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Getting wed in a barn… | Alice + Ian

Getting wed in a barn… | Alice + Ian

Getting wed in a barn…   ‘Born in a barn, were ya?’ That was the question my Dad used to ask me whenever I left a door open… I’m fairly sure he wasn’t thinking about the barns I’ve since set foot in for various weddings over the years. Including my own! There’s...

Quit Writing for Google

Quit Writing for Google

Quit Writing for Google   SEO is important for driving traffic to your website, I get it. As a copywriter, I understand the importance of keywords. I understand creating content that Google will pick up on to get you onto that all-exclusive page one of the search...

How to write about yourself

How to write about yourself

How to write about yourself  If there’s one thing I hear a lot when I’m talking to business owners about how they should talk about themselves in their business, it’s this… ‘Oh, but I’m not interesting enough. No one wants to hear about me!’ Well, that’s a whole...

A Summer in Greece

A Summer in Greece

A Summer in Greece  I still have lots of shoots to share with you - weddings and portrait shoots from 2018. I haven’t even begun to share shoots from Canada with you yet! But it’s a cool autumn day here in Chilliwack today and so I thought something warming might...

Acceptance and Pride… a Little Lesson in How to Say Thank You

Acceptance and Pride… a Little Lesson in How to Say Thank You

Acceptance and Pride... a Little Lesson in How to Say Thank You   I was just about to shovel a forkful of pasta into my mouth when I felt the tap on my shoulder… ‘I just had to tell you how much I love your hair!’ The beaming woman said. ‘Oh! Thanks!’ I...

The 6 Steps to Writing a Simple Blog Post

The 6 Steps to Writing a Simple Blog Post

The 6 Steps to Writing a Simple Blog Post   Writing a blog post should not be a complicated task. If you allow it to be, then it becomes a chore and I refuse to believe that writing about subjects you love and are interested in is a difficult task! I do...

39 Common Shorthand Acronyms You’ll Find Online

39 Common Shorthand Acronyms You’ll Find Online

39 Common Shorthand Acronyms You’ll Find Online   Words are my thing, okay? Real, full, well chosen, descriptive, correctly spelled words. I’ve never used “text speak” and spend half my life telling my parents ‘gr8’ is not a legitimate word. It’s the word nerd in...

Adding drama to your wedding

Adding drama to your wedding

Adding drama to your wedding  For the longest time, there’s been this unspoken belief that you can’t go all out with styling your wedding. When it comes to wedding design in recent years, ideas have been pretty ‘safe’ and ‘in keeping’ with traditions of old. But,...

Why ‘affordable’ should not be a selling point

Why ‘affordable’ should not be a selling point

Why 'Affordable' should not be a selling point  As someone who writes for a living, I cannot stress the importance of the choice of words you use in your website copy. Time and again, I see the following phrase: “For affordable [your product or service here], get...