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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Stuff, Stuff and more Stuff

It has been a week of technology stuff.  I know, stuff is not really a big, fancy word to pair with technology but my fancy-word brain capacity is full today.  In an attempt to move forward with the real estate photography business, I must put one foot in front of the other and start marketing. This means more money spent (I'm a patriot, helping where I can) and more time learning about the stuff I don't particularly care about but must in order to get where I want to go.

With all this time buying and learning new stuff this week,  I haven't done a lot of real estate or photography.  Don't get me wrong, I've been on a listing appointment (got it!) and am working on photos for ongoing jobs, just no new stuff to post on my blog.  However, my cameras are never too far away and my shutters are busy capturing life; my life with my family, neighbors and friends.

My family and I took a trip to the KC Zoo this past weekend.  I have a lot of photos I could share but won't due to the content.  Let's just say, I resolutely refuse to believe I ever evolved from a chimp!  Absolutely disgusting animals, and yes, I stood there and took pictures of the nasty stuff that chimps do.


I hope everyone is enjoying the stuff they're doing and busy gettin' where they want to go.

Blessings,

Dawn Conners
Kansas City Real Estate Photographer

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Universal Design

I've been working on a project for a client that has been extremely enlightening, and given me the charge I didn't know I needed to change my business model.  In this particular project, my client has built a home that is not only handicapped accessible but so universal in its design that anyone could live comfortably in the home.  Let's face it, most accessible homes are not going to end up in the pages of Martha Stewarts Living.

Considering our current economy, real estate is rapidly changing to fit the demands and needs of the people.  We have soldiers coming back from overseas with life altering injuries and a generation of people taking in their parents due to high assisted living cost and medical care.  I have clients now that have taken in a parent for no other reason than financial.  It just makes sense.

 


Real estate and real estate photography affords me opportunities to meet wonderful people and to tour/shoot amazing homes.  This KC home is not for sale but will end up in a book about universal design being published in the next year. If I'm lucky one or more of my images will be published as a case study for this home.........so take that Martha Stewart!

Dawn Conners
Kansas City Real Estate Photographer

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Blogs, Content, Web Searches.....

My head is spinning!  I just got off of the phone with my web designer and I got a lecture about content in the blog and how important it is to mention stuff like, Real Estate Photography, Reece and Nichols Real Estate, For Sale in Overland Park, Lee's Summit, Olathe, Keller Williams Realty Platinum Partners, Photography, For Sale in Kansas and Missouri, Real Estate, HDR Photography and anything else that can be picked up in a search.

Now that I've mentioned those words I'd like to tell you that today is my daughters 5th birthday and even though I should post a picture of one of the gorgeous homes I've been shooting and editing this last week I would rather post a photo of her watching the guys put up her water slide last Sunday for her family birthday party.


There's a home in the background that's in Olathe, Kansas but is not For Sale. However, it's in a new neighborhood that has a lot of homes For Sale in Johnson County.  Said neighborhood should consider using me for their Real Estate Photography needs in the future........Ahem, Cedar Creek Realty.  Will this work, Hugh? ;)

Dawn Conners