Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Kim and Jason — Engaged and in love!

Erika and I had a total blast the other day in Cleveland doing photos from Kim and Jason. 
By now you might be wondering if we are stationed out of Ohio near the Cleveland area. No, we are still based in Chicago. But that's the fun part about our job. We get to travel everywhere as photographers, photographing cool people like Kim and Jason who value the beauty of their lives in photos. 
North, to South, to East, to West, there isn't a edge of this country we haven't at least photographed a wedding in once. 

I actually just had someone call me wanting me to advertise with them to "help" grow our business... and I was like, Dude, unless you can get us to photograph a wedding in Hawaii or the USVI I'm not sure I need your help for $400 a month. By the Lord's blessing I didn't spend a dime this past 2 years on advertising and I'm not sure I ever will again. One year I spent almost $4k on advertising and it simply wasn't worth it.

You might be wondering why I'm telling you all this. Well, Jason and Kim are the perfect example of what I'm talking about. The way they found out about us is because they were at a wedding that we were photographing.
I'll never forget Jason and Kim coming up to me while I was setting up a light at the reception and they wanted my card. We got to meet up again a day or two later and we became their wedding photographers.
I'm sure they talked to Meghan and Joe, (The wedding we meet at.) to make sure they were happy with all the work we had done for them so far too. 

 And that's the best way to get work. It's not by google putting us in the top 3 for 6 months. 
I like to approach each photography job with this in mind and I believe God blesses it,

"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, 
and loving favour rather than silver and gold."
~Proverbs 22:1

If I can earn you saying something nice about us and our business either friend to friend or even on facebook, that is worth as much to me as gold and silver! That's why every time someone is willing to hit the share button on my photos or blog, they are blessing me more than I can afford to pay back! 

Anyways, just some random thoughts I had that some of you business minded followers of mine might like to know about my business. Oh, and btw, this way hasn't failed yet for getting us clients WE LOVE to work with.

 Jason and Kim have style. 

 I love the spot light affect. 

 One of my top favs right here. 

 That light makes me happy. I got pretty stoked after doing this.

 Good taste in shoes is one of those things we notice. 
 If you know my wife and I, we are all about shoes!
Yes, this means, Kim and Jason are that much cooler. 

they are totally and completely in love and it's so much fun to photograph!

I don't know, but this might be my favorite picture from their engagement session too. Is it possible to "favorite" multiple photos?

Yeah, we love their photos from their engagement session. What a great time we had too! Thanks for coming and checking out their photos here! 

Signing off for today. God bless your socks off,

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Adams family portraits

Here are the family portraits from the Adams family we did just last Thursday evening. 



 First time in the grass and not so sure what to think about it. 

I love this picture! They pretty much set this whole picture up themselves and asked me to take a picture of them with the flowers they picked. It was cute! 

The oldest. 

I love this! 

 Doesn't this smile light up your world? 

Need I say anything? Is she cute or what? 

My favorite photo of all the kids together for sure! :) 

Please let me know if you are interested in attending one of my workshops this year either in Chicago (Dates on my website) or in Cleveland. Dates for the cleveland workshop yet to be announced. I just know that we sold out of spots and so we need to do another one soon.  

Signing off for today. God bless your socks off,