So here goes…Welcome to my blog!
By Charlotte – A Lifestyle blog, written by moi, Charlotte Bryer-Ash! Not going to lie, feeling nervous about this but hey, we should all try something out of our comfort zone and do something new right?
As a wedding photographer, I always felt the norm had been set that everyone should have a blog. Blog about recent weddings, features we have had etc. It’s one of those things I know I should do as it will benefits in several ways, but it was the task that always got left till last. I have been blogging (loosely) for the last 4 years – but for the last 6 months I have upped my blogging game (on my photography website) and rather than posting recent work, I wanted to share tips and advice for brides, useful articles that would be helpful and beneficial. I have had the privilege of attending so many weddings, that I wanted to share my experiences and chats I have with my brides to help future brides to be and my clients.
I used to love writing at school and loved my English language class, but there was something when it came to blogging – I had a fear, I couldn’t pin point it, but I either didn’t seem to know what to say, was unsure why should I post, who was going to read it anyway, will people judge me? I have always had a love, hate relationship with the idea of blogging! But things are now going to change!
But you know what, I decided I should do it anyway. I read a book called ‘Feel The Fear and Do it Anyway’. So here I am, doing it anyway – with all those fears and thoughts above going through my head.
Starting this blog has come from my love of lifestyle blogs and my enjoyment of writing. I love writing, and I take a lot of photographs, and for some reason, I don’t know why, but I have been holding back posting these type of posts on my photography blog, as I feel potential customers aren’t interested in what I might be up, with travels or personal projects. Last year, I invested in a business mentor to help push me forward in relation to my photography business and to be able to achieve my goal of leaving my full time job. I will be doing a post on this soon, so I keep an eye out – as I HIGHLY recommend investing in your business in this way!
So the purpose of this blog is to share my journey as a business women, a creative female living in the South of the UK. Posting lifestyle tips, ramblings of living on the Coast, my journey into the photography industry, my successes and failures of running a business, what I have learnt and so much more. The main purpose is for this to be a place you can come for inspiration, and read exciting articles whether its about the travels I get up to, recommendations of where to eat or what to do in the South of England, how to be a more positive person, how to make your dream business your reality…the possibilities are endless!
I don’t want it to be just one topic, I’ll cover loads of different types of things, but with the intention you come here, read, smile, feel inspired, or lost in the moment during your lunch break.
I am still aiming for one post a week, so please bookmark this blog, and be sure to sign up to receive the newsletter letting you know when new posts are out!
Living fearlessly, Charlotte x