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4 Things to Look for in a Wedding Photographer

Wedding photographers can turn your wedding into something that you will remember forever. This is something you only do once (hopefully) so everything has to be captured. It won’t ever happen again. Years will pass and the only thing you will hold on to is the memory of your wedding. In fact, even your love for each other can fade over time, but you can always hang on to that wonderful moment when you tied the knot and you had a wedding photographer who captured everything perfectly. This is why you need to find the best person to do the job. Here are 4 qualities to look for in a wedding photographer. Experience You need someone who has been doing this for a long time, someone who specifically deals with wedding photos. There are a lot of good photographers out there, but not all of them have the keen eye…

How to Select the Best Chartered Building Surveyor for Your Requirements

It’s a part of doing due diligence when buying a new property – it’s an unfortunate but necessary part: getting the building surveyed. It’s sad that many people skip this crucial step (especially first-time buyers), either because they don’t understand the importance of the survey, or because they don’t want to spend more money than they need to. However, having a survey done can literally save you thousands, if not ten thousands of pounds down the road. The wise have a survey done. Still, there are many kinds of surveys out there, and even more surveyors who claim to give the best service for your money. So how do you select the right one? And where do you begin your search? Here’s how to select the best chartered building surveyor for your requirements. Why get a survey? Not only does the survey inform you of potential problems with the property…

The Dangers of DIY

Thanks to the many TV shows about home improvement, the fascination with DIY continues to grow each year. Slater and Gordon personal injury solicitors surveyed more than 2000 Brits and discovered just how much awareness those living in the UK have about the dangers of DIY. When you’re not aware of potential risks, you can’t easily take the right steps to prevent them. Unfortunately, the survey found that 48% of Brits are unconcerned about potential health risks associated with DIY projects. One example is the use of chainsaws. If you’ve recently had a large storm come through, you’ll often have large branches dangling from trees. Chainsaws provide a great way to trim these, but they also have kickback. If you have an older chainsaw, you’ll need to get a replacement chain fitted to reduce the kickback, or invest in a new one which has safety features like a chain brake,…

Girls, Gaming and the Destruction of Outdated Stereotypes

To say that gaming has undergone something of a change in the last couple of decades would be a rather massive understatement. The classic stereotype of a loner sat in front of a console in their bedroom has been wiped out with games such as Pokemon Go not only encouraging social activity but also demanding that players get out and about. But that’s not the only old-school idea on gaming which is now, frankly, a little bit outdated. The idea of gaming being purely a male pastime has been blown out of the water, with research in recent years indicating that 52 per cent – yes, the majority – of gamers are now in fact women. The huge growth seen in mobile gaming is thought to have been a factor behind this, yet focusing on that does not tell the whole story of how females are embracing all different types…

How to Get the Eyebrows of Your Dreams

Let’s face it: our eyebrows are an extremely important feature of our face. You’ll know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever let a makeup artist fill in those brows. Your face can change before your very eyes just by thickening, coloring, or tweezing your eyebrows to a new shape. There are a number of techniques, products and quality serums for growing your eyebrows into the thick, shapely style that is on trend right now. Or, if you are looking for new ways to shape your brows and have them looking beautiful and fierce, there’s also a variety of techniques for shape-shifting at home. Changing your brows from a pair of caterpillars to two sisterly butterflies will boost your confidence and style, and it’s also a fun and easy change to your everyday look! Do the Beauty Research! Oftentimes, it’s hard to know what shape, color, and style of eyebrows is best for…

How to Become a YouTube Sensation

Famous YouTubers such as PewDiePie and Zoella have a huge fan base and a host of lucrative sponsorship deals with major brands. They earn millions from posting entertaining, informative, and often irreverent vlogs online. For anyone who loves to spend time online, it isn’t hard to think that posting YouTube videos is a sure-fire way to fame and fortune, but surely, it can’t be that easy, right? Unfortunately, although people like JennaMarbles and KSI make it look incredibly easy, YouTube is not that easy to crack. It’s now the number two social networking site on the planet, second only to Facebook. There are around 300 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute – and yes, you did read that correctly! Not surprisingly, with the YouTube audience watching 5 billion videos every single day, it isn’t easy to stand out in a very overcrowded marketplace. However, if you persevere, you…

Revealed: The Most Common Misconceptions That Hold Bloggers Back

Regular readers of this blog will know that blogging is one of the best ways to make money via the internet. It requires minimal investment, can be completed at a time to suit you, and is a phenomenon that continues to grow each year. Quite frankly, there’s never been a better time to be involved with this type of business. Unfortunately, the vast majority of bloggers fail to ever accomplish their goals. Worse still, those failings are very rarely rooted in a lack of writing ability. Ultimately, if you want to make money from your blog, you need to treat it like a small business. As such, learning from your mistakes essential. Before you do that, though, you must pinpoint them. Quite frankly, assuming that it’s all about the writing is the biggest error of judgment imaginable. A successful blog will excel in a whole host of areas, starting with…

Need gift ideas? This post has you covered

It can be difficult to know just what gifts to get for many situations. After all, many gifts have been done before, and they’re just not unique enough to be noticed for that special occasion. Luckily, Uncommon Goods has you covered. The company is all about sustainability, and suppliers work to make products in environmentally and socially responsible ways. That means no products containing fur, feathers, or leather, and only selling products that don’t harm people or animals. Need a wedding gift? Check out the personalised cutting boards which have the happy couple’s names carved into the top, or take a look at one of the beautiful anniversary wine boxes, which are a great way to help friends and family members celebrate their ‘firsts’. And if you’re the bride, you’ll probably want to get something special for your bridesmaids. The birth month and flower necklaces are a great way to…

Five Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer Before the Big Day

Planning a wedding requires all kinds of research and organization on your part. It also requires you to interview possible vendors for the big day. One of the most important people you can hire to help make the day memorable is a wedding photographer. They will be the one responsible for snapping all those candid and posed shots that you will be able to hold on to the rest of your lives. Because the wedding photographer carries a lot of responsibility on the big day, you want to make sure you’re hiring the best one for your needs. So, before you start to look around and interview potential photographers, here are a list of questions you can be mindful of and ask during the meeting. Ask About Their Experience It’s quite normal to assume that the pricing is the most important thing to ask, but in reality, their experience matters…

Don’t Let A Low Bank Balance Halt Your Summer Holiday Plans

Summer is coming, which means that now is the perfect time to start thinking about your summer holiday plans if you haven’t already. For a lot of us, we only get four weeks of vacation time a year, which means that when it comes to using them, we want to make the most of the time that we’ve got. The only problem is that sometimes jetting off to somewhere sunny doesn’t seem like it’s within your reach because your bank balance is painfully low. If you’re feeling the pinch financially, don’t worry you’re not alone. At one point or another, most of us will find ourselves low on funds. However, just because your bank balance is low, that doesn’t mean that you and your family should miss out on traveling this summer. Because luckily, there are plenty of simple hacks that you can implement to make traveling this summer more…

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