Good Morning, and Happy Saturday! Thank you for tuning into the FOURTEENTH Week of the new weekly link-up series -- Small Business Saturday.
Every week there will be a shop/small business highlight with an interview, along with any specials that shop/business is running. And yes - whether you are a handmade shop owner, or another type of small business owner - you are welcome to link up! I'm welcoming co-hosts as well, so if you would like to do either or both - please, fill out this form.
Please give a warm welcome to this week's featured Small Business!!
^Shop Name: Verte Photography
Where you can find our Small Business: WEBSITE II BLOG II FB II Twitter II Pinterest
Shop Established: I have previously owned my own Photography business in Colorado since 2006, However I recently moved to Houston, TX and am reestablishing a new business here that opened in August.
What our Shop Offers: As a photographer I am always looking for ways to keep things simple. I offer portraits, and product photography with a Eco-friendly attitude, using recycled, up-cycled, natural & organic items. I craft and re-purpose many of my items myself and focus on providing quality images at a reasonable price.
What Inspired you to Open a Shop: I have been in the photography industry for over 20 years, I love being my own boss and have redesigned my photography business to encompass an Eco-friendly attitude, along with my desire to see other small business owners succeed. I thought very hard over the past year about how to take these passions and create a business with them!
Where we get inspiration for our Products: I take inspiration for my product photography from the products I shoot. For example I have clients who want the photo to set the stage for a story for their products, so I utilize props that go with the feel of the product. (I have images I can send to you for a few examples) While on the creative side, I look for new props and backgrounds everywhere... mostly thrift stores and garage sells - where I look at every item and judge it by its lines, curves, shape and texture think... how would this photograph, some things I can dye or paint to make them work... others I combine, break up or re-purpose in order to create a look or style that I am wanting for the images.
What makes our shop different from other storefronts: I am different from many photographers because I choose to focus on small business and charities. I offer business head-shots, fundraising, and product images rather then wedding or family portraits. While I CAN offer those services, and have an extensive background in them... it is not my true passion at this time. I would rather refer you to someone else then not give you my best. I offer a "mail to me" option for product photography - so even if you are not in the Houston area you can ship products to me, I photograph them, post on a secure site for your review, and after approval ship them back.
- You can win a $25 gift certificate toward either shop products or product photography through the A-List giveaway - now through the 24th.
- FREE Product Photo Opportunity for a limited number of shops. For more information please visit here.
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