One year on Instagram, 12 things I wish I had known

One year on Instagram, 12 things I wish I had known

6th October 2018

It’s exactly one year since I first posted to Instagram as @notaboutthekids. I’d been lurking around on the platform since 2012 (kids and holiday photos only), but the past 12 months have been different because I wanted to grow a following. Here are a few things that  I wish I had known when I started…. … Read More

How To Create Beautiful Flat Lay Images

How To Create Beautiful Flat Lay Images

3rd October 2018

Flat lay photography, an image shot from above, is a staple of Instagram and blogging content. How hard can it be, photographing bits and stuff on a flat surface? But as with e v e r y t h i n g creating a killer flat lay is not as easy as it looks. I … Read More

Inside influencing with CJ Brough

Inside influencing with CJ Brough

20th September 2018

The word influencer is a tricky one, isn’t it? It’s used to describe a person with a significant, and therefore influential, social media following. But something in the term suggests they might just be masters of a dark art using sinister powers to manipulate their followers. I can see why even influencers themselves shy away … Read More

Launching Elevate Creative Events

Launching Elevate Creative Events

18th September 2018

I’m happy, and a little nervous, that it’s time to tell you about a project I’ve been working on for the past couple of months. In partnership with my friend Antonia Taylor, I’m really (very) excited to announce the launch of Elevate, a series of creative live events and workshops. We’ll be announcing the date … Read More