Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Breaking News! New Heidi's owner wants my photos back up, displayed at two additional eateries

This morning while walking into the Denver Post building downtown, a security guard stopped me in my tracks when she told me this: "The new owner of the Heidi's Deli said she loved your photos and wants them back up ASAP! She wants to meet you and talk to you about your work right now."

I was so shocked you could have knocked me over with a feather. But the news only gets better. Rosa, who not only now owns the downtown Heidi's location, but two others in the metro area, wants me to hang up my photos in ALL THREE LOCATIONS!

The first thing Rosa said she noticed yesterday when she took over business at the downtown deli was my photos missing from the walls. When the previous owners told me they were leaving (all of the workers walked out yesterday), I was told it would be prudent if I took my photo display down as well because they weren't sure if the space would be maintained as a deli or permanently closed. But Rosa said the deli will remain and she thought the photos gave the deli "extra life, color and beauty."

"It's why I brought flowers in today to brighten everything up! My husband was asking everybody before they left who the photographer was who had taken all the photos so he could convince them to put them back up again!"

Rosa explained her love of photography to me, adding that her father was a photographer for 30 years before he passed away. She misses having photography in her life. Plus, the other stores she owns in Brighton and Broomfield, have even more display space and are in desperate need of livening up.

Rosa told me I could hang up whatever I wanted, including portraits and landscapes, to help gain more exposure for my business! That's a good thing too, since I don't have very many landscapes and my business specializes in portraiture! She wants to put a larger advertisement in front of each store letting people know the art is available for sale, as well as information and details about each shot. And she wants to do it all for free -- meaning no commission fees and I get 100 percent of the profits.

This is an amazing opportunity! I could do different monthy displays to hold customer interest and ask my photography colleagues to showcase some of their work too! I can't wait to put up new images in the downtown Denver Heidi's since those clients have probably gotten tired of seeing the same thing since last August.

What a great day and a great blessing for Picture Your World Photography.

7 comments:

Jason P. said...

Thats awesome. Congrats! I had a feeling this would happen, but wasnt sure.

Sheba Wheeler said...

Thanks Jason! I'm gonna show her the website where MHDPS photogs uploaded their images to see if she wants some of them up too!

S Powell said...

As a fellow writer/journalist AND aspiring photographer, I've been admiring your site for a few months now. This is great news and I feel excited for you. Hope you're thoroughly enjoying the next step on your photography journey!

Sheba Wheeler said...

Thank you S. Powell for your continued support and encouragement. It definitely is a journey and I'm so glad I'm writing about it so that 10 years from now I can take pride in how far I've come....especially on those days when you don't feel particularly good at anything!

tin said...

Congrats Sheba. You're business is really taking off. I have so much to learn from you.

Sheba Wheeler said...

Hey girl! I've missed you so much. Where have you been? Is your hubby back yet?

tin said...

Yes! He got back on the 2nd. The girls and I flew back to TX to meet him. It's so great to have him back.

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