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3775 Market Stree NE
Salem, Oregon 97301

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We're a small-town, family owned and operated photo lab that never gave up on film. Today we provide top-notch film processing, scanning, and printing services from film and digital with the best customer service in the industry.

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Sarah Kate + PV Takeover + Day 1

PhotoVision Team

@sarahkatephoto Takeover Day 1: Film came to me at a really good point in my career. I was starting to burn out as a wedding photographer, shooting over 40 weddings a year, and I just wanted to get back to my original passion—the art of photography. I saw film as that catalyst. And the best part? It worked. I had shot 35mm in the past, but never medium format. And I just fell in love with it. Film is honest and it helps keep you honest. Film requires you to be intentional and it has a nearly 3-D quality I love. Returning to film definitely reignited my passion for the art of photography and my business.

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@sarahkatephoto Takeover Day 1: My first photography hero was #AnselAdams. As a young girl, I remember my mom driving me 2.5 hours away to see his prints in person. My mom always had a nice camera and lens she used to document our family. I probably became a photographer because of her. I always saw a difference between her pictures and my friends’ moms’ pictures, and it led me to realize if you have a discernable eye and solid equipment, you can better control the outcome. Growing up, my dad ran his own business. Watching him made me the kind of business owner I am—client-focused and hardworking. I’m passionate about caring for my clients. I’ll unpack just how I do this over the next few days.

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@sarahkatephoto Takeover Day 1: I am consistently inspired by my friend, @erichmcvey. Erich inspires me not only with his work, but with his humility and attitude toward business. One thing that he and I agree on is that if someone is willing to pay your price, be willing to give them your time and respect, even if it’s not your dream wedding aesthetic. You never know what may come from it. I have built a strong business just by taking the opportunities I’ve been given. Yes, consider what’s right for your family and finances, but you may miss wonderful opportunities that help you grow professionally and artistically if you pass up a job simply because it does not match your “aesthetic” or your perceived “timeline” or what you “think” you deserve as a professional photographer. 

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@sarahkatephoto Takeover Day 1: My goal as a photographer is to provide my clients with a premier experience with my brand. Not necessarily with gifts and cards, although those are very nice, but old fashioned customer service. Exceeding your client’s expectations is the easiest way to grow a business. It seems so simple, but it’s so true. The client’s experience is vital because if they feel cared for, they will remember you and tell their friends and family about you and the wonderful service you provided.  In my experience, the most powerful referrals a bride gets are the ones from her friends who have been happy with their wedding vendors.

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