a stunning place and you capture it so beautifully ReplyCancel

    • chloelodge

      Thank you Marlene, what a lovely compliment xxReplyCancel

  • Your images always make me smile! Love this series with the kites! ReplyCancel

  • Tara

    I get such a feel of the expansiveness of the landscape in these. So beautiful!ReplyCancel

Learning to dance without inhibition, to love with all your heart and to feel the light around you are big grown up things to do but there are times, my sweet boy, when I know they are ingrained right to the tips of your toes. It’s something I deeply admire and hope you stay that way forever.

May the light be with you always.

As I continue on my personal photographic journey through Motherhood and life I am honoured to be a part of the wonderful Moments that Matter blog circle, follow the links to enjoy some fabulous work. Starting with the brilliant Sam Mothersole in New Zealand.

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