A Milestone: The 75th Blog Post

We've reached the 75th Blog Post, so what better way to celebrate than look back at some of mine and your favourite blog posts over the last 6 months. It's been an amazing few months and once again I would quickly like to thank everyone for their amazing support, and for of course reading all these blog posts! 


How I went from freelance to a Full Time Photographer 

Back in 2010 when I began my journey with 'Luke Holroyd Photography' I was juggling part time jobs to ensure my  business kept on growing. Taking the step up to become a full time photographer was a huge transition for me and I am often asked how I did it. Unfortunately, there was no overnight secret for me, but here's a few tips that I used to make the transition as smooth as possible.  Read More..


When do Photographers Post on Social Media

A question I am often asked is when do I post on Facebook, how do I receive high organic results and how some of my posts have more engagement than others. I found my own optimal times to post on Social Media as a Wedding Photographer based on my own experience. There are plenty of studies out there which can provide you with more stats and figures for what time and day is best to post on Social Media.  Read More...


The Real Bride Diaries: Introducing Lucy & Danny

I'm mega excited to be announcing a new piece of content to the Creative Resources & Advice blog. Over the last few years I have met so many awesome Brides-to-be, seen them plan fantastic weddings and organise wedding days that really do take some serious planning. So I thought how better to share that experience than follow a bride-to-be on her journey from saying YES! to marrying her fiancee and saying I DO!. So if you're just about to start planning a wedding or you're still waiting for your partner to pop the question, this real bride diaries blog may just be the thing for you. I'm excited to be following Lucy's adventures and see how she goes about planning an awesome wedding. So enough from me, here's Lucy's first post as a the new 'real bride'  Read More...


5 Tips to Consider Before You Build/Buy a Website

It's no secret that in order to share your passion with the world you need a website to do it, whether it be photography, graphic design, videography or anything in the creative industry. Websites have always been essential but haven't always been in the forefront of people's minds, in the ‘Jurassic age’ of when the internet came about, there were no social media platforms so a website was a must. During the last 5 to 10 years social media became the go-to websites for people to communicate, share experiences and also generate work. Websites took a back seat around this time, businesses and individuals were more focused on driving traffic to their social media accounts, building up likes & followers, communicating via various messenger services and offering discounts and competitions.   Read More...


5 Things I've Learned from Blogging

Starting a blog is a little like that Marmite saying; you really do either love the idea of it or you hate it. Those negative opinions usually come from not having the time, lacking confidence in your writing ability, absolutely no idea what to blog about or you underestimate how beneficial a blog can be to your business. 

Don't worry, I hate Marmite and not so long ago I couldn't think of anything more stressful than writing a blog and committing myself to write three blog posts a week. I'm sure many of you will be sitting in a similar position now and one of the reasons above probably relates to you. Explaining the benefits of blogging will be a post I write in the coming weeks, for now I wanted to share five things I've learned personally from being a photographer and creative resources blogger.  Read More...


How I Prepare to Photograph a Wedding

I honestly love capturing weddings, it's one of the most rewarding jobs I've done in my lifetime and if I'm honest, it hardly feels like 'work'. It obviously doesn't start out so easy and capturing your first wedding can be slightly daunting, but there are plenty of things you can do to make sure you approach the day feeling confident.  Read More...