28 March 2008

There is NO such thing as a perfect picture !!

As Joe Bussink taught us, "There is no such thing as a perfect picture, only perfect moments."

Here is one of my favorites from our last wedding

Young Boys at Weddings

Wedding Intern Opportunity

We have a couple intern positions available this summer for our weddings. This great learning opportunity for the aspiring photographer.

The program consists of some studio work meeting with brides, shooting, portfolio review, photoshop techniques, digital workflow, sales and marketing as well as being a 2nd shooter at one of our weddings.

If you are interested, please email me at Douglas@BriteIdeaPhotography.com with the subject line : Wedding Intern and we'll setup a time to talk.

We will be accepting applications until April 15 and making our final selections by May 1

Come join our team !!!

BIG NEWS : Senior Open House on May 9 - 10

That's right, you heard it here on the blog first ! We will be having our 1st Annual Senior Open House at the River Falls Studio on May 9 - 10.

High School Juniors, Class of 2009, THAT'S YOU !!!

Stop in and see the new studio improvements we are finishing up. Like What ?
  • How about a 46" Plasma Screen to view your Session Images on.
  • How about seeing the largest Brag Books for you to show off to your friends
  • New Canvas Prints that are freakin' cool and HUGE
  • Much more with photos to come and things are all installed and finalized here in the next few weeks
  • FREE ... FREE ... FREE ...
Free iPod Giveaways each Day
Book your Session at the Open House and get your Session Fee FREE
Learn about how to get $500 (or more) in FREE Prints

Sound interested ? Plan to stop by or call the studio to get the ball going !!!

More to come....

Welcome to our NEW Marketing Intern !!

We recently had the wonderful opportunity to bring a Marketing and Public Relations intern on the team.

Welcome to Dana !!!

Dana will be working with our area High Schools to help us promote the Class of 2009 as well as our Senior Open House on May 9 & 10 (more info coming soon)

New Photographer in Training

From time to time, we get requests to have interns come shoot with us to help build their portfolio and gain experience. This last week, we had our youngest applicant at only 2 years old.

Welcome to the team Jayden !

Joe + Kristi's Wedding

We had the pleasure of attending Amanda's cousin Joe this past weekend at their wedding. We were not the photographer's but were able to get a few shots in.

The full gallery can be seen at http://joeandkristi.briteideaphotography.com/

17 March 2008


We will be gone from Friday March 14 - March 22. The studio is closed. We will be available by email only - so check out the website.

B. We have some new promotions available for children, seniors and families coming up. Watch for them on our blogs and website.

C. Frame samples are in! To better serve our customers a more complete product, we have added some popular custom frames to our stock. If you haven't yet framed that portrait from 2007, stop in and we will help you get your portraits on the wall!

D. Tentatively we will be having a Open House for High School Seniors (to be) in early May. There will be lots of great deals and a drawing for a variety of prizes. Be sure to pass the word and look for downtown flyers.

E. We are working on a new website - look for it soon!

F. We are kicking around the idea of a Pet Beauty Contest at the studio as a fundraiser for local animal shelters (or their planning committees) with a possible Local Pet calendar sale with the net proceeds being donated to Pierce and St. Croix shelter committees. If you have any ideas, email me.

G. Lastly, we will be online over the next week but I'm not sure how much blogging we'll get to do - I hear WPPI is pretty busy crazy.

Have a great rest of the week!

12 March 2008

Our heart goes our to the Dick Burke Family

As a DIE HARD bicyclist and TREK bikes fan, our heart goes out to Dick Burke's family, founder of TREK bicycles.

--- CONTENT TAKEN from VeloNews.com

The bike world is mourning the death of Dick Burke, the founder of Trek Bicycle Corp., who died Monday evening at age 73.

Burke founded the company during the 1970s bike boom, when he and his partners saw a need for high-end U.S.-made bikes. The company's first factory was in a red barn in Waterloo, Wisconsin and the company still makes many of its bikes in Wisconsin.

The privately owned company, now run by his son John, does annual sales of about $700 million and sells 1.5 million bikes a year under the Trek, Gary Fisher, Klein and LeMond labels. It supplied the bikes Lance Armstrong used to win all seven of his Tours de France.

Burke was often active in bicycle advocacy and in promoting the industry and sport of cycling.

Greg LeMond, who sold his bike brand to Trek in the early 1990s, called Burke a visionary.

"My heart goes out to the Burke family and the entire extended Trek family," LeMond told VeloNews.

"He was a visionary in the world of cycling and together with his son, John, built an incredible family business. I will always remember him as a man of integrity and he will be dearly missed."

04 March 2008


It's that time again. We are seeking Class of 2009 High School Senior Models.

Do you have what it takes to be a Brite Idea Senior ?

We are looking for fun, outgoing, and energetic Juniors from area schools to represent and promote Brite Idea Photography.

All models receive a free senior session and free products! In exchange, we’ll be using your pictures for advertising, and asking you to help spread the word about us!

We may be new to town, but we're not new to photography cool kids !

All our sessions can be done on-location and/or at our studio in River Falls. We are NOT looking for people to stand in front of a big plastic '09 and smile. We want the real you. The you who loves music, enjoys friends, likes to laugh and most of all, enjoys a good time.


Each Senior Model will receive a FREE session along with Promo Cards with your favorite photo on them. The Rep Cards also contain our studio information

For each referral that books a Senior Session with us you will earn credits towards other great products such as Senior Brag Books, Slideshows, Custom Collages , and Graduation Announcements !

You will also receive a Spiral Bound Proof Book from your session that is yours to keep along with your favorite 5 photos sized and watermarked for use on your MySpace and FaceBook pages.

If you're ready to get your Senior Year rolling, give us a call and we can help make it the best year yet !

Call our studio at 877.274.8343 (That's 877-BriteIdea for your clever folks) or email D3 at DBoyce@BriteIdeaPhotography.com and I'll help to get you hooked up.

Excellent Cakes

Our good friend, Sarah Mannon, (and one of our previous brides) has a cool company making cakes now.

Go and take a look at her latest cake album

03 March 2008

WANTED : Adopted Children for 2009 Calendar

We are on the lookout for families who would be willing to be one of our models for the 2009 Brite Idea Kids Calendar. Our focus for 2009 will be on Adopted Children of the World. We are looking for kids ranging from 0 - 12 who have been adopted either domestically or internationally.

We are only selecting a few kids as this will also corespond with our Novemeber 2008 "Faces Of Adoption" Gallery opening. So if you are interested, please call soon.

For more details on what is involved and how to get your FREE session, please call Douglas at the studio at 715.425.9899

It's been like forever

It's been forever since I've had a moment to blog and update everyone on what's been going on. It's been a hectic 6 months since we opened the new studio back in Oct. We've been so blessed with all of the High School Seniors, children, families, charity events, and weddings that have come through our doors in this short time.

Thanks so much to all of you for your love and support.

In the coming weeks (hopefully 2) we'll be unveiling an entirely new website and new branding. We partnered with a wonderful marketing firm to completely overhaul the look and feel, products and packages of the Brite Idea Brand. There are still a few things left to complete before the big unveiling.

Keep and eye on the blog for that big news in the coming weeks.

Well, off to bed right now.