The Real Business World
We are two months into the new year already so it might be time to access the systems and goals we created just weeks ago.
How are things going so far?
Is that book you want to write still in your head or has ink hit paper yet? Have you found a place to open that new business you have been dreaming about? How many people have you added to your network that can be a valuable resource the rest of the year?
Life happens. Stuff happens. The shiny objects appear from nowhere to drag you down another rabbit hole and stop you from doing the important stuff.
What is the one thing you can do today that will give you the most positive impact on your life? Why not do it now?
When you are ready for photos to document your successes, when you need portraits for your family or business, if you need pictures for your website, brochure or banners give us a call at 244-2636. Lately we have been doing a ton of headshots for profiles, resumes, book covers, dating sites and even a bus ad!
Motion makes momentum. It might be time now to kick some serious butt for 2017.
Remember, we have the North state’s only complete indoor and outside studio portrait complex. Three camera room with tons of backgrounds and props to shoot rain or shine. You can get children, high school senior, family, business, pet, boudoir portraits made to have you looking your best. We love people who hate being photographed! It’s about time you see how fun a good photo session can be when you work together with a photographer trained in posing, lighting and drawing out the best expressions.
Headshots are still the staple of portrait photography.
Use them for on-line profiles, pageants, job applications, branding, senior portraits and gifts.
They can be for children or adults seeking to improve their lot in life. Photogenic contests or applications for residency to a hospital. Dating sites or making the move to that next new job. Blog posts or business cards.
They don’t HAVE to look like DMV mugshots.
You can get photos that have fun, playful, mischievous, energetic expressions that reveal your true personality. Or you can dial it back some and get a classic more business-like look.
Really, they don’t HAVE to look like your Mom shot the photo in the backyard with her 2010 smartphone.
The poor lighting outdoors and distractions behind the subject make many headshots a very poor showing for your first impression.
Even a simple headshot can show personality and energy. Use your photo to make a statement and make your brand MEMORABLE!
We had the pleasure of a photoshoot with Shasta County’s entry into the Miss California program.
Good luck Candace… we are all cheering for ya!
For all your photo needs- high school senior portraits, children, family, pets and business we are here to help. We continue to almost everything but weddings!
For yours call 244-2636. We are open Monday through Friday 8am-5pm and on Saturdays by appointment. It is always best to call before you drop by in case we are shooting on location
here or on the beaches around Eureka this time of year.
Do you have a TA Schmidt portrait in your home yet? We offer traditional prints, canvas and even printed onto steel. Also you can get custom albums/photo books to share a wide selection of your favorite images.
So far it has been a magical 2016 Rio Olympics for a few super stars like swimmer Michael Phelps and the entire women’s gymnastic team. Record setting performances, personal triumphs of skill and artistry and finally years of work rewarded on the podium with some new gold jewelry
Redding once again is represented with our own Megan Rapinoe playing soccer for Team USA. With some luck she will once again lead the team and bring home the top prize with our wonderful American squad!
Can you imagine what it is like to be standing there on the top step of the podium accepting your reward for being the best?
After years of training.
Endless work, injuries, training and re-hab.
Countless competitions, thousands of travel miles, tiny hotel rooms or sleeping in the back of the car while family drives cross country yet again.
Can you hear the sounds, the roar, the music?
The National Anthem is playing in the background while your teammates, family and thousands of US fans are going crazy cheering your moment!
It must be a blur of pride, tears and relief from the pressure.
How will your life change?
How will your confidence grow?
What’s next? What new challenge and goal can your conquer?
For us mere mortals we seldom get an opportunity to be recognised for our efforts and skills. Once past grade school the “gold stars” and happy face stickers are replaced by monthly paychecks.
There is no anthem, no cheering or high fives.
A trip to the bank and you start all over again.
If you own a business, teach a class or lead a team you might want to find a simple inexpensive way to cheerlead your best performers and customers. A way to feature them, show gratitude and encourage them to keep growing and going.
There’s an app for that!
With your smartphone download the FREE SendOutCards app from your app store. Type in the activation code 12212. Now you can take a photo with your phone and send them a real card in the mail. (Even include a gift like awesome brownies or popular books) Your card will be printed the next business day and mailed directly to them!
Try it free. Your first two cards are a no charge demo to see how easy the program is to use anywhere you have access to your phone or internet on your computer.
You can use these for Thank You notes, invitations, prospecting, special events and of course follow-ups.
If you have 5 minutes I would be happy to guide you through the easy process. (If you are under 50 years old you can do it almost blindfolded) Plus, I can show you how I use the program personally and for business.
Call me at 244-2636 to see how SOC can work best for you.