BLOG + VLOG of AUTUMN THEODORE PHOTOGRAPHY
Actual photography is about 25% of what I do - and I have passion for 100% - here's the breakdown:
25% photography: Taking photos and editing them (most people think this is all photographers do).
25% business: Marketing, communications, project management, being a webmaster, accounting and finance, etc. So many things are involved in running a business - and I love all of them.
25% education: What's happening right now? I'm educating you. I very much enjoy the process of sharing details, tips, and information about my industry.
25% relationships: Don't tell the other 3, but this is actually my favorite part of my business. If you know me, you're aware that I'm an extrovert and enjoy spending time with people. I get to do that professionally during meetings/consultations, shoots, and even just chatting at local events. And sometimes, clients become friends and friends become clients. It's truly magical.
"With proper communication and planning, I can get you an image during an event." -- Andy Gottesman, Gottesman Photography
So the secret tip is using communication and planning? Yep. Here's some extra info and tips:
As always, I hope this is helpful information about how to work with your photographer for the best results possible!
Sometimes I can't. Does that make me a bad photographer?
The answer is no. And the list could go on and on. There are so many professions in the creative industry that seem to overlap more than they actually do.
Best bet? Just do your research and ask questions! No one will get mad at you for asking questions before trying to refer someone to you! We are grateful. :)
P.S. Do my photography skills overlap with anything in the list above? Nope. Happy to help you find someone though!
I never EVER expect people to shop local when they can't find something they really want/need from a local maker/service provider. BUT, if you do have the opportunity to find the item you're looking for locally, please do it.
For example, I committed to purchasing 100% of my holiday gifts locally this year. I bought gifts from Homage, Cuffed by Nano, Red Giraffe Designs, Happy Go Lucky, CubShrub, Celebrate Local, Black Radish Creamery, Watershed Distillery, Grandview Theater, Vernacular, and Grandview Heights Public Library Foundation.
Yes, I'm an early shopper and I know that makes me crazy.
So why do I stay committed? I actually explained this via a Facebook post last year:
Thanks to everyone who will support local this holiday season. Yes, Small Business Saturday is tomorrow, but every day of the year could include a better commitment to your local economy.
Happy (Black) Friday!
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