FIVE CREATIVE WAYS TO DISPLAY YOUR PHOTOS
1. Use nature in your display
It’s no secret that Coloradans love nature. We hike, we ski, we Turkey Trot – really, we find any excuse to be outside. Why not bring nature inside by using and branch and twine to create a hanging photo display? Or use a stone and some wire for a cute tabletop decoration. The possibilities are endless.
2. Create a gallery wall
Whether you combine photos with other decor element or exclusively use photos, gallery walls make a huge statement. And you can add to the wall as your photo collection grows. Pinterest has some great tools and Amanda, our premiere party consultant, is happy help you design your perfect “gallery.”
Not only do clipboards look cool, but they give you the chance to rotate photos. Choose an antique clipboard for a rustic look or a sleek bamboo clipboard for a more modern look. Hang on the wall or prop up. Voila – awesome photo display!
4. Office displays
You probably spend more time at work than at home so why not keep your favorite people close to you with office photos displays? Elevate’s pinewood block, made from Colorado beetle kill pine, showcases 12 rotating photos printed on fine art paper. Or create a photo collage on your desk by displaying photos under glass or sheet of plastic.
5. Use a frame in a non-traditional way
Use an old frame in a new way to create an interesting art piece. String engagement photos across a frame and hook them with wood clothespins for a fun display at your wedding. Why not add chicken wire to an existing frame to display multiple photos? Pinterest also has some great frame ideas.
NEW YEAR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIAL
If you or someone you know is getting married they are going to want to know about this! We are offering 2016 prices when you book by February 15, 2017. That is $300 off Magnolia and Aspen wedding photography packages! You must mention this newsletter when you call – 303.744.6700 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT’S NEW AT ELEVATE
Katie is having a baby
We can’t even tell you how excited we are that Katie and her husband, Chris, are expecting a baby boy the first week of February. If you’ve ever worked with Katie, you know she has a infectious, fun personality that kids love. She and Chris will be amazing parents.
Amanda Mogab recently joined the Elevate staff as our premier party consultant. Before joining the Elevate team, Amanda had a career in fundraising and development in the nonprofit sector. Amanda used Elevate for her wedding, and now she is excited to be part of the team and help other brides through the process.
Here Comes the Bride
Not that she’s counting our anything, but Allie is marrying her sweetie, Hasan, in 100 days. Allie and Hasan love each so well, always taking the time to do special things to show each other how much they care. We can’t wait to be guests at a wedding and celebrate with them in April!
GIVING BACK SPOTLIGHT: EAGLE PROJECTS INTERNATIONAL
In 2003, shortly after starting Elevate Photography, McCory James, was invited on a mission trip to Nepal with Eagle Projects International. As an avid outdoorsman, volunteer and travel-junkie, he jumped at the chance to go. EPI tasked McCory with taking photos that would “tell the story of the trip and inspire people to get involved in the work that EPI does.”
The trip was life-changing; McCory got to see first-hand the plight of those living in a developing country. The need for healthy food, clothing and other necessities really moved him. Beyond tangible items, McCory saw desire for love and attention. When he visited an orphanage, he was amazed by how many of the kids, from toddlers to teenagers, wanted to hold his hand or sit on his lap simply because they craved human contact.
He also got to see how EPI’s work with their local partners transformed the lives of so many people. During his time there, McCory visited a piece of ground near the town of Pokhara that had been purchased with the help of EPI. That land has since had an orphanage built on it that largely helps rescue girls from the sex trade. EPI helps to meet people’s basic needs as a way to be show God’s love. The main goal of McCory’s trip was to take pictures, but he learned and grew so much from seeing the need of people in a poverty stricken country like Nepal. From medical clinics to working with orphanages to teaching pastors from remote villages the basics of Christian theology, their work made an immediate impact in the lives of the Nepalese. Many of them are in survival mode for much of their life and don’t really know what it means to be loved, even by their own families. EPI and their partners play a large role in fulfilling the need to be loved and cared for.
Since then, McCory has travelled with EPI to Kenya, China, India, Myanmar and Ghana. He feels very blessed that he is able to use the skills God gave him to bring awareness to those around the world that are in need. You can check out more of his photos in the “Adventure” section of Elevate’s blog.
ELEVATE INTRODUCES BLEND COWORKING
When McCory James first launched Elevate Photography in 2003, he, like many other sole proprietors, ran his business from his small, Wash Park apartment. His business phone number was his personal cell phone number, his bathroom was his clients’ bathroom and he would often go days without seeing anyone besides his wife. Beyond that he was solely responsible for all business expenses from printer ink to internet access.
As Elevate grew, McCory was able to add to his staff, move to larger spaces and eventually purchase the building that currently houses Elevate. The building is perfect but has more space than Elevate needs. After brainstorming how best to use the extra square footage, McCory decided that he wanted to open a coworking space give sole proprietors and small business the advantages he didn’t have early on.
Blend Coworking officially opened on September 1, 2016 and offers a cozy, home-like environment featuring flexible workspaces, dedicated desks and a cozy, private meeting room that will take the unexpected out of client meetings. Our Englewood location, close to light rail, shops and restaurants, is easily accessible from anywhere in the Denver-metro area. Memberships start at $125/month and include great amenities like:
• Wireless internet
• Access to private, well-appointed meeting room
• Ample parking
• Networking/educational events
• Shared courtyard
• Affiliation with Elevate Photography, Colorado’s premier wedding photography studio
• Lockable storage (for an additional fee)
• Mailing address
• 3, 6 & 12 month memberships available
If you or someone you know would like more information or a tour, visit blendcoworking.com today!