What Excuse Are You Using To Not Get Professional Photos Done? I Bet Its Not Any Better Than Mine}

Submitted by: Susan Friesen

Why do you think youre not pretty?

This was the question asked of me from one of our long-time clients-turned-friend after I finally got the nerve to get professional photos done and posted several of them on Facebook.

More on answering that thought-provoking question in a moment but first, I wanted to share the reason why I FINALLY got the photos done.

Ever heard of the saying, Do as I say and not as I do? I was getting tired of saying that to clients when I saw their beach photo or a picture of their kids as a representation of their brand on social media.

How could I keep telling them to invest in some professional photos when I could barely get nerve to put up a photo taken of me at a party from eight years ago?

It was the only photo that I didnt gag on when I saw it, so I used it. For a long time.

Last year I broke free from that old photo and had our videographer snap a few shots of me when we were doing shooting a video for a client.

I used that one for about a year.

Why did it take me so long? I guess I was waiting

Waiting for some miracle to happen that I would suddenly be ok with seeing myself in photos.

You see, I hate seeing myself in photos. Period.

All I see are the nasty, bulging, ugly deficiencies. You know the kind Im talking about.

But one day I came to my senses and realized that Id never realistically get to that point of being free from those oh so many deficiencies, so made the decision to, someday soon, find a local photographer and get my professional photos done.

I also decided I would get my make-up done at the same time I theorized that make-up can mask all kinds of nasty, bulging, ugly deficiencies along with the right lighting and at the right angle.

And lo and behold, in walks a wonderful make-up artist to my life, Judy LeBeau of Beauty by Judy who just happened to be partnering with a local photographer, Taneane Tweale Photography, whom I had already known for years.

They asked me to be their model for their promotional pieces for when they officially announced their joint venture.

Say what?


Be a model?

You are kidding right? Is this some kind of cruel joke?

Nope, they wanted me alright.

I agreed.

Big breath.

Why dont I think Im very pretty? Well, let me count the ways

– I was bullied in school. I was called ugly on a regular basis, ignored, teased, taunted and all the other fun stuff that kids in elementary school think are good times.

– My brother was also a bully. His idea of fun was calling me Sueeeeey (as in calling a pig), calling me other choice, cruel names, and basically treating me as if I were a pest that needed to be squashed on a continual basis.

– My Mom, being the frugal gal that she was, invested in the $1 gallon jugs of cream rinse for hair. I dont think my tangled, frizzy messed up hair benefited from that investment much.

– And dont get me started about my horribly dry skin (Porcupine was another pet name) and railroad track braces!

Shall I go on? I think you got the picture.

I grew up quite convinced I was not pretty, not by a long shot.

Im not sharing this to get your sympathy but just giving some insight as to why I loathe seeing myself in photos.

Or shall I say used to loathe.

Thats until I saw the photos that Taneane and Judy took of me.

They stunned me. Truly.

Not only that, but during the whole process, they made me feel pretty! We had so much fun too, it was a remarkable experience and one I will treasure for a long time.

So now I can finally say to DO what I DO and if you havent invested in getting professional photos done for your social media profiles, marketing pieces and website, then please believe me that if I can do it, so can you!

The right time is right now.

Dont wait to lose those 10 (or whatever) pounds.

Dont wait to grow out your hair only to cut it short again anyway.

Dont wait for the sky to turn yellow and for pigs to fly.

Just do it.

You will be amazed at how good you will feel when you see the finished photos.

If you live in the Lower Mainland of BC, please do yourself a favour and call up Taneane and Judy and if not, find someone in your local area.

You can thank me afterwards.

To your success,


About the Author: Susan is a professional website developer with over ten years experience in the industry. With a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, concentration in Computer Information Systems, she is able to provide a unique and caring service to her clients not only as a website designer, but also an eBusiness Advisor; assisting individuals, businesses and organizations establish and brand product or service effectively on the World Wide Web.




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Guide To Quality Lab Coats}

Guide to Quality Lab Coats


K. Green-20414

As healthcare costs increase, Physicians are often required to provide their own personal lab coats. In lieu of purchasing a flimsy, uncomfortable and poorly fitted lab coat, healthcare providers now have their eye on high quality, flattering, and stain resistant lab coats made with 100% cotton. Most health care providers want a lab coat that won’t wear out and lose its shape over time. They also want a coat that reflects their level of education, achievement, and (deserved) status. There are a variety of medical apparel companies who service discerning clinicians.

How can you tell if you are buying a quality lab coat?

Quality starts with the selected fabric. Higher quality lab coats are made with 100% cotton, allowing the wearer to work comfortably in stressful environments. Better lab coats are made with a high denier fabric, which allows the garment greater durability and helps to maintain its shape when loaded with various medical instruments. You may also find subtle texture and pattern in today’s lab coats – which contributes to improved appearance and durability. In addition, these higher quality fabrics offer a soft hand and crisp finish – increasing comfort and visual appeal.

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Sewing is another important factor in identifying a quality lab coat. Today’s lab coats have reinforced seams, bar tacks at stress points and a triangulated stitch on all pocket corners – ensuring that they live up to the punishment of the busy, modern heath care practice or hospital setting.

One should also look for stain resistance in a high quality lab coat. Fabrics treated with DuPont Dual Action Teflon Fabric Protector resist soil and stains, and are emerging as an industry standard. This performance fabric treatment helps to keep high quality lab coats looking cleaner, brighter and whiter – longer.

Comfort and functionality also play a role in determining if you are purchasing a higher quality lab coat. The lab coat should give the wearer a full range of motion and allow any task to be performed effortlessly. Quality lab coats offer large front pockets for essentials and some offer a hidden inside pocket for a cell phone or PDA.

Style also plays an essential role. When it comes to design, modern lab coats are influenced more by fine, tailored clothing, rather than the industrial uniforms of the past. Today, one can wear a lab coat that appears very professional and stylish, while still maintaining the traditional appearance of the medical “white lab coat.”

Most quality lab coat manufactures can be found online and offer no hassle return policies. If you haven’t purchased a new lab coat lately – today’s quality lab coats offer a significant improvement to the traditional lab coats of the past.

K. Green is a working woman with an eye for fashion and the confidence

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and well fit

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Fila Vintage Clothing}

Submitted by: Mithul Mistry

Sportswear is an increasingly competitive market with high amounts of demand. Designers and manufacturers are required to work hard to keep up with trends and continues to enhance their products to meet the requirements of the masses. We are now coming up to the busiest time of year with retail demands skyrocketing and designers raising the mark on their marketing campaigns.

One brand in particular has flown through the recession and excelled amongst its competitors. Fila Vintage has introduced a number of styles, options and items to the market from t-shirts, jackets and shorts providing the everyday consumer with buckets of options for their cupboards. The most prominant clothing items for Fila Vintage has been there jackets and tracksuit tops. Sported by a number of well known atheletes over the years they have had some great product placement opportunities.

Fila Vintage clothing is known to be lightweight, comfortable and stylish which can be worn with almost anything. Fila are generally known to be in the sportswear market where you will see most consumers wearing their clothing in gyms or excersize based activities. More of an 80s brand Fila are still in the game and have seen many atheletes, movies stars and other entertainers sporting there wears as such.

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The logo itself has become iconic over the years with so many items of clothing bearing it. There tops, tracksuits, hats, bags, shoes and much more holiding the Fila brand. Nick Love the film director has been seen many times wearing the apparel and also made it the flagship brand of one of his movies in 2009.

The product range has expanded quite largely over the years and seen t-shirts, knitwear and stylish hats put into the mix. A highly popular item within the vintage collection is the polo shirts tha they create. With a button fast collar, contrast trim on sleeves and the branding these are a great addition to a smart casual dress outfit.

Fila are in some ways known to change the style of track tops as they are not now just worn on the track they are worn casually on an everyday basis. In the 90s the Fila brand did take considerable as style demands changed and the fashion industry changed largely. Unfortunately Fila did not keep up with the times as such and made a stunning comeback when the clothing appeared in major films by Nick Love like The Business.

Fila is one brand that will live on in the sportswear industry supplying an array of products like bags, shoes, track shuits, jackets, pants tops and much more. As long as atheletes continue to sport the Fila brand it will remain popular for there array of products which are largely available around the world through retail channels and online.

Fila is an Italian brand founded in 1911 in the Italian Alps which moved to the US to allow it cover the wider market in the world. With so much experience in making quality clothing they cannot really be faulted.

About the Author: Mithul Mistry is writing on behalf of Room 14 Menswear, specialists in

Fila Vintage




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