It’s that time of year again! Our Annual End of Year party and Awards Presentation will be held on December 15th at 6pm at the Village Cafe in downtown Bryan. This year it will be an Adults Only party, so please make sure to get babysitters for your little ones and come join us for a fun night. Daniela Weaver will be providing a photo booth and we are all encouraged to bring some of our own props. She is also asking that our board members come a little early to help with set up and a quick board meeting. Here is a tentative schedule for the night’s activities!
Board meets at 5pm, Party starts at 6pm, Dinner at 6:30pm, Speeches and Presentation of Awards 7pm, Fun and dancing 7:30-9pm
We are considering a White Elephant gift exchange (photography related) so bring something you have lying around…instructional DVD, Photography book, picture frame…anything you don’t mind sharing with someone else. Wrap it up and let’s have fun!
The Village Cafe is located at 210 W 26th Street in downtown Bryan and we hope to see everyone there at 6pm!
Check out our Facebook page for more information as it arrives!
Randy has photographed Texas and national public servants along with grand opening of events such as The National Wildflower Research Center, The Bob Bullock State history museum of Texas history, The Austin Convention center along with many Texas families and friends. Randy’s photographs hang in 27 countries around the world and have seen on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings along with NBC Today Show and the History Channel. In 1996 while digital photography was changing the face of how the masses take photographs, Randy decided to go another direction while digital gear was being perfected, changed his lifestyle and moving into a army tent in the Bastrop forest of Texas to study light for three years. He began interfacing with light by clearing 11 meadows that have a visual relationship with the earth, light and the lens of a camera. Randy Kerr wrote the Game of Light and developed the global award winning Westway Method of Photography and was encourage to teach this methodology for four years at The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas by Dr Steven Windhanger. His unique form of teaching and personal way with words convey simplicity and clarity to the sometimes confusing photographic terminologies.
“It is about how you walk into light and evaluate what is present”
Randy’s focus is to educate film-makers and photographers on how to achieve quality light in image capture, while exposing meaningful humanitarian topics and the environmental necessity of green living. Recent work include the Light of Congo documentary and book. This product was created in partnership with the village of Luebo Congo and the Luebo Partnership of University Presbyterian Church of Austin Texas and serves as a fundraiser to restore the historic First Presbyterian church of Luebo.
The Professional Photographer’s of San Antonio Guild will be hosting a ShootOut on October 27th, 2013 at La Villitia from 1-6pm. Speakers and Guests Photographers are David Sixt, Laura and Randy Pollard, Dane Miller and David Boeck. If you are interested in participating in the Shoot Out visit ppgsa.org for details on how to register for their event.
Melinda & Cristie Reddehase are sisters with a shared passion for photography. Simply put… We do this job because we love it! There is nothing more rewarding than capturing a special moment in someone’s life. We create images that are held onto, loved and cherished.
Both Melinda & Cristie have obtained bachelors of art degrees in photography from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. Melinda started the studio in 2001 shortly after college graduation and was, for a time, the youngest studio owner in Texas. Cristie joined her a year later when her degree was complete. They quickly outgrew their 1,000 square foot commercial space and expanded to a custom built studio and three acres just over two years ago. They photograph all types of portraits but love high school seniors and babies the most!
Seminar Info: ”Get the Seniors in, Make them Spend & Have a Great Time!”
Our average senior portrait sale is over $1,800. How? Senior photography is about more than the photos. It’s about creating a solid marketing program that will have them choosing you over your competition and pricing your work in a way that encourages large sales averages. Over the years we have fine tuned our senior marketing including a very successful senior rep program for our juniors. We’ve also structured our pricing in a way that ensures us large orders almost every time. We’ll show you how to get the seniors in and make them spend!
Creating a senior rep program
Pricing to sell!!
Senior sessions & techniques (including Virtual Backgrounds)
Retouching & finishing (if time permits)
The purpose of the Brazos Valley Professional Photographers Association shall be the elevation of the standard of professional photography, the promotion of good fellowship among the Association members and to serve the Greater Brazos Valley area with the finest Professional photography service and to create an atmosphere in which professional photographers may associate and learn from one another and stay current with trends in the industry.
We desire to plan, organize and promote better public relations between the Brazos Valley Professional Photographers Association and the general public and to communicate and disseminate information about the state and national affiliates events, projects and educational workshops.