It’s coming up now to the middle of April (can you believe it?!) and that only means one thing- our beloved four day week and four day bank holiday weekend is looming!
This week myself and my lovely photographer Meg’s were back in Milton Keynes shooting. London is great- and you just can’t beat the beautiful picturesque white houses. The whole of Belgravia quite literally looks like it’s been iced like a cupcake, and it’s the perfect neutral back drop for beautiful blog pics- but it’s also an extremely long and somewhat stressful day which involves lugging suitcases around busy London, twelve hour days to ‘make the most of it’, being ‘moved along’ by the wealthy home owners of Chelsea (so, so embarrassing), and getting changed in the street preying nobody will see you half ne-ked (totally glam- right?).
So at the risk of blending in to the already super packed blogger-sphere, or alternatively getting arrested for indecent exposure (either or)- I’m ditching the darling white streets of London for a little while and mixing things up in the search for some local and diverse shoot locations! Way harder than it sounds, but with good weather, good editing and a great photographer I’m determined to give it a good go.
Any career you choose to peruse that’s competitive usually results in a lot of pressure to try and ‘stand out’, and once you put too much pressure on not doing the same as everyone else- you usually end up doing just that. You can try to avoid looking at others work, and you can try to do the complete opposite when you do come across it, but realistically there’s always going to be times where your work and someone else’s overlaps but this doesn’t always have to mean yours isn’t original.
During the start of my blog, I was so obsessed with trying to make this different to the rest. I’d photograph a look I loved, or write about something I feel passionate about- and if I saw someone else post something similar it would completely take away my excitement to share it. What was my signature style, what made me stand out from all the other amazing bloggers, whats my U.S.P?
I think, whatever you’re pursuing, as long as you’ve put your own unique spin on it, it can still be totally yours. If what you’re doing is organic, and its truly done in your own style- you’ll always stand out in your very own way. Don’t pressure it.
All photography by Megan Love Photography