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Arch Rival to New Recruit – Bart Cepek

Arch Rival to New Recruit – Bart Cepek

Even he might find this a surprise but, Bart Cepek was at one time one of my rivals or you might say I found myself threatened by his existence in our industry.  You see Bart is what I consider a heavy hitter on the verge of a winning streak.  He owns an incredible...

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8 Benifits of an Apple Watch

8 Benifits of an Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is a very important tool that we use in our photography Studio. It helps us stay connected, keep on track of our daily tasks, and obviously know what time it is! We love using our Apple Watches so much & want to pass that love on to you. SO...WE...

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Welcome to the Team Yuan, our Videographer

Welcome to the Team Yuan, our Videographer

Well, let's just get this out of the way first.  Its pronounced phonetically Yin like fin with a Y.  What threw me is that Yuan is actually his last name and his first name is Zhen. He chooses to be called Yuan and despite all of the confusion, it's easier that way. ...

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Bringin Er Up From The Minors

Bringin Er Up From The Minors

One of the best bits of business advice I have ever heard was “If you find the right fit for your team but don’t have a position for them make one!”  Last year Gemia, or Mia as we call her, came to me wanting to learn some of the back end work of what we do as...

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Cookies Make Us Smile!

Cookies Make Us Smile!

This week we simply want to you make you smile! One thing that makes us smile is ooie-gooie goodness in the form of cookies! To share our love of cookies with you we are going to give 10 lucky people gift certificates for a "4 Cookie Box" from Crumble Cookies  Crumbl...

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2x $28 Tickets To Escape Mystery Manor

2x $28 Tickets To Escape Mystery Manor

Many don't know this but in 2018 we opened an escape room in the other side of our studio.  Our studio is about 4400 sq ft in total and 3100 of it is the studio and production space and the other is our escape room.  Escape From Mystery Manor is a 1920-30 Hotel Themed...

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$50 In Dutch

$50 In Dutch

If you know me you know I love to take people to dutch.  So why not share the love and support local business owners.  Somehow I don't think dutch is hurting by the look of the lines I see every day but still it's apart of our culture here and amongst our seniors.  ...

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Best Friend Session Giveaway

Best Friend Session Giveaway

How exciting to announce that giveaways are back here at Samuel Marvin Photography.  Have an Idea of what you'd like to see in the next giveaway please comment below.     This week we are going to start off with a BFF Session as a giveaway.  Make check out the...

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It’s Grad Card Time!

It’s Grad Card Time!

Its that time of year, and we need to get all of your Grad Cards designed and ordered. Below you will see all of the options.    All of our grad cards come in sets of 25. There are other options that can be specified on your order form, such as upgraded paper,...

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6 Tips to Better Family Portraits

6 Tips to Better Family Portraits

Stop Worrying about your weight If I had a dollar for every time someone told me “I’ll get family portraits done when I have lost 15 pounds” I probably wouldn’t need to work anymore.  Lets be real for a second not many of us actually get better...

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