Category Archives: Video

Rock n Roll Bride TV – Rock n Roll Bride meets Ali Lovegrove ~ Part 4 of 4: Using Other Blogs to Sustain Your Business

So here we are, at the final instalment of the Rock n Roll Bride meets Ali Lovegrove series. I really hope you’ve enjoyed these videos and that some of you have found them useful. In the next few weeks I’ll be working on my next vlog ideas so stay tuned (and as always, please comment below if you have any suggestions of topics you’d like me to cover or questions you’d like me to answer.)

Again, much love to Richard of FX Films for filming this for us. Also sorry for the massive amount of wind in this video. We were pretty much against the clock when we filmed this last video and had no other choice but to brave the cold!

In this video we discuss:
♥ Deciding which wedding blogs to to submit your weddings to
♥ Tips on how to get your work published on a wedding blog
♥ How to get the best out of your wedding blog feature
♥ Tips on becoming a sponsor of a wedding blog

Thanks for all your great feedback on this series and please do let me know how you’d like Rock n Roll Bride TV to progress…

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Rock n Roll Bride TV – Rock n Roll Bride meets Ali Lovegrove ~ Part 3 of 4: Sustaining Your Blog & Gaining Momentum

For the third part of this video blogging series, photographer Ali Lovegrove wanted to ask me some questions about building momentum after your blog has been going for a while.

Ps…yes we were cold. We had to move outside for the final two videos and it was freeeezing!

Again, Big thanks to Richard of FX Films for filming this for us. Be sure to check him out if your interested in having any videos made for your own businesses…or of course for your wedding video!

In this video we discuss:
♥ How & why I started taking on blog sponsors
♥ Focusing on other avenues and evolving new ideas within in your business
♥ My working process & how I promote myself/the blog
♥ Ideas that have benefited my business and getting feedback
♥ Why to have regular posts

Pop back Wednesday at 9am  for the forth and final episode in this series, ‘Using other blogs to sustain your business.’

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Rock n Roll Bride Party Report – Tasty Teaser

I have so much love for everyone who made the effort to come party with me on Thursday. Here’s a little preview of what we got up to. Pop back here on Monday for more…(lots more!)

Thanks to Richard for the awesome video…shot on his iPhone!!!

Video Credit: FX Films

There was some pre-party posing…

Photography Credit: Jayne of Sacco & Sacco Photography

…And a little photo booth silliness…

Photography Credit: Lisa Jane Photography

I’m seriously loving my Fur Coat No Knickers dress aren’t you? And yes, the rainbow hair is back!

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Rock n Roll Bride TV – Rock n Roll Bride meets Ali Lovegrove ~ Part 2 of 4: The First Few Months of Your Blog

First off, huge thanks for all the positive feedback on last week’s ‘blogging basics’ video. I am so pleased that so many of you found it interesting and useful. In this second part of our four-part mini series, photographer Ali Lovegrove and I discuss what to do in the first few months that your blog is up and running.

Big thanks to Richard of FX Films for filming this for us. If you have your own business and would like to create your own promotion videos, I can’t recommend his services enough!

In this video we discuss:
♥ Whether to put personal information on your blog and finding a balance between professional and personal blogging
♥ Finding your voice and defining your blog through your style of writing
♥ Using images to make your blog stand out
♥ Using social media to get your blog noticed
♥ Getting comments on your blog
♥ How to find out who your readers are and what they want

Be sure to come back next Wednesday for Part 3- ‘Sustaining your blog & gaining momentum’.

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Rock n Roll Bride TV – Rock n Roll Bride meets Ali Lovegrove ~ Part 1 of 4: Blogging Basics

After our Photo Night Live Skype interview a couple of weeks ago, photographer Ali Lovegrove spoke to me and said she still had loads of blogging questions that she’d like to ask me, so wondered if we could meet.

Brainwave time!

I’ve been meaning to do some more video blogs but finding the time to do so has been pretty difficult at the moment but Ali’s idea seemed like the perfect new mini-series for the blog.

Over the next 4 weeks, I’ll be sharing the 4 videos that we filmed, all covering different aspects of blogging. I hope you find some of my tips useful. We were both pretty nervous, I was sick (brilliant!), my hair looks…erm…windswept… and we had to rush a little bit due to unhelpful staff at the bar we were in. Self-deprecation over, I hope the content will be useful for all you budding bloggers and the whole (slightly traumatic) experience will have been worthwhile in the end.

Big thanks to Richard of FX Films for filming this for us.

In this first video we discuss:
♥ How to start your blog –  the set up basics
♥ Finding your voice online & knowing what to write about
♥ Thinking about the ‘look’ of your blog and branding
♥ What information to include on your blog and how to write your About Me page

Thoughts please?!

Be sure to come back next Wednesday for Part 2 – ‘The First Few Months of Your Blog’.

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A Sunday Kind of Love – Photo Night Live

This week I was asked to take part in Photo Night Live, a weekly web show all about photography (duh..) and making your business work for you. This week’s topic was ‘Blogging 101 – Showcasing your life online’ and I was interviewed by Ross Dean, alongside emerging photographer Ali Lovegrove, about our experiences.

I really hope some of the things I say can help you. Looking back, I do wonder if what I’m saying actually makes any sense (!) but I really do love sharing my knowledge of the medium that I adore so much.

You can check out Photo Night Live every Friday from 7pm (GMT). If you would like to be considered for a future show, please drop an email to info@rossdeanphotography.com

Ali & I will be doing a part two to this interview as my next video blog. So if you have any further blogging questions then send them my way by next Thursday (31st March) and we’ll try and include as may as possible when we meet (in real life this time).