It’s hard to imagine a better organized first-time Celebration of Smiles promotion than what Venice, California, photographer Wendy Waddell put together, using a city park as her location. Managing to raise $768 (3 smiles!) for her first outing, Wendy is really looking forward to next year so that she can use what she learned this year to host an even more successful event.
Wendy was kind enough to assemble eight pages of beautifully documented, fully illustrated information to share with fellow PPA members, so that you can learn what she did and what she intends to change for next year. You’ll find so much helpful information and inspiration in Wendy’s article, and you can visit her website and read her Celebration of Smiles blog entry at this link.
Thanks Wendy for your fantastic support of PPA Charities and Operation Smile!
CELEBRATION OF SMILES DAY STORIES
Please share your 2012 Celebration of Smiles stories with other PPA-member photographers so that we can learn from each other. Send any or all of the following:
Marketing: What worked best and what you wish to change next year.
Operations: What you learned about keeping sessions on track.
Clients' reaction to Celebration of Smiles Day.
What impact did the campaign have on your business?
Any inspirational moments?
How did you conduct sales?
A few examples of client images you created during the event.
Any photos you might have that shows your setup or activities.