Better Happier is the online visual lifestyle journal of photographer Jillian Guyette - hey that's me! It's great to meet you. I created this journal back in 2012 as a natural outlet for me to work on personal projects that inspire me. It’s grown and evolved a lot since the early days.
Over the years I’ve navigated recipe development, hosting gatherings, and executing photoshoots with brands I love and admire. Just as naturally as that came about, Better Happier has continued to evolve into a space where I come to share style stories and content that peaks my interest.
Yoga is a big part of my life. I became a certified teacher in the spring of 2019, and feel deeply passionate about people finding meditation practices that work for them, self-care rituals, as well as wellness practices that are simple and attainable. If I’m not shooting for a client, I’m probably on my mat, in the kitchen watching my husband cook something delicious for us, or working on a personal project for Better Happier.
I’m all about curating the tiny details that turn a house into a home, natural beauty, healthy cooking, ethical style, featuring women-owned companies, and inspiring people I’ve met and worked with. I live in a tiny house that we renovated ourselves, just across the bridge from Philadelphia with my husband, our rescue pup Daisy, and our first little on the way.
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Can I hire you?
Absolutely! I work for a handful of brands that I align with stylistically on a monthly, quarterly, whenever-they-need-me basis for content creation, style stories, branding imagery development and general photography. I also collaborate with brands in this space for home style, home renovation, personal style, and food stories. Feel free to get in touch to find out more!
how do you handle sponsored content?
Sponsored content is handled on a project by project basis. I really, sincerely enjoy working with different brands that we align with, and if it's not something we would genuinely use, cook with, wear, etc, then you won't see it here. While I kept my distance from sponsored content for a long time in this space, now that I've figured out how it works best for me, I don't have the attitude that it's detrimental. I actually feel quite the opposite. It helps me stay creatively challenged and allows me to spend the necessary time that I want to on certain posts for the journal. I frequently turn down collaboration proposals, meaning the ones that you see on Better Happier are brands that I stand behind and enjoy working with.
what’s the name all about?
I get that a lot. It's from my favorite Frank O'Hara poem "Having a coke with you". It’s a line that always stuck out, and felt incredibly romantic in a funny way. “Better Happier” naturally became the shortened version, which feels truly perfect.