Digital Photography Equipment
Being sustainable and supporting local, are ideals that I carry over into my business practices. Shooting digital over film is only the beginning…
My Home Office
No carbon footprint here. I walk to work each day! Having a home office is more than just a convenience, but a true savings on many levels. Not only can I pass on the financial savings to you by not having the large overhead of running a studio, but the only time I get into my car is when I come out to meet you!
Professional Lab / Product Offerings / Shipping
My main professional lab is located in NE Ohio so to avoid long distance shipping. The printing process of your prints is 100% digital. No chemicals need to be used. I offer the option of Fine Art Bamboo and Sugarcane papers which both utilize natural materials that grow back much faster than traditional pulp papers, allowing a sustainable supply of these products. It keeps going into the materials for mounting prints and even my custom framing options. All of our frames are eco-friendly with our Solid Wood Frames being from sustainable-wood forests and Enviromental Frames being made from 80% recycled material.
Coming Soon! Efforts are in place to reduce packaging and provide dual purpose re-usable product boxes and bags. It will be packaging that the environment and you, will find valuable.
Small Business Resources
I love Etsy. I am a small business and I do my best to support others whenever possible. Etsy is my secret weapon to offering really unique items and as a resource for my business needs.
Being in the pet industry and child market, it’s imperative that I network with other local small businesses. Teaming together makes our businesses stronger and simplifies marketing as we work together. Once again, the advantage of using online resources reduces the need for paper waste.
How could I not take advantage of all the web offers? Social Media spreads news fast, virally! With the inclusion of my new blog, CapturingTheStory.com, all the information you need to know about our company and booking a session, can all be found right online. This forgoes the need for printing bulky brochures and catalogs, which may end up becoming waste in the long run.
By subscribing to my electronic newsletter and blog, clients and supporters can follow our company’s updates just by opening their email. No mailers being delivered to your homes. Such a savings for our landfills and your time!
In conclusion, these are just some of the little things I do to help keep this a more natural world. I encourage you to sign up for my newsletter by using the CONTACT page, to keep in touch to learn about ways you too can keep eco-friendly. I hope I have inspired you. – Catherine