Maynard Evans High School Prom 2014

Prom style and grace by Maynard Evans High School.  Images by Firefly Event Photography.  We help every student feel like the homecoming king, prom queen or valedictorian.  Your students never pay for downloads and can print their own images as they create collages with the images for the night.  We keep the images students love safe and secure.

Maynard Evans High School Prom 2014

Excellence In Education: Maynard Evans High School

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Adding Real Value for Students at Prom (Homecoming and Graduation)!

Value Price vs. Hidden Cost for Prom Photography

As we have talked with many school sponsors it is astonishing how many don’t know how much pictures are actually costing their students. Many schools allow a particular company to come to their dance because they show up for “free” or for a minimal fee usually under $1000 but what they fail to realize is that it is costing your students more in the long run when compared to Firefly Event Photography’s innovative approach. This approach is dedicated to helping add value to student events while saving them a lot of money. Continue reading to see how Firefly Event Photography adds value and savings for high school students.

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Real Photography Value For High School Students

As a teacher/event sponsor that is responsible for adding REAL value to your student’s lives it is time for a company like Firefly Event Photography to help your students have access to REAL value.

ACCESS to IMAGE FILES:
With Firefly: Always INCLUDED: Unlimited access, sharing and downloading of high resolution image files.
Other Company: Each student will have to special order and pay more for this type of access.

EXTRA IMAGES:
With Firefly: Always INCLUDED: Additional candid images taken at your event. These images show personality and are available to everyone at your event. These are also available for unlimited downloading.
Other Company: None

SPEED of RETURN:
With Firefly: By 9am the next morning after the dance for unlimited digital access.
Other Company: Two weeks for prints

REAL COST:
With Firefly: Based on 400 attendees $26 per couple for unlimited posed images (this also includes the extra candids). Students average 5 images per person.
Other Company: $45 per couple for up to 2 poses, printed. NO Candids, Long Lines, Two weeks wait time.

EXTRA CHARGES:
With Firefly: None, unlimited access for a minimum 13 months and up to 20 years.
Other Company: Pay Once, Get print, get upsold for online access (up to $45 per image)

VALUE:
With Firefly: Your students will pay an upfront fee via their ticket price and never have to pay again for access to their images.
Other Company: They start out free or cheap but their goal is to continue to upsell your students without your knowing.

ADDITIONAL VALUE:
By using Firefly Event Photography for the three major events at a high school (Homecoming, Prom and Graduation) your Seniors will only pay $75 extra ($10 at homecoming, $15 at prom and $50 at graduation) for UNLIMITED images (at all events) and three years of INCLUDED UNLIMITED ACCESS AND DOWNLOADING. This also includes unlimited candid images.

Now compare this to a student that went to all the events their entire high school career.

4 Homecomings – $40
2 Proms – $30
1 Graduation – $50
Total Extra cost for 4 years of images $120

When you use other companies graduation images alone will cost $95 extra for a basic package and no candids included.

Once again, are you really saving your students money and adding value or are you faking it?
Firefly is here to help students receive REAL value! Contact Pierce for a 30 minute meeting to share how we can help your students start getting real value. That is the mission of Firefly Event Photography!

You can’t beat unlimited and you can’t beat saving REAL dollars!

Let me know what you think via any social network.

Pierce Brunson, Founder and President

Modern High School Photography

Firefly Event Photography is designed to be the company your students want at their event. After interviewing hundreds of high school students we have found that the only way to go is to give them what they want and give it abundantly.

We focus on three things:
1. Capturing memories for every student.
2. Delivering great results, fast.
3. Providing long term access solutions for our customers.

By working with Firefly Event Photography at your important student focused events you will see a difference is number of important memories our team of photographer will capture. These memories will be a part of each student’s legacy in high school. Time to celebrate all they have come to accomplish.

We offer three photography styles that fit into every photo package:
1. Candids
2. Photo Booth
3. Portraits

By combining these styles in a package we deliver a higher volume of professional images, faster than any other company in Florida!

All event service packages include the following:
1. Unlimited images captured.
2. Unlimited access to high resolution images for 13 months.
3. Unlimited viewing, sharing and downloading.
4. Images ready for viewing and downloading by 9am the morning after your event.
5. Photo Booth and Portrait packages include candid photography.
6. Information cards with detailed downloading instructions available for each student that purchase a ticket delivered 15 days before the start of ticket sales.

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Florida’s #1 High School Event Photography Company!

As a school event sponsor, you pick the package your students want, select desired customization and watch Firefly’s team of trained photographers work your event. Then by 9am the morning after your event you can view the results.

Our costs are rolled into the ticket price your students never have to use a credit card, waste time “picking a package” or prepaying ever again. They just come to your event and visit any photography station they choose and take as many poses as they desire. All access and unlimited downloading costs are covered in our price.

We understand that adding value to your events can be daunting and pleasing kids isn’t the easiest thing to do. When you work with Firefly Event Photography we will become a partner with you and your event to ensure the most success possible.

Taking 30 minutes to meet with us months before your event is the best way to see our product in action and get any additional questions answered.

Thank you. Talk with you soon.

Pierce Brunson, Founder & President
Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC
http://www.fireflyeventphotography.com
http://www.fireflyepe.com
(727) 599-6153
pierce@fireflyepe.com

Mistakes Prom Planners Make: #7 Here I Come to Save the Day!

Nothing I love more than a hard working teacher. Hell I was a hard working teacher but what I have noticed is that teachers that are responsible for homecomings, proms, events, and graduations bust their butt to do it all. I learned that I shouldn’t do it all and there are plenty of people that will help me with what I need if I would just be willing to receive the proper help. I think the SS on the chest of harder working sponsors is based on the belief that no other person can do it like you do. You have to let that go and get your vendors to do more for you. Adding to the plate of another teacher is just as wrong. Ask your vendors for the help you need. For example, at FireflyEPE we support teachers when we they need a DJ by supporting the limitations of the music playlist. We allow students to request songs but will respond in a public forum at to when the request will be played or if we are allowed to play it. That way your buyers won’t bother you the rest of the night when their inappropriate song isn’t played. They know up front what the deal is so they have the right expectations. That is one thing we do to make teacher’s prom planning easier. Find the vendors that will help you, not just take a check from you. This is a new day where the customer has many different options so companies have to listen. Let your vendors know what you need and how they can help you deliver the best prom ever.

Pierce Brunson is a high school motivational speaker that founded Firefly Event Photography and Entertainment, LLC. He has 15+ years of experience in education, coaching high schools students, and fund- raising. He helps students have fun, be more productive, encourage and strengthen school spirit, and boost the enthusiasm of graduates as they follow the path of their choosing. Contact Pierce Brunson at (727) 599-6153 or pierce@fireflyepe.com to set up a meeting for more info to help your students enjoy their high school days.

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC specializes in a creative and unique photography system that helps high school event sponsors add long-term value to dances, special events, and graduations.
We believe that prom photography should be creative, cost effective for all students, and accessible for years. Those are your students’ images; no one should hijack their pictures and charge unfair sums of money for them to enjoy a copy.

Visit FireflyEPE on a regular basis via your favorite social networking site. Our blog is full of information that helps with planning, promotion of your prom and advice on how to properly encourage a student committee to deliver a great event.

Mistakes Prom Planners Make: #5 We Found A Building!

Most of your students may not know one resort/ hotel from the other unless you book the Disney Resort but just getting a building without scouting the location is a deal breaker. It can be a great way to advertise your prom and help raise ticket sales. If you just say where the prom is but don’t have the visuals to back it up then you aren’t appealing to your buyers decision making process.
Find a location that really benefits you and your students. At FireflyEPE we offer a free service to go and review any hotel in the Tampa Bay area. We help teachers that are restricted by time and other duties to get their needs met to increase sales. If you aren’t scouting your locations for your specific needs then you are hurting your ability to increase sales. Bottom line, you are simply relying on the error in #4 to get your to your goal. Once you miss your goal then there are other places to lay blame besides yourself.

Pierce Brunson is a high school motivational speaker that founded Firefly Event Photography and Entertainment, LLC. He has 15+ years of experience in education, coaching high schools students, and fund- raising. He helps students have fun, be more productive, encourage and strengthen school spirit, and boost the enthusiasm of graduates as they follow the path of their choosing. Contact Pierce Brunson at (727) 599-6153 or pierce@fireflyepe.com to set up a meeting for more info to help your students enjoy their high school days.

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC specializes in a creative and unique photography system that helps high school event sponsors add long-term value to dances, special events, and graduations.
We believe that prom photography should be creative, cost effective for all students, and accessible for years. Those are your students’ images; no one should hijack their pictures and charge unfair sums of money for them to enjoy a copy.

Visit FireflyEPE on a regular basis via your favorite social networking site. Our blog is full of information that helps with planning, promotion of your prom and advice on how to properly encourage a student committee to deliver a great event.

Mistakes Prom Planners Make: #4 PROM! (If I Build It, They Will Come)

Oh, you though that if you just yelled “PROM TICKETS FOR SALE” that students would show up in droves? Yeah that may work for Field of Dreams but you live in the School of Reality. You have to learn creative ways to get your students excited about their senior prom. There are a few blogs that make negative statements about the senior prom and its expense. Ok, those people probably haven’t been invited to a black tie event since their prom invitation. To me they are just bitter. Black tie event have a cost and a luxury feel to them. You feel better when you go to one. You look better when you go to one. Notice the red carpet for Hollywood is full of photographer checking out what the stars are wearing. Your stars are your students. Just yelling “PROM” isn’t going to get those sales up. Work to advertise and give your potential clients a buy in way before the prom and they will come in droves after you get them to buy in. Sales will be up and your event will be profitable. Go get ’em!!!

Pierce Brunson is a high school motivational speaker that founded Firefly Event Photography and Entertainment, LLC. He has 15+ years of experience in education, coaching high schools students, and fund- raising. He helps students have fun, be more productive, encourage and strengthen school spirit, and boost the enthusiasm of graduates as they follow the path of their choosing. Contact Pierce Brunson at (727) 599-6153 or pierce@fireflyepe.com to set up a meeting for more info to help your students enjoy their high school days.

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC specializes in a creative and unique photography system that helps high school event sponsors add long-term value to dances, special events, and graduations.
We believe that prom photography should be creative, cost effective for all students, and accessible for years. Those are your students’ images; no one should hijack their pictures and charge unfair sums of money for them to enjoy a copy.

Visit FireflyEPE on a regular basis via your favorite social networking site. Our blog is full of information that helps with planning, promotion of your prom and advice on how to properly encourage a student committee to deliver a great event.

Technology & Education: Things Have to Change!

At Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC. we use technology to improve the opportunity for all students to have professional photography at every event where the memories are important. I can’t imagine where the world will be technologically in 20 years but if companies aren’t using current technology to deliver more professional images, faster and for a lower per person cost then the students are coming up short. I am still shocked when schools decide to use companies that haven’t changed much since I graduated in 1991. Technology is always changing and these processes can be used to better the events high school students enjoy.

FireflyEPE is here to make a difference. Professional photography should be available for every students. Students should also have the opportunity to take multiple images and have those images delivered fast. That’s what we do at Firefly Event Photography. We deliver more professional images than any other company and always include unlimited access and downloading without charging any extra fees.

For more on the future of education and technology please read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-conrad/technology-the-next-giant_b_3959135.html