Christmas, what a magical time of year!
A time to get together with family and friends, reflect on the past year and make resolutions for the New Year!
2012 brought many changes to NP Design & Photography. The biggest being the addition of our full-time graphic designer, Kelly Knutson. As a recent graduate of UW-Madison with a degree in graphic design and marketing, Kelly has elevated our business with the latest techniques while challenging us to think outside the box. She is an integral part of our studio family.
While we were busy last year, education continued to be part of our mission at NP Design & Photography. We attended our third consecutive Wedding & Portrait Photographers International convention in Las Vegas. This annual trade show features the latest photographic equipment and classes taught by many of the best photographers from across the globe. We also attended After Dark Education workshops in Dallas and Kansas City. While Teresa and Kelly participated in various classes on customer service and marketing, Nate had the honor of being a mentor which allowed him to teach other aspiring photographers at this “hands on” workshop.
Our commitment to education paid off in October when Nate was awarded 3rd place in the state of Wisconsin and again in November when he was named runner up Senior Portrait Photographer of the Year in the Twin Cities Professional Photographer Association. This is a HUGE honor as he competed with some amazing photographers from across the Midwest!
We are thrilled with 2012 and even more excited about 2013!
On a personal note, we have our house on the market in hopes that we can sell it and remodel the lower level of the studio and become urban dwellers! It’s exciting and scary at the same time but because we devote so much time to our business, it seems like the right decision. Also, it will give us more time to spend as a family. Tater, our Olde English Bulldogge, just turned nine this year and we want to spend as much time with our “baby” as possible.
In closing, we are so thankful for our amazing clients, family, and friends! We appreciate your referrals so keep them coming! We are committed to bringing you the ultimate level of customer service along with exceptional artwork. Remember, we consider you more than just our clients…we consider you friends.