In July 2007 I created Pink Giraffe Photography. After graduating university and becoming disillusioned with the graduate jobs available, I decided I liked the idea of working for myself.

I was extremely lucky to be able to attend a business start-up course at Wirralbiz. The skills they taught me have been paramount to making my business a success. I also received funding from The Prince’s Trust to start my business. I know that without these two companies my business would not have lasted the first year.

I used to photograph events all over the country, specialising in anything alternative such as Pagan gatherings, biker rallies, tattoo festivals and even a faery festival. I enjoyed the work so much, I couldn’t really call it a job. Even with all the hard work involved, it was just so much fun!

In 2008 I became ill and my GP suspected I had MS. He sent me for an MRI, but before I got the results I fell pregnant. This meant I had to radically change my business as I would no longer be able to go out photographing events. While pregnant and on bed rest, I set about changing my photography business to an online shop. This meant that I could work from home and not have to worry about meetings or being well enough to attend events. In 2009 the MS was confirmed and the following year I was told my disease was progressive.

This did nothing to deter me from continuing with my plans. Once my son was born I was appalled at the lack of funky baby clothes. The high street shops only seem to sell pink, blue or beige. So I started dyeing baby vests and sleepsuits in bright rainbow colours. People would often comment on how cool my son looked and so I started selling the baby clothes in my online shop.

Our family now lives in North Lincolnshire and Pink Giraffe has continued to grow each year. I am now an independent distributor for Wikaniko, a company I feel passionate about. We sell eco-friendly products and also help other people get set-up as distributors.

It is sometimes hard because of my disability. I don’t like resting much because there is so much to do, but my husband keeps me in check and ensures I rest enough to carry on again the next day. I still love what I do and I am as passionate about Pink Giraffe as I was when I first started it.


Get your own free online store More Info freewebstore
Report this Store
Are you concerned about the security of this store? Please contact our security team via
Is this store safe?
eCommerce Websites
Freewebstore, providing eCommerce for everyone. Visit us today and create your very own eCommerce store - FOR FREE
Are you the Store Owner?
You can remove this banner and have access to our fantastic premium features by upgrading your online store.
Learn More