Interview: Rebecca Warriner on From Roses, Stock Photography, and Her Favourite Bloggers

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Rebecca's blog From Roses was one of the first I read religiously when I initially got into the blogging world four years ago. Her words are chosen as carefully and lovingly as her images, and I find so much comfort in her posts. It's been wonderful watching her and her blog grow over the years, but staying true to its roots and creating things to put out into the world that feel authentic and human, in the best way possible. Chatting to Rebecca has been a real honour, so read on if you want to hear more about how she started her own stock photography shop, how she runs her lovely blog, and what her average working day looks like. Thank you so much for taking part, Rebecca!

Magic & Musings:
Thank you for taking the time to answer some of my questions, Rebecca! First of all, for any readers who don’t know your background, tell me a little bit about yourself and where you are today.

Rebecca Warriner:
I’m Rebecca, I’m 26 and I’m a full-time photographer and blogger based in the Midlands. And right now I’m currently sat answering the questions from my desk at home.

Magic & Musings:
If you could describe your blog in three words, what would they be?

Rebecca Warriner:
Floral, soft and feminine.


Magic & Musings:
When did you first get into blogging? Was there something that drove you to create a blog?

Rebecca Warriner:
I got into blogging six years ago and it was back when Tumblr blogs were a really big thing. I’d been reading blogs for a little while and thought it was a great escape and a way to challenge myself past my photography degree which I was finding incredibly tough at the time. Before that I had a photography blog for a few years but then it turned into From Roses.

Magic & Musings:
Tell me a little about the From Roses Stock Shop and how this came about. What’s your photography background?

Rebecca Warriner:
The stock shop came around because I had hundreds of images just sitting on my harddrive and I thought it would be a great way to utilise them. I studied photography for 5 years and then worked in various parts of the field throughout that time. I also wanted to push myself further in the blogging world and offer a little more to my audience then just beauty and lifestyle content.


Magic & Musings:
On Magic & Musings I love talking about female-identifying or non-binary artists and their work. Which writers and bloggers, if any, would you say have been influences on your work? Do you have any favourites to look at when you need a spark of inspiration?

Rebecca Warriner:
There are a few bloggers that I absolutely adore like Carrie from the blog Wish Wish Wish and Liv from What Olivia Did. Those are the two that constantly inspire me and other than that I turn to Instagram a lot because I find that even though they might not be in my field of work I get endless inspiration from the accounts that I follow.

Magic & Musings:
This is a question I like to ask purely because of the variety of answers I get! I’m really interested in how people work and get things done. Do you have a particular place you work or find yourself the most productive? Are there a particular set of things that need to be in place for things to get done, like a milky cup of tea or a particular album of music you listen to?

Rebecca Warriner:
I start my work day pretty early, 6am usually because I’m a real early bird at the moment and until about 8am I work in bed. Then I’ll trot of to the gym and then once I’m back I’ll settle down to my desk. I like to have that dedicated space to work because if not I struggle to cut off from my work day. If I’m not at home I also love to work from a coffee shop, I find just being around others incredibly inspiring and working from home can get incredibly lonely.


Magic & Musings:
What do you do if you find yourself stuck in a rut creatively? Are there any books on writing and creativity you would recommend to others?

Rebecca Warriner:
I listen to podcasts, every single time I find myself buzzing with creativity. Other than I just try to ‘live’; it sounds ridiculous but living is what creates creativity to me.

Magic & Musings:
What tools do you use to keep yourself organised?

Rebecca Warriner:
My journal from Ohh Deer. It’s such an amazing tool.


Magic & Musings:
What are some things you like to do in your spare time when you’re not working?

Rebecca Warriner:
I’m a big homebody so I love to do things like reading, knitting, and I watch a lot of documentaries. I also love to get out for a long rambly dog walk too.

Magic & Musings:
How would you describe your relationship between your blog and social media? Would you say it’s a positive one that’s helped you, or not?

Rebecca Warriner:
Instagram has always been a positive place for me, I don’t really like Twitter all that much as I find that things can be a little gossip like. But on Instagram everyone is just being creative and doing their own thing.

Magic & Musings:
What one thing do you wish someone told you when you were first starting out blogging?

Rebecca Warriner:
Hmm, probably how much time it takes. When I first started I could get a post up and out in an hour but now I’m lucky if I can an entire post completed within 8 hours. That or the fact that you have to stand by your work and not let other people get in your head too much.

Magic & Musings:
Onto a fun question! Can you recommend everyone reading a book you've enjoyed recently, as well as a film and an album or song?

Rebecca Warriner:
Honne’s album is pretty special!

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You can find Rebecca's blog here and the From Roses Stock Shop here.

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