A huge THANK YOU to all of our wonderful clients and friends for the fantastic year of 2011 in our business. Thank you all for your love, confidence, encouragement and support!
It was definitely a year of growth and change as we had our first full year in our new studio space in Warren! Julie and I had so much fun fixing it up, accumulating countless chairs, backgrounds, lights, props, office furnishings, etc. to make it our studio home and office area, and we LOVE it! It has evolved so much since we first started and will always be a work in progress! It was hectic, crazy, and busy at times but we loved every minute!
We still photographed about 20 weddings and enjoyed each and every one. We had the best brides and grooms to work with and the most awesome locations. We especially loved all the varying locations for Romantics, like our very favorite Urban Shoots in Detroit, which have become a specialty for us.
This is the year we really launched our High School Senior program in earnest. Last year we photographed about 8 seniors, but this year that went to at least 65!! Julie has been the creative mastermind behind this and I am so proud of her. We all loved the fantastic Senior Safari for our models in early May and this grew to so many fantastic sessions! Everyone commented that we were so refreshingly different. We designed a dedicated logo and name for our senior division and decided to give the seniors their own Facebook fan page. It grew from just a handful to over 500 fans in a very short time! We have separate albums for our major locations: Locations - Urban Shoot (Detroit), Rochester, Studio, Sterling Heights, and Plymouth. Be sure to check out www.facebook.com/WSPseniors.wallyspicephotography We LOVE our fans!
We also enjoyed photographing quite a few babies, children and families, many from our former brides who will always enjoy free studio sessions (files and prints not included). It is heartwarming to see our bridal couples become loyal clients and friends as their families grow. And we sincerely appreciate the referrals!
Our main Fan Page for Wally Spice Photography has also been very active and popular, especially for the weddings and portraits as well as some of the other unique events we photographed. Be sure to check out www.facebook.com/wallyspicephotography We have links to our fan pages on the menu bar!
I am also so proud that both of Julie's sons (my grandsons) have been active this year working with us. Aaron did a lot of assisting on the weddings, contributing some awesome images. He also helped with some of the endless editing. Steven has shown a great interest too, he loved photographing the high school football games and also assisted on some senior sessions. This has truly been a family business and we all love it!
I do feel bad that this blog has not been as active this year as it has in the past years, it was an extremely busy year as we grew our horizons and our face book fan pages have taken up the slack, but this will be better next year. We are also looking to update and improve our actual website this year, but the blog will stay intact.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your continuing support as we venture into another exciting year! We learned so much this great 2011, that 2012 will be even better and bigger!
HAPPY NEW YEAR -
Wally, Julie, Aaron, Steven