December 9, 2016

Black Friday’s Awesome Cousin

 

You are probably familiar with Black Friday (maybe too familiar), but there are also the slightly lesser known siblings: Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. There is an even lesser known (but more important) cousin called Giving Tuesday. Back in 2012, the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact in New York created Giving Tuesday as a way to harness the power of social media to push a global charitable initiative. During the holidays, Giving Tuesday has become an incredible way to promote philanthropy and end of the year giving while many charities have begun to take advantage of the event in order to raise funds.

 

How We Get Involved

 

Charitable giving is a big part of our overall life and business strategy and for the last few years we have been heavily involved with PPA Charities, the philanthropic arm of our national professional association. PPA Charities gives photographers the opportunity to use what they do best to help others by including charitable events and marketing in their businesses. By using it’s ability to fund raise and pass those funds to other charities, PPA Charities has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for many great causes, including more than half a million dollars raised for Operation Smile!

In honor of Giving Tuesday, PPA Charities hosted an all day Facebook LIVE event with photography educators all over the country. Think of it as a pledge-a-thon aimed at professional photographers. Thirty instructors gave more than 50 presentations over 16 hours and raised $12k for charity. The entire library of educational videos will remain on the PPA Charities Facebook Page.

 

Here is a promo video we made leading up to the event:

If you want to find out more about Giving Tuesday, visit their website HERE

To find out more about PPA Charities and it’s mission, check them out HERE.

If you want to see the full library of videos from the Giving Tuesday Event, follow PPA Charities on Facebook HERE.

November 21, 2016

Kelly and Geoff are two of the most unique and wonderful people you could hope to meet. If you knew nothing else about them except for the love that surrounds them from their family and friends you would know everything you needed to. The location, the weather and the people all came together for a truly perfect day. Here are a few of our favorite images from the day.

November 14, 2016

holiday family portraits by Hughes Fioretti

Once a year we offer family portraits on location. For only two days, we open up location sessions at one of our favorite spots in Orlando. Do you want something that looks a little different for your Holiday Cards this year? Join us at a beautiful lakeside park that actually has fall colors! Here’s what you need to know:

- Sessions are available on November 26th and December 3rd

- Every booking will include the location session and 25 holiday cards

- you can also order anything else you like from our full menu of portrait products 

- the cost for your session and holiday cards is $199.00

- we only offer this opportunity once a year!

- spaces are limited, book your session today

To get more information or reserve you spot, call or text 407-617-1231 or email julie@hughesfioretti.com

November 9, 2016

There are few things that can communicate your brand identity and corporate culture to your client base like a professional portraits and team photos. Coupled with a great website and social media strategy your portraits and group photos can say a lot about your business. We work with companies all over Central Florida and help them to come up with the right images to reinforce their message. There are plenty of options for creating these images whether your company does interior design or video game design.

 

Clean and simple is the most versatile in terms of design. Whether the photos are for a brochure, website or other kinds of marketing materials this approach gives you the flexibility to include the imagery anywhere you need it to seamlessly.

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Team photos taken in the office environment can not only give a sense of work ethic, but they also give context to your company while letting potential clients take a peek behind the curtain at what you do.

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Team photos on location can give a powerful connection to a specific location. For example if your office serves a particular area, using well known landmarks as a background can give your potential clients comfort in knowing they are dealing with a business that is local and connected to the community. They can also give your clients a powerful sense of what you are all about.

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The most important thing to consider when designing your team photos and branding images is intent. What will they be used for? Do they need to match a particular brand and scheme? Can I get multiple uses from them?

 

When it’s time to create headshots, branding images and team photos for your business, we can help you come up with the perfect look and style.

 

Call or text: 407-617-1231

Email: Julie@hughesfioretti.com

October 14, 2016

Our Headshots for Charity event in Atlanta was a huge success! We photographed 44 beautiful people who all came together to raise money in support of PPA Charities and Operation Smile. With the help of the great people at Frat Pack Productions in Atlanta who hosted the event, we were able to raise enough money for seven cleft palate and cleft lip surgeries. It is overwhelming what people can accomplish when they come together for a good cause. We are overwhelmed by the response once again and can’t wait to do it again in the future. Take a look below and you can see the faces of our incredible donors who came out in support:

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To find out more about PPA Charities and their mission visit them online at www.ppacharities.com

Learn more about the important work of Operation Smile visit them online at www.operationsmile.org