Bow Tie Wedding Studios - Seattle, WA

$1,050 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 54 months
Hi, my name is Joshua and I love taking photographs, spending time with people, and following my dreams.

Currently I'm finishing up my last month in the United States Marine Corps were I've spent time in many different countries. Serving in the infantry was amazing but my wife, also my business partner; Stephanie brought up that there's not too many marketable skills in that job title. Air Traffic Control is where I ended up, which can be a great challenge and something I enjoy doing. But it's not what I love, it's just something still new and exotic. 

Bow Tie Wedding Studios is a working concept to bring a quality Wedding Studio to the Seattle area that has unique features. For instance, we'll be setting up a solely non-profit working branch of the company to work with 501(c) non-profit organizations and fundraising for causes that are valued by our community. 

Currently I own Scarlet Tie Photography, based out of Southern California, but the Scarlet Tie isn't as big as I can dream. So, re-inventing as Bow Tie Wedding Studios will bring quite a few things to the table. 

- Full Spectrum Wedding Service 
   - Wedding Planning
   - Design 
   - Photography
   - Videography
   - Audio & Lighting
   - Printing Services
- Availability for Destination Photography
- 501(c) Branch, dedicated to no-fee work with non-profits, charitable organizations, and community valued projects.
- Photography Training Courses Online 
- On Location Training Seminars

Where is the money going to go?
Primarily the money will be used to bring the new founded company to where it should be. 

$1000 to Professional Organizational Fees
   - Professional Photographers Of America (PPA)
   - Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)
   - Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA)

$4500 - $5000 to yearly membership / advertising
   - The Knot 
   - My Wedding
   - Local wedding magazines

$8500 to "starting" Wedding Photography Equipment
    - Canon 5D Mk III (to take over for my 5D Mk II, which will become my second camera)
    - Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
    - Canon EF 24-780mm f/2.8L II USM

$5000 to "The rest"
    - Strobes & Continuous lighting
    - Memory Cards & Batteries
    - Wireless File Transmitters
    - Continued Advertising / SEO
    - Incorporation Fees 
    - Certification and Training

More information / pictures and maybe even a video to come soon. But you have to start somewhere, and if I never post this till it's perfect I won't post it.

Feel free to let me know what Rewards YOU would like to see!

Help me catch up to my dream and I'll show you the best Wedding Studio the world has seen.
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Well we just broke the 1st bracket. I have no words to express how grateful I am! From all of at Bow Tie. THANK YOU!
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We took the last few days to put together this awesome new logo! Again, thank you all so much for your support. This is going to be an amazing adventure.
Check out our new logo!
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We're excited to announce that due to your amazing contributions we've processed our LLC and will soon be Bow Tie Wedding Studios, LLC! It's a big step in the right direction!
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Here are a couple sneak pictures of the Bow Tie Wedding team at work!
Everyone was excited for the wedding!
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$1,050 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 54 months
Created July 8, 2014
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52 months ago

Wonderful wedding photos. Now it's the cats turn.

52 months ago
Matt and Amanda Arnold
53 months ago

Love you Josh! You're amazing, keep up the great work!

Devesh Kumar
54 months ago

Good luck, Joshua!

Joseph Hernandez
54 months ago

Help this gentleman reach his dream and follow yours. Good luck Josh!

Dennis M. Fox
54 months ago

The bow tie...awesome! I want that! Much Love to you and I wish you great success in your endeavors. "Doc" Fox

54 months ago


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