Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Our portable studio

Today we photographed several dozen executive portraits for a major international corporation conducting a seminar in Denver. As we set up and worked with our 'mobile studio', I stopped to marvel at all the equipment we've ammassed over the years and took a moment to note how much we can bring to bear on any situation to get the job done -- here we literally were able to set up a full 2-station business portrait studio underneath an escalator in a hotel lobby! The portraits are incredible and the clients are having a great time -- just like they do with anything Image Factory handles.


Monday, January 29, 2007

Pardon our dust...

We're growing! Over the next few weeks, you'll be seeing some pretty important changes to our web site. In order to best serve our customers, we'll be adding a new Image Factory Photography web site to specifically serve our customers at Tim's Image Factory studio in Colorado Springs. So, please adjust your bookmarks accordingly:

Customers who work with Tim at Image Factory Photography in Colorado (and our friends in Atlanta) – please bookmark www.imagefactoryphoto.com

Customers who work with Todd at Image Factory Photography in Nebraska – please bookmark www.imagefactoryphotography.com

Since our studios are growing so rapidly, these changes will allow us to more specifically and directly serve our customers in their respective areas. Todd and Tim will continue to work together as time and distance allow and we remain the closest of friends and will mutually support our studios to offer you the best photography and the best service because you truly do Deserve Memories Like This!

These changes will also require briefly closing our online preview galleries for just a couple days. We'll announce when this happens and when they re-open on the respective web site blogs (here). We'll do everything within our power to retain customer registration information but if you need to re-register to see your pictures please understand and bear with us. Consequently, if you're a Nebraska customer who receives a studio update from Colorado or vice-versa, you'll know why. You can always ask us to take your e-mail off the list at any time. The best part of the upgrade here is that our online preview galleries and stores will be faster than ever before and ready to serve you with even more capacity!

We'll keep you up to date on our web sites and we have even more fun and exciting changes in store for the future. Trust us, it's all great stuff and we can't wait to show it off! If you have any questions in the meantime, don't hesitate to contact us:

In Nebraska – Todd (308) 233-7269, todd@imagefactoryphotography.com

In Colorado – Tim (719) 219-9791, tim@imagefactoryphoto.com

All our best in 2007!
-Tim & Todd

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Da Bears

A little late here but if you know me you know that I am a Bears fan and have been, even through the lean years, so I have to put a hooray here and make it known that the studio will be closed for business on Superbowl weekend (Feb 3-4) while we host our party. My dad sent me this photograph, no it's not me, but I do have to find one of these shirts...I like it! Go Bears!


Sunday, January 21, 2007

The Mystery Shopper...


I'm driving back from a weekend of basketball tournament photographs tonight and got stuck in Colby, Kansas when I-70 closed so I logged on from the hotel to see who was visiting our web site and I had to laugh at this registration.

We always ask for visitors to 'register' on our web site before they can see photographs from a session or event. The registration is primarily used to help visitors easily return to the galleries they have access to and to bookmark favorite pictures. We also like to send an occasional e-mail newsletter to everyone who registers in hopes that if they were interested in seeing these pictures, they might be interested in our latest work, specials and news and maybe even someday will consider recommending us to their friends or hiring us themselves!

Anyway, I had to laugh that someone would be so reluctant to give their information so as to fill out a bogus registration. Honestly, it doesn't even bother me. If you're that worried that I'm going to flood you with marketing or try to sell you something, go ahead and fake it...no worries here. I'm sure those of you who do know us and how our business runs can attest to the fact that we're pretty low-stress and friendly and it's going to stay that way. In the meantime, enjoy the photographs!

PS - If you are receiving our e-mail newsletters and would like to be taken off our list forever, just send an e-mail to tim@imagefactoryphoto.com with the subject line 'GOODBYE' and that e-mail will be deleted from our database forever and you'll never ever get another e-mail from us again. The rest of you know that the e-mail newsletters are pretty non-intrusive and are quite fun to read. I don't blast your inbox with one every day or even every week. We want it to be more like an e-mail from your friends letting know what's going on in their lives and of course we love to hear from you when you reply so keep it up!


Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Colorado Convention Center

It seems we've been drawn to the Colorado Convention Center lately....we photographed a few events earlier this month and will have another one in just over a week. I'd been there before but never through the main entrance so last time when we were printing my directions and parking information from their web site, we laughed at the funny animated blue bear on their web site (www.denverconvention.com) only to laugh harder when we saw that it was based on the real 4-story blue bear statue peering into the glass atrium!


Today I'm in Hutchinson, Kansas photographing a basketball tournament with Todd but I had to log on to check some client photographs and ran accross this one and it made me smile so I thought I'd post it here for you and hopefully it makes you smile too...


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Awesome engagement session!

We had to put off our first scheduled engagement session due to a snowstorm and since then we've had a few more big ones so we figured it was meant to be and we just went for it and made the snow a part of the pictures! Poor Lauren got a little cold but I made Tom keep her warm and I think the results are very worth it. Enjoy and we'll all pray for warmer weater for the wedding in March!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Danny Oertli and Nichole Nordeman concert

Last night Christian music superstars Danny Oertli and Nichole Nordeman came to Colorado Springs to put on a benefit concert for Colorado Springs Christian School. We had a great time with them and of course made some great images. For those who attended and are looking for more, we'll have the rest of the photgraphs posted in a couple days, including the ones we made with you and the singers!



PS - all the photographs are up now!
The event code is the school's mascot.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

ah love...

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What an awesome year 2006 was for Image Factory and all our couples in love! We photographed more weddings than ever and 2007 is shaping up to be even bigger, we even have dates for 2008 being reserved! Thank you to all our past couples for their referrals...your support and friendship is truly appreciated. When people know how great we are to work with and how amazing their photographs can be, Image Factory is an easy decision - that's why we say: You Deserve Memories Like This!

Hey guys, it's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day already! We offer incredibly fun engagement sessions and couple's photography -- what a great gift this would make for your loved one! For our past brides & grooms who've moved on to families, just think how much mom would love pictures of you and the kids for Valentine's Day! How about something truly special to capture this time, this relationship -- something way more fun and special than those school photographs she's carrying around now! Give us a call today...February 14 is much closer thank you think...if we get together soon, we'll still have time to help you make the most amazing gift you've given in years. Tears of joy and big wet kisses guaranteed!