Archive for the ‘Small Business’ Category

Personal Branding Shoot – Victoria, The M...

Last year Victoria contacted me to create a collection of images to showcase her brand. We took time to discuss how these images could look, whilst being mindful to keep to The Mortgage Mum brand. Victoria has kindly taken the time to answer some ...

Branding Photo Shoot – Why book?

Phone cameras are better than ever, entry level cameras are more affordable these days and social media tends to lean towards in the moment imagery - Is it even necessary to book branding photo shoot with a professional photographer? For some b...

Starting a Small Business – Help!

You have an amazing business idea, you're passionate about it and you're ready to get going! Then you sleep on it and you're not so sure. That eager pumped up feeling has all but disappeared and you find yourself questioning everything. Suddenly y...

Why write a review for a small business?

Reviews, they're something we don't always think about. Or maybe you're like me, a serial reviewer! As a small business owner I perhaps understand a little more what a review means, beyond the pat on the back for providing a good service. ...

Don’t be afraid of that competition, embr...

Easier said than done perhaps? The thing to remember is that your business type is not unique, you are not the only photographer, cake maker, clothes maker, designer etc in your town. What you must remember instead is that YOU are the unique p...

Running a business when you’re a Mum

So what's it really like running your own business and being a Mum? Oh how I'd love to tell you it's all sunshine and roses! It's not always as easy as it seems. Truth is it's bloody hard work! If you're a Mum (pretty likely if you follow my p...

Getting the balance right – when you̵...

  So I got it a bit wrong...   During the summer I smugly thought to myself "Yeah I've got this work life balance cracked." How wrong I was. Sometimes it takes stopping and reflection to make you realise that actually you were wro...

When your children come to work…

Today I took my family along to Chelmer Park in Chelmsford so that they could have a play with Daddy whilst I worked. Now often the children of photographers tire of having a camera pointing in their direction, our constant models! Today though th...

Life of an outdoor photographer in Colchester

Some of my clients I've known for years. They return again and again because they love their images and the experience they have with me. As you'd expect they tend to be lovers of the great outdoors and their children love to explore. However ther...