Happiness Is A Blog

My #CreativesWithBrendan project first started in 2018. My aim then as it is now was to share some of my creative peers stories & give you an insight into their lives. Meeting new, interesting people is one of the main reasons I love my life as a freelance photographer so much & this project was my way of giving back to my community by helping people share their stories with accompanying photographs of them in action & sometimes even photo's from their past too. It just gives you a nice look at the subjects journey so far & a glimpse of what they see in their future.

#CreativesWithBrendan - Introduces @laurenmabbettphotography a Brighton based photographer & dancer. I had the pleasure of meeting & photographing her earlier this year when I visited Brighton. In her own words: Hi I’m Lauren Mabbett a Freelance Photographer. I’m a northerner based on the south coast in Brighton. I have been a dancer my whole life, having the biggest competition I’ve been included in being at Wembley Stadium. I was the front page of national newspapers for nearly drowning in Spain age 4 😂 & I’m a trained scuba diver and have dived in every country I’ve visited. 🐠 I went on a UK tour with Sean Paul and clients have included some famous J’s... James Arthur, Jay 1 and Jeremy Corbyn. 📸 This new look for my #CreativesWithBrendan was made to be shared on my @PortsWithBrendan Instagram stories to tell them in a better more fluid way, but they work as part of a gallery too, so be sure to click through & have a read of Lauren's full story.

If you know any creatives, photographers, tattoo artists, film makers, musicians, artists, performers, models, MUA’s, anyone in the creative space! Send them my way I'd love to hear from people who want to share their own story or know someone who would be perfect for this. Stay tuned for the next one as I have a few more I'll be sharing on my blog but if you're eager for more be sure to check out my Instagram: @PortsWithBrendan & check out my story highlights where you'll find a few more there.