It’s that time of year once again—back to school! At Sandy Puc’ Photography we are excited to offer our highly successful fundraising program to your school, sports team or charity.
Over 70% of sales through this initiative go right back to your organization, giving you the impact you need in a short amount of time. In fact, many local schools and sports teams have collected over $3,000 in the first few weeks with this fundraising campaign.
It’s easy! Here is all you need to do:
Everyone loves a beautiful portrait. With the holiday season approaching, this is a great time to participate! The certificate is perfect for a family portrait update, or can be used as a gift.
If you are interested please contact Sandy@SandyPuc.com or call 303-730-8638.
Sandy Puc Photography would love to assist your organization in its success!
Often times I am asked when I started my photography journey. Although I had always had a camera, one of the most significant "firsts" I remember was the time I grabbed a friend, my camera and took a journey into Canada to see my grandparents. I was only 17 but I was a true free spirit with a passion for travel. Not having a ton of money, the two of us headed out in a convertible that had no working top. Therefore when it rained we either pulled over or got soaked. There were many adventures on the road. From a giant steer that blocked the road and refused to let us pass to showering in waterfalls along the way. I was not only seeing the world I was solidifying the gypsy heart that lived inside me.
When we final arrived in Magrath Canada I was thrilled to spend a few days with my Grandparents. I had no idea this would be the last time I would share laughter with my Grandfather. I know I drove him nuts as I constantly snapped away keeping my camera at my side for every moment. I started to follow him around and capture the essence of his life. I remember the BBQ that was prepared, trying out the "working outhouse" driving with him to his shop and laughing that people still rode horses into the one stoplight town.
Inside the shop we talked about life and happiness. I remember the moment that I asked him if he had enjoyed his life. He looked up from his project and stared silently ahead as I captured his silhouette in the soft window light. After a pause he looked at me and said "How could I not, I have you" I remember we laughed for a few minutes and then got back into his old station wagon and drove home. This day became some of the last memories of my grandparents healthy and alive that I would have.
After I made my way home, I decided to make a collage of images. One for my Grandma and one for my Dad. I had no idea what a treasure to my family those images would become. They truly show my Grandfather as we all remembered him.
Today with much emotion I am going to photograph my own father as I did his so many years ago. I have thought about it for years but always made an excuse to do it later. Maybe it is fear that he too is getting older and I dont ever want to have a "last memory" with him.
My dad is an amazing man and has always been my greatest hero. Ok off I go to find him...
As many of you know, each year on the first week of December I take a crazy trip. For the first 15 years I would basically throw a dart at a map and fly to a city somewhere in the world for only 48 hours. In that short time I would do my best to capture as much of the magic each culture had to offer as I could. It was always an exsausting and intense experiance and I loved every minute of it.
About 4 years ago my youngest son Nikolai asked that instead of Christmas gifts, if he could go on my trip with me. I was thrilled that his passion for photography and art gave him the travel bug, so I said yes! The trip with Nikolai has evolved over the years. We realized that both of us have a passion for telling stories about people in places that most would never go. We took what was originally an adventure and turned it into an opportunity to serve children through working with charitable organizations.
Nikolai and I have had many adventures together and we have seen some of the saddest places in the world. In spite of what we perceive as sadness, in each city we find hope and love and children who never stop smiling. Through video and stills we tell the story as we see it and we hope to spread awarness that although the world is big, every child matters.
Its time again to decide where the world will take us and what story we will tell. Things seem to be leaning towards India. We are working hard at getting visas and tickets ready and we hope to share a new story soon. We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas.
To check out Nikolai's work (he's only 17)
To see some of our short films:
Oftentimes I am asked why I am so dedicated to teaching, sharing, and the mentor program. On tour I get to meet and share with hundreds of photographers around the world. However, my favorite way to teach is the one-on-one private mentoring sessions. There is nothing better than talking to someone face-to-face (via Skype) and accomplishing a project, idea, business goal, etc. But even more rewarding is getting a text message like this a few days later:
"Hi Sandy! I just sold my first BeBe Club package!!! The "Adorable" collection and she used her $100 bonus toward the baby's first year album! Whoohoooo! And added birth announcements! $1716.00 total. She has been coming here for three years so she knows my price menu and she loved this new way of selling-said it made it so easy for her! Thank you sooooooo much!!!!"
Kym and I worked and reworked her pricing until we felt we had the perfect solution for her. As you can see, it worked! The client was happy and she is thrilled with the results. I wanted to give a public shout out to Kym for all her hard work and following through. Congrats, girl! You did it!!
Regardless of your business, we all need to work together in order to find success. We are blessed to do what we love and that we are able to contribute to and support our families.
If you are interested in having a business mentor and would like to personally work with me please check out this link: http://shop.sandypuc.com/working-with-sandy
Your business does not have to be photography. Marketing and business growth are my passion and together we can make change and find success together!
You can check out more of Kym’s work here: http://coutureportraits.net/
It's Throwback Thursday!
We first met the Bachman family in 2003 when they came in to do some black and white relationship portraits. The kids were absolutely adorable and this family clearly loves each other a lot It seems like all we did was blink, ten years passed, and we were capturing their Legacy session. As you can see, the kids are a little taller, but everyone is still gorgeous!
This time of year is perfect for capturing those amazing outdoor family portraits. Nothing compares to a fall sunset with the iconic Rockies in the background. Sandy has opened up a limited number of exclusive sessions through September. These fill up quickly so be sure to reserve your appointment
Call to book your session today! 303-730-8638
Photographer: Nikolai Puc'
It looks like the prince has lost his throne!