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Amy Cham
New York, NY
Wedding and event photographer
Interests: marketing, reading, photography, blogging, photoshop, social media, gtd, analytics, drupal, interactive technologies
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Today I am doing something that is long overdue. I am engaging in the tedious task of going through my bulk email and unsubscribing from most of the senders. Looking at all these emails all at once has brought all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2012 at amy cham :: pixels + people
Just what do I think I'm worth? One of the things I learned quickly upon starting Paper Swan Photography was that figuring out what to charge--and what to provide--is one of the most difficult parts of the job. When I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2011 at amy cham :: pixels + people
Thank you! We don't usually get to see things looking quite like that! :)
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Jan 27, 2011
This morning as he was heading out to work, my husband called me and said to get outside with a camera, because he had never seen the snow on the trees quite like it was, and I should get some pictures. For Manhattan, is was, in fact, a rare and beautiful sight! Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2011 at amy cham :: pixels + people
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May 7, 2010
Personally, I've always thought it was a misnomer to call it a "disorder." Throughout most of human history, many of the traits that characterize ADHD were assets, not liabilities. I can't say I have much faith in the standard public school environment or curriculum. Doesn't seem to do much to inspire imagination and curiosity, or prepare kids for anything other than more classrooms. Kudos to you for taking matters into your own hands. You'll do just fine!
Toggle Commented May 7, 2010 on In The Beginning at Sweet Pea Academy
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Mar 15, 2010
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Any photographer will tell you that the best thing anyone could do for them is to recommend them to a friend who needs their services. We are certainly no exception to this rule, and we want you to know how much we appreciate it when someone suggests us to a friend. No good deed should go unrewarded!! I am very happy to announce the beginning of our Referral Thank You Program! If you suggest us to someone else, and they book a wedding with us, you will receive a free gift certificate for a 2-hour on-location-in-Manhattan portrait session! (Retail: $300)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2010 at Paper Swan Photography Blog
Terri: Glad to hear you're thinking up your next novel. O List aside, it will certainly make it into a blog post!
If you're looking for creative ways to save money on your wedding, chances are you've considered taking on some do-it-yourself (or, hopefully, do-it-with-friends) projects like favors, centerpieces, or decor. Want to stretch your dollars even further? Think about the colors and theme for your wedding, and plan on swooping in on the craft and party supply stores immediately after the appropriate holiday when you can find discounts of 50-75%, or more, on silk flowers, ribbon, tulle, and other seasonal crafty supplies. Christmas yields not only poinsettias and evergreens, but also a plethora of rich red and white roses and sparkly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at Paper Swan Photography Blog
And the irony...there is no "Share" link when a blog post is posted to the author's Facebook profile via Typepad. *sigh*
Long-time Seth Godin fan, of course I'll get the book. But I wanted to comment how much I enjoyed this post. I particularly loved the Carson story. Really, really nice writing...maybe Seth should tap you for the preface of his next book. ;-)
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One of the most important things you can do to get better portraits and group pictures is to block out specific, significant chunks of time. From a distance--eg, 3 months before the big day--the scheduling for your wedding day looks easy-peasy. After all, the ceremony is only an hour, maybe two, and you can occupy your guests with cocktails and hors d'ouerves until you're ready to start the reception, which is only a few minutes away from the ceremony. Aside from a few things like cutting the cake, speeches and first dances, the reception will mostly be socializing and dancing...We'll... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2010 at Paper Swan Photography Blog
The last couple of weeks have been intensely focused on our new and improved Paper Swan Photography website. The new site features more galleries, FAQs and pricing information, and, of course, this blog. In the coming weeks and months the site will grow to include more about Paper Swan and its photographers (Yours Truly and hubby Matt), a downloadable brochure, pricing and FAQ pages for events and portraits, and more. Along with the website itself, I'm working on some other online goodies like a Facebook page, a quarterly newsletter, and pulling together other wedding and photography resources for you, which... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2010 at Paper Swan Photography Blog
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I am very excited to be posting this, our first post on the new Paper Swan Photography blog! Even better, I'm watching the status bar creep along as the files for our new website upload. If all goes well, we should be ready to run by tomorrow night! What is Paper Swan Photography? Paper Swan is my dream. Back in 199...erm...I was a bright-eyed teenager hoping to go to college to become a professional photographer. Unfortunately, circumstances didn't allow it and I instead pursued a career in business and web development. A few years ago, I became reacquainted with my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at Paper Swan Photography Blog
Yeah, technically that one's on my list too. But I figured that's on *everyone's* list, no? :-)
Thank you! There will be a couple important social media components and a new website soon. Would love to get your feedback, if you don't mind, when the time comes. And of course, if you know of anyone getting married and in need of a photographer... :-D
Hi Paul G - If you want only a blog, you might want to use Wordpress or a third party system like TypePad (especially if you are not technical). I love the Drupal platform, but if you are solely looking for a blog, it could be overkill.
I agree with your analysis. Having recognized the widespread interest in a UGC video that perfectly fits their topical area, it would be silly to walk away from the opportunity to leverage the attention. Good ideas tend to be inspired by external occurrences...if it works, who cares whether it's a news story, an academic lecture, or an amateur clip on YouTube?
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I'm glad you approve of my summary. :-) Thanks for running a great session, packed with info that spurred ideas I hadn't thought of yet. What a great conference! I too have a stack of notes and number of new people to catch up with. I will definitely be back next year!
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