2011: A Preview in New England Photography

What a difference a year makes. 2010 saw a lot of changes at Ryan Richardson Photography as our business grew and evolved, there were a few bumps in the road, but what had started as a happenstance turned into a full-fledged passion. In 2011 we hope to continue that growth and change, bringing our clients better products and a better experience than ever before. This year, we're also pushing the idea that Ryan Richardson Photography is not just a Massachusetts and New England wedding photography company, but a photographic lifestyle. From the moment you're married to the pitter-patter of little feet there are hundreds of reasons it's great to know a photographer.

During the month of January, we'll be rolling out a few new products and making some great announcements for the first part of 2011.

January 11: The Second Annual New England Wedding Photography Giveaway

Last year, this contest helped to pull a lot of eyeballs toward our services. We gave away three engagement sessions and met three great couples and we're hoping that this year's contest willl draw even more. Congratulations to Luke and Holly, last year's winners who will have their upcoming wedding covered this June. This year the prize is valued at over $4,000.

January 18: Referral Rewards and Loyalty

Our best business comes through word of mouth, happy customers beget more happy customers. To help add a little incentive, we're starting a modest referral rewards program that not only lets our clients introduce their friends and relatives to great photography, but look like heroes while doing it. Previous wedding clients will be able to offer their friends and family the chance to save a bit of money on their wedding photography package. Certain wedding clients will also be offered a loyalty program that lets them take 20 percent off all future photo sessions (and 10 percent off future print products).

January 25: New Lifestyle Portrait Packages

Ryan Richardson Photography is about more than just weddings and we hope that the people we shoot with are more than just clients. In 2010 the portrait side of our business puttered along as a secondary focus, that's one thing I really want to change in 2011. To that end we're introducing several new portrait styles and packages including maternity, seniors, family and something a little more fun just in time for Valentine's Day.

These aren't the only changes ahead for Ryan Richardson Photography, so keep looking for new announcements, updates and tips right here on this blog or become a fan on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ryanrichardsonphotography).