Today I have some very exciting news. I am in the current edition of the national women’s glossy, 'Woman & Home' (March 2016 edition)!!!
'Meet the new solopreneurs'
I’m featured as part of a positive article about women entrepreneurs and in the article I talk about my journey from working in print production for more than twenty years, to becoming a successful newborn photographer.
Karen Wiltshire of KW Photography featured in Woman & Home magazineKaren Wiltshire of KW Photography featured in Woman & Home magazine
Woman & Home is a leading women’s magazine in the UK, read by almost 350,000 women each month. It covers lifestyle, fashion, business, home and travel stories and is genuinely one of my favourite magazines.
So it’s hugely exciting (and slightly embarrassing!) that I’m in the magazine myself!
I was interviewed for the article and then the magazine came and photographed me at my studio in Poole in mid-December.
While I’m never a fan of photos of myself (I prefer to be behind the camera, as most photographers do!), I’m really pleased with the pictures they took of me and the studio.
I was lucky enough to have the gorgeous baby Lucy join me in the photos. She was a complete star! Big thanks must go to her mum Gemma for bringing her in.
I wonder if any avid Woman & Home readers among you spotted me before you read this?! Ha ha! I would love to know!
Life after Redundancy: A Photographer’s tale
The whole thing came about when I heard that the magazine was looking to feature women who had a positive story to tell about being made redundant.
I’ve previously blogged about my redundancy story, but for those who don’t know; I was made redundant in February 2011 and while it was a shock and a massive blow at the time, I used the opportunity to embark on a completely new career.
I let my passion for photography lead me into a career in newborn photography and, well, the rest they say is history!
Since then I have carved out a niche in newborn and family portrait photography and almost five years later I’m extremely thankful for the way things have turned out. I get to work every day doing something I am so passionate about and absolutely love.
So that is my story.
If you’d like to see how Woman & Home have told it, do grab a copy of the magazine while you can. It’s available from newsagents and supermarkets now. I’m in the March 2016 edition (with Julie Walters on the cover) on page 145-146.
Once you’ve read it, please do comment and let me know what you think.
Until next time,
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