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Shakopee, MN, United States
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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Upcoming Speaking Engagements!

Tuesday, April 14th SWMN PPA in Marshall, MN
Monday, June 15th NWMN PPA in Fargo, ND

Both programs will be "Seniors 101" packed full of great information on Seniors including: posing, lighting, finding locations, finding light, marketing, workflow, and more!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A golden ray in my dreary week!

So, i had a crummy week this week. I am current president of the TCPPA and sometimes people like to bring their personal drama into a volunteer organization. It is draining and I just don't have time for it! While I was having a really crummy day, I received the following email from another photographer (who happens to be located right in my town and I never even knew it!) It totally brightened my day and thought I would share it with you. Sometimes a few kind, sincere words can make someone's day, so never hesitate to share them! Thank you Katharine for sending this email to me!!! I am keeping it forever!

Hi Amy!

Hey, I just wanted to drop a note to say “hello.” I’ve been following your blog for a while now and your pictures are amazing. I mean, all of them are great, but your wedding pictures especially are just AWESOME. I swear, every time you post a new wedding set, they are even better than the last one. J You are so talented.

And now you’re doing destination weddings! That’s so exciting. I’m getting older now (30’s … ha ha) and most of my friends are married, but for the few who haven’t tied the knot yet, I’m going to tell them that you are at the top of my “recommended photographers” list!

I do some photography here in Shakopee, but only with kids. The fact that you are able to do studio work, outdoor work, weddings, seniors, kids, families … EVERYTHING. That is just insane. I’m in awe. Seriously in awe.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hi. And tell you that I think you are awesomely talented and I’m SO impressed with your work, your storefront, your employees, etc. So cool. Although, with your talent, I am not at all surprised at your success. ;-)

I hope to meet you one day; maybe I’ll bump into you at the Shakopee Bakery. I take my kids there pretty often. And if you ever need an extra body with a camera, let me know.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Katharine C.

A golden ray in my dreary week!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Wanna Tag Along or Chat??

I have been getting a lot of questions lately on my wedding photography. While I still find it hard to believe that another photographer would find my work so awesome, I am sure my brides will be reassured by the comments!! I get asked a lot about how I pose, how I remember what to do and what to take photos of, if I have a "master list" in my head, etc etc.

It is hard to respond back to all of the emails and questions that I get and I hate feeling like I am ignoring people (because I am totally not doing that), so I am going to try something and see how it goes. I am going to offer a Tag Along service. You can accompany me to one of my weddings and learn hands-on what I do and see me in action. To me, it sounds sorta silly that anyone would want that. However, I know when I first started out in the business, I would have LOVED the opportunity to follow someone around and get inside their head.

SO, with that said, the cost of the Tag Along will be $600 for a full-day of wedding coverage. If you want to add on Chat Time with me to sit down and talk about pricing, contracts, consultations, etc. we can add that on as well for $100 per hour (to be scheduled on a different day). If you want to add Chat Time only it will be $150 per hour with a $300 minimum.

If you want to get in on this opportunity for 2008, you will need to act fast. I only have about 7 weddings left for this year. Contact me via the studio at: 952.233.2169 or you can also email me: amy.zellmer at customcreationsphotography.com

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

What a slacker!

So. Here I am. The teacher of blogging. And what have I done? Nothing! Absolutely nothing since May! I am so ashamed!!

However, my consumer blog is updated almost every day so I do have that going in my defense!

As of recently I haven't been out speaking much. I have been really busy in the studio with wedding and senior season upon us!

It is official though, I will be receiving my Craftsman Degree at the PPA convention in January! I am SO excited!!! It has been so rewarding to be out speaking to other photographer's and helping them make a difference in their business!! I can't wait to do more of it!

I promise to update more often!!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fantastic Class!!

I had an amazing group of 6 photographers come into my studio last week for the MPPA Workshop Wednesday class that I was offering. My class was on "Urban Seniors" and I shared pretty much everything I know and do about senior photography!! We went out and did a live shoot with Bree as our fantastic senior model! (thanks Bree!)
Thanks to everyone who came and soaked up all the information I could throw at them! Hope you learned a ton, if you have any questions please feel free to call or email!! (I might be slow at getting back to you though, been a crazy couple weeks in the studio!)