Monday, September 1

Presenting: Dave Ja Vu Photography!



I have forever pondered starting my own photography business since my days at the Wauneta Breeze and McCook Gazette. Since moving here, it's always been something Amy and I talked about but figured the equipment would be too expensive for us to purchase and had no idea how to start out. Well, lo and behold, the opportunity arose for me to purchase a ton of equipment from a local photographer selling her business. We jumped at the opportunity and are beginning our foray into our own business. My dream is to someday do this full-time (after I re-perfect the technical aspect and get a good clientele of course), so I won't be quitting my day job...yet...

I finally put the finishing touches on my website thanks to the long weekend and would like you to visit: Dave Ja Vu Photo. Let me know what you think. This week, I'll be putting the finishing touches on a direct mail piece giving friends and family a nice discount for September and October (hint, hint...just in time for holiday photos)!
First though, visit the website and tell me what you think. There's a slideshow feature on one of the pages. When you get there, click on "Click Here To View A Slideshow" and see some of my work! I'll be finishing a blog too here soon for the biz, so I'll keep you updated on that too.

And thanks to the Jones Family, Adriana Melgoza and Jack for being good subjects for me. And to Amy for being patient as I toil away in the office.

22 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh how exciting for you, congratulations! I'm on my way now to check out the site. Yay Vrbi's!

Anonymous said...

Tears started right away, I can't wait to see the rest of them.
They are so natural and that is what I like the most.
Thank you!!
Andrea

Staab Boys said...

Congratulations! The site looks great. Dave you've seriously got talent. So, what date and time to you want to tackle Sean and Ryan? Seriously, they're due for 5yr & 2 1/2 yr photos and I've been too damn lazy to do anything about it... now you've dropped this in my lap! We're free after school and on weekends. Saturday might be best since Sean is pretty wiped after school. See you soon.

bec said...

Congrats Dave!!! Your pics are awesome and the website looks great!

The Wades said...

So proud of you Dave. You're a natural and will soon have a booming business!
~~Wades

brusoe2000 said...

wow that is awesome and you are the king of the camera...i just wish you were closer..lol

Charlie's thoughts said...

I love the idea of you following your dream! You were already a talented "photographer!" At least my wedding photos say you are! This is great! How far is "location?" And do you charge milage if so?

Dave Ja Vu said...

Lindsay and Charlie,

I'm planning to be in Palisade the middle of October. I'll set up at the legion auxiliary, do hour-long sessions and get you done then. I'll send something to you both in the mail about it. I need to call Joann today to get the joint reserved. Problem solved. I'll also email both of you with info on it and I'd love it if you'd pass it on!

Perfect time to get holiday photos out of the way!

Peyton's Place said...

OMG!! I knew it!! How exciting!! I am SOOOO pumped for you! We wish you the best of luck and can't wait for you to do our family pics!

Tami Vrbas said...

Dad and I are so proud and so excited that you are not only pursuing your dream, but doing what is your passion in life. You were born to do this, Dave, and you are going to make the world a better place doing this! Awesome site.
Love, Mom and Dad

Kimi said...

Great news! I love new adventures in life. Yay for YOU!

Tara said...

OMG!!! I cant believe it! Thats great Dave! Let me know what your rates are, I'd love to get some great pics of Ryla for Christmas!!!

Tori Rae said...

AWESOME pictures Dave!!! i can't wait for you to do my senior pics next year!!! =)

Randall Miner said...

I just wanted to tell you congrats on the new business venture. For some reason, my blog doesn't inform me when you update, so I'm just now finding out about it. Congrats and good luck to you. I know you guys will do great at it.
Randall and Sarah

Sherman said...

This is so awesome Dave! I'm very excited about this. We will definitely be in touch. I'm so happy for you.

Randall Miner said...

By the way, I just wanted to tell you that I visited your website and I have to say that the pictures you have taken are just legen......(wait for it.....)

Randall Miner said...

dary!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you Dave!! You'll be EXCELLENT at this...I hope it works out and definitely if we're in the area we'll call (we often are with short weekend trips to get our mom in Fullerton). It'd be great to get a nice family portrait with mom someday. Yay for you!! :)

Shanele K.

Wild Things said...

Senior pictures? Cool! We have two seniors this year! Let me know when you will be in Palisade!

mr. seth said...

Congrats Dave.... the pics look fantastic!! Sounds like things are goin well for ya!

Castle and Teri said...

You have a talent! Great eye, and an adorable subject.... Sooo glad to be back!

Sarah said...

We wish you the very best of luck!!! If you need anything let us know. -Lane, Sarah, and Owen