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Young Devon-based wedding photographer beats brain haemorrhage

03 Apr 2018

A young Devon-based wedding photographer has beaten a brain haemorrhage and is back in business for 2018

At 21 years old, Emily Fleur is one of the South West’s most accomplished young wedding photographers. Having launched in 2012, she quickly built up her business and was soon covering up to 50 weddings a year as well as family photoshoots and agricultural events. In August 2016, however, she suffered a brain haemorrhage that caused her to put her business on hold.

In the one and a half years since her haemorrhage, Emily has stepped back from her photography to allow her health to improve, massively reducing her bookings and instead focusing on refining her marketing skills. Working at Exeter-based technology business Lightfoot, she has developed her approach to marketing and learned a range of new skills to help her build her own business into a national brand.  

Now, she is ready to bounce back and get behind the camera once again.

Commenting on her recovery and one of her sources of comfort, Emily says: “I’ve always refused to let my health condition stand in the way of my success – just like Karen Brady, who has inspired me since before I became ill. Then, when I discovered that she suffered from a very similar condition to me in her youth, I couldn’t help but take that as motivation to get better and back to business.  

"I suppose I would say she’s my idol – it’s incredible to have been through all that she has and still come out the other side as the highly-celebrated and successful business-woman she is today. She has earned the respect and admiration of millions, and it’s reassuring to know that anything is possible, even in the face of severe illness and potential set-backs.”

Emily is now taking bookings for 2018 and invites you to visit her relaunched website at emilyfleurphotography.com.

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