We’ve been in business for over forty years. People often ask “When are you going to retire”?
Retire? The thought rarely even crosses my mind. Why? Because I love what I do (most of the time).
For example, Tuesday I got to play with a whole bunch of fire trucks in the morning. Every “little boy’s” dream.
We are in the production stage of a calendar for Oakes Truck Sales in Perth to mark their 50th anniversary of being in business. The calendar will be featuring various area businesses/services that get their trucks from Oakes. BIG TRUCKS are fun!
Then I get to “fix up” the image to make it more dynamic for the calendar. The one below is a work in progress but you can see the Before and After idea. Simply slide the arrows back and forth.
In the afternoon, I got to photograph a lovely young woman for her resume.
Then later that evening I made a (to quote the request) “bete noir, seasoned and cynical, old and grizzly ER doc” portrait of our doctor for an upcoming Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians conference ad campaign.
In between all that I worked on a layout of a family history book we are editing and producing for a local couple.
For good measure, toss in writing the blog for our bi-weekly newsletter and helping out The Station Theatre (one of my “give back to the community” passions) with some marketing and you’ve got a typical day at the studio.
Why do we keep doing this? Because we love working with people. Our customers are great. They have been great for as long as we’ve been in business.
Retirement? Not yet. Cutting back a bit and enjoying life? You bet.
As we head into Thanksgiving next week, we both think about how grateful we are for the life we have had in the past and for what we have to look forward to in the future.
Thanks for being part of that with us.