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SamCart

On line resource for small business

If you own a local business you know the feeling of being restricted and constrained by the local economy. When times are booming things are good but more often things are a struggle and you need some advantage to keep the sales coming through the door.

We all need some way to get on-line easy for sales and simple one step upsells. This is what I did late last year. Here is a note from the guy that made the system simple enough for me to use…

I feel your pain. Or at least I did when I started my online business
a few years ago.

Figuring out the all complicated tools that people say you HAVE to
have is close to impossible if you’re not a techie.

And the cost for all that technology? Outrageous.

Sound familiar?

All that frustration, exhaustion and at times, downright despair was
the what drove a young entrepreneur named Brian Moran at SamCart
to develop a revolutionary new way to sell stuff online.

One that was totally intuitive. Completely non-techie…

And quite frankly, one that helped him — and me — make a LOT
more sales than the guys who actually know how to use all that
complicated software.

Want to know what it is — and how he got out of the exact same
shoes you’re in now?

Then settle in to watch How to Radically Simplify Selling Online
which is Module #1 of a three-part SamCart video Master-Class that
they are giving away FREE now through August 17th.

Click here to see it now >>> https://checkout.samcart.com/refe…/mLTUbFVX/HesuzLuvwNTrgZpO

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The great thing is, in addition to being absolutely FREE, there’s
NO EMAIL OPTIN required to see this video PLUS 2 others in this
newly released SamCart Master Class course.

This first video will take you along on a journey that took Brian
from feeling overwhelmed and exhausted to enjoying the freedom
(both in terms of time and finances) that he’d always dreamed an
online business would give him.

In it, you’ll discover a new way, a better way, and best of all a
1,000% EASIER way to start selling tons of stuff online.

Unlike other marketers who might take three weeks to release
a 3-part video Master Class like this one — then make you wait
6-8 weeks to get the actual course — SamCart is giving you
access to the complete course (45 minutes total and worth every
minute) today.

And like I said, you can watch it completely FREE of charge.

It’s not very often — if ever — that a company like SamCart that
makes and SELLS courses for hundreds of dollars, gives you
the chance to watch the whole thing at no charge.

So don’t miss out. Go see it now.

Take it easy,

Tom Schmidt

P.S. SamCart typically charges close to $1,000 for a video Master
Class like this one. But Brian told me he feels like it’s so important
to get the information out to people who want to start an online
business — or seriously scale up an existing one — that he wanted
to give it to you FREE.

Only catch is that it’s only going to be up until August 17th — so watch it NOW.


A World of Great Faces photographed by TA Schmidt Photography

A World of Great Faces

A World of Great Faces
A World of Great Faces photographed by TA Schmidt Photography

One of my 3 favorite faces to ever photograph.

I collect faces.
 
Really, everyone collects SOMETHING and my passion has always been faces.
 
Even as a child I loved people watching at the store, park or school. Watching expressions. Seeing how the DNA mixed and matched with families. You know, how you look a lot like your Mom or great grandfather?
 
I have a library of outstanding books with images from the great portrait painters and photographers throughout history.
It amazes me how through thousands of years humankind looks the same. Sure we are taller now. Yes, better diets and medicine have made us more healthy to a large degree. But the faces, emotions and expressions remain the same.
 
My favorite faces to photograph are young children with those big eyes. And of course pretty girls. That’s why I have a handful of original black and white prints from the 30’s and 40’s of the early movies stars. My favorites being Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind) and Hedy Lamarr (who happened to also be a brilliant mathematician)
 
Over the 43 years in business I have had so many stunning faces to work with in the studio. From newborns to classic beauty in their 90’s!
 
But I still remember a handful of special faces that were a thrill to shoot. Holly V, Tatiana H, Heidi W, Britany P and others. Thank you all for sharing some time in front of the camera!
If I could photograph any more current actresses who would I choose?
Getting them in their prime I would love to shoot Natalie Wood, Marilyn Monroe (duh!), Meg Ryan, Demi Moore, Kathy Ireland and the newest Wonder Woman… Gal Gardot.
 
If you have a face or faces in the family that should be collected to share with family and friends call or TEXT me at 244-2636.

Weddings, Commercial, senior and child photos

Weddings, Commercial, senior and child photos

Weddings, Commercial, senior and child photos
Weddings, Commercial, senior and child photos

Through the years there have been so many trends in baby portraits including the popular flower photos

Weddings and commercial work were the two mainstays for the studio when we opened 43 years ago. There were years I shot 60+ weddings by myself. There was one painful and tiring day with three full weddings on a single Saturday. A backyard wedding in Anderson at 9 am, a small church wedding in Redding at 2 pm and finally a big Italian wedding in Mt Shasta at 7pm that also cost me a CHP ticket getting there on time. I still remember not wanting to move or wake up the next day!
 
A few years later we added children and high school senior portraits. It was nice to even out the workload and it took care of the many clients with different ages in the family.
 
Here is one of my fav photos from the past when the craze with flowers and kids and silly sets was popular. We always tried to get customers what they wanted from what they saw on TV and magazines. Between my creative wife and Mom they always came up with props and backgrounds to keep up with the hottest trends.
 
Need photos now? Call or TEXT 244-2636 to see how we can create the photos you will treasure forever.

Fathers Day Ideal Gifts

Fathers Day Ideal Gifts

Fathers Day Ideal Gifts

Fathers Day Ideal Gifts

What does Daddy love more and will do more to protect than his family? Gather the gang for the ultimate Fathers Day present.

The greatest gift for dad and Fathers Dad?
Not a new boat or weekend in Vegas.
Definitely not another tie or new lawn mower for the back 40.
How about portraits of his family?
The kids are growing up so fast and he does not always have the time he needs to enjoy every moment of each special age. A great photo will capture those expressions and cute quirks that pass by far too quickly.
You can never go back.
Each passing year your memory of the unique stages will grow more dim. A photograph is something you can hold forever. Family sessions are still only $49 and we can happily work indoors in our cool studio when everyone else is outside sweating in the 100+ degree Redding summer.
Call 244-2636 for your spot on the calendar.
Senior 2018 portraits are starting now also. Complete indoors and outside photoshoots with 5 outfits, pets, pals, props and anything that will tell the story of who you are and where you are going.  Bring a senior buddy to get both of your sessions made back to back. Be there for a friend and help each other look your very best.
Girls can get makeovers for hair and face right next door at the salon of All Pinned Up. Just $49 for the former model to highlight your best features.
Call the studio at 244-2636 for a free tour of the facility. Chat about the best clothing to have you looking stunning.  Create something together that will be wonderful for the yearbook and even better for family and friends. The best deals of the year are early bird specials going on right now. Save some cash and stay out of the late summer heat!

Family pictures in Redding

Family portraits during graduation month

Family portraits during graduation month

Family pictures in Redding

The perfect time of year to grab the gang for a new family portrait. Before moving up to college or heading off to that first big job catch them while you can!

Before the kids head off to their next learning or job adventure get your family together for a studio or outdoor portrait. Your photoshoot is still only $49 and can include as many generations as you can gather together. You can even bring pets and show off family treasures like classic cars or the family ranch. Call 244-2636 for your appointment

 


School aged kids portraits with Redding's best photographer

School aged kids portraits

School aged kids portraits

School aged kids portraits with Redding's best photographer

Indoors and outside TA Schmidt does the best portraits of kids and families large and small.

How do you remember your kids during their school age years?
Is your favorite photo one from the cookie cutter school pictures or Little League photo day?
 
Can you see the personality and fun in their expression?
Does your photo have life and playfulness that defined who your little one was during the sweet ages?
 
We love photographing kids.
They love coming to the studio for photoshoots that are fun and entertaining.
 
And they are quite certain we have secret magic abilities that keep their attention and delight their senses.
 
Squeaky toeses and noses.
 
The famous bonk.
 
Bald headed chickens and the elusive cupcakes are all part of getting portraits you will treasure for decades.
 
The annual Adorable Kids program is going on for only another 6 weeks so call now for the $29 two outfit photoshoot which includes a free print for you and one for a national contest.
 
The phone number has been the same for 40 years… so call 244-2636 to reserve your spot for school aged kids portraits.
We also can help you with your family, high school senior, boudoir, pet, business and engagement portraits.
See how the three custom camera rooms can give you the most variety and options when you choose your favorite images.
Location portraits are available locally all the time. Travel sessions for beach photos at Eureka and Trinidad are schedule all summer through October’s wonderful fall weather.
San Diego sunny photos are by special appointment and include photos on the beach and in the stunning Balboa Park area.
Where would you love your next photo session to be?
Call for a free consultation to chat about your ideas and how we can make your walls come alive with wonderful portraits of you and your family.

High School Yearbook Stories

High School Yearbook Stories

High School Yearbook Stories

Do you have fond memories from your senior year and senior photos?

Imagine the stories your yearbook could tell years after graduation.
 
The Super Jock that ruled the social scene and always had the prettiest of dates. Where is he now and how did he fare.
 
The nerdy quiet girl that seldom spoke and was a perfect blend into the wallpaper at dances and events. Is she now running her own tech company or a sweet housewife with a tassel of kids.
 
The boisterous band gang who were half creative beasts and half disciplined note soldiers to make the music come alive.
 
That yearbook image is your connection to the past. Those little images neatly lined up with name and graduation year is how friends and family will remember this important time in your life.
 
How will you be portrayed?
 
A cookie cutter snapshot that is a simple drone of the photo before and after yours? Or will you show some personality, some life and some passion?
 
I saw this cute comic a few days ago and had to save it for the right moment. With yearbooks being passed out soon it would be a great reminder for the Class of 2018 to start thinking about their school days legacy. Will you blend into the wall without a peep or will you be bold and tell the world they should be expecting something special with the rest of your life?
High School Yearbook Stories start at TA Schmidt Photography. Redding’s only complete studio for indoor and outside senior pictures. Bring your pets, pals, hobbies, collections and cars. MakeOvers are available right next door for the girls at All Pinned Up.
 
Call TA Schmidt Photography at 244-2636 if you choose to make a visual statement!
Seniors, children, family, business, pets, glamour and boudoir all done with a Master of Photography style.

Where were you before Google?

Where were you before Google?

Where were you before Google?

Where were you before Google?

Let your hobbies and interests shine through with a great senior photos from TA Schmidt Photography

How has your world changed in the last 10 years?
Where were you before Google?
Remember a time before smart phones, google being the “all knowing resource” shopping at the Mall?
 
Not long ago sports were done mostly outside while now there are huge arenas filled with spectators watching teams play video games.
 
New passions and interests are born each day with individual choices beyond the imagination if you look hard enough.
 
Those hobbies and interest are what are most exciting to me. How can we create an image just for you to show off where you spend your time and energy?
 
Ready for a unique photoshoot?
Call me direct at 244-2636 to chat.
Redding’s complete indoor and outside studio for children, high school seniors, family, business, glamour and boudoir, pets and commercial photos for your biz.
Consultations are always FREE to chat about ideas for your photos.

Middle School Graduation Portraits with TA Schmidt Photography

Middle School Graduation Portraits

Middle School Graduation Portraits

Middle School Graduation Portraits with TA Schmidt Photography

Is your 8th grader about to graduate into high school soon?

8th Grade Graduation Portraits
May 8-13th only
Only $99 for your studio 3 outfit photoshoot including a 9×12 print from your favorite pose.
 
••• Girls… remember you can rent your grad or dance dress from @Annie’s Styles and Stitches (227-3403) in Palo Cedro, and they are wonderful for your photoshoot!
 
Capture this milestone event with a wonderful new portrait from TA Schmidt Photography. After 8 long years of school pictures it would be a wonderful reward to share with family and friends.
Call the studio at 244-2636 to save your spot!
 
Make it even more fun when you and your best 8th grade buddy both come in for sessions! We will even give you each a FREE print from the BFF shot we take of you two together.
For all your photo and marketing needs give us a call for a free consultation.
We are the North State premier content creators with still, video and copywriting available to help grow your business.

The face of innocence can be captured with TA Schmidt Photography

The face of innocence

The face of innocence

The face of innocence can be captured with TA Schmidt Photography

Those chubby little cheeks will soon be outgrown. Do you have a portrait of your child at each stage of their growth?

Did you miss it?
That special look your child had when growing up.
The twinkle in the eye, the pouchy pout, the hardy laugh when they could hardly stand.
How can you not love a face like that?
Can you see the traits of Mommy or Daddy?
How did the gene pool mix and match to create this wonderful blending of two long lines of your ancestors.
How are each of your kids different in their looks?
Can you see the shape of the face and eyes, the roundness of the lips and how cute that nose is as a child?
Hold each of these 7 stages of childhood dear.
They come and they go so fast with no regards as to how busy you are today.
A blink and they are gone, disappearing into the haze of modern day’s too hectic life.
 
Each of those ages moves on quickly.
A heartbeat later and you have missed your opportunity forever.
They have grow a bit, changed a lot, and in far too short of time left home for their own life and adventures.
 
Photo sessions for kids 12 years and under are still only $29 for the studio two outfit memory saver.
 
Bring props to show their passions and interests. Bring the favorite pet and buddies to tell a visual story about this time in their life.
 
Right now you even get entry into the Adorable Kids Contest which gives you and the contest a print from your very favorite photo.
 
Call 244-2636 to save a spot and capture a moment in time.
 
Children, family, high school senior, glamour/boudoir, pets and business portraits for family and friends.
 
Do you have a TA Schmidt portrait in your home yet?