January 2018 Mini Session Winner
Happy New Year!
2017 In Review
I hope that you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Years. It is such a hectic time of year for some of us it’s hard to focus on the real meaning of it all; Family and Friends and celebrating the love we have for everyone. I was blessed to have those close to my heart in our home for the games, conversation, dinners, and fun. I hope that you all had the same!
Weddings, Families and Fun Events
I have been a photographer for many years, taking 100’s of thousands of images of Family Portraits, Weddings, Kids and pets, and various events; but this is the first actual year that I have been able to focus my efforts more on building my company.
2017 marked the first year “on the books” in the eyes of the tax man. Though it didn’t change how I hold a camera it did change my focus in my mind. Seeing an actual business grow is an exciting thing and you have been a part of it now by joining me along this journey and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I also had the pleasure of helping some friends of mine raise money for Cancer Research. For the past few years now, this group of amazing gentlemen take on the challenge of growing their 'stash for Movember and taking donations. All funds raised go directly to the BC Cancer Foundation benefiting prostate cancer research and patient care at the BC Cancer Centre Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior. This year they raised over $7000 and in the lifetime of this event have raised just under $80,000. Check out some of their photos Here
With growing a business comes the advertising and figuring out your audience. I have had the experience in 2017 of running ads on Facebook and Instagram. It's pretty cool seeing your message going to so many people out there. The instant knowledge that your advertisement is making impact is an amazing thing of the age we are in.
But I have always been amazed even more by the power of “word of mouth” advertising. It is for this reason that I have decided to do this giveaway for a free Mini-Session for someone to use in 2018; In hopes that the winner and those who hire my services will help me with growing my business in 2018. So without further ado, the winner of my first of many giveaways is…
Congratulations goes to Tara Stewart for winning this prize. You can and anyone else who wants to get those family photos on the wall updated you can head on over to my website and book a Promo Mini-Session too.
See all that Ryan Schatz Photography has to offer! Head over to the site to check it out.
Ryan Schatz Photography
Kelowna, British Columbia