Rhode Island’s Top Rated Local® Award Winner: Polar Square Designs

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Polar Square Designs is a 2019 award winner in Rhode Island!

From family portraits to wedding photos, you won’t find a better photographer to work with in North Kingstown than Polar Square Designs.

Polar Square Designs has received dozens of reviews on four verified sites with an impeccable average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an extraordinary Rating Score™ of 98.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 100 businesses in all of Rhode Island!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“In true military style, my husband received his deployment return date, which gave us only a few days to plan, and I thought my hopes of having professional photography for the homecoming were gone. But amazingly, Kate was available, and I’m so happy she was! On an emotionally stressful day, she arrived ahead of time, had my same vision of capturing the day, was so sweet with no thoughts of any time constraints and edited a few pictures that same day, so we could share them with extended family! The many pictures she took are keepsakes that we will have forever, and every time I look at them, I feel the joy of our family being reunited again after 364 days! I would absolutely hire her for another event!” – Erin W.

Not Your Average Photographer

Kate Taylor, the owner of Polar Square Designs, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Polar Square Designs apart from the many other pet groomers in Rhode Island. Here’s Kate’s response:

“I’m looking to provide amazing customer service. I usually bring chocolate and wine to talk about my clients’ weddings. I like to go above and beyond and will really follow up on the prints to make sure my clients have something amazing on their wall. For my wedding clients, I always go way above and beyond. For example, the bride for an event had a problem with a hotel and wasn’t able to get into the room for makeup and getting dressed. She called me in tears, and I called the hotel and rented a conference room to fix her day and have a space to get ready in. I’m always looking for a way to solve problems. I carry a sewing kit in my camera bag, just in case someone has a wardrobe malfunction.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Polar Square Designs and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Kate had to say:

“I participate in a public safety event, called Free Photos for Public Safety. I had twelve photographers to take pictures of all public safety professionals, such as Police, Fire, EMS, Military Police, Coast Guard, etc… I volunteer at Rhode Island SPCA — it’s a state animal shelter, and I create a logo for them every year. The logos go on shirts, and people buy them to contribute to the shelter. They sell out every year.”

Building Success by Connecting With Clients

When we asked Kate about Polar Square Designs’ secret to such a strong online reputation, she said:

“The personality that comes out over Facebook and online is the same one my clients will meet in person. My customers feel like they already know me because I am so honest. I just really try to connect and use my personality.”

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Polar Square Designs has spread the word about who they are and what they do by advertising on The Knot, by connecting with other photographers, by attending networking events, by keeping the website up to date and through word of mouth.

Clearly, Kate knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s her expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Have a clear business goal, both short-term and long-term. It’s easy to lose sight. Have clear policies and communication on what your clients can expect. Have fantastic clients. I always look for a way to serve my clients and whatever is best for them. If they need something I can’t offer, I will recommend them to another photographer friend of mine.”

Congratulations to the team at Polar Square Designs for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Kate, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Polar Square Designs in North Kingstown. Visit their website today!

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