Made U Look
A few months ago I was invited to talk at the first
Way Up North photography conference in Sweden. I’m travelling there in October to speak to a theatre of 500 wedding photographers and I am quite frankly bricking it! So when organisers Cole and Jakob asked if I had some time to do an interview with them to accompany the event, I thought, “Well, it can’t be scarier than doing the actual conference can it?” Erm… I might have been wrong.
OK so scary probably isn’t the right word… But as soon I started chatting to Cole and answering his incredibly thoughtful questions, I started to wonder why on earth I was revealing so much about myself so easily! This wasn’t the interview I was expecting. Usually people ask me the same kinds of questions about my business and blogging, but this got DEEP.
I’m actually pretty nervous to share this with you all because I talk about some things I never, ever thought I would so publicly, including going into my eating disorder and battle with depression. But I’m sharing it anyway in the hope that it might help someone. I certainly don’t have things ‘all figured out’ (does anybody?!) but I do think if I can go from such a painful shy, angry and sad person to someone who runs their own business, publishes their own magazine and travels the world talking about what they love, then bloody hell there’s definitely hope for those of you that might still be struggling. I hope you enjoy it.
listen to my interview here. It’s an hour long so you might want to grab a cuppa!
If that’s all a little heavy for you, feel free to just crack on with these Thursday Treats…
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♥ Colourful fiesta wedding
♥ Cool summer camp wedding
♥ The Silvia Bours bridesmaid dresses are just WOW
The Man Repeller and Gary Pepper Girl discuss the evolution of style blogging
♥ Eight ways to get social shares without annoying your readers
♥ How to beautifully brand your Instagram Best of the Rest
What nobody talks about when they talk about Marilyn Monroe
♥ Five alt girls to subscribe to on YouTube
♥ Up your selfie game with this smartphone suction cup – yeah I totally want one!
♥ How to do DIY marbling♥
Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch goes on sale for $100M – NBD, right?
♥ Feeling stuck? Gala says the key to moving onward is learning to be happy for others – and I couldn’t agree more!
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I'm not one to beg but... Who am I kidding? Yes I am! But why the begging today you ask? Well last week I had a rather exciting letter through my door informing me that I'd be nominated for a Perfect Wedding Award! Now I know awards are not the be all and end all... but hell, I'm not gonna lie, I really want a shiny trophy to put on my mantelpiece!
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