About

Sara + Orla-10

Oh, hello there!

I’m Sara – 30% stylist, 40% photographer, 40% writer and 10% cake. I’m also terrible at maths.

I live in rural Yorkshire, England with my daughter Orla and fiancΓ© Rory We relocated to this little village in the hills from a lifetime in the city, hoping to slow down, simplify and stop worrying about stupid stuff. 

This is my online journal; a record of thoughts, ideas, recipes, shopping lists & things I ate in cafes. I heard the internet needed more of these things. 

 

let’s be friends!

If you want, you can…

Instagram changed my life

In January 2013, with baby Orla due, I started a 365 photo project on Instagram. I re-activated my dormant account and began sharing my days with my 90-something followers; by April that year I’d hit over 35k follows, and it’s continued to grow ever since.

I always considered myself a writer more than a photographer, so this blog sprang up as a place to spill all those extra words. Since then it has evolved to become the foundation for my ‘online brand’ (ugh), and in Summer 2015 I was able to quit my job in the NHS to devote myself full time to this brilliant world of online adventures.

full disclosure

You’ll sometimes find sponsored content here –  always clearly disclosed, with any free samples I received clearly indicated. Links will sometimes be via affiliate sites, which means I receive a small amount of revenue per click. I work to maintain integrity and honesty in my posts, and only feature brands that align to my own values & beliefs.

You can this site’s privacy policy here (it’s riveting stuff).

 

frequently asked questions

  • How do you edit your Instagram pics? What filters do you use?
  • I take 99% of my Instagram photos using my iPhone, and edit them all using VSCOcam. You can read more about my editing process here.
  • What camera do you use for blog photos / vlogs?
    My blog photos are usually taken with a Canon EOS 7D mark ii. I vlog using a combination of this, my Canon G7x and my iPhone.
  • How can I get more Instagram followers/likes/exposure?
    You can read all my Instagram tips here and get my free ebook by signing up to my mailing list. 
  • I’m a small business owner. Can I send you some products to feature?
    Unfortunately I can only guarantee a feature to companies that purchase a sponsored post or image. However, if something is really lovely and I use it in my everyday life, it’s very likely to appear in my posts regardless. If you think your products fit that description, then please do get in touch.
  • Can I email you?
    For sure – just click here and send away! Please be aware that my inbox is usually full to bursting and I can’t always get back to everyone personally, but I do try my best. It’s often quicker to grab me over on Twitter where most of my procrastination happens.