Marianne Taylor by Caught the Light photography.
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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!

Her Lovely Heart wedding photography

We organised the most amazing shoot at Aynhoe Park. We shot three looks…

Her Lovely Heart wedding photography

There was the Candy look

Her Lovely Heart wedding photography

And a Romantic look

Her Lovely Heart wedding photography

And a delicious Glitter look

Her Lovely Heart behind the scenes photography

Among some other yet to be released shoots, we got to do behind the scenes photography for the amazing Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott as they shot a Stella McCartney campaign.

Her Lovely Heart Wedding Photography

I did a shoot for Bridal Musings (images on my photography blog) while Sophie came along to shoot behind the scenes coverage.

Her Lovely Heart behind the scenes photography

I gave a super intimate Live What You Love workshop in July.


In this post I shared the exact moment which was the turning point for Her Lovely Heart, and from where on the new direction started to take shape. In this post my thoughts were more fully formed.

Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer

In the summer we threw a garden party for the people who have been involved in the birth of Her Lovely Heart. Our little party got featured on Style Me Pretty.

How to navigate emotions in business for artist or sensitive people

I wrote about running a business as an artist or an emotional person.

10 Traits of successful entrepreneurs. Click through to read more.

In this post I explored 10 traits of successful entrepreneurs.

Her Lovely Heart Favourite productivity apps of 2014

I posted a roundup of my favourite productivity apps of 2014, plus wrote this post about how to overcome procrastination.

Free ebook from Her Lovely Heart: Take the leap and plan your perfect day!

There was this article about how you can be the voice of encouragement.

Her Lovely Heart travel photography

I went to Cannes and mused about good branding.

Learn to get comfortable with awkward moments at photoshoots. Click through to read.

I answered quite a few photography-related ‘Ask Marianne‘ questions. This one was about how I approach a photo shoot.

Branding, design and visual Identity on Etsy.

In this article I explored how to use Etsy to create a visual identity for a startup.

Her Lovely Heart Palm Springs collaboration with Alphabet Bags.

In October I was in California for the Adventure Always conference (and packed some cute Alphabet Bags to go with me).

Her Lovely Heart behind the scenes photography

Another Live What You Love workshop took place with the loveliest bunch of attendees.

Change your perspective, change your life.

In this rather personal post I talked about changing your perspective with the power of writing.

How to approach social media as a photographer. Click through to read.

I answered a question about approaching social media as a photographer.

Minna & Millie by Marianne Taylor.

I shared a breathing exercise I often use myself to help me try to catch the now.

Her Lovely Heart: curating a cohesive inspiration board.

In an attempt to feel more focused, I rearranged my inspiration board.

'Focusing on one ideal client gives your business a clear voice.' - Her Lovely Heart

I answered a question about engaging your ideal clients, and we released our Target Client Persona Workbook.

Made of Sundays wall decal.

I added more good vibes to the office with this Made of Sundays wall decal.

Her Lovely Heart #sharethegoodlife hashtag campaign for small business owners. Be the voice of encouragement!

We launched our #sharethegoodlife campaign, and I designed some cute greeting cards to go with it.

How to manage the use (and misuse) of your photos? Click through to read.

There was a question about photographers managing the use of their photos.

Five secrets of success. Click through to read.

We shared our five secrets of success.

How to use Instagram as an artist running a business? Click through to read.

This question about using instagram as an artist running a business got me thinking about how I could do things better myself.

Get into a habit of celebrating your success!

And, finally, I revealed my crazy cat-lady status with this story about Astrid and what we could learn from her about celebrating success.

Thru Your Lens photography workshop January 2015.

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!)

Author: Marianne Taylor

Her Lovely Heart founder Marianne Taylor is a photographer, an educator, and a lover of colour & light. Her work has been published in blogs and magazines the world over and her personal photography has been part of an exhibition at Tate Britain. To work with Marianne, see the mentoring services she offers. Or, if you like the photography on HLH, you might want to check out her Product & Lifestyle photography services to see whether you could work together to help your brand grow. She is also slightly obsessed with her two cats, Astrid & Sofia, and loves Instagram.

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2 thoughts on “Thank you for everything, 2014!

  1. Hi, I love everything on this website! I’m trying to find the printable calendar with quotes, but can’t seem to find it anywhere. Thanks.

    Posted on September 30, 2015 at 5:35 pm
    1. Thanks so much! I do believe that if you sign up for our mailing list on you should still get a download in the welcome email. It’s not publicly available anymore, and won’t be attached to the mailing list for long either, as the year is running out so fast! x

      Posted on September 30, 2015 at 5:56 pm