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We’re Hiring!

 

We’re looking for a very special person for our small boutique photography studio in Decatur, GA.  Could it be you?  Do you know someone who would be a great fit?

Do you have a strong sales, customer service or marketing background, love greeting customers and working with families?

The right person for this administrative position has extensive experience with retail customer service and/or a strong educational background in business, a love of connecting with families, is self-motivated, friendly, and is willing to go above and beyond to provide our clients with a “wow” experience.

Requirements:
You are great with families and especially moms, and find it natural to communicate with them.
You are highly organized and take great pride in efficient operational processes.
You would love to use your retail, sales or marketing background in a creative environment.
You have a high sense of urgency when it comes to customer service and believe in “wow”ing your customer with every interaction.
You are self-motivated and thrive in situations where you are given freedom.

Details:
We are a home-based business.  Training will take place at our studio and your time may be split between the studio and your home.
You must have a car to run various errands.
Expect to work between 5 and 15 hours a week.  Hours may increase based on workload/season, performance, and the skills and experience you bring to the position.
Due to the nature of the position, a non-compete agreement is required.

Duties:
You are our studio’s initial contact to clients.  “Wow” them!  Respond quickly to phone and email inquiries.  Be respectful, approachable, informative and friendly.
Familiarize yourself with our packages, products and pricing in order to advise clients of the best options for their needs.
Clearly inform clients of the process of working with our studio.
Maintain calendar, schedule meetings, send reminders and keep open and regular communication with clients
Use studio’s management software to track, invoice and complete transactions, as well as maintain client database, track each communication
Run errands
Execute small and large mailings
Must be available to represent studio at local events.  (i.e. Saturday, May 11, 2013 in downtown Atlanta)
Possibility for more hours based on background, experience and performance.

Company Description
Sara Speert Photography is a small portrait and event photography studio operated by its owner.  Specializing in baby, children and family portraits, as well as corporate events, the 10 year old studio has found a niche in the Greater Atlanta area by providing personalized photography for families and superior attention to corporate clients.  By working one-on-one with our clients and taking the time to get to know them, we’re able to provide a boutique experience that differentiates us.  We work smart not long, use educational sales tactics instead of high-pressure sales, and believe the best way to treat our clients is how we enjoy being treated.

Send cover letter, resume and hourly rate requirements to info (at) saraphotography.com.

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Client Room Inspiration: Formal Living Room

 

The first post of 2013 and I couldn’t be more excited to share this client room with you.  It’s often difficult to envision how pictures in your home will flow with the rest of the decor until you’ve seen it during your Design Appointment.  We’re able to photograph the walls where you’d like to place your family portraits and show you exactly how it will look, taking into account sizing and placement, before your finalize your order. And that is exactly what we did with this canvas cluster.   This grouping of three 16×16 squares is a great example of perfect placement, sizing and color for the space.  Brady and his parents coordinated their outfits in shades of blue, green and gray which work beautifully with the neutral tones of their formal living room.

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Each piece hangs individually so as Brady grows, they have the option to substitute pieces and move the younger pictures to another room… a wonderful option for a growing family.

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And the CarryAbout Album is for all the rest of their favorite pictures.  The blue suede cover is again a perfect complement to the color scheme of the session.  Hope this gives you some ideas of how portraits of your family can be incorporated into your home.  After all, they are the most personalized (and priceless!) fine art there is.

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Picture of the Day: Virginia Highland Holiday Portrait

 

I love this time of year.  The energy surrounding the winter holidays is so full of happiness, nostalgia, surprises and even a bit of chaos.  I love photographing families around this time because of all of that energy.  It’s electric.  This beautiful family invited me into their home to take some pictures while everyone was in town for Christmas.  It was such an honor to have a small part in making this holiday memorable for them.

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And because it’s hard to sit still for pictures, we HAD to let loose a little bit.

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My last portrait of 2012 was a blast.  Thank you everyone for reading this blog, supporting the studio, for all the congratulations messages after my announcement last week, and for allowing me to continue this amazing career for another year.  Happy Holidays!  See you in 2013!

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Studio News: Shop Small with us on Saturday 11/24

 

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sits Small Business Saturday®, a day dedicated to helping small businesses and their communities.  Sara Speert Photography is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday this year with an online sale on Saturday, November 24th.

On Small Business Saturday, we are excited to offer the following with all portrait gift certificates:

Your choice of
A FREE MOBILE PHONE SKIN ($65 value)
or A 10% CREDIT ($50 value)

Plus, pay with your American Express and receive a $25 statement credit. (You must pre-register your card at shopsmall.com)

Click here on Saturday to join us for Small Business Saturday!

TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Sale is 12am – 11:59pm on Saturday, 11/24/12. One image may be selected at Design Appointment for phone skin. 10% credit will be applied at Design Appointment. No cash value. Certificates expire one year from purchase. No refunds on gift certificate purchases.

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Picture of the Day: The Goat Farm Family Portrait

 

I don’t know how to begin this post because I am so excited, I just want to get right to the pictures.  But I’ll give you a bit of background.  For years I’ve searched and searched for cool industrial locations for photography.  Throughout my 15 years in Atlanta, I’ve created fine art black & white photographs of industrial places around the Southeast.  I love the varying textures and age, and even created a whole series of pieces framed in distressed windows.  (You can see them for yourself at Wild Oats & Billy Goats Gallery in downtown Decatur.)  As Atlanta has grown and developed, these places have dwindled.  Places like Atlantic Station took the place of an amazing railroad yard that was covered in graffiti.  Great for businesses and taxes, but not so great for artists like me.  So when my client suggested we try The Goat Farm, I was cautiously excited.  Sometimes rumors can be better than the actual location, but on arrival I realized that the rumors hardly gave the place enough credit.

The Goat Farm is rugged, rusted, urban, rural, brick, overgrown, and most of all full of texture.  As a relatively new space for an art gallery, events and studio space, it still maintains a lot of its rustic-ness.  They are still in the process of renovating a lot of the buildings (which are off limits to the public) which leaves a lot of awesomeness all around.  Thanks to K, P, C and B for being so willing to try something new and make this such a fun day.

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Picture of the Day: Buckhead Family/Baby Portrait

 

The busy holiday season continues with adorable Brady and his parents at their Buckhead home.  After 9 1/2 years photographing children and their parents, it never gets old seeing the love parents have for their children, especially the first child.  It’s such an amazing bond and although I can’t put it into words as well as I’d like (that’s why I chose the career I did – pictures convey so much more than I can with words), it warms my heart to see that connection.  For the little bit of time I spent with them, I not only saw that connection, I could feel the love in the house.  It’s truly palpable between Brady and his parents.  ….hope you enjoy this sneak peek of your session!

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Picture of the Day: Roswell Kids Portrait

 

I love this time of year because I get to see so many families again for their annual portraits.  The holiday season is an amazing opportunity to not only get some updated pictures of your growing kids, but also to spend some quality time together amid our busy schedules.  Making time for those moments is priceless.

You may recognize Charlie from last year.  It was so great to see him again, see how much he’s grown and to witness his exuberant spirit again.  I swear the next time I’m having a bad day, I’m stopping by to get my Charlie-fill.  Just look at the happiness ooozing from this face!

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 Just hanging out in his room….  I think his Boston family will especially appreciate this one. 

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