January started slow, as all attention was on throwing Therese (me!) an outrageous, over the top, detail-rich 50th birthday party. This was mostly a surprise, and understandably, not much got done on the business side of our life! Here’s the Photo Booth, just a small part of a huge party.
February, we got down to business getting more business, for exactly 9 days. Why only 9 days? Because on the 10th day, Andy’s office window was smashed, and $50,000 of gear was stolen. It’s a really strange experience,and the effects echoed for weeks afterwards. From paranoia about it happening again, to looking forever for that one cord, then realizing that was part of the theft.
The good news, though, is that we’re supposed to have a settlement check this week. So that’s something! A huge shout out to Tom C. Pickard, our insurance agency, and to Great American Insurance, our insurance company. It didn’t move as quickly as I would have liked, but they did right by us in the end.
Every day brings new challenges. We always hope those challenges are in front of, or behind, the lens. But today brings us an all new, ever-exciting challenge. We woke up to discover our email company Dogbark has disappeared. Yup, just gone. Disappeared.
Luckily, we host our website through A Photo Folio, so our website is live.
BUT, this means that we are currently using our private gmail addresses until this can be resolved. What a nightmare.
We’d rather be on production. As a matter of fact, we SHOULD be on production. But instead, we’ve been in our offices, putting out this dumpster fire.
Every day at the studio isn’t a shoot day, as much as we’d like it to be! Today, Andy is hosting 2 photographers in our space for a private class. He’s doing a demo on the Canon C-300mII, a new investment for our business. We will be making it available to a select few operators as a rental package that is very competitive.