Carla Watkins

Name: Carla Watkins

Business Founded: Carla Watkins Business and Branding Photography

Biography: A professional photographer, mermaid & multipod, Carla’s driving forces are freedom, imagination, confidence building and body positivity. She lives & works on the Essex coast, which suits her mermaid heart.

She’s been dreaming up businesses since the age of 8, running hers alongside a day job since 2011, blogging since 2004, and is very excited about helping other people to start their own business journey.

She currently runs four businesses & a lifestyle blog:

At Mermaiding UK, she transforms adults into the mermaids they have always dreamed of being, running hen parties all over the UK and photoshoots from her Colchester studio. She’s also a real life mermaid and loves showing people that you don’t have to look like Ariel to be one (and you don’t have to have a sensible profession to run a business!)

As a photographer, Carla’s great love is small businesses & their owners (especially multipods). She helps them to shine with her documentary lifestyle photography showing them off at their very best. She also writes about being multipassionate and juggling different businesses & interests here.

And also with camera in hand, she specialises in celebrating women at all stages of their life, through boudoir, pin up and lifestyle photography.

She is co-founder of Ink Drops Boxes, a boutique stationery company delivering monthly subscriptions of papery delights, and all kinds of limited edition stationery goodness. A girl can never have too many notebooks…




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