January 2017

Local Business Spotlight | Brittany Voeks

NAME
Brittany Voeks

COMPANY
Advanced Disposal

POSITION
Account Manager

MKE headshots | Local Spotlight Brittany Voeks

Who is your ideal client?
Anyone with trash!

What is something people THINK they know about your job? (but really....)
We're not all mafia! lol! Advanced Disposal is here to help keep our neighborhoods clean by offering recycling services for materials and managing our landfills to beat government standards. Our call centers are local and you get to talk to a neighbor when you call. We're driven to deliver!

Name one thing you WISH people knew about your job?
I'm not here to bother you! I'm here to find a solution for your rubbish problems. If you have stuff sticking out of your container, we can't take it without putting our driver at a greater risk of injury. Instead, give me a call, and we can find a better solution.

What is the ONE book that you think I should read RIGHT NOW?
I don't remember the last time I read a whole book. I'm more of a headline and quick article kind of reader.

CONTACT BRITTANY HERE:  
PHONE:  262-971-1370
EMAIL:  brittany.voeks@advanceddisposal.com


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Shooting Outside My Comfort Zone | Imaging USA Conference Portraits

Yesterday you read my brief summary about what exactly goes on at a professional photography conference. Missed it? The fascinating details are HERE, plus some pretty pictures, too.

In that post, I promised to show something totally different today. Something totally out of my wheelhouse. 

Yes, the model is wearing a WEDDING DRESS! I had SO much fun in this class.

BUT. It will not change anything as far as what I focus on in my business. I still do NOT shoot weddings. (But I do know some really brilliant wedding photographers, so if you're looking for one, let me know.) 

I LOVE all the light and shadows at play with these portraits. The Type A in me secretly wishes I could have perfected the shots, but with the crowd of people all photographing the same model, I had to slowly step away and take deep calming breaths.

Amazing, right? I can totally picture doing lighting like this for senior portraits. What do you think?

The next model sat down in the hallway of the conference center. For real. (The above photos were just around the corner, also in a stale, generic conference center. Ah, the magic!)

Who's in? Who wants some dramatically lit portraits like these? Heck, if you really want, I'll even let you wear your wedding dress.

Professional Photographers of America Unite! | Imaging USA 2017

Every year I attend a conference for professional photographers.

That may sound incredibly boring to you. (For me, it's a chance to talk nerdy with my people.) Or maybe you're curious - what on EARTH goes on at a photography conference? 

  • we network with other photographers
  • we meet our vendors
  • we try new products
  • we attend classes covering everything from business to technique to inspiration
  • we eat
  • we drink
  • we don't have to feed our kids for a few days
  • we don't have to do laundry (free t-shirts!)
  • we learn from our peers
  • we absorb like sponges new and different ideas and concepts
  • we make new friends
  • we come back energized and motivated and revving our photographic engines
  • we also come back exhausted beyond belief

Oh, yeah. There may be a little bit of actual PHOTOGRAPHY going on, too.

This year I took several classes where we had models to photograph. I really love how the portraits turned out so I thought I'd share, just for fun. Today I'll share the senior portraits...

First, this is the charming Kent, our high school senior model from San Antonio.

This last shot, I asked him to look right at me and give me a stink-eye. He did. And then the crowd erupted in laughter. I kinda wish I got that shot, too.

Now. No offense to the handsome kid, but there's just SOMETHING  about a girl in a gorgeous, flowing dress...

Allow me to introduce you to Georgeanna, our other San Antonio high school senior model. 

I could have photographed this girl (and Kent, too!) all day long. But I couldn't. Why? Because THIS is what it ACTUALLY looked  like at the shoot.... 

Surprisingly, no photographers were harmed in the photographing of this session. Much. (darn elbows)

I hope you love these shots... they WERE as much fun as they look. Truly. 

Come back tomorrow -- I'm going to share some TOTALLY DIFFERENT images than anything I've ever done before. Curious? (evil laugh)

While you wait, here's another crazy behind the scenes shot.... 

Local Business Spotlight | Toni Mitt

NAME
Antonija Mitt

COMPANY
TBG Networks, LLC

POSITION
Owner/President

Wauwatosa Business Spotlight | Toni Mitt

Who is your ideal client? 
A business owner with 15 or less computers and no one to call when they act badly.

What is something people THINK they know about your job? (but really....)
People think I am a computer whiz. I am not. My partners, the technicians, are the computer geniuses. I just keep them in line and make sure we have some cash flow....

Name one thing you WISH people knew about your job.
It's not very glamorous; I'm the one who makes the coffee and cleans up.

Tell us a secret about your job. (I swear we won't tell anyone... except the entire world wide web.)
I dress up to go to the office, though I really don't have to. We rarely have visitors.

What is the ONE book that you think I should read RIGHT NOW?
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Is there anything you'd like to add?   
We make computers behave!

CONTACT TONI HERE: 
WEBSITE:  www.tbgnetworks.com
PHONE:   414-921-5221
EMAIL:   toni@tbgnetworks.com


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Local Business Spotlight | Angie Birk

NAME
Angie Birk

COMPANY
Advanced Disposal

POSITION
Account Representative

Professional Business Headshot | Milwaukee Angie Birk

Who is your ideal client?
Any Commercial Business

What is something people THINK they know about your job? (but really....)
People think this is a simple job. You put the trash in the dumpster, and it goes away.

Name one thing you WISH people knew about your job?
There are many factors that play into the trash and recycling world. The laws for the landfill disposal of trash and guidelines for recycling must be followed.

Tell us a secret about your job. (I swear we won't tell anyone... except the entire world wide web.)
I had to ride around in a garbage truck for 2 days before starting my position!!

What is the ONE book that you think I should read RIGHT NOW?
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

CONTACT ANGIE HERE: 
WEBSITE:  www.advanceddisposal.com
PHONE:   414-423-7272
EMAIL:    angela.birk@advanceddisposal.com


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