Photo: Caught the Light
2014 sure was a whirlwind year! Going through posts from last year, it's quite overwhelming to see how much has happened in a relatively short time. I feel like I am in such a different place from where I was last January, when I was really struggling to keep all the different balls (and business commitments) up in the air, while not having enough time to focus properly. The contrast to the clarity I feel right now is quite staggering.
This past year, I've had the pleasure of interviewing some truly inspirational people for our PROfile series and have many delicious interviews lined up for next year! I also had the honour of sharing inspiring posts from our Guest Bloggers, gave away so many free goodies from different artists in our Goodie Bag series, and shared wise words made into beautiful works of art in our Quote of the Week series. Thank you so much to all the incredible people who collaborated with us, and played a part in building Her Lovely Heart this past year. What's most exciting to me is that we're still at the very beginning of everything. Next year will be full of amazing, and taking just a glimpse of my Awesome Planner, aka Editorial Calendar, is making me a little bit giddy. I genuinely can't wait for 2015 to hit us with full force. Hold on to your hats everyone, it's going to be a wild ride!
Below is a little recap of what we got up to in 2014. Enjoy!
We organised the most amazing shoot at Aynhoe Park. We shot three looks…
There was the Candy look…
And a Romantic look…
And a delicious Glitter look…
I gave a super intimate Live What You Love workshop in July.
I wrote about running a business as an artist or an emotional person.
In this post I explored 10 traits of successful entrepreneurs.
There was this article about how you can be the voice of encouragement.
I went to Cannes and mused about good branding.
In this article I explored how to use Etsy to create a visual identity for a startup.
In October I was in California for the Adventure Always conference (and packed some cute Alphabet Bags to go with me).
Another Live What You Love workshop took place with the loveliest bunch of attendees.
In this rather personal post I talked about changing your perspective with the power of writing.
I answered a question about approaching social media as a photographer.
I shared a breathing exercise I often use myself to help me try to catch the now.
In an attempt to feel more focused, I rearranged my inspiration board.
I added more good vibes to the office with this Made of Sundays wall decal.
We launched our #sharethegoodlife campaign, and I designed some cute greeting cards to go with it.
There was a question about photographers managing the use of their photos.
We shared our five secrets of success.
This question about using instagram as an artist running a business got me thinking about how I could do things better myself.
And, finally, I revealed my crazy cat-lady status with this story about Astrid and what we could learn from her about celebrating success.
Next up for us is the Thru Your Lens photography workshop. If you got a new dSLR for Christmas, and want to know how to make beautiful pictures with it, we can still squeeze you in! (Also, if you book before the end of 2014, you'll receive a complimentary Awesome Planner for 2015!)