August 2017

Bradford HS Senior Portraits | Mikail | class of 2018

Sometimes people ask me how I choose a Sneak Peek photo from each session. It's a real art, you know, choosing the right ONE image. 

I stumble over a variety of anguishing thoughts while deciding. These are the main three bullet points: 

1. Is it scroll-stopping? 

Will the average social media scroller stop in their track-pad to look at this image? Will they even - gasp! - CLICK to read more?? I don't want to jinx myself, but will they even click the link to go to the blog post? If the answer is yes to even one of those questions, USE IT!

2. Will mom freak out?

Will this photo make mom gasp, cry or want to shout from the rooftops about her excellent choice in photographers? (wink wink) USE IT!

3. Is it the best shot of the session?

Sorry folks, but as much as it kills me, I won't ever share the BEST shot of the session as a Sneak Peek. Nope. I save that grouping for the family's private Reveal + Selection Meeting. So... is it the best shot from the session? DON'T USE IT!


So with that abbreviated explanation of my self-talk, allow me to proudly introduce Mikail, class of 2018 from Kenosha's Bradford High School. He is a quiet but devilishly funny kid who is not only smart, but also a great athlete.

This particular shot is from the first stop of our session at Petrifying Springs Park in Kenosha. That's a set of warn, old bleachers Mikail's sitting on. Look at that stare, that look of determination in his eyes. This is most definitely a stop-in-your-tracks kind of portrait.

But, OH WOW, you should see the rest. We moved on from the bleachers and the rest of the session got exponentially better every time we changed spots.

Sorry, you will have to wait to see more. But I promise it will be worth it.

Awesome job, Mikail, on NAILING your senior portraits!

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Hey, psst, over here. Did you put off senior portraits all summer? Don't worry, I've got you covered. Fill out the form and I'll add you to my calendar right away.

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Local Business Spotlight | Steve Altmayer

NAME
Steve Altmayer
COMPANY
Security Insurance Agency, Inc.
POSITION
Owner

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Who is your ideal client?
Any person, people, or business who is looking for all insurance needs-home, auto, life or business insurance!

What is something people THINK they know about your job?
Insurance is not a four letter word, if you have the right agent on YOUR side.  I spend lots of time explaining because many other agents don't, and I have found that most people really appreciate that.  It is not as complicated as it sounds. 

Name one thing you WISH people knew about your job?
I really am here to help more than anything.  Yes, I am a commissioned salesperson, but there is never any pressure.  One third of my growth strategy is using the best available SERVICE to initiate referral business as opposed to advertising, knocking on doors, etc.  Wowing people and long term relationships with insureds are my goals.

Tell us a secret about your job. 
Insider's insight here- You should not feel loyalty towards any insurance company. They will not cover a claim that they are not obligated to pay because you have been with them for 40 years and have never made a claim. Loyalty towards an agent is a different story.  You should feel welcome at all times and that your agent is working in YOUR best interests.  There are lots of us out there, but if you don't feel warm and fuzzy about your agent, keep looking until you find someone you actually LIKE doing business with.

I'm available anytime to chat!

What is the ONE book that you think I should read RIGHT NOW?
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

CONTACT STEVE HERE: 
Company Website
www.securityinsagency.com

Business Phone
262.691.4800

Email
steve@securityinsagency.com


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Local Business Spotlight | Taren Sartler

NAME
Taren Sartler
COMPANY
Modern Woodman of America
POSITION
Managing Partner / IAR

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Who is your ideal client?
Small business owners with less than 6 employees

What is something people THINK they know about your job? 
Many people believe planning is only for the wealthy or that they can't afford it right now.  The reality is most people can't afford to wait!

Name one thing you WISH people knew about your job?
It doesn't take much to start. Many times it's making shifts to what you're currently doing to get you closer to your goals.

Tell us a secret about your job.
Just like each person and business is unique, so are the plans we put in place to help get people to their goals. As life changes, so do those goals and needs, and we can adjust the plan to meet those.

What is the ONE book that you think I should read RIGHT NOW?
The Richest Man in Babylon   by George S. Clason

CONTACT TAREN HERE:
Company Website
https://reps.modernwoodmen.org/tsartler/

Business Phone
262-373-9135

Email
taren.r.sartler@mwarep.org


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Stories Framed Photography Moving Sale | August 2017

Well, friends, here we go.

You know Stories Framed Photography is moving. (You don't? Read about it here!)

And you know every good relocation comes with.... a MOVING SALE! (Well, you do now.)

THE SCOOP.

We're celebrating! All this studio talk has me jumping up and down. I want to share the love so I thought I'd give YOU the gifts. All portrait sessions booked in the month of August will receive a complimentary bonus gift. 

You choose your gift:

1. Upgrade your framed portrait.  
Purchasing a framed portrait? Step it up to the next size - on the house!

2. Double your hi-res files.
If your print package comes with hi-res digital files, double them!

Check out my availability and book your session HERE

THE FINE PRINT.

No coupon codes, rebate forms or secret passwords needed. Your session must be BOOKED in August with the retainer fee PAID by 08/31/17. Session must be HELD by 09/30/17. This offer is only valid on full Portrait Sessions. 

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Tosa West Senior Portraits | class of 2018 | Logan

Tosa West is officially represented!

I photographed Logan for his senior portraits last week. He's an easy going guy, fun to work with and completely relaxed.

He made my job easy, that's for sure.

Here's Logan's Sneak Peek. There is so much more to come and you will LOVE them!

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Do you need to schedule your senior photos?

There's still time this summer to fit them in! Contact me right away to reserve your spot.

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