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My First Blogger Event: Viking Picture Perfect

I recently attended my first blogger event and it was a really wonderful night.

I was so grateful to be invited to the Viking Picture Perfect event at The Botanist in Newcastle by the lovely Jennie. I’d been excited about the event for months and when the day finally came around, I was super nervous and had no idea what to expect. As I’d never been to something like this, I was worried I’d feel slightly out of place or awkward. But, of course, I had no reason to be. Everyone I met was lovely and the evening was so much fun.

When I arrived, fashionably late due to my train being delayed, I was greeted with a glass of prosecco and I sat with Kloe, Abbey and Sally who were happy to let me tag along with them for the evening.

Viking collaborated with the fantastic pro photographer Elouisa Georgiou to create a photography masterclass for us. Elouisa firstly talked us through the photography basics. While I normally play safe with my camera on auto, she challenged us to switch to manual to create better quality images and provided her expertise.

We were then set fun photography tasks to capture images using bounce boards, prisms and flat lay designs. The part I found most difficult was for sure the prisms. I just couldn’t get my head around how they worked, but I wasn’t the only one. However, as with most skills, it all comes with practice and with Elouisa’s advice, I’d love to give it another shot.

I’d never been to The Botanist before which is crazy considering how many times I’ve been to Newcastle. It was so scenic and perfect for photography. However, we mainly stayed outside on the terrace to take shots because the natural lighting was great out there. One of the barmen even offered us cute props to use and the staff were a great help. The layout of the bar was beautiful and I didn’t catch the name of the girl who was singing that night but she was amazing and really added to the relaxed atmosphere.

Check out some of my favourite photos from the night:

Following our fun with the cameras, we were treated to some delicious food and a free cocktail. I chose the Strawberry and Cucumber Breeze which was served tall with a slice of cucumber and strawberry. I would highly recommend! I definitely want to come back for date night in the future.

We then all printed off our favourite photograph from the night and it was up to Elouisa to pick a winner. Before we all parted ways, we were gifted with a tips pack to continue our improvements in photography and a small tripod! That was a lovely surprise.

Huge thanks to Viking and Jennie for the invite and thank you to Elouisa for all of the amazing guidance throughout the night.

I had the best night with the best people and I learned so much from this experience. My photography could and hopefully will improve from this point onwards and I hope I attend many more fun blogger events.

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  1. Liam 13th July 2018

    So happy you had a good time and as always I’m proud of you
    Miss you loads
    Love you ♥️♥️ Xx

    • fayejessica 13th July 2018 — Post author

      Thank you gorgeous. I miss and love you too ❤️xx

  2. sarahTRADEMARK (@sarahTRADEMARK) 15th July 2018

    Sounds like you had a really great time xx

  3. kayleigh Zara 15th July 2018

    The cocktail looks absolutely amazing! I love drinks with cucumber in it. It also sounds amazing from a first blogging event x

    • fayejessica 24th July 2018 — Post author

      I’ll definitely be going back to try some of their cocktails x

  4. Laura 16th July 2018

    Ah sounds like a lovely event x

  5. Gemma 16th July 2018

    I’m dying to go to the Botanist, it’s so so photogenic!

    • fayejessica 17th July 2018 — Post author

      Isn’t it? We could plan a blogger meet up there.

  6. ruthinrevolt 19th July 2018

    Wow, this sounds like a great night and your pictures are awesome! What a super event to choose as your first 😀

  7. Curated by Nati 19th July 2018

    Congratulations on attending your first blogger event! It’s so much fun meeting likeminded creatives – so glad to see you had a lovely time.

    Nati x | http://www.curatedbynati.com | @curatedbynati

  8. Ro Day 19th July 2018

    Wow, what a fantastic oppotunity!

  9. Giana Spiteri 19th July 2018

    How cute is the teapot! I’m still yet to attend a blogger event, glad you enjoyed yours! x



    • fayejessica 19th July 2018 — Post author

      Honestly adorable. We noticed it behind the bar and thought wow that would make such a cute pic! I’m sure you’ll find one soon x

  10. bethxlouisex 20th July 2018

    So glad to hear you enjoyed! The teapot is so cute love the print.

    Beth Louise

  11. Lauren Carmen 21st July 2018

    I attended my first blogger event a couple of days ago! Can completely relate to what you said about being nervous, but then having the best night!
    Here’s to many more.


    • fayejessica 21st July 2018 — Post author

      Oh cool!! It’s so hard not to be nervous but I’m glad you enjoyed yours too! 100%, can’t wait to go to more xx

  12. Planet Vikki 21st July 2018

    Well done on going to your first event!! Sounds like such a great event and your photos look amazing!!

    Vikki | http://planetvikkiblog.wordpress.com

    • fayejessica 21st July 2018 — Post author

      Thank you!!! Definitely want my photos to improve from now on, it was a real boost and great to meet new people.

  13. charlotteannelane103 26th July 2018

    Oh how fun does this night sound?! I’d love to attend an event like this one! The Botanist looks lovely too – we have one here in Bristol, so I must go soon xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

    • fayejessica 26th July 2018 — Post author

      It was really great. Oh lovely! Yeah you should definitely go, you’ll love it! X

  14. Mummy Cat 31st July 2018

    so glad you had a good time, i cant wait until i get to go to my first blogging event! that little teapot is adorable

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