My word of the week this week is… (new)
I have had a blog redesign this week including a professional photo shoot-get me!
I have never had photos taken professionally-except for my wedding but I don’t think they count because you don’t pose as such.
So recently I decided to have my blog redesigned. I’d done it myself up until now-including a shoddy banner which I put together myself on PicMonkey.
I have decided that to be taken seriously as a blogger, my blog needed to look the part so, after a lot of research, I found Jen from Magic Feather Design who was recommended to me by my blogging wonder woman and mentor, Colette Burgess from We’re Going on Adventure.
Some how, Jen managed to fathom what I meant. This is the brief I sent her:
“I like bright and eye catching but I can’t seem to marry bright with farming!! I love polka dots but am worried about colour. I love pink but want it to look farmy too. I would like the farm and the mummy side on the design if possible.”
Yes. The poor woman. Somehow she managed it though and, I love it. So, to go with the new design, I needed a new photo of myself so I decided to book in at my local photography studio, Studio 54.
The photographer, Martin O’Neill has photographed some amazing people including Morrisey so it seemed only right that I was next on his list.
I was so nervous when I arrived at his studio in Culcheth, Warrington, but he put me right at ease. I was there over an hour while he snapped away. I even had straw in my hair at one point to emphasise the farmer bit of my blog and I was also joined by a duck puppet which I suppose represents both the farmer’ wife and the mummy aspect.
I had an amazing time and, if I’m honest, I felt a bit like a celebrity.
I was later emailed 60 photos to choose from and I found it so hard to pick.
I went for a straight one in the end rather than the straw or the duck.
That may well be my only celebrity-style photo shoot and I am really happy with it. Martin does do a whole host of packages though so I may go back for a family portrait at some point.
To find out more about the lovely Jen at Magic Feather Design. Visit:
Martin O’Neil’s Studio 54 can be found here: www.studiofivefour.com