My Story

 
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Hello, Nice to 'meet' you...

Iā€™m not from a corporate background, my roots are much more creative and experimental. I'm a photographer (BA Hons Design:Photography), a business owner and I'm incredibly passionate about working with other small businesses. 

 

I think the internet is a brilliant gateway to thousands of potential customers, contacts and friends you wouldn't otherwise meet. The world is your oyster! 

 

I opened my first business - Little Deer  while I was at University studying Design: Photography. I had spent years working for other small brands and I wanted a slice of that incredible sense of ownership that comes with running your own business. 

Little Deer began as an online vintage clothing shop (quite different to what it has become today!) I trawled my local charity shops and then snuck into our photography studio at the University and snapped some model shots and within a few weeks I had my first website up and running. 

 

The feeling of the first sale I made is something I will never, ever forget. 

 

It was hard work. It was really, really hard work... but after about 5 years of dedication and regularly working late into the night Little Deer had evolved into a homeware shop, I had employed my first member of staff and we were working from our very own studio in Brighton. 

Now - here in 2018 Little Deer has welcomed a small team of people who are based from my workshop in Lewes and studio/office in Brighton. I can honestly say I have learnt more than I ever thought possible since I first set up Little Deer. I now also run a second business - Bop Sunglasses and I help small businesses to create engaging and successful instagram accounts as well as providing a product imagery and content creation service.

 

How can I Help you?

I absolutely love my photography and coaching job as it allows me to work with other incredibly talented designers, makers and independent retailers from all over the world.

I offer Photography Services and also Personalised Instagram Coaching.

The photography skills I built at University and during my time as a business owner enable me to capture my clients beautiful items in a refreshing way that is also in-keeping with each individual brand style.

Starting and maintaining a small business is a huge challenge. You're being pulled in a million different directions and you are expected to teach yourself everything.

It can be incredibly lonely and overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! Getting support with certain areas of your business can really excel you to success.

During my three level Instagram course for small businesses you will learn a wide variety of skills from the basics, to creating authentic, beautiful and engaging content, to growing your audience. These are skills I have learnt over the 8 years I have been using Instagram for business, tried and tested on my own account. 

 

Work with me to learn new skills and see things from a different viewpoint, together lets accelerate your business to the next level.