Please help! I love Mondays…

…but I’m not a fan of the end of the week and I’m not sure what to do about it. So any tips and advice would be much appreciated. I’m starting to think it is a self-employed issue. I used to be normal. Well okay not particularly normal but I used to have a five…

Fun experiments with Animoto and Youtube

After an ongoing fight yesterday trying to get the blog, Facebook, Twitter, Animoto, Youtube, Pinterest, Rebel mouse to talk to each other…so much technology for someone with a very limited level of understanding of the internet…I don’t think that is even the correct term now…it’s moved on. I decided enough was enough and had a…

Sleep Out 2012

Working with great people always makes me happy, so last week I was really pleased to be working with the Rock Trust again. The Rock Trust is a great charity based in Edinburgh. They do inspirational work helping young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. To find out more about what…

The story of May…

I can’t believe it’s been almost 3 weeks since my last blog. I’m shocked and appalled at myself…well not really, but I felt I should show some contrition…don’t ask me why. I think my mother may have managed to pass on her Catholic guilt without passing on the actual Catholic bit. No idea how she…

Tired and self-indulgent…

Too many ideas…not enough time to think about them is my current issue, which has led me to have a bit of a bi-polar week. Often I find myself flying high buoyed but the fantastic people I’ve met and great opportunities that present themselves only to come crashing down again with the realisation of how…

Wedding and Engagement marketing…step 2

So as I wander into the strange new world of marketing and advertising I thought I’d up date you on how I’m getting on…no philosophy today 😉 The website is starting to look and function how I want it to. Still some things to do but I’m now feeling that it is a much better…

Portraits, who you are or who you want to be?

The blog has been a bit wedding and engagement heavy of late so I think it’s time to look at other parts of the business. I never set out to do only wedding photography. I know photographers are regularly told they have to do one thing but that doesn’t fit with my philosophy. I want…

Wedding marketing…step 1

I finished my last post with a question… “How do I connect who I want with what I am?” So this is what I’ve come up with so far… Be honest, direct and positive in all my social media interactions. Be they blogging, tweeting or Facebook so that anyone who looks for me can get…

More wedding fun and games…

My question is what is the best way to market myself as a wedding photographer…I’m just going to put it out there into the ether, not in the hope that someone answers, more as a starting point to my thought process. I know the market I am aiming for; late twenties to thirties, living together,…

Working from home…how will I survive?

Today I’m going to take a step back from the photography side and look at how I’m going to survive working from home. As usual I’d love to hear any words of wisdom you have to offer…you don’t have to be working from home. I think the pace of modern life can leave us all…

Weddings are really expensive!

Yes I am stating the obvious but sometimes it has to be done. I am also running the risk of alienating some potential customers, but I believe you have to be straight with people…whether they are potential customers or not. I feel safe in the knowledge that if I don’t sound like a good fit you…

The best way to do things…

What is the best way to do something? This is a question that routinely haunts my obsessive compulsive self. I hate the idea of spending lots of time on something, unnecessarily…even worse having to come back and do it again because I didn’t file or save it properly. It got so bad this morning with Lightroom,…