It is that time of year again for the “Dog Days of Summer” (even though we are experiencing cool weather)! In my efforts to support local animal shelters and non-profit groups, all photography sessions booked in August will result in you getting an original artwork AND I will donate 20% of the proceeds in your honor to your preferred non-profit. To ensure your donation, you only have to book and make a deposit in August! Imagine this scenario: you book your wedding at $1550.00. That results in a $310.00 donation to your favorite non-profit! This generous donation is that easy.
If you’ve already made all the donations you can afford this year and you don’t need any photography, please help by sharing this blog with others. This has the potential to really have an impact!
Be the change that you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
March 1st was a nice day for a white wedding and this couple rocked it! Since wedding season is in full-swing, I wanted to introduce a little bit of snow back into your summer lovin’s. We photographed Marci and James at Round Hill Park in Elizabeth, PA, before heading over to the Sunset Room for the reception. The hall’s moniker lived up to its standard by providing a grand vista to an awesome sunset.
Nothing motivates one like the idleness that results from a layoff. As a former Department Head of Photography, Director of Education and Instructor, this multitasking position kept me highly busy and motivated. All of my energies were focused on providing exceptional learning experiences for my students. I encouraged my students to embrace an acute determination and entrepreneurial spirit because the photography industry is saturated, if not over-saturated, with shooters. Currently, I find myself adhering to my own advice. I recently developed a marketing plan dedicated to the corporate sector that encompasses headshots and commercial endeavors. As a small business owner in the photography field, running a business is all about developing and implementing a business plan, marketing, selling, building client relations and making them satisfied. The actual photography encompasses about 5-10%, and that includes post-production editing. One has to be able to develop a business plan above all else, and channel your creative energies into adopting new business strategies. However challenging that this may appear, it is my determination to make “creative” and “business” the best of friends.
Here are some corporate headshots and a couple team pictures that resulted in redefining my business plan. These photos were taken at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA. Please contact me should you like to update your profile picture, and forward this information to your marketing department! Thank you for your time!
The city of Pittsburgh set the stage for Kelly and Brendon’s April wedding. The couple got married and had their reception at the prestigious Le Mont restaurant on Mt. Washington. One of the most memorable moments occurred during the exchanging of vows as they read what they wrote for each other. I am not one for getting emotional during a ceremony, but this was a different case. Maybe it was the spring season, or the vistas of our romantic city, or the smell of pink roses and glistening candles. What ever it was, Brendon channeled poet, Pablo Neruda and lyricist, Dave Matthews to create a lovely vow that left me wondering, “Dang! I bet my wife wishes that I could be that romantic!” I hope you enjoy! http://www.amcgregorphotography.com
Attaleigh and Brandon’s wedding took place last July on the North Side of Pittsburgh. The awesome couple surrounded themselves by an energetic bridal party. One of my favorite images from this wedding is a photo taken from inside the limo. Brandon was concerned that the limo driver was going to miss the exit to the chapel. Fortunately, everyone arrived safely and on time! Please visit my website at http://www.amcgregorphotography.com for more images of beautiful people!