For my second blog I decided to keep it light before I get to the heavy stuff! Something I believe in is karma…I always have and I always will. I was always taught to be generous to people and don’t always think of yourself, it feels good to do things for others because you never know in life…
When Jay and I started our business we did a good amount of free photo shoots for people to show everyone that Jay had talent and 8 months later we still do a few here and there for special occasions because we always enjoy helping people. Jay and I have always tried to be generous to others from opening our house up for dinners to trips to Guatemala for missionary work. When we first bought our house we were known for dinner parties, football parties and hosting demonstrations, but since Cass Imaging started getting busy it’s been take out in front of the computer! A few months ago a friend became a sales rep for the company 31, which are organizational totes and bags – this has my name written all over it! This friend was a friend from church who I admired because she would surprise me and others with little gifts just because and she was the type of person that always saw the glass as half filled no matter what, not like most people that would question, why is it only half filled? I mentioned that I would like to host a party and she did everything perfect, and I need to mention I wasn’t the easiest person but she would just send me little friendly reminders here and there… So we booked it and it worked out perfect! It was snowing that night but I still had people pilling in the house to buy things! I had so much fun that night, and to top it off I got awesome bags!!
I should probably get to the point of the blog…ha-ha. So Jay and I went to a camera shop in PA to buy our second D800, and a new camera bag. “Think Tank” is the best camera bag company that is known for its high quality bags, as they should be because they are expensive...$150 for the one we bought. But if anyone knows Jay he likes to have the best, so of course we bought a bag, but Jay wanted to buy two, one for me…but I was not so generous that day so we just got one! So back to the 31 Party, as I was looking through the catalog to my surprise what was the hostess special …a camera bag just for me! Jay being the Google expert looked into the camera bags that 31 offers and even better found a review and people love it! The bag is awesome; you can customize the inside to whatever you want to do with it so it will be perfect for Mexico! The night was a success, tons of food, wine and close friends and Kim and I were very happy. I was able to pick out almost $200 worth of free items, so I got totes and bags galore and all in grey & white with turquoise accents for Cass Imaging colors…well Jay doesn’t know I added turquoise ha-ha.
So to wrap this up, I am very happy I decided to book a 31 Party, I thought I was helping out a friend and to my surprise and made out pretty good! Which kind of sums up our business...we started doing things for free and to our surprise, we are making out pretty darn good!