- Mona Jones, 24, and Aaron Gibson, 25, have gained a legion of fans online through their blog Monalogue
- They travel to the furthest and prettiest corners of Britain in their classic Morris Minor to take pictures
- The couple now make a living from their blog which they constantly update with their travel adventures
This is the picture perfect couple who earn their living by trundling from one picturesque place to another in their classic Morris Minor.
And their stunning images perfectly capture the spectacular beauty and uniqueness of the British Isles.
Mona Jones, 24, and Aaron Gibson, 25, have gained a legion of fans with their breathtaking pictures.
Mona Jones, 24, and Aaron Gibson, 25, earn a living by travelling around Britain in their Morris Minor and taking pictures
The couple share a romantic moment while on their travels across Britain. They first started discovering places to go in the UK in 2012
Miss Jones initially started travelling and photographing the British countryside in 2012 to help her cope with anxiety – but her blog, Monalogue, where she posts the pictures, has since become a full-time career.
Miss Jones, from Bristol, explained: ‘I moved back home in my second year of university due to anxiety.
‘One of the ways that helped me deal with it was driving around Britain and taking photographs. I get lost in the beauty of the countryside and it just calms me.
‘If you would have told me then that one day, driving around the most picturesque parts of Britain would become my full-time job, I would have laughed.
‘But I got my first Instagram job through my blog just before I graduated and within six months I realised I could make a living from it.
‘I feel so lucky that I get to share my adventures in my 1968 Morris Minor and that I get to do this as a career. I definitely don’t take it for granted.
‘There’s something magical and unspoiled about the English landscape. There’s so much on this tiny island that inspires and I think it’s that escapism which appeals to my audience.’
Miss Jones – who has been with boyfriend Aaron for over nine years – now has over 133,000 followers on her Instagram page.
As well as running her blog, Miss Jones also runs an Instagram page, which she updates with shots from her travels
The 24-year-old stands at the top of Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, in Dorset, the famous steep cobbled street where the ‘Boy On Bike’ Hovis advert was filmed
The pair lead an envy-inducing lifestyle, travelling to a different English beauty spot at least once per week.
The couple’s gorgeous photos around Britain can’t help but inspire wanderlust and Mona carefully researches locations to explore in the blog.
The Bristol University graduate added: ‘My followers come from all over the world with over a fifth of them from America and I think they come to my Instagram page to see that fairy-tale quality of the British countryside.
‘I try to capture nostalgic places which remind people of a simpler, gentler Britain. So I spend a lot of time looking for villages, manor houses and gardens on social media and then plot them on a map.
The trusty Morris Minor makes it way through the snow and ice in the village of Castle Combe in Wiltshire during winter, right and left
The Morris Minor in an autumnal country lane. The couple have fans from all over the world, especially from America
‘Since I was a child, I had always wanted a classic Morris Minor and the car fits perfectly with our aesthetic. Luckily they aren’t very expensive so I was able to buy a Morris soon after I started working full-time on my blog.
‘Aaron and I do an absolute minimum of one shoot per week in the winter – this might be somewhere a couple of hours away where we can easily take the Morris, which can struggle in extreme weather.
‘But in the summer, our schedule gets very busy and we’re out and about in the English countryside most of the week doing sponsored posts and campaigns for different brands. I do a lot of admin work too but no two days are ever the same.
‘Castle Combe in Wiltshire is my favourite village to visit and I also love Scotney Castle in Kent.
‘Aaron is still studying in UAE university but Monalogue will potentially become his profession when he graduates next year too. It’s hard to make content without his help.’
Mona advises anyone wanting to pursue a full-time career in social media to focus on being analytical.
She said: ‘Don’t give up. Be prepared to work hard and think analytically about your content.
‘Look for patterns in what posts generate the most interest and if something is successful, try to repeat it to develop your niche.
‘Also try to avoid comparing yourself to other influencers and have faith in your content.
‘Most importantly, enjoy yourself. I started driving around the English countryside and taking photos to calm my anxiety and forget my worries. I feel incredibly grateful that I get to do this as a full-time job.’