One of the things I love about this business is how every client, every venue and motivation to have a party is different! Take Pam and Bruce from Yogabug Real Estate in Portland. They had an informal gathering of about 30 to 40 current and former clients of their Real Estate business for the holidays. One would have to ask if there is ever a former client in real estate, like photography. It is all about relationships. Pam and Bruce have a gift!
For three hours we watched the two of them greet their clients, They met each one with a hug and genuine affection; They offered them food and drink and circulated the room and visited with genuine interest. My editor Jared and I interacted with the clients and we feltl like we have some new friends too! I may buy a camera body from one. Our favorite story was a man and son who had just moved to Portland from Buffalo, New York. He could...he did because he could work from home. An adventure to be had!
At first they were shy about our photo booth process but when Bruce and Pam took them in front of the green screen and then they watched Jared magically put the photos together, they took a number of pictures by themselves. A real act of courage and humility for men!
I am grateful to Pam and Bruce for bringing us to Portland and showing us their business. We had a blast and hope the two of them plus all of their clients did too!