Tuesday, 21 August 2018


About a month ago, the lovely people at Amara got in touch with me to tell me I had been nominated for one their prestigious Interior Blog Awards, this time in the 'Best Use of Photography' category. Obviously I was over the moon about the news.  I've been very lucky to be nominated in the past in the Best Design Inspiration Category, but I feel like this years category means so much more to me (I'll explain to you later why). 

As you may know already, Amara Interior Blog Awards (also known as the IBA's), is THE event of the year in the interior blogging industry. It's all about giving recognition to the most loved and respected blogs in the industry, but it's also a big event in terms of networking for bloggers (which is why I would absolutely love to get shortlisted this year!)

So, why am I so excited about being in this new category this year? I hope it's pretty obvious when you look at my blog. I take photography very seriously and it is a massive part of my blog. My love of photography came before my love of interiors. I started off with portraiture and studied portrait and social photography in college few years ago to get a hang of it all. I loved shooting my daughter when she was little and then started building my portfolio shooting friends children and then had some lovely clients as well. I started shooting interiors when I opened my blog in 2014 and it's been keeping me so busy that I made the decision focus on interiors rather than people (although I would never rule out doing both when I my children are a bit older and I have more time).

I'm so happy that photography is such a big part of my blog and that I get to shoot 99.9% of the images myself. I love the creative process and planning behind the photo shoots, and even the photo  editing part which is sometimes the most consuming task of them all. What I also love about photography is that you'll never be perfect. You'll need to constantly learn new skills and improve your shooting style. I also think it's really important to find an original shooting style that differentiates you from all the other photographers out there. 

It's truly an honour to be EVEN nominated in this category, but it would be my dream to be shortlisted one day. It's going to be extra tough this year though. This year all the categories are open internationally as well which means I'm also against some of my favourite American and European  blogs. But, if you don't try, you're never going to win, right?

So, if you like my blog or my photography, please cast a vote! It would mean the world to me to get shortlisted and please let me know if you have voted for me, so I can personally thank you for the support. Also, thank you so much for reading my blog. If you have any ideas/feedback/questions, just leave a comment below or message me. I'd love to hear from you!


Psst! If you love photography as much as I do, you'll be pleased to hear that all voters will be automatically entered into a draw to win a very cool SOFORT instant camera! All you have to do is to submit at least one vote for your favourite blog (you can only vote once in each category) before 19th of September and you could a lucky winner!  So, get voting...
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