Hi, I'm so glad you're here! My name is Marianne and I have been a photographer and a business owner since the late 90's, which means I've accumulated decades of experience in following my joy. My background includes running different creative businesses, plus a long career in magazine design. After building up a successful wedding photography brand under my own name, and later, at the height of external success, finding myself wanting to scale it down in search of a different kind of success which wouldn't be so taxing on my introverted (INTJ) personality, I embarked on a personal journey to find a way to relight my joy.
I wanted to build a business that not only feeds my creativity but aligns with my purpose, allows me freedom and fills me with joy. A period of searching eventually lead me towards product and lifestyle photography. I am rejoicing feeling inspired, focused and balanced again, and Her Lovely Heart is my way of sharing everything I've learned with other sensitive creatives, so that you can feel empowered to grow as an artist in business, too.
If you have built a business around your passion and values, but sometimes battle with self-doubt, overwhelm, staying inspired, or simply struggle to get your quieter voice heard in a loud market, you will hopefully feel right at home at Her Lovely Heart.
All the resources and training are born out of a desire to help you stay focused and inspired while showing you that running your own business (even the ‘boring' bits) can be a lot of fun and one of the most creative things you'll ever do! The advice I offer is aimed at building a business that feeds your heart, and your bank account, in a way that doesn't make you feel like you need to change into someone much louder in order to achieve the kind of success that feels meaningful and fulfilling.
To get a better idea of the kind of content I post on the blog and in the Inspire Your Inbox newsletter, why not check out this 5 Secrets of Success post or this post on What to do when you feel too quiet in a loud market.
I also aim to bring together different voices so that you can draw inspiration from a wide variety of artists, from writers to illustrators, photographers to designers, and many other creative entrepreneurs. Browse through our PROfile series of interviews with creative business owners (and get in touch if you want to be interviewed!) or take a look at these wonderful articles written by our guest bloggers.
Now put your feet up, and get browsing the blog categories or check out how we could work together! And make sure you'll sign up for Inspire Your Inbox in order to receive exclusive articles, latest news and offers straight to your inbox!!