Friday, August 24, 2018

Location Shoot Downtown Today

Setting up my portable studio in the corner of Cushman & Wakefield Ottawa's boardroom. Updating the corporate headshots for their website.  Always a pleasure working with Diane, the staff and the agents here. #OttawaPhotographer #BarrhavenPhotographer #Business #Ottawa #Headshots 

You get to be good at working in minimal space.

Sunday, August 12, 2018


Over the last couple of months three people have asked if I was retired or planning to retire. I think that's a great idea and I look forward to retiring. Finally, no need to work, time to do what I want, time to enjoy my life. I could do what I want, pursue a hobby maybe.

I know exactly what I would do, finally commit to what I love to do. I'd get my favorite camera, go out and take photos, meeting interesting people everyday. All day long and everyday. You know, like I do now.

I think people with real jobs especially jobs they don't like look forward to retirement. Sorry three people, I'm living the dream now and no intention of stopping. Getting paid to do what I love. Retirement would be exactly the same but without a paycheck.

Every so often I meet or read about someone that will work until the day they die. That's because to them it's not work it's play time.

Monday, August 6, 2018


Monday is Latin for opportunity. OK not really but you get my point.

Because most studios work Saturday they close Mondays. For months I tracked inquiries and phone calls keeping a list on my desk.

I found I received more calls, inquiries and bookings on Monday than any other day of the week. Probably because my competition was closed :-) I haven't been closed Mondays since. Friday was my slowest day so Fridays became my closed day, Friday is my going out to lunch day.

But nothing new here right. Marketing, photography and business in general are the same in that the successful ones test, test, test... always test.