Me

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{image with love & thanks to O&C photography}

Hello!

My name is Emily and some of you may know me as a photographer. I am also the wife of a wonderful, very smart man and together we have three beautiful young children. When people ask me what my husband does, I often stumble. Right now, he is the co-founder of a successful start-up in London. He is, you might say, a start-up addict. He's brilliant at coming up with ideas and making things happen. This is both amazing, exciting and brilliant, and scary, stressful and often risky.

We live the start-up life. The entreprenuerial life. He's the part that goes out and makes fabulous things happen. I am the part that stays at home and keeps it all together. It's not easy. It takes a huge amount of energy, guts, risk-taking, love, trust, strength and above all belief in each other.

I have met very few people who know just how hard we both work. I have very recently cut down my work and my own business, so that I really can put my all into keeping it all together and being the best mother and wife I can be. Not in a 1950s way...but in a modern, creative way. Not only do people not realize how many hours we've both worked over the past few years but how much we have risked to get to where we are now. And how much we continue to risk.

I have wanted a personal blog space for a long time. I have wanted a mummy blog but also a creative space for me. And over the past couple of years I have really wanted to connect with other women who are supporting their partners/husbands in a start-up (or three!). I am hoping that this little place can bring all that together!

Welcome. I hope you'll stay a while xxxx