University of Toronto Alumni Reception at Fairmont Hotel MacDonald

University of Toronto Alumni Reception at The Fairmont Hotel MacDonald

University of Toronto is one of the most well known educational institutions in Canada. They often have events for their alumni all across the country. The University hosted a Alumni Reception for a lecture by Dr. Mary L’Abbe’. The lecture was devoted to understanding healthy food and current ongoing efforts to develop methods of identifying health food from unhealthy ones. Dr. Marry L’Abbe’ is a renowned expert in the field of Nutrition and works at the Depart of Nutritional Science at the University of Toronto.

The event was kicked off by Barbara Dick, the Assistant Vice-President of Alumni Relations University of Toronto. It was attended by a large number of the UofT alumni who currently live in Edmonton. The evening started off with the alumni networking with each other followed by a fantastic dinner provided by the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald.

ONLINE GALLERY - VIEW ALL PHOTOS FROM THE Event

An online gallery of the images from the event has been created and can be accessed by using the button below.
The gallery may be password protected to protect your privacy. The password can be obtained by contacting the event organizer.

From the online gallery, you are able to download your images, order prints and select your favorites.

University of Toronto Alumni Reception Photos Available on Social Media

I have created a gallery on Facebook. You can view and share your favorite photos by visiting the Facebook gallery.

SOME OF THE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT:

Want to share in the experience? Contact us today to book your session, event photography, or to set up your free wedding consultation with Sharyar!

Images by Box Cube Studios – Edmonton Event Photography © 2019

The University of Toronto Alumni Reception Credits:

 

Date: 4.11.2019
Organizer: Laura Dykstra
Location & Catering: Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
Photography by Sharyar / Edmonton Event Photographer

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Box Cube Studio offers Edmonton business a unique commercial and event photography! Our organized approach combined with our skilled team members allow us to create amazing experiences for our clients. Box Cube Studio’s mission extends to the whole experience beginning at the time you contact us until the time we deliver your finished images. We also offer Wedding, Portrait and Family session within Edmonton and great area including but not limited to Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Leduc,  Canmore, Banff, Cochrane, Chestermere, Airdrie, Lethbridge, and Red Deer.

Mom, Pop & Tots Fair at Edmonton Expo Center

Mom, Pop & Tots Fair at Edmonton Expo Center

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We had a chance to be one of the vendors at the 2018 Mom, Pop & Tots Fair. The fair was attended by numerous Edmonton families and had some really great activities for the children and the adults! This included a petting zoo, a roaming t-rex, and dance competitions. There were numerous freebies to be had around the different stalls.

We photographed some of the attendees as well as the ongoing activities during the fair. We also got a chance to connect with some wonderful families who came to visit our booth!

I am super excited to share some of these event photos on our blog today!

SOME OF MY FAVOURITE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT

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Mom, Pop & Tots Fair Photos on Social Media

I have created a gallery on Facebook as well as posted some of the best images from the event to our Instagram and Google+ pages. I invite you to visit your preferred stream, like our page and share your favorites with your family and friends.

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The Mom, Pops & Tots Fair Credits:

Date: March 11th, 2018
Mom, Pop & Tots Fair
Edmonton Expo Center
Photography by Sharyar / Edmonton Event Photographer

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Tave, 17 Hats, Studio Cloud, Dubsado, ShootQ, Sprout Studio

As I began Box Cube Photography, I was someone who was not familiar with what studio management was. I had no idea how to keep my business organized and on schedule. I was unable to track where my money was being spent or where I was making money from. I need to stay organized to grow my business further.

I also mention other software in the title: Animoto, Flothemes, Todoist. These are software that I use on a daily basis within my business to improve my brand image, stay on top of my tasks and create a visually appealing website. I have written a short review of these software at the end of this article as well.

As I started investigating options for organizing my studio, I came across a number of software and applications. All of them promised the moon but had no idea what was best for me. So I started subscribing to the trial periods for each of these applications to see if it was a good fit.

  • I needed to ensure that I was able to keep an active track of my clients including their session dates, contracts, expenses, monies owed etc
  • Tracking where the leads are coming from also plays a major part in my advertisement strategy. Spending money in the right avenue of advertisement can make the difference between a bad year and a good year
  • In order to track money, I had to track where it was coming from, where it was leaving to and what I was left with at the end of the billing cycle. I also needed to track GST (general sales tax). I was able to manage my finances better once I knew exactly where the money needed to be spent and where I could cut costs.
  • Have you looked at a photographers schedule? 9 AM meeting followed by a 3 PM photo shoot in the nearby city. It can be insane! I required a robust schedule manager that could ensure that I was on time at the right place. The scheduling had to be impeccable to avoid double booking. The application also had to be compatible with google calendar as I use that to manage my day to day tasks.
  • You get what you pay for. As you will realize later in this article, paid options for studio management are much greater in their ability as compared to unpaid options. That does not mean that the software has to cost you an arm and a leg though!
  • I like pretty things. And most other people too! I needed an application that was visually appealing, uncluttered and easy to navigate.

 

17 Hats

This was the software that I started with after some investigation. Let me tell you right off the bat, it is by far the easiest software for studio management on this list to use. It is also has a very nice and uncluttered user interface.

Here is what I found throughout my year of using this software:

  1. Easy to setup – It took me two days to set the entire software up! Only two days.
  2. Visually Appealing – It was pretty to look at and use
  3. Great Support – The team behind 17 hats was extremely nice and helpful when I had questions and trouble.
  4. No customization – I could not customize how my client emails looked.
  5. Accounting – The accounting system inside 17 hats was not as robust and detailed as I needed it be. Automated expenses and recurring payments etc was something I absolutely needed.

This led to me looking for other options on the market.

Shoot Q

This was the second option I tried. Initially, I found it better than 17 hats but then I started running into some glaring shortcomings that really forced me to seek another solution. The shortcomings are as follows: Mobile Access – Their mobile app is really buggy and crashed all the times. Can’t access anything on the go.

  1. Mobile Access – Their mobile app was really buggy and crashed all the time. I couldn’t access anything on the go.
  2. Contracting – It took me almost 20 to 30 mins to send a customized contract to a client compared to the 5 mins it took me in Tave or 17 hats.
  3. Scheduling System – The scheduling system often failed to sync with google calendar which led to some massive scheduling conflicts. This was the straw that broke the camels back.

This is when I went on the hunt for the perfect studio management software again!

 

Tave 

This is the godsend software that I currently use and absolutely love! For good reason too! I hear about Tave through a podcast and another photographer who was using at that time. That photographer in question had just switched to Tave from ShootQ. He kept singing its praises so I decided to give it a try.

It fit all the requirements. But it did take a while to set it up and I am still improving things as I explore the depths of this software further. Here are some of the most important highlights that sold me on this software:

  1. Great Tutorials – The team behind Tave has set up some amazing tutorial that leads you through every step of setting up the software from your branding to integrating your calendars.
  2. Amazing Support – Did I tell you that the team behind Tave is absolutely amazing? They set up Skype meetings with me when I had detailed questions and had answers for me within 24 hours. They also set up a Facebook group where you can ask questions to other community members in case you had to discuss something.
  3. Money Tracking – Tave tracks money really well. You can set up payments via stripe, PayPal, e-transfer etc. And while the clients are making the payment through your customized client links, they are impressed by your branding.
  4. Client Tracking – Oh my, this is what really sold this. Tave is excellent at tracking clients. You can setup automation (algorithms) that trigger on things like certain dates, etc. This allows you to set up the system once and let it just do its thing without much interference. For example, I have programmed my Tave to send follow-up emails two days, 7 days and 14 days after a client contacts me. This ensures a higher lead conversion rate. I have also set up other automation like monthly subscriptions being added to my expense ledge automatically.
  5. Cost – It was not the cheapest option but it definitely is worth it given that I have been able to make money many times over due to my amazing scheduling and branding that all my clients love!

If you are willing to Try Tave, the Tave team is so confident in their product that they will offer you a 60 day trial period as compared to a 30 day trial period (which is true for other products on this list). They will often extend it even further when you ask them nicely enough!