On a recent Sunday Rich Malone retired after 36 years of honorable service from the U.S. Navy. He was joined by close friends and family aboard the USS Iowa, docked in San Pedro Harbor with views of the Vincent Thomas Bridge. The location was a fitting place for such a special event and the weather was spectacular with a breathtaking sunset.
Rich celebrated his navy retirement event with his wife, Paula, and their son, Connor. We captured a memorable family portrait overlooking the harbor.
Of course, the cake was expertly decorated and was “to die for” delicious!
Just a little bit about the event venue – In 2011 Iowa was donated to the Los Angeles-based non-profit Pacific Battleship Center and was permanently moved to Berth 87 at the Port of Los Angeles in the summer of 2012, where she was opened to the public to serve as a museum and memorial to battleships. They are open to the public and offer guided tours of the ship.
In the last several months I’ve heard the word “loyalty” used in discussions with my returning clients. The Malone’s have been loyal clients for many years and we are all proud to tell our story. I photographed Rich and Paula’s engagement session (yes, this was many years ago when I was building my wedding photography business), I photographed their wedding, then created Paula’s pregnancy portraits, and now another milestone in their lives, Rich’s Navy retirement.
JDP Photography is very proud to say that we have been providing event photography to bds mktg in Orange County, California for 10 years. When we are invited back each year, we really feel like one of the family. Mark Dean, CEO and Founder, always acknowledges Julie from the podium during the awards ceremony. It is no wonder that he is recognized as an inspirational leader.
Additionally, BDS was ranked 20th for small companies among the top 85 companies in the Orange County Register’s Top Workplaces for 2012.
CLIENT SPOTLIGHT – Event Photography
BDS has a long history of providing unparalleled marketing results for their clients at retail. Founded in 1984, BDS has been focused on driving sales through high performance marketing programs. Their highly customized programs are designed to meet their clients unique needs. Each of their programs are built to deliver results by generating sell-through and ultimately ROI.
Their client service specialists are known for their client dedication and marketing strategy expertise. Simply put, they allow you to reclaim the point of sale and give you the insights you need, to make fast, smart business decisions.
Clients keep coming back to BDS year after year. Why? Because they’re not your average marketing agency. They pride themselves on outstanding, personalized, customer service, grounded on their agency’s values. It’s part of their culture. They truly are your team, immersed in your brand. And they build marketing programs with the same care and attention.
Authenticity: Authenticity is coming from a place of truth. Be true to yourself and be real with others. Share the whole picture: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Set clear expectations, live by your word, and always assume good intentions.
Agility: Agility is being fast and flexible. Know the lay of the land and what lies ahead. Trust your instincts and know when to get creative. Put things together in new ways. Embrace change and act bravely.
Achievement: Achievement is getting it done right. Know what result you are looking for, break it down into meaningful goals and be relentless in pursuing it. Use what you know works, and don’t reinvent the wheel. When things get tough, get tougher.
Thank you, bds mktg, for coming back to JDP Photography year after year!
This group portrait of the leaders of Circle of Cause was captured at the Muralthon annual event.
This promotional event photograph was captured during the presentation of San Diego Charger at Pioneer Middle School in Tustin.
This marketing event photo is from the awards ceremony at the annual corporate holiday party of bds mktg for Employee of the Year.