Today my wife and I met some friends for coffee at The Market at Larimer. If you’ve never been, The Market is a cozy bakery and coffee bar in Lo-Do Denver. While ordering my coffee, I noticed a plaque on the wall labeling The Market as Denver’s best coffee bar for 2001. At first I thought, great… so… what have you done for me lately? Then I thought; if it were me and I was ever named “best of” in my business, of course I would put a plaque on the wall and I don’t think I could ever bring myself to take it down.
Last summer we shot Haley and Alex’ wedding in Breckenridge and our musician for the day was Christen Stephens. Christen is very talented, specializing in Flute, Cello, and Piano. After the ceremony, Christen and I exchanged information and she asked me if I would be willing to send her some photos of the day’s events for her blog. Vendor networking is an important aspect of our line of work and I am happy to supply images to my fellow vendors. Helping them to provide a positive visual for their current and future clients is my pleasure. In exchange, I get a shout-out and link back to my website. Win-win!
Each year, Christen blogs her “best-of” vendors, which is cool in itself, but imagine my surprise when Christen reached out to inform me that I had been chosen as her “best-of” photographer for 2014! After lifting my jaw off the floor, my first thought was, “I’m blogging about this!”
You know, maybe I’ll win the “best-of” award every year, and… maybe not. But I can promise you this; the plaque is going up and it’s not coming down.