Welcome back! Is it a little too late in January to say happy new year? I think so. Whoops! Regardless, I hope you all had a great break over Christmas and New Years. As you may have noticed, I took a longer break than expected from blogging and social media.
I decided to switch off from social media over Christmas and really enjoy being in the moment, resisting the urge to check my phone constantly. At first it felt a little strange, and later it felt great. I was reading more, enjoying time with my family and doing all the things that I love the most.
This was so important for me to do, not only for my mental health but physical too. Sometimes life’s pressures can be too much to bare and we just need a moment to recoup. And that I did! With the help of lots of movies, cheese boards and walks down the canal.
What will 2022 bring?
Feeling a little more rejuvenated, and as many do in the new year, I started thinking about what 2022 will be for me. Last year was a great start, I got the opportunity to work with some great brands such as AEG, One Stop, Howdens Kitchens and more. Now in the second year of being self-employed, I am excited about my future prospects. I hope to achieve more this year by expanding my business.
Whilst I am always striving to do better and learn more, many people have given me the same piece of advice. They want to see me! For those of you who know me, you know that I am an introvert and much prefer to be behind the camera than in front of it. However I understand that people want to see the person behind the brand in order to form a connection, so here I am!
Now I’ll admit, doing this post has made me feel rather queasy, but sometimes we have to come out of our comfort zones and push ourselves. Otherwise how will we evolve? Anyway, please show me some love!
A little more about me…
For my more recent followers and readers, here’s a little introduction about me. I am a Food Photographer and Stylist based in Milton Keynes and I absolutely live and breathe food. I love creating recipes, cooking them, styling them and photographing them. Nothing makes me happier than to create a final image of the whole process. I live with my husband and my 2 year old daughter who happen to be my best critics and guinea pigs.
I used to work in a couple of commercial photography studios for a number of years before taking the plunge and going self-employed in 2021. It was a scary decision at the time but a great one. Being self-employed has many challenges but is also very rewarding.
I’ve been lucky enough to work with some great brands such as Morrisons, Jamie Oliver, Cole and Mason, Ken Hom, AEG, One Stop and so many more. I’ve also worked with many independent restaurants and cafes capturing beautiful images of their menus and locations. Being able to style food as well as photograph it really helps me to capture the food at its best.
I dream to work in editorial food photography and will keep working hard towards my goal. So to those of you still reading, thank you for your support! I appreciate every like, comment and follower!
Do you have a project in mind? Then please feel free to get in touch! You can see more of my work on my website www.jbimagery.co.uk. I’d love to have a chat 🙂
Bhavisha Surti – Food Photographer and Stylist based in Milton Keynes