Thursday, August 21, 2008

The difference a lunch can make.

It's interesting the difference a good lunch can make in a photo shoot.  We pride ourselves in having great lunches when we do a photo shoot.  It's a great way to relax and enjoy a good meal together and spend some time getting to know everyone on a more social and personal level.  We estimated on a project not too long ago were the budget was so tight we had to eliminate the breakfast and lunches from the project at the agencies request.  Wow, that was uncomfortable.  It wasn't too long before everyone realized how important a meal can be to a photo shoot.  What many don't realize is that breakfast and lunches for a photo shoot aren't just meals they are times of enjoyment in what is many times a stressful event.  Lunch at the studio is normally a fun event where the client can pick lunch from 50 some menus form restaurants all across the city.  Everyone gets to order whatever they want.  It's almost like a family dinner where people tell stories, we have good laughs and many times we all eat too much.  Then there is desert.  Fresh hot cookies fresh out of the oven, cheese cake, tiramisu, dove bars, etc.  If someone is having a birthday then we go get a cake, usually a tall layered chocolate cake with thick chocolate icing.

Food at a photo shoot is much more than a meal, it's the heart of hospitality and an extension of friendship that says, we enjoy your company.   

Friday, August 1, 2008

Why can't I get a Mercedes for the price of a Yugo

I was out with some friends not to long ago and one of them asked.

" David, Why do you charge XXX when I can go to Y or get stock for XX?

I'm glad you asked.  As the title of the post implies you can't get a Mercedes for the price of a Yugo.   

In today's fast paced homogenizes advertising marketplace we provide a photographic experience for our clients not just a photo shoot.

From the moment you walk to our door you notice our beautiful landscaped entrance.  Once we greet you at the door you notice the the warn and inviting surroundings and the huge luxury commercial kitchen.  " Would you like something to drink?
We have Espresso, Lattes, Coke, OJ, Smoothies, etc.  "Would you like something to eat?"
We have fresh strawberries, pineapple, bananas, blueberries, pastries, muffins granola, yogurt, cereal, coffee cake, etc.  "Can we get you anything else?"  

Both a Mercedes and a Yugo are cars but one will get you their in comfort, style and safety while the other may get you their eventually, but the ride will be bumpy, loud and not sure how safe.  By the way, when was the last time you saw a Yugo on the road?

Whether it's the luxury studio with all the latest technology to the 52" flat screen television with all the latest Wii and games to our famous lunches where from time to time me make fresh baked chocolate chip cookies for desert to your parting thank you gift we provide a fun and luxury photographic experience.

Like the Mercedes, over time we have proven to have great Quality and Value with some of the best photographic service you will fine.  

Welcome to my world

Welcome to the world of an advertising photographers studio.  It's a world of mystery and intrigue, money and greed, politics and psychology, fun and excitement, creativity and exploration.  Let's explore this world together so hold on for a fun ride.