In 2013, photographer/owner Chris Booth purchased Beltrami Studio, the photography business he'd been creating for and managing for twenty years. With the purchase of the business came much soul searching on what he would like Vibe Portrait Art to be. Would it be merely a place to make great images and earn a living? Or would it be something more?
Here are the ten core beliefs we at Vibe use to direct our daily work.
These beliefs have been at the heart of our business from the beginning and are responsible for who we are today. As we head into the future, they will help us stay on course.
It can be very satisfying to head home good and tired after having worked hard and done your best. And going back to work ready to do better than the day before.
Kindness creates a studio environment where we feel valued and respected. This will overflow into our interactions with our clients. “A little kindness goes a long way.”
A “corporate culture” of FUN has the net result of a healthy happy workplace and boatloads of creativity.
Vibe exists to serve our families, not the other way around. Family is the very core of society here on planet earth. We aim to nurture family relationships and celebrate *home*.
Give, Enrich, Invest, Help.
Vibe is not in business merely to make a living doing what we love... as good a thing as that may be. But we also are sensitive to and actively maintain a sense of duty to help others. Whether helping each other around the office, enriching our clients' lives through our work, investing in our community through fund-raisers and charitable events, or directly helping the less fortunate through direct giving, Vibe is committed to making the world a better place. It seems the more we do things for others, the happier it makes us...funny how that works, isn't it?
Often First, Always Best.
We like to innovate and constantly try new things. We're often first in our area to try something new, but regardless, we always strive to be the best.
Humility is a beautiful thing that nurtures relationships - both in the back office as well as with our clients. “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” Proverbs 11:2
Everyone Deserves Our Best Service.
No special treatment for a select few...all of our clients are our “best” clients. We base this on the time-tested Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.” Luke 6:31
Commitment To Best Quality.
We didn't rise to the top in our field by cutting corners and producing shabby work. We are committed to only producing the very best quality work for our clients...and for ourselves! There is great satisfaction in knowing that you did indeed produce the very best you could produce.
Honesty Above All Else.
How good to lay your head on your pillow at night knowing you've done the right thing in your day. Integrity...honesty...a clean conscience....these are great things to live by and great paradigms for running a business.