Is your name Aimee or Aimee Marie?
Technically, Marie is my middle name! I went with Aimee Marie as my online ‘alias’, as I didn’t want to use my maiden name, because a) it’s forever being mispelt or mispronounced b) you’ve gotta keep some things private! c) I knew I would be married within the next few years and it would be difficult to change!
Yes, I sure am! I married Ashley in 2011 when we were both 23 years old, after being together for 6 years. He proposed on the steps of the Palais de Chaillot in front of the Eiffel Tower, when we went to peruse the Christmas Markets in Paris for the day, in December 2009! We now have a little boy called Byron, who I write about and take photos of, a lot.
What do you do for a living?
I’m wedding photographer, as well as having a part-time office job and being a mum to a very excitable little boy!
How long have you been blogging for?
I made my first Geocities ‘homepage’ when I was about 13 years old and then became hooked on making websites, before moving on to LiveJournal. Fast forward twelve years and I’ve been blogging on and off on my own domain, since 2005! AimeeMarie.com was used during my time studying photography at college, to post my photography work and house my portfolio, but in recent years I’ve reverted back to blogging. In April 2011, I decided to make all my previous posts private and start a new chapter!
Why do you blog?
I love writing, having a rant and sharing my photos, as well as documenting my life. Blogging is a great way to meet new (inspiring!) people and it’s enabled me to do things and see places I otherwise wouldn’t have had the chance to. I’m a bit of a graphics & typography geek and love designing new layouts, too. I think it’s one of those things that are only understood properly by other people who are doing the same thing!
Can my company / brand place a sponsored post on your blog?
I’m open to sponsored posts, provided they’re about a service, brand or product that fits in well with my blog & it’s readers. Posts of this nature will always be clearly marked. Please visit the advertising page for more information!
Can I send you this product to be reviewed?
Of course, providing it’s for a product that I feel fits in well with my blog & it’s readers – think beauty, clothes, baking & food and babies! All reviews will be honest and I will not write a positive review if I don’t think the product is worthy (even if it has been gifted to me!) Please feel free to email me for a contact address.
What do you like to photograph?
I love to photograph people! My tastes are varied, but I’m primarily a wedding photographer; I love my job and I’m lucky enough to work with creative couples to produce unique and beautiful images that tell the story of their big day! I document other events too such as graduation balls, charity events and parties. I love working with people in a fun and busy environment, where I can blend in to the background and capture spontaneous, fun moments! I also work with people on location to produce portraits whether it’s families, engagements, pregnancies or newborns.
Are you available to hire? How much do you charge?
Yes! You can see a list of my prices here.
If you have any other questions, please contact me.