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Turning point…

OK, time to decide where this is going. Am I going to do a handful of weddings a year, or am I going to make this a primary source of income. In addition to the small bridal fair that we just did and the ad in the Hutch Bride’s Guide, I’m kicking around a listing on The Knot. Big jump, no? Big bucks too. It’s a gamble that could kick-start the business or have me investing in ramen futures…
Thoughts?


Published by Shawn A. Krueger, on January 29th, 2009 at 9:53 pm. Filled under: Wedding Photography. | No Comments |

Our bridal fair is a great bridal fair…

Well, we survived our first bridal fair – we started small in Hutchinson. The entry is very affordable and we have free lodging and babysitting there (grandparents are awesome!), so it is a very convenient area for us to work. It was an interesting day. When we arrived, we discovered that there was not a wall behind us that we could hang things on like we were told. But, a quick trip back to the parents’ place and we had sawhorses, plywood and extra tablecloths to build a little table behind us. To the right, you can see the booth next to us (the red stripe) – another photographer! So, not the greatest layout, but hopefully we will get some couples calling for more info. It was nice to see that we are one of only two photogs in the Bride’s Guide that is put out by the Hutch Leader and the Litchfield Independent Review. Here’s to an ’09 full of bookings!


Published by Shawn A. Krueger, on January 26th, 2009 at 4:48 pm. Filled under: Wedding Photography. | No Comments |

Time for some marketing…

Ryan & Tami MunnJust delivered the final prints and albums to Ryan an Tami last week. Such a fun couple. It was great to see them again and glad to hear that they are loving their new home in Andover (and over, and over again!). They really loved their album and the prints. Delivering product is so much fun… I really should do more of that. But, to do that I’ll need to get some weddings booked. And occasionally, to get more business, you need to do some marketing. I’ve decided to start “small” by targeting the Hutchinson area. It works out well since I get a lot of referrals through Jeni and my parents still live there, so free babysitters! I have an ad in the Bride’s Guide, which will come out in Hutch and Litchfield in the next week or so. Shawnee and I will also be at the Bridal Fair at the Hutchinson Event Center this Sunday. Should be fun. Need to get more sample prints ordered…


Published by Shawn A. Krueger, on January 19th, 2009 at 9:46 am. Filled under: Wedding Photography. Tags: | No Comments |