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The Therapeutic Influence of Photos on Daily Well-being

5 reasons why photos are important for well-being

5 reasons Why Photos are Important for Well-being. In the era of smartphones and social media, where everyone has a camera at their fingertips, we find ourselves capturing and sharing moments like never before. Whether it’s a stunning landscape, a group selfie, a delectable meal, or a candid shot of a loved one, we document...

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  • Charity14 July 2023 - 22:56

    I love this! Photos are definitely important for well being. Thanks for sharing all the reasons why.ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina20 July 2023 - 11:09

    As a photographer myself I totally agree with everything you’ve written here. It’s definitely about the preservation of memories as well. Lovely post.ReplyCancel

    • Valentina20 July 2023 - 12:03

      It’s good to have another photographer’s point of view. And definitely, preserving memories is a big one! Thanks for stopping by.ReplyCancel

  • Molly | Transatlantic Notes20 July 2023 - 14:20

    It’s great to have some photos that we can connect to in this way; this has reminded me to spend some time looking through the ones I have and seeing if I can display them in some way. Great!ReplyCancel

    • Valentina20 July 2023 - 16:14

      Amazing! Yes, having photos around, especially of the people we love, make us feel closer to them.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty20 July 2023 - 15:23

    I agree with everything you’ve written in your post. Photos are so important, I know I wish I had taken more photos of/with the family members I’ve lost over the years. It’s a big regret of mine. I enjoy being behind my camera rather than in front of it x

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    • Valentina20 July 2023 - 16:11

      Yes, we all look for photos when a loved one has passed away. So it’s important to have photos of them and most importantly be in the pictures with them.ReplyCancel

  • Lucy20 July 2023 - 20:23

    Photos are definitely a mood boost for me, what a lovely post! x
    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.ukReplyCancel

  • Jenny Marston21 July 2023 - 12:17

    I definitely get how photos can improve well-being! I have a scrapbook where I get photos printed and it’s such a lovely activity xReplyCancel

    • Valentina23 July 2023 - 17:36

      Scrapbooks are so great to create memories and such a calming activity too. Thanks for stopping by xReplyCancel

  • Mind Beauty Simplicity21 July 2023 - 13:47

    taking photos bring me joy! I love reminiscing on memories…ReplyCancel

  • Fransic verso21 July 2023 - 17:06

    It’s TRUE that it boos5 mood. Something I love doing when going back to old photos and good memories. Great post!ReplyCancel

  • Corinne22 July 2023 - 21:53

    It’s true! I love having photos of my baby 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette23 August 2023 - 18:13

    I love the point you made about enhancing gratitude. I was just looking at an old photo thinking ‘I was genuinely happy in this photo’. It’s a memory I hold dear. I love photos.ReplyCancel

    • Valentina24 August 2023 - 11:01

      Thanks for sharing this. Yes, photos close to our heart make us happy indeed xReplyCancel

  • The Blog Standard Parent24 August 2023 - 09:48

    Really interesting post! Having a 3 year old, I just love taking photos to capture moments and use them to compare in futureReplyCancel

    • Valentina24 August 2023 - 10:56

      That’s great! At the age they love to be photographed as well – I remember my daughter, she loved to be in front of the camera and taking photos as well. Now that she’s nearly a teen she run away from it!ReplyCancel

From Chaos to Control: How a CRM System Transforms Your Business

photo of a computer screen. CRM system are great to keep your business organised.

Being a photographer is not just about taking pretty photos. It’s also about running a business, and like every little business, managing daily admin tasks can be challenging and overwhelming. From the first enquiry to scheduling the photoshoot, sending the invoice and managing all the steps in between is not always easy to stay on...

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  • Charity16 June 2023 - 20:31

    This is such great info! I didn’t know much about CRM systems before this post, so thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa's Notebook20 June 2023 - 10:46

    I’ve never used a CRM for my own business, although I have worked with HubSpot for a client. I like the idea of birthday emails and such, I’ll have to check out 17Hats, thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Valentina20 June 2023 - 14:09

      I’m sure all CRM have valid features. I’ve been using 17Hats for so many years now and couldn’t do without it 😉 
      Thanks for reading Lisa!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie21 June 2023 - 07:42

    Wow, this sounds like something I should look into. I don’t want to fumble over things and right now I’m using Google Calendar but that kind of overwhelms me seeing all of the things I have to get done. Thank you for sharing, I’m going to check into it. I’d love to own a photography business!ReplyCancel

    • Valentina21 June 2023 - 15:52

      A calendar definitely helps, a CRM system does so much more. It’s like a personal assistant. Thanks for reading.ReplyCancel

  • Corinne4 July 2023 - 23:04

    This sounds very useful! I am more of a Google Sheets girl for organising. Making a move like this does seem quite daunting! ReplyCancel

    • Valentina7 July 2023 - 15:14

      Spreadsheet are great! I used to used them a lot, now less. But a CRM does much more – I love particularly the fact it sends for me email reminders, outstanding invoices reminders, there is a lot of automation that makes my life easier.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren5 July 2023 - 17:14

    This is a really informative blog post. Thank you for sharing your tips. 

    Lauren – bournemouthgirlReplyCancel

Why Printed Photos are so Important?

baby nursery - 3 frames with newborn photos hanging on the wall over the baby cot

Up to 20 years ago printing was the only way to go. I know for many children now this doesn’t make sense, but that was our reality. We never kept negatives in drawers without developing them. Actually, not sure about your family, but we were always super excited to finish a roll and get it...

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    What’s the Value of a Photograph?

    mum and dad hugging and laughing while holding baby - value of photos

    Let me ask you this question again: What’s the value of photos for you? And I’m not talking about value from a monetary point of view. I’m talking about how you feel when you look at photos, which is much more important. I want to raise this question today because it’s world cancer day and...

    We need to talk about Digital vs Print – the big debate!

    digital files newborn photographer london

    Let me ask you . . . Do you print your photos? I have been a newborn photographer in London for 6 years now. I have seen different trends and of course, I’ve seen the rise of digitals. I mean now it’s all about smartphones. Everyone is a “photographer” these days and it’s great how...

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      5 top tips for your summer holiday photography

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      Have you been on your summer holidays yet? I want to share some tips to improve your photos. I did a few months ago, during the May half term and now it feels like ages ago already. Luckily we are going to Italy soon. I should have written this blog post earlier, but I preferred...

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