Achievements & Pride

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Another year draws to a close and it’s the perfect opportunity for some self-reflection. I love making plans and I’m so excited about what 2013 has in store for me – and you! – but I also love looking back and acknowledging some of the things I’ve achieved. It’s good for the soul.

I’d love for you to share some of the things you’re proud to have achieved in the last year and I’d also love to know what your goals are for the next 365 days… Go on, don’t be shy, I’ll start.

Thank you 2012 for…

♥ The Green Room, which we launched on January 3rd. This secondary section of the blog has been immensely fulfilling to work on and to see grow. Opening up my writing and my (sometimes weird) ideas to a whole new audience was the catalyst for a lot of the exciting opportunities that have come my way this year.

♥ The Blogcademy. Who would have thought that doing some small workshops around the UK and a little bit of guest speaking would have lead to such a life changing, career altering project!? I am immensely proud of what Gala, Shauna and I have done with it so far and I literally can’t wait to develop it even further in 2013! Working with those girls is amazing.

♥ Magazine features. Seeing myself in so many magazines during 2012 has been crazy. That’s a lifelong dream being fulfilled each and every month right there. And it’s only going to get better because I’m being profiled in the February issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine (UK) which is out in January. Yes, I was photographed and interviewed by actual Cosmopolitan Magazine! WHOA.

♥ Publishing my own magazine. Phew, what an epic project that was. Blood, sweat and (literally) tears went into it but when we took delivery of those boxes, it was all completely worth it. The feedback we’ve had was incredible so thank you to everyone that bought one. Will we do another? I hope so… I just need to find the time!

And in 2013 I want to…

♥ Travel the world. I’ve got a hot pink suitcase on my Christmas list for this very purpose. I also plan to turn left on the aeroplane at least once!

♥ Get on the cover of a magazine. Who knows if this is even possible but dream big or don’t dream at all I say! I’m just putting it out there and hoping that the universe listens…

♥ Have a baby…




… only kidding!

Have a great Christmas peeps. I can’t wait to see you in 2013. I just know it’s going to be the best year EVER!


  1. Well done Kat for an amazing year!

    I haven’t really thought out my thanks for this year and hopes for next…. I’ve had the privilege to have worked with some amazing people this year, shot some downright weep-its-so-beautiful weddings, and had some wonderful feedback from clients.

    I’ve so much to be thankful for, including my amazing little boy who makes it all worthwhile!

    For next year… just bigger and better is all I can think of right now! I’ll endeavour to hone that into something a little more tangible…

  2. Congratulations kat, you should be mega chuffed by your amazing year. I totally agree with the dream big idea, never limit your life or think you are not worthy of getting there. I am so excited about 2013, adventures already planned and those waiting to be discovered. Let’s see where this crazy ride will take us all…………

  3. Hey Kat, congratulations on your Smazing 2012!

    2012 has been our first full year in Business and has led us to share in some of the most extra-ordinary weddings and collaborate/get to know some of the most talented industry folk through your pages.

    Being fairly new to the industry, I have really valued your advice through the green room and am now really excited that one of my best friends will be launching a Bridal Boutique in the new year – I’m forever ”have you been on rocknrollbride today” to her ”you really should, you know”!

    On a personal note – we have a baby on the way – due on the 28th of this month, so I could literally pop at any moment!!

    Wishing everybody a fab-u-lous Christmas and 2013. xxx

  4. HAHAH your last thing almost made my heart stop! Talk about throwing a wrench in the works! International playgirls forever! xo

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    Gala – HAHAHA Im so funny 😛
    God, can you imagine! Sorry girls, no more blogcademy’s i am with child. {shudder}

  6. hahah! the last one stopped me in my tracks until I scrolled down and felt relief! phew it will continue as it should!
    I am proud that I literally exchanged on our first ever home together YESTERDAY!! Shhhhh dont tell anyone it is still a secret!
    It has been a very challenging year for me and also my husband with a lot of uncertainty, but it feels like everything is slotting into the place it should have been, and 2013 is looking like a good and exciting year. I will hopefully get more involved with some environmental volunteering, and start the plans for the new direction of photography.
    Hope you all have a lovely and sparkly Christmas! A

  7. Has it only been one year? It feels like the Green Room’s been around always now- in the very best kind of way. I couldnt imagine my Tuesdays without it now.
    I’m proud:
    That I went to the Farm, met Lisa Devlin and loads of other amazing photographers, got inspired and really put a rocket up my businesses’ ass!
    That I got featured here on the pages of Rock n’ Roll Bride- my biggest dream and ambition for my business!
    That I took the plunge and quit my day job.
    BRING ON 2013!!

  8. Damn! Was trying to envisage a pink haired baby then 🙂

    I can’t believe the Green Room is a year old! Are you sure? It’s seems so brand new still!

    Well my 2012 has been insane:
    Complete rebrand and new website.
    Gone full time and opened a studio.
    Doubled my orders from 2011.
    And today have found out that I’ve been mentioned in OK! Magazine! 🙂

    Here’s to 2013. My dreams…
    To continue growing (my business, not my height. I’m def stuck at being this short!).
    My resolution is for me to make 6 hat blocks over the space of the year. Trust me this will be hard work. It’s not easy making a hat block. Ruddy tough on your hands.
    To continue to be happy!

    Merry Christmas all.



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