For those of you who know me personally, you probably already know that I LOVE working with other small business owners. A not to say anything bad about the guys out there who own a small business, but working side by side with other female business owners is just such an encouragement. A very good friend of mine, Courtney Nelson, is an amazing realtor here in Denver at Porchlight Realty. (www.coloradosells.com) Her passion for realty and helping people can be seen on a daily basis... or more so even on just a minute-to-minute basis. :) She is perfectly genuine, such a thoughtful person and when we get a chance to work together or throw parties together I am ALWAYS looking forward to it. Oh and P.S. She helped Blake and I buy a house and was awesome!
This past Saturday was one of those times. But instead of just posting the beautiful photos from Courtney's Client Appreciation Day, I thought I'd take a second to share to all of you business owners another way to give back to the people who are propelling you forward in your business or life.
Courtney hired me about 3 months ago for the second year to give her clients a gift that would keep on giving. Photos to document today and to remember forever. I had never thought about this idea until Courtney approached me, but what a great idea for a client appreciation gift?!!! Seriously, who wouldn't want family photos, new headshots, maternity pics, or engagement shots??? We did 5 mini sessions at about 30-40 minutes a piece and then Courtney purchased an 8 x 10 Print for each client who participated.
This family was first of all SO fun to work with, but secondly how beautiful can two people be?! I mean seriously... Their smiles radiate through photographs and their kindness and love for each other was even more aparent in person. Thanks for a great shoot Jamie, Gio and Charlie.
The logistics of the shoot were very simple. We set a time a place. In our case we went to Wash Park in Denver, Colorado and set each family up for a 45 minute time slot.
This is the second time I've been able to photograph Rachel (above) and I am SOSOSO excited for she and her husband Chris to welcome their baby into the world. They are such a sweet couple and I loved photographing such an important time for them :)
I seriously want to take all three of them home with me... I think I actually told them that too... Oops :) Such a beautiful family! Thanks for letting me photograph your babies Wendy!
Diana- you are simple a rockstar. That is all I have to say... Only because words don't really describe how truly incredible you are and how LOVELY it is to spend time with you. Thank you for always having an uplifting outlook on life and for always being such an encouraging, powerful woman to work with.
The Holtkamp family was just another great family to work with. I know I probably say this a lot, but I ALWAYS get to work with the nicest, most wonderful people ever! Gina and John, you definitely fall into that category. And your children... best smile ever from your little-little one (Grady) and also best kid I've maybe ever seen in front of a camera (Shout out to Gunner!!!)
Well, I just thought I'd share what other creative ideas are going around for business owners and for photographers to suggest to friends who could possibly use their services!! Let me know if I can help you give back to YOUR clients through photos, it would be my absolute pleasure :)