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Photography by Tramaine Seay LLC

Submitted by: Tramaine Seay
State: Michigan
City: Farmington Hills

Business Description

Photography by Tramaine Seay provides themed, custom photography service for low-income head start/childcare facilities in Detroit, MI, as well as, individual, group and family sessions.

What one unique aspect of your business will make you succeed over the next year?

My career background in elementary education lends itself to fully interacting and engaging with the subjects to produce the best images. This is something that never goes without mention before, during, or after each session. Clients appreciate and enjoy the natural connection between the subjects and myself. Essentially my clients are paying for an experience. What I offer is not just the average hold, pose, assembly line style of studio photography. It feels comfortable, familial, and most importantly each client feels appreciated. The photography industry is extremely broad. There are a number of different types of photography services offered with a great number of photographers within the industry. One searching the internet or business directories is likely to find an endless number of photographers in the Metro Detroit area. Some offer specific services while others set out to do all types of photography. The photography market, as any other, has both high and low moments. There are tons of trends that come and go, but consistency in one’s work is what ensures longevity. The market I plan to target is head start/child care facilities, schools, and families with young children. These sessions may also include family members as well. When the focal point is on the children and how they rapidly grow and change, consumers are more likely to invest in portraits. I’m in the business of creating memorable imagery that serves them well in years to come.

How does your business make a positive impact on the community?

What I do isn't just about making a sale. Portraits outlast any fancy car, expensive pair of shoes, trendy clothing, and the greater percentage of what most consumers purchase. I want to connect and build positive relationships with my clients. I want them to remember who helped them invest in their legacy. For years after they are gone, the memories will still remain. Preservation of happiness is my contribution.

What would you do with a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card, training, and help from a SCORE mentor to grow your business?

Success seems so close ended. I like to consider myself a progressive and measure my accomplishments a progression. This means that there is still room for growth and improvement. Additional business training would award the opportunity to ensure longevity as an entrepreneur. The training, accompanied by a mentor, would be a resource that I would take full advantage of. I'd look for constructive feedback through questioning to help me learn to problem solve. The gift card amount would be used to purchase office equipment/furniture and business materials/supplies.
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