Monday morning Oklahoma greetings to one and all!
Jan and I are headed back home for a week out West and it was a very nice way to end last year and get ready for 2016!
At the beginning of this year I made two big announcements and needless to say, both have worked out great! The first one was that Jan was joining me full time and the second that we were now shooting video. Jan has been a huge asset this past year and I couldn’t be happier. She has done it all from being a roadie to shooting stills when I’m shooting video or as a second shooter to being a photo stylist. Even on the smallest of shoots when we might be shooting people, Jan has been making sure that everything looks great from the clothes, to the hair and those little things have made a huge improvement in the photos. Having a second set of eyes looking at what we are doing is making a big difference in how things are looking!
The second announcement was that we were officially shooting video in 2015 and I’m still amazed at how much of the business that it’s become. We’ve come a long way this year and have learned so much about all of the gear and what needs to happen to put a video together. We finished up the end of the year with a ton of video editing projects and I’ve had to learn some new editing software along the way and getting a lot more comfortable with the programs that we are using.
One of the most asked questions that I get asked is how much video work are we doing and what is the percentage of that work. Here’s a breakdown for 2015 and it even amazes me: 45% of our shoots were stills only, 33% was video and 22% was a shoot that involved us shootings stills and video for the same project. So you can see that video has become over half of what we are doing and that surge propelled us to our second best year in 25 years of business. To put that in perspective, 2013 was my worst year in business and it was ugly! Two years later in 2015, we have had the second best year ever and that’s an incredible turnaround. At this point, the skies the limit!
Here’s a look back at the Top Ten photos that Jan and I shot this past year. We’ve tried to give a nice overview of some of the different projects that we’ve worked on and also some of the personal images that we’ve shot for ourselves.
Ok, it’s time to get busy. We’ve already got shoots and editing lined up to start this year and we are ready to go!!! Join us in 2016 for a shoot!!! We love to help clients with their projects and are loving what we are doing!
We hope that you both have a wonderful 2016!!!
Kev and Jan
Click on link to see the Top Ten Photos