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Prints For Sale! by Andrea Beça

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You asked, and I listened!

I’m thrilled to share that prints are now available for purchase, directly through this very website.

A number of months ago, you all started responding to my social media posts asking about prints. Honestly, it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time, but I wasn’t sure if the demand was there. Turns out, it is! I am so grateful - and honoured - that you love my work enough to want to hang it on your walls.

Let’s dig into some details / frequently asked questions!

What type of paper are your photos printed on?

All of my work is printed on fine art quality photo paper for consistent tone, quality colour, and long-lasting work!

Can I order a canvas print of your work? How about something already framed?

You sure can! Get in touch with me and we can create a fully custom order for you to suit your space and aesthetic tastes!

What if a want a print of a photo that’s not listed as “for sale”?

I’ve included some of what I consider to be my “most printable” works - and some of my most requested works - in the print gallery. But the reality is that you can order a print of virtually any photo I’ve shot, as long as it’s not something I shot for a client of mine. If you see something in either my photography portfolio or on my Instagram that you’re keen to have a print of, drop me a line and we can discuss. If it’s available, we’ll do a custom order!

Can I do local pick-up instead of paying for shipping?

Yes! Just select “local pick-up” when you’re checking out. I’ll get in touch and we’ll make a plan.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Oh, and since I’m so excited about this new offering, I’ve got a promo code for you! If you order 2 or more prints, use the code PRINTS2018 at checkout for 15% off your order! This promotion is only valid for the next two weeks, so don’t miss out.

Thanks again for all of your love and support. It truly means the world to me!

An Autumn Update! by Andrea Beça

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It's a new season, and I have a lot to share with you all, so I thought it would be a great time for a big Autumn update!

WE ALL BELIEVE IN YOU - THE DOCUMENTARY

First up, and perhaps most exciting, if you read my last blog post, you'll know that I was in the running to win funding to make a 20-minute documentary about Blake Loates and her mental health initiative, We All Believe in You

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Guess what?

WE WON!

I am absolutely over-the-moon excited and pre-production is already under way. I want to send an immense THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to vote for our project and spread the word. I cannot wait to share this journey with you all! Make you you follow the WABIY documentary on both Facebook and Instagram to stay in the loop. 

MONTHLY PHOTO & VIDEO SUBSCRIPTIONS

It has been a wild few months since I launched my monthly photo & video subscription packages. I have had so much fun helping local businesses and brands build libraries of content to kick ass at their social media, websites, e-newsletters, and beyond! Here are a few sneak peeks...

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Client: Chantelle Beasley of Aradia Fitness

I have very limited spaces available for new monthly photo & video subscription clients. To get started and snag one of the last ones, get in touch with me ASAP

AUTUMN MINI SESSIONS / AVAILABILITY MOVING FORWARD

You asked, I listened! We're going to do a round of mini sessions on September 29 before I somewhat disappear for the remainder of the year.

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What do I mean when I say "disappear"? Well, I am very excited and grateful to share that with my current clients and this upcoming STORYHIVE documentary, I am now fully booked for the rest of 2018. I may have time for one-off shoots here and there, but they will happen pending my availability, and I cannot promise that I will, in fact, have any!

So, if you're looking to get some portraits taken in a gorgeous autumn session, now is the time! 

Details:

  • Saturday, September 29 / Location TBA

  • $250+GST

  • 30 minutes of photography / 5 digital images (with the option of purchasing extras, or the full gallery of shots)

  • Sessions available between 10am and 5pm

  • Open to individuals, couples, families,* kids, pets - let's have fun and capture beautiful memories!

  • Get in touch to book your spot today!

*If your family is more than 6 people, please shoot me a message ahead of time!

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COMING SOON

A few last minute notes!

First off, I am honoured to be moderating a panel organized and hosted by Jocelyn Davison of The Virtual Effect about fair fashion this Thursday, September 13, from 6-9pm! 

Come and join our open, honest, shame-free conversation (with a panel of AMAZING WOMEN) about how to be a more ethical consumer, and learn about what ethical fashion is, and how businesses can move towards more ethical practices as well! Tickets can be purchased from the eventbrite page, and include $10 to spend at the marketplace that will be set up at the event!

Also coming soon...

  • Updated photo and video galleries on the website

  • New blog posts

  • An Instagram contest

  • PRINTS FOR SALE (I've been hearing your requests and I'm excitedly working on it!)

Thank you so much for being here and for supporting me and my business! If this blog post intrigued you, please, do me a favour and share it with the share buttons below!

Monthly Photo & Video Subscriptions, A.K.A. Content for Days (and Days, and Days)! by Andrea Beça

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We've all heard it: Content is King/Queen - that is, it's everything nowadays. Long gone are the days where having a website was all a business needed to find an audience. Now we need to have a website in addition to a strong, authentic social media presence. You need to show your audience who you are, what you believe in, what you have to offer, and how your products or services can change the world. 

And let's face it, content is a lot of work. 

I think every business owner/social media manager has felt the struggle of creating new content, and staying on top of it. We've all had those, "Oh, shit!" moments when we realize it's been too long since we posted something new, or we're not sure what to post, or we were too busy doing the things to capture the things we did, and now the opportunity is lost, or we have content, but it just doesn't fit the aesthetic or vibe of the accounts we need to post to.

This is why I'm so, SO excited to share my new monthly subscription packages with you all. 

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Now, if you know me at all, you know how passionate I am about small and local businesses, and how much I love to support my fellow entrepreneurs. I've had a podcast - That's So Maven! - for two years that is centred on that very subject! (Which you can check out here if you haven't yet!)

The thing that excites me so much about these new monthly subscriptions is that in addition to doing what I love, which I am so damn grateful I get to do every day, I get to help local businesses and organizations thrive and grow on social media by providing them with beautiful, consistent content. 

When you become one of my monthly subscription clients, you're never going to find yourself freaking out about what to post on social media, or throwing together a rushed, impromptu photo shoot with your staff so you have something to put on your website, or in your next e-newsletter again. Instead, you'll have a library of gorgeous photos and video ready to share whenever you want. And remember, photo and video content doesn't have one life - it's content you can revive again and again over time, across all platforms. 

Basically, you're gonna be ready to take over the world.

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Let's dig into the details!

What are the monthly subscription packages?

So glad you asked! There are 3 different packages to choose from. They are:

A. Photography (only 10 spots available)

  • 1 photo shoot per month (2hrs)
  • 35 edited photos (1 a day for social media, extras for special promo, blogs, website, etc.)
  • As many locations/outfits/focuses as we can fit in
  • Minimum 3-month commitment

$325/month (+GST)

B. Video (only 5 spots available)

  • 1 shoot per month (4-5 hrs)
  • 4 social media videos (elevated vlog style, formatted and optimized for social media) - things like how tos, Q&As, mini promos work well
  • Minimum 3-month commitment

$1000/month (+GST)

C. Photo & Video Combo (only 3 spots available)

  • Both packages combined to fully rock social media marketing
  • Minimum 3-month commitment

$1200/month (+GST)

What if I'm not sure what content I want/need?

That's what I'm here for! I've been a filmmaker for almost a decade, a photographer for well over a decade, and I worked in social media for 8 years. I know how to create content that will capture your audience's attention. When you sign up for a monthly subscription, we'll work together to make sure you're getting the content you need, and that it's gonna work for you. I want you to come in to each monthly shoot feeling excited and ready to have fun, because that's what's going to shine through in the final photos and video!

Where can I see examples of your work?

You can check out the video and photography sections of my website, where I have a selection of work available for your viewing pleasure (and I'm always updating it, too)!

I'm not in Edmonton. Can we still work together?

You bet! These subscriptions are open to folks in Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, and anywhere in between. If you're outside of Edmonton, there's an additional travel fee of $100/month. 

Are you from somewhere even further away but eager to work together? Drop me a line. I'm ready to chat.

I want to become a monthly subscriber! How do I get started?

Get in touch with me! I've got a contract ready to go, and I'm excited to book our first session!

Thank you so much for being here, and if you're as excited about this new offering as I am, do me a favour and share it with the world! I am so grateful for the support.

What's in Store for 2018? by Andrea Beça

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Happy New Year, All!

To be honest, it's really hard to believe we're already almost a full week into 2018. The last year has flown by - as they always do, I suppose. 

I want to start out by saying thank you to all of my 2017 clients. I had the opportunity to work on such an amazing variety of projects, from teaming up with Calgary-based company KNG Capital for Tiger Cage...

...to flying out to Vancouver for a week to be a production assistant on upcoming Netflix film, Game Over, Man.

I also won funding from Telus STORYHIVE to make a webseries pilot of Stump Kitchen: Cooking For the Heart

And that's just a small sampling from an amazing year. 

So, what's in store for 2018?

You may have noticed that I relaunched my website - and business - on January 1st. If you take a look through my services offered, you'll notice some significant changes, namely that I have streamlined my business and focused in on filmmaking, photography, and storytelling education.

My focus for 2018 is completely set on helping others share their story with the world, whether that's through creating engaging, effective video content, professional story consulting, or training and workshops. 

What is Story Consulting?

You've got an amazing business/brand/organization/event, but what's the best way to actually reach your audience and share it with them? 

In a story consulting session, we'll sit down and talk about your business, your audience, and the best way to reach them. It's 2018 and the amount of channels and platforms available to businesses is overwhelming. Do you need to be on Instagram? Would a podcast increase your sales? Or should you focus on a YouTube channel?

I'll help you figure it out, form a plan, and connect you with the people who can make it happen.

Training & Workshops

This is something I've been asked for a lot over the last two years, and I'm making it happen in 2018!

Not ready to hire a professional filmmaker, but eager to creative strong video content? Join my upcoming workshop, Ace Your DIY Video Content & Discoverability, on Saturday, February 3 at Homestead Coworking. 

During this three-hour workshop, we'll tackle:

  • Choosing the right camera
  • Lighting and audio
  • Composition and editing
  • Social media strategy for sharing video
  • Tricks for improving discoverability

And more.

Early bird pricing is live from now until January 19, so snap up a ticket while you can! 

Film, Film, and More Film

And of course, I have a lot of very exciting film projects coming up this year, so stay tuned to hear more about those - and to watch them!

That's all for today, folks! I am beyond grateful to be able to do what I love every single day, and I am genuinely beside myself with excitement and anticipation for this year. 

If you love this, do me a favour and click 'Share' below to help me spread the word. And as always, if you're ready to work together or you have any questions about anything mentioned above, you know where to find me!