A few weeks ago, I was asked by Meryl Snow from Feastivities Catering to photograph their new facility, The Stotesbury Mansion, so that she would have images to use to help promote the property. Now, this isn’t the first time I’ve been asked to do this sort of work, nor will it likely be the last, I guess it’s sort of one of my specialties. I was very honored to be asked. The reason I felt compelled to mention this in a blog post is that although I was happy to help Meryl by providing these images, she did something very nice for me in return which was not only unexpected, but generous and thoughtful.
As it happens, the night she asked me to photograph the Mansion was also the night she was hosting an event for The Society of Wedding Planners (SWP), an organization of wedding industry professionals which I am not affiliated with. Feastivities has been good to my photography business, so as far as I was concerned I was happy to do Meryl this favor in return. It was the least I could do. What was completely unexpected (and unnecessary, although greatly appreciated) was that the day of the photo shoot and the SWP event, Meryl went out of her way to list me as a sponsor for the event itself, again helping me to promote my company, and without me even asking.
Meryl, thank you. Not only do you run an outstanding catering business, but you are a class act as well I was honestly touched by that gesture. It only goes to show what a true professional you are, and reminds me how lucky I am to be working beside people like yourself. It is reassuring in a world that is too often “me, me, me” oriented that there are still people out there who will go the extra mile for someone else, particularly when it was completely unexpected. I think this is also an examlpe of ones business ethic, or credo. If Meryl will go the extra mile for the photographer who is doing her a favor, I can only imagine the lengths she will go to for her customers… I’d bet it’s a lot more than a mile.
If you are a bride or groom reading this post believe me when I say Stotesbury Mansion is a very “cool” place. I loved the pool room and the ballroom is “over the top”. If I were to write a review of this space I would say it has a great vibe. Much of that has to do with Feastivities and Offshoots, who created such a beautiful, exciting, and breathtaking decor .
Anyone planning a wedding or event in Philadelphia please take a look at Stotesbury Mansion!
Feastivities Catering – www.feastivitiescatering.com