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March meet the maker: Change

March meet the maker: Change

Oof. I was going to write about moving to full time entrepreneur, about how it's taken time to recover from 12 years of working full time employed and shifting to working solely and entirely for myself. I was going to go through the pluses (loads) and minuses...

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March meet the maker: self care (and virtual lunchbreaks!)

March meet the maker: self care (and virtual lunchbreaks!)

Oh, hello loves! I have been horribly sidetracked from #marchmeetthemaker over the last couple of weeks so will attempt to have a little catch up over the coming days, alongside my normal posts. I hope you're all ok and staying safe and well - we are living in the...

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Working remotely – the best tools for working from home

Working remotely – the best tools for working from home

Working remotely, working from home and generally keeping going without going to your actual workplace is a hot topic at the moment, and is suddenly happening on a massive scale. While it's not the way I'd have chosen for it to take off (cheers, coronavirus), there...

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March Meet The Maker – Story

March Meet The Maker – Story

It's March! Which means #MarchMeetTheMaker by @joannehawker, and I'm so excited to take part this year! Starting with Story, which is one of my favourite things - storytelling, story reading, hearing people's stories... Image by the amazing Anna Pumer 🙂 Once upon a...

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Press: The Design Trust, branding advice blog

Press: The Design Trust, branding advice blog

A fabulous birthday present this year was the publication of my interview on the Design Trust blog - Patricia and Anne-Marie have been instrumental in my entrepreneurial journey, and it's the best feeling to see your words on a site you admire! I was even at the top...

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Beyond the logo – what is business branding, really?

Beyond the logo – what is business branding, really?

What is business branding? Whether you're established or fairly new to business, unless you're a brand expert, the terms thrown around can be really overwhelming and confusing. If you ask three or four different people, you'll probably get five different definitions -...

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Getting the most from a brand shoot in a single location

Getting the most from a brand shoot in a single location

Lots of small business & entrepreneur photography you'll see online is spread across all sorts of different places. If you're just dipping your toes into the waters of professional photos for your business, you mostly work in one type of space, or you need...

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Align, ignite & soar – my 2020 words

Align, ignite & soar – my 2020 words

When it comes to planning, I can be both detailed and a bit big-pictureish. With the business I have really clear goals mapped out, and ways to get there, plus systems & content plans because that's (weirdly) part of what I find fun about running a business. For...

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Imagine having a photographer all year round…

Imagine having a photographer all year round…

The beginning of the year is always a weird combination of dull, dreary and seemingly endless... and exciting, fizzy and full of promise. Don't you think? The other thing that is often seemingly endless is the need for photos to post online and promote your business -...

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Creative soul, stuck in a rut?

Creative soul, stuck in a rut?

Your next car journey and editing session just got more fun... Some things in business take their sweet time, but are worth the wait... and Creative Reboot is one of those things! About 18 months ago, Sarah Wayte and I came up with the name & concept of a new...

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Celebrating small businesses

Celebrating small businesses

December has rolled round again and it's Small Business Saturday! If you move in similar circles to me, you'll have spotted a few posts today, probably from your friends, family or colleagues who run small businesses themselves. For my part, I thought I'd do a mini...

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Introducing the Improper Job Collective

Introducing the Improper Job Collective

As a personal branding photographer, and a commercial photographer, I spend most of my working life with businesses and the people who run them. They come in all shapes and sizes, and one of the things almost all of them have in common is not wanting the standard,...

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Book launch: Be A Free Range Human, at LIBRARY, London

Book launch: Be A Free Range Human, at LIBRARY, London

If you know me even a little bit, you'll know the impact Free Range Humans and Marianne Cantwell have had on my life. So when I was featured in the second edition of the book, it was a super proud moment for me - and of course when I got the invitation to the book...

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Full circle & proud moment – I’m in a BOOK!

Full circle & proud moment – I’m in a BOOK!

Last month brought a really proud moment in my career - being profiled in the second edition of a bestselling book! Be A Free Range Human has long been at the top of my recommended books list, because Marianne Cantwell, who wrote it, is a properly magical human. It...

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Open Studios – see behind the scenes!

Open Studios – see behind the scenes!

It's September, which means Open Studios is approaching at a rate of knots! Although the majority of my work is done out & about, wherever my lovely clients work & play, I have a little studio in Ardleigh which is my playground and my happy place. It's...

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Personal brand photography ideas for coaches

Personal brand photography ideas for coaches

Lots of my clients are coaches, or owners of service based businesses who don't really have a product to photograph. Think this means you won't get many photos? Think again! Part of your personal brand photography booking is an in depth Brand Clarity workbook, and...

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5 places to use your personal branding photos

5 places to use your personal branding photos

So you're thinking about booking a personal branding shoot and you can mostly see why you'd quite like some up to date photos of you, doing your business thing. But where the hell do you use them once you have them?! Here are some ideas: Profile photos Maybe obvious,...

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