Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Adam J. Howard Photography is an award winner for photographers in 2019.
If you are looking for a remarkable photographer in Wyoming, look no further than this award-winning company!
Adam J. Howard Photography has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.94 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.40 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five photographers in Wyoming!
Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:
“Adam was amazing! He was great to work with and took amazing photos. He is creative and really listened to what we wanted as a couple. I’m so happy I chose him to do the photography for our wedding.” – M.L.
It is because of excellent reviews like this that Adam J. Howard Photography is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!
Not Your Average Photographer
We were excited to learn all about Adam J. Howard Photography and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with Adam himself.
The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Adam J. Howard Photography stand apart from its competitors. Adam told us about the personal attention he gives to his clients and the way he incorporates the natural beauty of Wyoming into his photography. He said:
“I try and give everybody more of a personalized experience and work around what my clients want. You can’t always do everything that everybody wants, but you can have a commitment to try to make sure it happens. I try to always be flexible. I work with my clients to make images they enjoy. I also try to highlight the landscape out here. A lot of people come out to this corner of Wyoming because there’s a lot of cool things to see out here. There’s mountains, rivers, trees, a lot of greenery, old rustic buildings, it’s just a really cool area, so I want to capture those things and incorporate them into my portrait work.”
Building Success By Making Personal Connections
Adam J. Howard Photography has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Adam how they have managed to grow their business and get such great reviews. He told us about the connections he forms with his clients, saying:
“Honestly, I really try and focus more on people than on the business side of photography. A big part of my approach to photography is trying to connect with people as individuals. I feel like, once you make that connection with somebody, they open up a little more and have a better experience. Over the years, that’s one area I’ve tried to grow in. I’ve taken hundreds of photos, done hundreds of sessions, but I never want to lose sight of the fact that these are real people who might be celebrating something, or they might have hurts or losses, and honestly, all of those people are just really kind, and they’ve left some nice reviews.”
Adam also knows the benefit of online marketing and has managed to organically improve his rankings from being on the 14th page of Google to the first.
Adam also told us about the importance of networking and getting client referrals. He said:
“I’ve built a web presence by posting on Facebook. I build connections and get my clients to tag themselves in photos on Facebook, and that goes a long way for exposure. My main clientele is people from out of town. A lot of people travel here for vacation and end up having family or friends that come out here a few years later, so referrals are huge. Taking those little extra steps to get exposure over time really helps.”
In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Adam J. Howard Photography has spread the word about who he is and what he does by staying active in his community.
“This business allows me to be in the community and support my family. I’m involved in the Cornerstone Church. One of the ministries I participate in is a firewood ministry, which I oversee every year. We give firewood to families in need. We’re doing a lot of different community outreach projects throughout the year, and I’m grateful to oversee those. I love being a part of the community and pouring my time and effort back into it.”
There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Adam J. Howard Photography has managed to. We asked if Adam could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:
“Do the small things. It can be a pain to write a blog or post photos, but taking those little steps to get a little bit of exposure over a long period of time really helps. I think a lot of people, when they start a business that is primarily an online business, they work under the assumption that they can just throw some money at Google or Facebook and get a lot of exposure right away, but most of the time, you have to just hang in there and have a long-term view of what you’re doing. It just takes time. I think people, especially in my generation and younger, just need to put in the time. You won’t be able to make everyone happy, but when you do, find out what it is you did to make that person happy, and hone in on that.”
Congratulations to Adam J. Howard Photography for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Adam for taking the time to speak with us!