Ach, I could sit here and self criticise the hell out of this shot of the bride & groom standing in their reception room at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh. It’s a lovely shot but far from perfect. And I certainly know what to do better the next time. But you know what? From a client point of view, all that pales into insignificance because visually it’s got just about everything you want from a Christmassy bride & groom shot. I mean, just check out those twinkles. The bride & groom were thrilled and were completely oblivious to all the points I nitpicked for future reference. I’ve learned over the years that sometimes, you need to give yourself a break! I’m my own biggest critic. I drive away from every wedding thinking maybe I shoulda done this and I shoulda done that. But now I know to take a step back and see the good in every shot. There’s plenty there. Sometimes, that’s all that matters.