A Ginger Gem

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

A Ginger Gem Styles

I feel dead nervous about this post, not really sure why as what it involves is something that I have been doing now for a while, but I guess I've never made it official.
Putting yourself out there on social media can be quite a daunting thing for a lot of people but I've never really given it much thought, I've never really worried about what I post & what people think as it's my feed, my life & what I love, if people don't like it they can just unfollow can't they?

However this new venture is daunting, as I really hope people like it & enjoy what I do & even want to be a part of it! So enough rambling for now, here goes- I have decided to set up my own little product photography page. I don't want to call it a "business" quite yet as there is a long way to go & I'm not sure what I want it to become.

I have decided to take the plunge as I have been a brand rep for various businesses on Instagram, which I absolutley adore doing & now I have started to get interest from other people asking me to take pictures for them. I must admit that this came as quite a shock as I never expected it to happen, but it's something I have been wanting to do for such a long time, so I thought that I should go for it!

 Featured- Chun_Kees
Featured- The Native State, Chun_Kees, Lovely Ink Prints, Anders & Boo, Tiny Jax

I currently work part time- 3 days a week. I fit in around Seb, when he naps, or when hes running around, causing mayhem! Which can sometimes limit the time I have to shoot. However we will be putting him into nursery in the near future which is also to work with my Fiance's new job too. This will then give me the time I need to focus on my photgraphy & grow.

At first I will be offering my services for free, once I become more established I will be charging a fee.

What I am Offering

Professionally edited, high resolution photographs, which will be featured on my product styling page, @A.Ginger.Gem.Styles I will tag you in each picture. you will receive copies of each photo taken for you to use via your social media channels or website, but I would ask to be given photo credit. I am happy for you to have an input, if you wanted something specific for example, a styled flat lay or perhaps a more natural interior photo, I'm willing to work & adapt to you. (If this is the case I just ask you to understand that I have quite a busy lifestyle & this may take longer.)

All I ask from you is patience. I am passionate about photography & this new venture- It's what I want to do, but currently due to circumstances I can't pursue this as my full time work so I do it in my spare time. This doesn't mean I neglect my work it just means that it may take a little longer to get the photos done, however they will be done.

If you would like to have your products photographed and featured then please email me at-

(If you would like any products to be returned then postage must be paid for.) If I keep them then they will be featured & styled along side other products that I receive.

If you want anymore information then please don't hesitate
to contact me on the above email address. 

I am so excited to get started & hopefully this venture will grow into something amazing. Below you can see some of the work that I had done for my current Brand Rep work & collabs. To see more of my work please visit my Instagram page @A.Ginger.Gem

 Featured- Chun_Kees
 Featured- Haymans Gin
Featured- Birdies & Bearcubs
 Featured- Tiny Jax
 Featured- Tinyppl London, Ivy+Print Design, Lily Maeve, Tiny Jax, La.Pom.Pom
 Featured- Tiny Jax
 Featured- Sunflower Seedling Designs, La.Pom.Pom, Tinyppl London, Ivy+Print Designs, Sew Totally Perfect, With Love Sisi
Featured- Wolfie & Willow
Featured- Lovely Ink Prints, The Native State

So if you have a business- big or small I would love to hear from you!

For any queries, questions or further information please email me at-
& I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Love Gem


Monday, 31 July 2017

The Liebster Award

I have been nominted by my girl, Adele from @Just.Isla.And.I to answer a few questions for the Liebster Award, which is a fabulous platform to discover new blogs, bloggers & in turn for people to find you!

The Rules are as follows- 
  • Answer the 11 questions that your nominator has asked you.
  • Nominate 5-11 other bloggers
  • Ask your nominees 11 Questions
  • Let them know you have nominated them
Below are my answers to the questions that she put forward for me, I hope you enjoy!

1. What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?

The best advice anyone has ever given me is probably my mama. "Always be true to yourself" It's so simple but this has taught me that it doesn't matter what people think or say about you as long as you are being you then you can't go wrong. Nobody likes a fake.  

2. If you could jump into a pool of something what would it be?

Can I say fizz? No? Ok second choice would be water. I never really appreciated the effect that water had on me but when I was in labour with Seb I spent most of my time in the birthing pool, it was so soothing, relaxing & even though it was the most insane experience of my life, it made me feel safe.  

3. What is something you have tried and would NEVER do again?

Caviar, it's vile. I gave it a chance because you know "it's a big deal" but fuck me, It's disgusting & can I just mention, FISH EGGS. How is that a delicacy?!

4. Which movie has influenced your life the most?

I can't really say that any movie has influenced my life but I just adore "Gone With The Wind" absolute classic, Also weirdly "Passion Of The Christ" got to me. I usually love horror & gore but the violence & sheer brutality of this film got to me.

5. What is the most uncomfortable thing you have ever had to do out of politeness?

Having to "forgive" someone when I didn't. We shall leave it at that.

6. What is the naughtiest thing you ever did as a child/teen?

I was an angel, apart from when I snuck out of college, bunked off lessons to go smoke & have a "few" beverages with a friend when I was underage. I wasn't very rebellious.  

7. Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?

Yes, I really believe this. Especially when it came to having Seb. It took us 4 years of trying to finally fall pregnant but it happened at the best time for us, looking back I'm actually gd it happened when it did. I had been through a lot including two operations, a lot of pain & a lot of frustration. Just as we were about to head to the doctors for fertility advice, those two pink lines showed up. I can't even describe the feeling.

8. Which famous person would you like to be for 24 hrs?

This is a hard one- I'm going to say Jennifer Aniston because my god have you seen her, however I would love to experience the craziness of Kim Kardashian's life, just to see what Kanye is really like behind closed doors & if what the media portrays is actually how it is.

9. What is your best "less is more" example you can come up with?

I think when it comes to interior, I tend to go for simple things. I don't like clutter or over styling things, I also tend to stick to a specific colour palette of Grey, Monochrome, Marble, copper & Blush. Sometimes a pop of green in the form of a succulent, if I'm feeling adventurous.

10. What habit do you hate the most in your other half?

I don't understand the way he uses his toothbrush. He goes through one a week. It's like he eats it. Those poor bristles are fucked. Oh & the way he cuts his nails too short EVERY TIME then they are sore because he cuts them too short and it's all because he "doesn't like any rough bits" Mate- learn from your mistakes!

11. What's your fave joke of all time?

Ok, are you ready? Best joke EVER- What's brown and Sticky...? A Stick. I can hear the laughter echoing through my computer...

So now it's my turn to nominate a few fabulous bloggers to take part-

I am nominating-
  • @LittleMissTiggy- Beautiful account, Beautiful Mama, Big Deal, So down to earth & someone I admire, (I will be coming to visit)
  • @Styled.By.Naomi- I have no words for this lady- absolute stunner & wonderful mama.
  • @JustLeah_xo- My wee Princess & putting the world to rights partner, up & coming blogger 
  • @CaraSuthers- Girl after my own heart, Honest, doesn't give a shit, fabulous mama
  • @HuntersAndHeels - This lady is all about the pretty, she's an amazing mama, pro photographer & lives in the country. All the heart eyes.
My Questions are as follows-

1. What is your biggest achievement so far in life.

2. What is your guilty pleasure

3. Is there anything you regret not doing

4. What is your favourite film & why

5. What do you do for a living & what do you wish you were doing

6. What is your biggest pet hate

7. If you could go on a date with any celebrity who would it be

8. Do you have any annoying habits

9. What's the biggest "grit your teeth & get on with it" moment you've experienced

10. What is the one thing you just couldn't live without 

11. Do you believe in fate

I am aware that I have nominated some pretty big accounts so I'm not expecting them to respond due to their huge commitments but even if they don't I hope that you can discover some beautiful people with some lovely feeds! Enjoy!

Love Gem


Monday, 17 July 2017

And She's Back In The Game

Hello! Been a while hasn't it? I wrote my last blog post 2 & a half months ago, but for some reason it feels like so much longer. I'm not entirely sure what happened.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Growing Your Instagram & Finding Your Tribe Workshop

A few weeks ago Naomi AKA @styled.by.Naomi ran a workshop about all things Instagram & I just couldn't resist attending! I have been following her for sometime now & I mean come on have you seen her Instagram feed? Have you watched her stories? I even own two of her pears! She is just fabulous- Christ, I sound like such a fan girl right now!

Monday, 10 April 2017

The Native State

A long time ago I bought a print with the famous quote "Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner". I stumbled across it as I was trawling the internet looking for lovely things to decorate Seb's room with.


Friday, 7 April 2017

It Only Takes A Minute Girl

For those of you that follow me on Instagram you will know that I did a "One Minute Makeup" video. (if only it was that to quick to apply your face in the morning, am I right?!)


Tuesday, 4 April 2017

It's A Fact

So whilst I am planning my next post for you guys I wanted to just take a break & tell you a bit more about me! You read the shit that I write...(Well I hope that you do!) so I thought I would tell you 13 facts about me so you can get to know me a wee bit better. Let's do this-

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