The Sandy Puc’ 2010 Family Tour – USA & Canada

February 13, 2010

I had the opportunity to catch this tour last week when they came through Charlotte, NC and I’m so glad I did!  Sandy was a great speaker and had so much information to share in 5 hours, but she did it well.  I would definitely recommend signing up for this tour!

“Learn the best methods of family portraiture craft, the latest trends in marketing, timesaving tips, advice on tools of the trade, and be infused with unbridled enthusiasm.

The Sandy Puc’ 2010 Family Tour covers all aspects of developing, executing and marketing a successful family program.  You will learn how to create life long clients who will regularly update their family portraits for generations.

Each attendee will receive a catalog with helpful tips & tricks and fantastic offers from Sandy’s sponsors.”

Phoenix, AZ Feb 14

San Diego, CA Feb 15

Los Angeles, CA Feb 16

San Francisco, CA Feb 18

Sacramento, CA Feb 19

Portland, OR Feb 22

Seattle, WA Feb 23

Boise, ID Feb 25

Salt Lake City, UT Feb 26

Kansas City, MO March 29

Omaha, NE March 30

Des Moines, IA March 31

St. Louis, MO April 1

Louisville, KY April 2

Indianapolis, IN April 3

Columbus, OH April 5

Cleveland, OH April 6

Buffalo, NY April 7

Boston, MA April 8

Hartford, CT April 9

Newark, NJ April 12

Long Island, NY April 13

Philadelphia, PA April 14

Baltimore, MD April 15

Richmond, VA April 17

Pittsburgh, PA April 18

Detroit, MI April 19

Grand Rapids, MI April 20

Chicago, IL April 21

Madison, WI April 23

Minneapolis, MN April 24

Vancouver, BC Aug 27

Calgary, AB Aug 29

Edmonton, AB Aug 30

Toronto, ON Sept 1

http://sandypuctours.com

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Jamie Delaine Photography- Vancouver, BC

January 23, 2009

We’re excited to introduce Jamie Delaine as our newest profile addition to The Bokeh Pot!  Jamie is a wedding photographer in Vancouver, BC Canada.  She shoots Canon equipment using her left eye (but only because her vision in her right eye is terrible)!

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www.jamiedelaine.com
www.jamiedelaineblog.com

Describe the moment you decided it was time to pursue this as a career?
I knew when I booked my first wedding in November 2007 (for a May 2008 wedding) that this was what I was going to do full-time. I had no doubts about going full-steam ahead! Thankfully I was blessed and photographed 11 weddings my first year. It was sort of a process of realizing that this thing IS going to work out! 🙂

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What is one thing you’ve learned so far that has proven most valuable?
Never underestimate the power of showing your personality; we are all SO unique and clients desire to know that we are real people! They love to know what we love, what we hate, what makes us tick; professional is boring. 😉

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What makes you different from everyone else?
My passion for life, for Jesus and for people.

Who is your one favorite up-and-coming photographer?
Laura Dart (http://www.dartphotographie.net/) I met this girl in Chicago this summer and she has no freakin’ idea how amazing she is.

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One item you can’t live without?
My car! I can’t imagine having to take public transit everywhere in the suburbs.

Your best bokeh image and why?
Hmm… I don’t usually get a lot of bokeh in my images–usually I shoot at such a wide angle! & Sun flare is sorta more my thing. 😉 [twenty minutes later] Seriously. I can’t even find one! Is that a bad thing!? Hah! Sorry. 😉

* edit * This is the closest I get…

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Favorite book?
The Bible, above all. Next, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis–the man is brilliant.

Favorite movie?
So hard to pick! I will never get tired of “The Notebook” though.

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Where do you find inspiration?
SO much just in God’s creation! I am constantly inspired by the contrast all around us. I also love watching Fashion TV and reading interior design magazines; I don’t know if this directly applies to photography, but it inspires my artist side. I also just love watching how couples naturally interact–I’m a big people watcher.

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What do you think is the most valuable aspect of your business?
Without a doubt, it’s ME. I know this sounds redundant, but “you” are the most valuable part of your business and “I” am the most valuable part of my business. How you project who you are, your brand, your style!

If you could second shoot with anyone, who would it be?
I would love to second-shoot with Jasmine Star.

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What did you have to do to actually take the leap?  Did you have any hoops to jump through?
I made the decision in November 2008 to quit university and go full time. You can read about that here: http://jamiedelaine.com/blog/index.php/post/234 —  it was a huge step for me and really exciting!

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Do you have suggestions for others trying to make the transition?
I think a good way to determine when to make the “full-time jump” is to set a specific business goal to meet. I remember Liana Lehman telling me that she made it a goal to book “X” amount of weddings before she quit her full-time job. Whenever you make your business goal, you just need to step out in faith and jump!

What is the biggest or most creative thing you do/have done to draw new clients?
Really just focusing on treating the clients you DO receive really well! A quick thank-you note or a gift card can do wonders; word-of-mouth is the number one marketing tool. I also have a newsletter that I just recently started which is great for keeping on contact with your clients and friends.

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Anything else you would like to share?
READ. Best piece of advice I can give. 🙂 Read blogs, business books, photography collections, Starbucks cups…

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