Anytime we are blessed to work with one of our customers, we end up humbled and sometimes on our knees thanking our dear Lord in heaven for letting us be a part of our client’s lives. Being a design business, we always do a little bit of everything. . .
The past few weeks have been extremely busy with photography AND design! It all started off with the Rock Bridge Dance Team memory book. We have custom designed a softbound book for the dance team capturing all the special memories over the past year. The book arrives this week and after delivery to the dance team, we will definitely be showing it off!
With graduation only a month away, we were blessed to design two special lady’s graduation invitations. Hayley and Grace!
On top of these few projects, throw in a few engagement sessions (which were a total blast!). Once these few projects were over, we started on Dana Purkey’s wedding album. She provided us with the pictures, we are providing her with a custom designed album for her to cherish forever.
In the midst of working on Dana’s album. . . an unexpected client came into our lives. Christina, a co-worker of Casey’s, called one evening and asked if we could help. Immediately, the answer was “yes,” Casey rarely says “no.” Christina explained that a friend’s baby had recently passed and the parents were in the middle of planning the funeral when they realized the church didn’t help with programs or slide shows. Of course, Christina being the friend we know her to be, thought of our business and told the parents about our work. Casey rushed over to the couple’s home to gather all information we would need (pictures, wording, songs, etc). The next day Millers Professional Imaging Lab in Columbia, MO was contacted to help out. They were able to print the programs that afternoon (one-day turn around folks!). The slide show was complete. . . the programs were printed. . . everything was on time and ready for the funeral. I tell you this story for two reasons:
1. God is so good. He truly is. After having the chance to help this unexpected couple during their very hard/difficult situation, His love never ceases to amaze us. Of course, we can’t imagine or even understand losing a child but even in the midst of sorrow, He helps us find one another in comfort and grace. Christina’s mother is a realtor in town and actually sold us our home 8 years ago. A year ago, Casey began working with her and as a result of that relationship, d-Squared Designs got to meet this wonderful couple and be a part of their lives to help them in time of need. God has a plan… I’m sure you are thinking, “Well, yes, I already know this,” but it’s amazing to see His work play out in front of you. Doing this baby’s funeral program for this family was NOT an easy task! It pulled on heart-strings and brought emotions to us that were completely unexpected. In the end, we met some outstanding people whom we never would have come in contact with before and became stronger people in the process. If you have a moment, please say a prayer for this family for comfort and guidance in this deeply troubling time.
2. If you are a photographer and don’t use Millers/MPIX. . . get on board immediately! They are a fantastic publishing company and our recent experience with them on this project just demonstrates that their customer service far exceeds any other company we have worked with!
We are so glad God has a plan for our business and is showing us everyday what He has in store! 🙂