Brenda and I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who chose us to be their photographers in 2008. It was a great year for us — we’re still spending 16-hour days finishing up books from the wedding season! But we enjoyed every minute of it — particularly getting to know so many new friends!
Lots of new things are coming in 2009 — we’re set up with FedEX now, so CDs, DVDs, and prints are now shipped Fed Ex Express 2-day or overnite. And speaking of prints, we have added many new products, including Canvas Wrap prints, greeting cards, calendars, and more to our galleries. Many people are unaware that the photos we post online are actually at full, hi-resolution, and you can order prints directly from our website. It’s fast, convenient, and the quality is exceptional. Our photo books are shipped by UPS or Fed Ex.
From now on, whenever we ship anything to our clients, we are emailing you a tracking number and tracking updates so you are kept informed of the status of your photo shipments.
The amount and complexity of the work you brought to us in 2008 overwhelmed our old-fashioned file-folder/file cabinet system, so we have just installed and begun using a state-of-the-art database/project management system that helps us keep track of the smallest detail for every job — we can instantly see the status of every task associated with your job on a single screen now. Overall, we’ve spent a lot of time and money on equipment and software, and processes dramatically improve our turn-around time in 2009!
To make sure our quality remains the very best possible, we have purchased new, state-of-the-art full-frame cameras for this year’s weddings. Paul is shooting mostly with a Nikon D700, and Brenda is shooting mostly with a Canon 5DMkII. Both offer exceptional quality. We both are using Canon 40D’s for backup cameras.
Finally, we are adding some new book options and other new services to our price list. The one we’re most excited about is the new 11×12.5″ Asuka Book – they look absolutely gorgeous. We spent a day in October at a photo show in New York comparing coffeetable book printers, and we still feel that Asuka Book provides the best quality — the difference is obvious. More to come soon!
Anyway, that’s just a bit about what is happening at your photographers! We wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year, and look forward to continue serving you with wedding, engagement, portraits, b-pix, glamour, headshots, and commercial photography! And for the many new friends who have booked us for their 2009 weddings, we can’t wait for the season to start again — we LOVE shooting your weddings!
All the best,
Paul and Brenda