Givers gain. That’s the philosophy behind the networking group I’m a member of, BNI. We give referrals & in return, if we’re lucky, and we usually are, we get referrals too. I like to extend this credo past my BNI membership & into my business as a whole. You give of yourself to your clients and gain so much in return. I recently gave away a free mini-session as a door prize & the winner was a Mortgage Concierge who works in conjunction with a larger team of five individuals known as Kay Houghton & Associates, and in return I gained the experience of a really fun photo shoot!
Ellen, the Mortgage Concierge, decided to use her free mini-session to get some professional group photos taken of her Kay Houghton & Associates teammates. What a great way to use her free session! She let me know that they were looking to use the photos for some upcoming real estate marketing material to first time home buyers, and that they were looking to come across friendly, approachable, & fun. Well not only did we accomplish that with these photos, I can personally attest to the notion that this is a spirited group who is super friendly, very approachable, and have fun even while taking a professional group photo in the chilly breeze of an early spring evening (as you’ll be able to tell from the couple ‘blooper’ photos I’ve included)! Even while we were shooting, they were chatting about their business – past office hours & during a photo shoot! Now that is dedication!
We met outside their office building in the Courthouse neighborhood of Arlington, and while it was a sun-shiney spring evening, it was a bit chilly & windy. I definitely think we made the wind work in our favor & managed to capture some superhero like poses with windblown hair & the perfect group setup.
Best of luck with your upcoming event this May, guys! I hope these group photos help to take your business to the next level!