I’m absolutely delighted to be joined by one of my oldest clients today Fiona Kelly a fantastic wedding photographer based in London. Oldest, I hasten, to add not in terms of her age but because we have now been working together for five years! So it’s safe to say we know each other pretty well. I wanted to get her on the show because I think she’s very inspiring to other photographers indeed anyone making that transition from 9-5 to self employed along with being a Mum and wife.

Fee’s straightforward approach has always appealed and I think you’ll enjoy it too. So grab a cuppa and watch along as we delve into her business, what she believes it takes to make a success of running your own business all topped off with a gin and tonic at the end of course!

What I particularly loved about speaking with Fiona is her absolute willingness to recognise that we cannot do everything on our own and that everything is a work in progress. We talked about valuing your time, outsourcing and the balancing act of mum/boss life.

Editing this video was challenging because Fee had so many nuggets of wisdom, but you're going to get so much from watching this!

Fiona's official bio:

Hi, I'm Fiona and I'm a photographer. My love of photography and my photographic style has grown over a number of years. I started my career as a graphic designer and photographic art director working for fashion and lifestyle brands. My photography business began 9 years ago and from the start my style has been influenced by my background in design. I find inspiration in the small things; light, nature, design and people.

My work covers weddings, portraits and commercial photography. I find real pleasure in getting to know the people I work with and I'm passionate about creating beautiful, natural photographs. 

When photographing weddings my style is relaxed and informal, creating beautiful, natural and vibrantly modern images that have a touch of romance and lots of fun. I capture the fun, laughter, emotion and beauty of a wedding day and create a relaxed atmosphere so you don’t even know you are having your photo taken…even when it’s time for couples photos!

It's been a huge pleasure to have my photography featured in Wedding, Wedding Flowers, You & Your Wedding magazines and on 100 Layer Cake, Junebug, Rock My Wedding, Love My Dress, Bridal Musings, B.Loved, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings and Festival Brides. 

For my commercial work I bring the same relaxed approach and style. With every shoot I am focussed on showcasing the brand and the personality behind it, as well as the products. I am telling the story of a business and showing clients exactly why they should work with you."

Links for Fiona:

https://www.fionakellyphotography.com/

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/fionakellyphoto/

https://www.facebook.com/fionakellyphotography

https://www.instagram.com/fionakellyphoto/

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Thanks so much Fee you were a fantastic guest!

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We'll be back once again next week with the next interview for Gin & Magic strong women series! But in the meantime, check out some of the other videos on Gin & Magic here.

See you next time!

Maddy Shine