• Matthew Frey Photographer
    28
    Mar

    The Start of Something New: Part 2

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  • Mary Ann Gatty in the US Event Photos Podcast Stuido
    04
    Jan

    Finding Your Spark During Covid or Cue the Tambourine

    Chapter 2  When one door closes, another door opens.  I just didn’t expect that door to be under my feet. I fell through the trap door, sliding into a depression that was foreign.  An isolation I’ve never experienced.  A time when it seemed like the forces of darkness were overwhelming the light.  Star Wars level […]

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  • Hillary Clinton meets Lech Walesa at the US Senate
    13
    Oct

    When You’re Sitting Next to a President Chapter 2

    Chapter 2 My chicken phone clucked as I stepped from the US Capitol into the bright sunshine of a perfect summer evening. On the line was Thomasz (Americanized to Thomas) Pompowski, and he told me he was a reporter for FAKT News, out of Warsaw, Poland. I’m ADHD.  The noise from the street, Thomas’ soft […]

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  • 23
    Aug

    Experiential Photo Marketing vs. Traditional Photo Booths or Starbucks vs. McCafe

    Those who read this blog know it is about the business of photography.  It’s my unfiltered opinion on how to be a successful photographer in today’s changing market place.  My expertise is corporate and event photography; US Event Photos doesn’t handle private events like weddings, but rather partners with leading companies to provide photography solutions […]

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  • 10
    Jun

    Photos that Define Moments

    She sat quietly, off to the side of the booth, softly crying. My mom noticed her.  She was in a wheel chair, staring at her photo.  She was crying.  Nobody was around her.  Mom was worried. “What’s wrong?” Mom asked quietly, “why are you crying?” “This is the first photo of me in a very […]

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  • 10
    Jun

    Customer Loyalty The Rock Star Approach: Part 2, Mario Andretti

    For part one of this series,  I recycled a rambling story about how I came to do so much business with Starwood Hotels — something like 1/5th of every night I have on earth is spent at a Starwood branded hotel.  Since 2006, I estimate I’ve spent $70,000 in their hotels.  (Yes, smart ass, that […]

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  • 17
    Jun

    A Lannister always pays his debts. Donald Trump isn't a Lannister.

    One of the hardest parts about owning your own business — any business — is figuring out how to get paid.  Not just what to charge, although that’s an ongoing struggle for most of us, but when to get paid.  Do you require a deposit?  Will you accept credit cards?  Are you going to offer […]

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  • 27
    Mar

    Building your photography business: Part 1, Teamwork (With Tourrette'sNotes!)

    I know it’s been a while since my last blog post, and that’s because I’ve been so damned busy I don’t have time (to pee) to make my own bed (like I ever do, hello! Hotels!) let alone write a blog post. But these past two weeks have really driven home (hit me over the head) […]

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