All article images photographed by Emma Hazeldean
We are very excited to introduce you to Emma Hazeldean, a talented photographer, blogger and Mum. Emma will be joining the House of Home team as a contributor, so we thought you'd first like to know a little bit more about her!
The Mum of three, wife of a builder/bricklayer, part time student and occasional family & lifestyle photographer, you could say that Emma’s life is bit busy! Emma lives in sunny Western Australia, about 40 minutes south of Perth with her beautiful family and giant fur baby, Tonto, the German shepherd. Emma is currently studying part-time for a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English & Creative Writing and minoring in Journalism.
When did your love for writing start?
I can’t remember ever not loving writing and have kept journals and diaries as long as I can remember, and have always wanted to be a published author.
What is it about writing that you love?
Mostly what writing is to me is a creative outlet, and also serves as a healthy way to process thoughts, emotions and ideas!
Tell us why you started a blog?
I started blogging when my kids were really little. Back then blogging was a creative community for me, and I connected with lots of other mothers who were sharing their lives online. I also wanted an outlet to showcase and improve my photography, and easily keep a record of my babies’ childhoods! Now it continues as a place to share my photos and life.
What’s been the most rewarding aspect of your writing career so far?
Being very new to the ‘career’ part of writing, in general I just love when readers connect with the heart behind what I’ve written.
"When there’s a 'me too', or a ‘you just put into words what I couldn’t’. Those moments are the best."
Tell us about your photography background
I have done a photography day course, but am otherwise self-taught. Once you get the hang of the basics on a manual DSLR it’s just practice, practice, practice!
Can you describe your style of photography to us?
I love capturing natural, unposed moments, and honing in on the little things that help to tell the story.
Can you tell us a bit about your home style?
My home style has evolved a lot over the years from quite cluttered to more pared back and minimal. I always go back to vintage, rustic, and classic styles though, and I aim for my home to be timeless, rather than wholeheartedly following trends I might just incorporate something small. For example, a little bit of copper in the kitchen among the things that don’t change, such as natural woody tones.
Have you completed any renovations or major builds?
My husband and I haven’t renovated, but we have built three homes that we’ve lived in over the course of our marriage over 10 years. Luckily, my husband likes to stick with very classic styles too – Jarrah floors for example, that never seem to date.
What inspired your interior style?
I never thought I’d say this, but my parents style has definitely found it’s way into my home. My teenage self cringes, but all the things I once hated have made their way in: indoor plants, natural textures such as jute and hemp, and a little bit of boho style.
What do you love most about your home?
I love, love, love our wooden awning windows, especially the size of the kitchen ones that let in so much light!
What item is on your wish list for your home?
Beautiful throw cushions but, there always seems to be more practical things on the list to purchase unfortunately!
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The House of Home team would like to thank Emma for her time and are very excited to read her first article, so be sure to stay tuned.