Hello Gwen is a UK based lifestyle blog written by Gwen McMullin.

I created Hello Gwen (originally This Fashion is Mine) back in September 2010 and my blog initially began as a way of documenting my life as a student. But my blog developed into more than just an online scrapbook and now I enjoy blogging about all areas of style, beauty and life.

I run my own photography business with a studio in the Greater Manchester area 'Photography by Gwen' offering portraits for families, children, pets and more! I regularly work with retailers on product photography for their ecommerce sites and social media platforms. Information about booking a session with me can be found on my website www.photographybygwen.co.uk

I also sell illustrations in my spare time. You can see my work and buy prints in my Etsy shop, Prints by Gwen


What camera do you use?
I shoot with a Nikon D800 and a Nikon D3000. The D3000 was my first DSLR and it's a lovely camera to use. With a 35mm lens on there I'm good to go for blogging. I use my D800 body with a 24-70mm portrait lens at work.

What is your day job?
I'm a photographer and I have a studio 'Photography by Gwen'. You can book a shoot with me and find out more info on my website. I shoot a wide range of portraits including families, children, makeovers and modelling portfolios. I also sell illustrations in my spare time! See my Etsy shop, Prints by Gwen here

How did you get into blogging?
I started a blog when I started University, just for myself, as a way of recording my time there. Like an online diary or scrapbook. It developed from there!

What advice can you give me for starting my own blog?
Check out my Guide to Starting Your Own Blog where I give you my top tips and ways to get going.

Where can I follow you?
You can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Bloglovin.

Can I use your images or text on my blog/website?
Yes of course, as long as you include the correct credits and link to my blog! My images are all my own unless stated otherwise and I retain all rights to my photography.