Thursday, 23 June 2016

Creating a Photo Book with Cheerz

At the end of May, we held a wedding reception/party for my sister and her husband who got married in Hawaii in February. Of course, there was a Hawaiian theme! It was a fantastic day, something to treasure for a lifetime and what better way to do so than to put together a photo album. As a photographer I was in charge of the camera and when Cheerz got in touch and asked if I'd like to review one of their new hardback photo albums I thought it would make the perfect present for my big sister and my new brother-in-law.

I love designing and putting photo books together. I had to make several during my time at University to display my work and I've used a few different companies before so I feel like I have a good grasp on what makes the perfect album. The Cheerz album is hardback 20x25cm book and comes in a few colour options. The pages are wonderfully thick and lay flat so you can easily print across a double spread and not worry about your images being distorted. It's a pleasure to turn each page. Design and layout options are a little limited (you can't do whatever you want) but I like how simple it is to produce a great looking photo book as Cheerz do all the hard work for you. Drag and drop as many photos as you'd like to appear on a page and you'll be presented with a few options on how to arrange said photos. You can even add text, not forgetting to label the spine of your book! Everything is super easy to use and very fun! For the basic price of £35 you start with plenty of pages but you can add additional pages for a small cost.


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

What's in my Travel Camera Bag

When this post goes out hopefully I'll be on the island of Crete for a long awaited summer holiday with my boyfriend. And of course, I want to take lots of photographs! I'm taking time off work but that does not mean my camera sits on a shelf to collect dust - I can't wait to capture a place I've never been to before! There are some photography kit essentials I won't leave home without, but there are a few pitfalls I will be avoiding. Travelling with a suitcase full of clothes means packing sensibly and light when it comes to camera equipment. So what's in my kit bag for a summer beach holiday....

Friday, 10 June 2016

How to Pack Outfits for a Holiday

Holiday planning and preparation. I love it. There's no better way to get excited for a holiday than thinking about all the things you're going to do and all the stuff you're going to wear. But it's very easy to over pack a suitcase, risking having to pay those extra weight allowance fines at the airport. So today I'm sharing my best tips for packing efficiently. My rules to stick to when it comes to planning your outfits for a trip abroad...

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

The Best Cheesecake Ever at Prezzo Manchester

On Friday night I was invited down to sample the new menu at Prezzo, Manchester. Prezzo is a restaurant that's always caught my eye (this one is right next to The Living Room and The Botanist on Deansgate) but for some reason I've never eaten a meal there. I was more than happy to go along and try it out! Josh came with me of course and we had a really lovely date night, something we haven't done in a while as we usually order in!
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