Glamorous Life, Prom 2014!

Prom Image by Firefly Event Photography

Prom Glam! Beauty for the Ages

Beautiful dresses, stylish tuxedos. Nothing better than kids dressing in beautiful attire for the night of all nights. Need a tip for capturing the best images for prom? Here are two:

#1: Use a flash! The color and elegance of modern dresses will show up better if you use a flash.
#2: Focus on the Middle: Take an images where the focus is on the torso of the person. This will help improve your chances of getting a full images of the dress or tuxedo. You may have to bend or squat down a bit if you are taller than your subjects.

Prom is just around the corner. Start your prom planning by connecting with the best high school event photographer in Florida, Firefly Event Photography. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Leave a comment about the post and tell us how the tips worked. We will be posting videos later so follow our Youtube page here. http://www.youtube.com/user/FireflyEPE/videos?sort=p&flow=grid&view=0

Firefly Event Photography is high volume photography company that helps high school event sponsors add long term value to yearly dances, special events, and graduations.

Currently, professional photography for high schools lacks creativity, is costly, and includes a lengthy turnaround time. These issues have created a frustration from students, parents and sponsors that live in a world where photos are abundant and they don’t have to wait weeks to view and enjoy.

Our unique system and team of photographers provide multiple opportunities for every student to enjoy professional photography without excessive costs. By working with Firefly, our sponsors enjoy a worry free service knowing that the morning after the event their pictures will be ready to view, share and download for free, for life.

The reason I’m so committed to helping high schools is because I’m a former teacher, and I have witnessed the neglect by other photo companies toward schools that didn’t seem lucrative enough for them to show up to their events. I have also witnessed an almost hijacking of images unless the family was willing to pay a large sum of money for a product that didn’t improve even as the technology did.

But when schools bring in firefly, every student feels like the homecoming king, prom queen or the valedictorian.
Are You Ready?
Pierce Brunson
pierce@fireflyepe.com
(727) 599-6153

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Mistakes Prom Planners Make: #6 It’s a Recession, After All!

Stop right there! Did you know that many products we have today that your kids are buying in droves were developed during the recession? It isn’t the recession it is the perceived value. Unless you get in line with Beats by Dre, iPhone 5+, or Jordan you are getting beat to the punch of funds your students have. Yes you will have to work hard to build the momentum for your event over a few years of dances but blaming the economy isn’t the reason you aren’t selling every ticket. Something is wrong in your approach. Get with your student committee and find out how to reach the students and get on it. The life of their prom depends on it. Read more of Firefly’s Blog to help give your ideas that will help you. If you would like a copy of our helpful pamphlet “Elements of the High School Dance” we can send you the eBook version upon your request.

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.

The Top 7 Mistakes Prom Planners Make

Top 7 Mistakes Prom Planners Make
Throughout my visitations to many schools and talking with other vendors and event specialists I have found a few constant themes. Most of the advice was positive but many of the event coordinators feel that schools may be out of touch with the costs of doing an event at many modern facilities. Most facilities are really concerned with safety and convenience. Though this should be right in line with what a prom sponsor needs there was a feeling that most sponsors really didn’t understand what was being offered and just looked at price. Due to that revelation I decided to put together our list of 7 Mistakes Prom Planners Make to help schools and sponsors understand there are many changes that go on daily that can improve their event. This improvement will help your event be enjoyable and memorable for all students.

Follow this month as we share our points on each of the following topics:

1. The Candle in the Glass Syndrome 1/1/2013

2. Lowering Prices like its 1999 1/3/2013

3. Hiring the Creepy/ Lone Wolf Photographer 1/7/2013

4. PROM! (If I Build It, They Will Come) 1/9/2013

5. We Found a Building 1/15/2013

6. It’s a Recession, After All 10/17/2013

7. Here I Come to Save the Day 10/21/2013

Want it now? To download the entire .pdf please visit our site http://www.fireflyepe.com/mistakes-and-tips

Firefly Event Photography Company Profile

We Are Firefly Event Photography

At Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC we specialize in a creative and unique photography system that helps high school event sponsors add value and increase ticket sales to dances, special events, and graduations.

We believe that high school event 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.

As the event sponsor, you will be happy knowing that you added a cost-effective value to improve your event. Your students will be excited knowing that the very next morning, their pictures will be ready to view, share, and download.

Contact Pierce so you can add unique value that your students will enjoy now and long after their high school days are over.

Thank you,
Pierce Brunson
(727) 599-6153
Email: pierce@fireflyepe.com

The Firefly Process

We help every student feel like the homecoming king, prom queen, or valedictorian by capturing hundreds of images at multiple photo spots and providing unlimited access to those images by 8am the next morning. Additional processes include.
•Creative photography product options.
•Pricing that saves all students 50%.
•We provide info cards, explaining our process, for you to give to students when they purchase a ticket to your event.
•Unlimited downloading of image files.
•Long term access to photos.
•Custom online location for event images.
•Student/ photographer ratio built into every package.

When working with school event sponsors, we deliver the aforementioned list so that there is a positive impact for your students now and in the future.

Firefly’s core value states that high schools, students, and sponsors deserve a company that is focused on creating win-win relationships. We will add value to your event so that your students’ memories will be captured to cherish forever.

Our Clients

Firefly works with many different, diversely populated schools with the following commonalities. This list will help you decide if investing in a relationship with our company is the right choice for your school and its students.

4.Ticket Sales: Homecoming 700+, Prom 400+, Graduation 350+
5.Ticket Prices: Homecoming $40+, Prom $80+, Graduation $125+
6.Spirited group of students that will receive the product well.
7.Looking for a product that will last long after the event is over.

Investment & Ratios

Firefly charges per person for portrait, photo booth and graduation packages. Candid packages are flat rate priced. Each student will save 50% while having many opportunities to have multiple images taken. Our costs are rolled into the ticket price so your students don’t need to bring additional money to the event for our services. They just ask!

We use a ratio of 250 students per photographer for the portrait and “open air” photo booth packages. A ratio for roaming photographers is two per 700 – 900 students. All photographers are specialized and trained to return 350+ images per event. Many times this number will vary higher with greater interest from students.

Events

The Homecoming: This event serves as a starting point for all dance activities at the high school level. The Firefly team seamlessly flows throughout the event delivering the best images. Homecomings are fun for all grade levels. Our colorful backdrops and capture process will only add to the excitement of your event.

The Prom: A more elegant event where the student delivers their best in the latest dress and tuxedo fashions. Having Firefly there is a great way for your students to have high quality images of their finely tuned wardrobe. By using solid color backdrops the best images will be captured for your students.

The Special Event: Senior Breakfast, Senior Parties, Awards Nights and other events can be captured with our candid image package. These memories will also be valuable to your students in the future.

The Graduation: Where traditional photography meets value and technology. Firefly captures the images that your students want and add them to the images their parents love. Firefly’s graduation solution is based on the belief of the founder Pierce Brunson, “All students deserve a great graduation image without paying an excessive amount of cash for it.”

Image Packages“Open Air” Photo Booth: Get out of the box and enjoy “open air.” Select your favorite theme or color backdrop and we bring the props that relate. Our “open air” process allows for full length images and larger props. Students can use the backdrops for portraits then enjoy the props. Package also includes candid image photographers.

Portrait Images: Classical images taken with the use of modern backdrops is the reason our images stand out. Your students will enjoy multiple options and unlimited opportunities to have professional images taken with their date, significant other, or friends. This package includes candid images captured by our candid photographers.

Candid Images: This package is our starting point for schools that are adjusting to high volume event photography. This is a great package with multiple photographers designed to capture the images your students will enjoy viewing, sharing and downloading. Students just ask and our photographers will take the single, couple or group image. The rest of the time the photographers are actively engaging students in the image capture process.

Graduation: Have traditional images captured for your students but also allow them to enjoy the candid images we capture before the event. Firefly delivering the best of what students and parents love.

Welcome to the Firefly Family

Now that you know the value Firefly delivers it’s time to schedule a meeting. We will be contacting you within the next few days to set up a free consultation and answer any additional questions.

About the Founder

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 be more productive, enjoy more of their high school days, encourage and strengthen school spirit, and boost the enthusiasm for 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.

Coming Soon: “Dance Floor Empty?” discusses how the nine elements of the high school dance can be improved to boost sales, fun and school spirit. Also includes Pierce Brunson’s transition from the classroom to the business world.

FireflyEPE: Our Prom Solution

We Are Firefly Event Photography

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.

As the event sponsor, you will be happy knowing that you added a cost-effective value that will last for decades. Students will be excited knowing that their pictures will be ready to view, share, and download as soon as the very next morning after an event.

Contact Pierce so you can add unique value your students will enjoy now and long after their high school days are over.
Thank you,
Pierce Brunson
(727) 599-6153
Email: pierce@fireflyepe.com

The Firefly Process for Prom

The prom is an important traditional event for the high school senior. Hiring Firefly Event Photography ensures that students will get multiple, high quality, and professional images. We help every student at the prom feel important by capturing unlimited images at multiple photo spots and providing access to those images faster than any other company. Additional processes include:

•Modern high school event photography solutions.
•Custom backdrops to add creative flair.
•Unlimited images captured.
•Pricing that saves all students 50%.
•Information cards provided, explaining our process, to be given to students when they purchase a ticket to prom.
•Custom online website or gallery location for prom images.
•Images ready by 8am the next morning after your prom.
•Long term access and unlimited downloading of image files.
•Unlimited access to view share and download for a minimum of 13 months.
•Positive affect for students now and when they leave high school.

Our Prom Clients

Firefly works with many different, diversely populated schools with the following commonalities. This list will help you decide if investing in a relationship with our company is the right choice for your school and its students:

1.A spirited group of students that enjoy attending school events.
2.Looking for a long lasting, cost effective photography solution.
3.Prom ticket price is $65+ and 300+ students in attendance.

Investment & Ratios

Firefly charges a per person fee for our portrait and photo booth packages. Candid packages are flat rate priced. Compared to other high school photography companies your students save 50% when multiple images and per student costs are considered. Our costs are rolled into the ticket price so your students don’t need to bring additional money to enjoy our services.

We use a ratio of 250 students per photographer for the portrait and “open air” photo booth packages. A ratio for roaming photographers is two per 700 – 900 students. All photographers are specialized and trained to return a minimum of 350 images per event. Many times this number will vary higher with greater interest from students.

Prom Photography Packages

“Open Air” Photo Booth Package: Get out of the cramped box and away from boring backdrops by enjoying “open air.” Select a favorite theme or color backdrop and enjoy full sized props. Our “open air” process allows for cropped images, full length images and larger props. Students can use the backdrops for portraits images as well. This package also includes candid image photographers.
Portrait Image Package: Traditional and modern posed images taken with the use of creative backdrops adds the creative edge students enjoy. Students will enjoy multiple options and unlimited opportunities to have professional images taken with their date, significant other, or friends. This package also includes candid image photographers.

Candid Images Package: This package is our starting point for schools that are adjusting to high volume event photography. This great package includes multiple photographers and is designed to capture the images your students will enjoy viewing, sharing and downloading. Students just ask and photographers will take single, couple or group images. The rest of the time Firefly’s photographers are actively engaging students in the image capture process.

Like What You See? Let’s Meet.

For prom, we meet with all of our clients and new customers from November to January. Our initial meeting is to understand your ideas for the prom and how we can help. We will also help you compare the benefits of FireflyEPE as compared to traditional photography companies.

Need a DJ for Your Prom?

FireflyEPE can bundle prom services by adding our featured DJ. Students will be able to make requests via Firefly Event Photography’s Facebook page up to four days before the prom. This ensures every opportunity for all students to be connected to a memorable prom. We also support the school’s prom policies and play the genre of music that is allowed by the school’s administration.
The DJ’s sound package includes a 6500 watt sound system, dynamic lighting, and multiple microphones for announcements. Additional intelligent lighting is available at an additional cost. Visit http://www.soundcloud.com/firefly-epe for mix samples.

About the Founder

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.