Thoughts on This Past Year and the Future

2010 is year two here at Braun Photography. Our official one year anniversary is coming up later this month, and with it we’re re-thinking, re-imagining, and re-positioning. A lot of changes are on the way, and we’re sure that you’re going to love them.

This whole thing started because I was tired of my job. I was working at an advertising agency here in Dayton, working for clients who didn’t want to spend the money to do things the right way. It was tiring, and I was bored. I began to pray and ask God to show me the next step for my life.

I didn’t expect Him to answer in such a direct and unexpected way.

In January of 2009 I was laid off. A result of our poor economy sure, but even more so a result of a poorly run company. Here was my answer. I wanted a change, and boy, did I get it. At the time I didn’t know what to do or where our future was going to take us. I have a degree in Graphic Design, and so I started doing freelance design. Little by little the idea crept into my head that I could use this opportunity to do something I’ve always loved and start taking more pictures.

Mindy was such a huge support, I definitely could not have started this without her. Now we’re a team, and we shoot everything together. She’s blossoming into a very talented photographer, and a wedding would be nearly impossible to do without her. As a result of this, you may have noticed throughout the year that we started dropping my first name for our watermarks and started referring to ourselves as simply “Braun Photography.”

Starting later this month we’re going to be transitioning into a new branding package for our little operation here. We’re jumping headfirst into this brand, with a commitment to showing people that we’re a team. It’s not just me anymore. We’re in the process of developing a new look that will hopefully show off the fact that we’re a husband and wife photog team. It’s got more color. Less grey. The current branding is very cold, very masculine. We’re warming things up and bit, and hopefully we’ll appeal more to our target market, the brides who’s weddings we capture.

Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks, and please be patient with us as we make this transition. We’ve got a new Facebook page coming, a new Twitter name we’ll be using, and a new website URL. We’ll be providing more details, but we appreciate your support now as much as ever. We certainly couldn’t do it without all of you.

Here’s a little taste of what’s coming: