Happy New Year!

As 2017 draws to a close I, like many, tend to look back and reflect on the year that's heading out the door and also look forward to welcoming the new year and all the hope, vision and energy that seems to come with it.

2017 was an interesting year for me, personally, we made a decision back in 2016 that we would relocate from the UK to Denmark and in March, that became a reality. So the first half of the year was spent packing, saying goodbyes and then unpacking and saying hellos (or rather, 'hej!'). The second half of the year I have been focussing on looking forward in terms of what the future might hold for both me personally in my new home country but also for my business as a creative and photographer. I have spent a lot of time thinking and scheming about where I want to take my business, having had the opportunity to reinvent myself once again.

So 2017 was rather positive, in many ways, I have started a new adventure with my wonderful family, have made new friends and spent more time with my in-law family. I have also started to learn Danish, which has been the biggest but most rewarding challenge of my life in recent years (aside from raising my two crazy little ones, of course!)

And now 2018 is knocking. I have some big ideas for this year and the next few years including really working to introduce my photography business to Denmark, grow that business into other media on top of photography and continue to grow an online community through the amazing world of social media. I also want to master (or at least begin to master) the Danish language and continue to really integrate here and meet new people. There might also be a theatrical project lurking somewhere in the back of my brain.

Speaking of my brain, sometimes (always) I am guilty of having so many plans/ideas/dreams that it's hard to distinguish one from the other or know where to start. I don't think my phone helps with that; ever since smart phones came into my life, I don't have a paper diary any more (I have tried to go back to paper and always end up putting things in my phone again). The great thing about a paper diary, or even a simple notebook, is that you can jot down those ideas and start to expand on them and work out what will work/is a non-starter and manage priorities... So my new year's resolution this year is to carry a notebook with me, and to actually use it!

My good friend and endless source of inspiration Nicky Raby talks a lot about writing down goals and ideas and I really think this will be a key part of my 2018. Nicky is a qualified (and excellent) life coach as well as a professional actor, writer, speaker and mother, to name just a few of her skills. Check out her website or connect with her on Instagram.

Finally, I wish all of my family, friends (new & old, near & far) and readers a very Happy New Year and I wish you all a very healthy, happy and successful 2018 and beyond.

See you next year!


Recent Work - Brasserie Underhuset, Silkeborg

I was delighted recently to have the opportunity to photograph the wonderful and historic Brasserie Underhuset in Silkeborg. Located on the town square, or 'Torvet', in Danish, this is one of the oldest restaurants in the town, regularly serving incredible food to the people of Silkeborg and the town's visitors too.

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Starting up, and starting again


As you may have read in the about me section of the website, I am from the UK but have now settled in Denmark with my Danish wife and our two children. This has presented a number of interesting challenges for me personally including learning a whole new language and making new friends and connections, not just in a new town but a new country, a new culture.

What it also meant was that from my photography business point of view, it was back to square one.

I started my photography business in Telford, Shropshire (UK) just a couple of years ago and over that time I had started to build up a reputation and client base for my work. I was mainly engaged in portraiture and theatrical/event photography but had also branched out into weddings and celebrations. My business was at the point where I was starting to make some money, starting to get enquiries from outside of my wider social network and put bookings in the diary.

Then we moved to Denmark.

You might well ask why we chose to move at such a crucial time for my business. The answer to that is both wonderfully simple and incredibly complex. Life.
We have two wonderful children who, at the time of writing are 2 and 3 years old. We knew that if we were going to move to Denmark (something we have talked about for a long time) we would either have to do it when the children were young, and could therefore better integrate and begin their own Danish language journey, or we could go when they were older, post-compulsory education and perhaps headed to university, or their own adult lives and experiences. 
For many reasons, we chose the former and so, considering this and many other factors, we decided that now was the right time.

 An example of my work - from the menu at the Smoke Stop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

An example of my work - from the menu at the Smoke Stop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

So, where does that leave me and my business, Aaron Prior Photography?

I love a project, a challenge, an adventure. I have turned my hand to so many things over the years, some of which worked, some very much did not. Someone once said to me that "it's amazing how much you reinvent yourself" and I like to think that this is both true and a positive trait.

So my challenge now, having started up, is to start again.

I have started already. I have recently completed some work for Underhuset in Silkeborg (DK), which is one of the most established and well known restaurants in the city. I have also started to advertise my business and services as well as advertising on Social Media. What is also great is that with a base still in the UK, I can now provide services in both countries.

 My new photography flyer for Denmark

My new photography flyer for Denmark

I have also merged all of my online presences into this one website and blog and am working on a number of projects through the AaronPrior.com "brand" which I will launch later this year. This is to include some photography courses and guides. This is something, as well as building up my photography business itself, that I am particularly excited about; sharing knowledge and skills is something I am truly passionate about, so mixing this with my passion for photography is just the dream!

I don't expect success to come knocking on my door instantly, but this is certainly my biggest challenge to date and, frankly, I am relishing every moment of it!

Watch this space.


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Recent Work - Portraiture of Sandra in Silkeborg

Here are some shots from a recent commission with Sandra. Sandra is currently looking for new challenges in her career and has decided to update her profile both in terms of her CV and her online presence, such as LinkedIn.

Here is Denmark, there is a real emphasis on having a photograph on your CV and having a professional looking shot really can make all the difference. LinkedIn is also a widely used resource in Denmark so keeping that profile looking professional (and up to date) is key!

If you would like to update your CV or would like to have a more professional presence online, contact me today to discuss your portraiture shoot.

Introducing #TheGreatCameraDebate

We've all had that comment; "Oh, so you're a Nikon user". But who really is using what DSLRs for their photography. I have created a survey to find out once and for all.

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The new AaronPrior.com Blog

Hello and welcome to the all new AaronPrior.com blog. This blog merges my work as a photographer and creative as well as my previous 'Brit in Denmark' blog. As I decided to bring all of my endeavours under one banner here at AaronPrior.com, and, as it forms part of my personal brand, I decided to streamline my blog presence too.

On this blog you will find lifestyle content, camera and photography tips, cheats and advice as well as my exploits in the land of the Vikings with hints and tips for the traveller and expat.

In case you are wondering, I use a Nikon DSLR for my shoots as well as a GoPro Session and my iPhone for my personal little shots & videos.

There will be more coming soon...