Photography: Vincent Sandoval
Oh hello there friend, how the devil are you? As usual I’ve been a busy bee this week. Apart from the obvious admin and writing that comes with this lil job of mine, I’ve been furiously putting very nearly final touches to two big projects that I’ve been working on for the past 6 months or so.
The first is issue 3 of the print magazine which is due out in August. It’s been SUCH a mammoth project as unlike the previous two issues it is filled with 100% brand new and exclusive content. I call it a magazine but it’s basically been like writing a damn book! There’s new real weddings, unseen DIY tutorials and a bunch of advice articles I’ve penned just for the mag. I’ve also organised two massive photo shoots for it. The first was an editorial shoot with proper models and some proper gorgeous wedding inspiration which I’m not afraid to tell you I’m super duper proud of. I can’t wait for you guys to see it!
The second was the cover shoot. With all the content now being previously unseen I figured I should also come up with a brand new cover shoot concept to tie it all together. Those of you that follow me on Instagram might have seen a couple. of. hints as to what it’s going to look like already…and yes, that gold dress was just as glorious in real life (thank you Fur Coat No Knickers!)
The second project is a collaboration that I’m also super excited about. I don’t think I want to tell you exactly what it is yet (such a tease!) but it involved sparkly pretty things that you’ll be able to buy.
Oh and in other news (phew!) I had an article published by Cosmopolitan Magazine featuring my top 10 weddings. Did your favourite make the list?
EXCITING TIMES AHOY!
♥ Six steps to making your content contagious (this is really, really brilliant by the way!)
♥ How to stay productive while flying
♥ More people are doing marketing badly than any other profession I can imagine
♥ How to deal with controversy
“A good controversy demands that we draw a line in the sand and dare others to cross it. If you’ve got a topic so heartfelt and genuine that you just have to share it – do it. One post that’s near and dear to you will be worth more to your readers than ten “safe” posts.”
Photography: A Subtle Revelry
It’s been one of those treadmill weeks. I feel like I’ve been pounding one for 8 hours a day, just trying to keep up. If only my story was more literal than metaphorical, I’d be fit as a fiddle! Weeks like this one can feel like they’re sent to test us, but really, it’s just all part of the ebb and flow of running your own business. Sometimes it’s fun and frolics for days, and other times it’s all about getting your head down, powering through and doing the very best you can.
♥ 4 ways to deal with criticism
♥ 7 mistakes every photographer makes
♥ Stop glorifying hard work and long hours
“No one should glorify working long and hard hours. Working hard does not mean you are working smart or even getting more done. It might even mean you can’t figure out how to focus on the important stuff.”
Photography: Kitchen Konfidence
My feet have not touched the ground since I got home on Wednesday night… I literally feel like an old machine cranking back up to full speed… I’ll get there but it might take me a few days! I’m not going to lie though, I’m feeling quite overwhelmed and a little stressed out about everything I have on right now, but it’s all good, I’m just taking each
day hour at a time! Sheesh maybe I need to write a blog post titled ‘How to get shit done in no time at all…’
♥ 5 ways to prepare your blog for affiliate selling
♥ 7 mistakes every photographer makes
♥ Thinking about money
“Many marketers work overtime to confuse us about money. They take advantage of our misunderstanding of the time value of money, of our aversion to reading the fine print, of our childish need for instant gratification and most of all, our conflicted emotional connection to money,” Seth Godin