5 Years... / by Julie Cruz

Today marks Lot116 Photography's 5 YEAR anniversary! I almost can't believe it myself. Throughout the past 5 years, I have watched your families grow, your children grow, your companies grow, etc. All in all, I have watched your lives grow.....and it has been an absolute pleasure! I've had clients who have been with me since day one, clients who have come and gone, and clients who have gone....and come back (one of my favorite stories is of a client who left (for someone cheaper) and had a horrible experience. Her husband told her "Well, you get what you pay for! Book Julie again next time!") ;) Photographers are a dime a dozen now, and each day there are new photographers popping up, so staying in business (especially when you don't charge "peanuts") in this overpopulated industry is already an accomplishment in itself. Here I am 5 years later, still doing what I love....and luckily still booking well and have many repeat clients who come back to me over and over. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU to each and every one of you who have supported my business, spread the word about my business, etc. Word of mouth has been my number one source of business. I have never advertised, I don't set up at boutiques, gyms, play facilities, moms groups, etc and hold mini marathons, holiday shoots, etc, so my bookings are 100% by word of mouth or through Facebook, etc. Not too bad considering this is year 5 and i'm still booking without advertising! ;) Thank you again for showing Lot116 love! I know posts are always better with photos, so here is one of my very favorite photos, taken waaaay back in 2008 (my second year in business)...