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Pic A Day, Noticing the World’s Quiet Beauty

WEEK OF MARCH 13- 19:

 

Subtle Sparkles [3.14.11]
There are just some days where you can’t find the beauty in yourself…but the beauty in the world around you is highly prevalent.
The beauty on the inside is what really matters. Look around, You have beauty within your grasp this very instant.

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The Calm [3.15.11]
Working at The Geek Group today, it’s a bit quiet around here.

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Pipe Dreams [3.15.11]
Working at The Geek Group today, it’s a bit quiet around here. I love buildings that are under renovation, they have so much….life to them. You can be a part of their history.

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A Different View [3.15.2011]

The best part of hanging out with computer nerds? Getting to play with broken, torn apart pieces of computers.

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The Jitters [3.15.2011]

Somedays you just need a cup of coffee to get you through the day. There’s something special about a cup of coffee from a diner though, just makes it all the better.

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Vacant Dreams [3.15.2011]

Rain makes empty parking lots all the more beautiful at night.

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Oh, That Smile [3.15.2011]

Somedays….all you need is a smile to brighten your day. This guy’s smile always makes my days better. He’s pretty wonderful.

Also, The Grand Coney has the best food ever. Om, nom, nom.

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Take a Second Look [3.15.2011]

Taking a second look at the world. Rediscovering the good and the beautiful – casting out the bad and the painful.

Went to The Grand Coney for some late night noms with Matt – He was driving, so I got to take pictures ^_^

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Burning Past Bridges [3.16.2011]

The last step of breaking up and moving on – closure. I got my last piece of closure today, via fire.

I love how they ended up lying…They were not placed this way, this is just how they fell as they burned. Reminds you to see the beauty through the pain.

 

 

 

HOPE YOU ENJOY! MORE TO COME SOON!!!

 

 

 

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Dinosaur Lovers, UNITE!

A few days ago was National Dinosaur Lovers day, and I went with a fellow photographer, Joey Domina [ Sunshine Photography 49345 ] on a photo adventure throughout Cedar Springs and Rockford, Michigan. This was my favorite dinosaur shot of the day.

Aiming to make you smile, one picture at a time!

Valentines Day Mini Shoot

I am going to be having a valentines day mini shoot. It will be a half hour shoot for up to 4 people – the cost will be $25 and you will get 8-10 images on a disk with the rights to get them printed. The location is of my choosing and is to be announced.  Limited spots available, so contact me today!

If interested, contact me by facebook, or by phone (231).903.8337.

 

Kaylee Ann McCollum [Senior Rep – Class of 2012]

Kaylee is my Class of 2012 senior representative.

She is great to work with, always full of life and eager to do whatever I ask in order to get the perfect shot – even if it’s going outside in 30 degree weather without a jacket on and pretending to be warm. We had a lot of fun with this first shot, and did a lot of exploring.

Kaylee has been one of my best friends for about 4-5 years and you may have seen her in a lot of my other photo-shoots in the past, including a couple shoot that was done with her and her Boyfriend, Deric in October.

Enjoy!

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INTRODUCING Kaylee Ann McCollum!!!

Introducing my first senior representative, class of 2012 – Miss Kaylee Ann McCollum!


Cunningham Family [Sneak]

I thought this sneak was an important one, for the young man in this picture was shipped out the day after our photoshoot – he was home on leave for Thanksgiving. I think one of my favorite parts of the photo shoot today had to be when an older couple stopped and shook his hand, and thanked him for his services…[more pictures to come soon!]

LOOKING FOR CLASS OF 2012 SENIOR REPS

REQUIREMENTS TO BE A SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE OF SMP:

  1. Must have style, personality, enjoy being in front of the camera, and be ready for a photography adventure.
  2. Be a current high school junior graduating in 2012.
  3. Live in and attend school in: Muskegon, North Muskegon, or Grand Haven. If you would like to be a representative, but don’t live in one of these areas – contact me and we can discuss it.
  4. Be available to have one session completed before April 1st 2011.
  5. Agree to tell your friends and classmates about Sunday Morning photography and share your pictures with them.
  6. Have your parents or legal guardians sign a model release form.
  7. Agree to represent ONLY Sunday Morning Photography and use these images as part of your senior images.

 

YOUR PHOTO SESSION:

Your session will be all about you. It will be a crazy, interesting, and fun experience meant to showcase you and who you are. We’re looking for variety and the ability to show off as many styles as possible. This is the time to show off your hobbies and interests. Don’t forget to bring props with you, such as your class ring, an instrument you play – you can even bring along your little sister if you like! Further details regarding the photo shoot will be discussed at your pre-shoot consultation. Please, MAKE SUGGESTIONS about clothing selections, poses, locations, props, anything regarding your photo shoot – I want this photo shoot to be personalized and all about you.

 

AFTER YOUR SESSION:

About 2-4 weeks after your final session, I will contact you to schedule an appointment to pick up your photo business cards [which entitle your classmates to a 10% discount off of their print orders] and personal album [which will contain approximately 30 prints from your shoot(s)].

 

THE BIG PROMOTION:

Show off your personal album to everyone! Some people will like certain styles, and some will like others, this is why variety is going to be stressed in your shoot. As you show off your book to all of your friends, be sure to freely pass out your business cards. As you do, be sure to ask them to consider Sunday Morning Photography for their senior portrait experience. Be sure to tell everyone about how diverse my photography is, and the variety you receive when you choose Sunday Morning Photography. If they ask about the cost, just refer them to me – that’s the best part! But be sure that you stress the fact that you get what you pay for.

Remind your classmates how critical it is for them to bring in your photo business card with them when they come in for their session or pre-shoot consultation. Without the photo card, you don’t get the credit for their referral and they don’t get their discount. This is my way of knowing that you are doing a good job and evaluating the effectiveness of the student representative program.

 

YOUR SALESPITCH – WHAT TO TELL YOUR CLASSMATES:

  1. If you have a friend who has a scheduled session, suggest that your classmate bring a friend with them on the day of their photo shoot. It will help to put them at ease and increase their level of comfort. Also, friends always make photo shoots more fun!
  2. Remind them that getting their pictures done earlier will allow them more time to get the best images possible for them.
  3. Talk to them about variety, posing, and props.
  4. Let them know that I offer special promotions, such as seasonal mini-shoots
  5. Inform them that my goal as a photographer is to make the finished images all about the client. The image needs to tell their story. My goal is to make this the best experience they have ever had, and to give them a unique and fun experience that they will remember for a lifetime.
  6. Remember that you can also hand out our photo business cards to friends from other schools.

 

YOUR BENEFITS [BENEFITS OF REPRESENTING SUNDAY MORNING PHOTOGRAPHY]:

  1. A free session (up to a $100 dollar value) with unlimited clothing changes. Photos may be completed in or session or several sessions – this will be decided at the discretion of SMP. Several locations may be used as well. And 30% off of your senior session (at a later date).
  2. A personal album of your images to show off to your friends.
  3. Personalized photo business cards to hand out to your friends (amount of cards – to be discussed) and classmates with your name, your portraits and our business info on them.
  4. Being a rep for Sunday Morning Photography gives you the opportunity to earn discounts on your print orders for every referral. [Discounts only apply to orders completed within 2 months of your shoot.]
  5. You will receive a disk of several of the best of your pictures as low-resolution files to share on social-networking sites (these are watermarked).

 

REFERRAL DISCOUNT:

1-3 referrals – 10% off of print order

4-6 referrals – 15% off of print order

7-9 referrals – 20% off of print order

9-12 referrals – 25% off of print order

13+ referrals – 30% off of print order

 

When your referrals book a paid session and bring in your Rep Card you will receive the above mentioned discounts according to the amount of referrals you bring us. These referrals can include anyone who books the following sessions: Senior, Newborn, Family Portraits, Weddings, etc.

 

 

 

You only receive credit for referrals earned before your full senior session is completed. Any referral cards used between the time your session is complete and June 1st, 2012 will be kept and you can order additional products or prints with your credits.

 

If you are accepted, you will be representing Sunday Morning Photography and telling your friends about our sessions throughout your senior year. Be sure to let you junior friends know also, so that they will have a chance to apply for the 2013 program.

 

The classmate(s) must present a referral card in order to be eligible. All referred classmates will receive 10% off of their session with a valid referral card.

 

If accepted, you will be required to sign a model release form.

 

Openings for the Senior rep program come on a first come, first serve basis. Act fast, a limited number of openings remain!

 

If you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to call me at (231) 903.8337 or email me at they.call.me.red@hotmail.com