News Update

Last week I received notification that I got a placing in the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) top 100 photographers for 2007! I am the only Australian that made it onto the list! =) There is twenty other photographers who also share the same amount of points as me, so I not sure exactly what number I fit in it, but I think we all share placing of the 39 mark. Not bad at all! =)

Today I was notified that I have recieved my full Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) membership! I have been a emerging member for the last year and decided this year to finally go for a portfolio review and obtain full membership! This now means I can use the AIPP logo in my advertising, yay!

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At the beginning of this week, I had over a 100 emails that needed to be reponded to, I now have that down to 0! It seemed like an impossible task, but its been done! (The last 5 hours this evening have been spent on the couch typing like crazy) yippie! Thanks for all your patience in waiting for my emails =)

To give my clients an update on my editing and to know where you are in the queue:

Monique and Oliver – Finished

Cher and David – Finished (as of today!)

Sara and Tim – next week

Angie and Shaun – next week

Sascha and Nick – ready in approx two weeks

Sat and Kuldeep – ready in approx two weeks

Janelle and Steve – ready in approx three weeks

Shannon and Neils – ready in approx four weeks

Interviewing is going to begin next week for the fabulous office manager position I have available on the moment. Incase you did not see it ealier, here is the post again, if you get a CV into me over the Easter break you will be considered =)

SEEKING FABULOUS OFFICE MANAGER / PERSONAL ASSISTANT

I am seeking a fabulous office manager / personal assistant to help me with the day to day runnings of my business. Business is booming and it finally the time for me to have someone help me out and help me free up my life..Must Haves:great organizational skills
photoshop skills (I will train the right person if PS skills are not strong)
Experience in MYOB
excellent phone manner
good work ethic
fun to be around =)
1 year commitmentstart date: as soon as possible
15 – 20 hours a week with possibility to going to fulltime later down the track
very flexible schedule
Would suit photography student studying at university / tafe or possibly a stay at home mum looking for part time work, or anyone who really wants to work for a boutique photography studio (weddings, portraiture, fashion, commercial work) in a totally rad building in Fremantle.

please submit resume to mail@sammblake.com. I will be accepting applications until Tuesday 25th March 2008.