Archive for December 20th, 2007
Tonight I was checking out Jerry Yoon’s blog and came across my name and a cool story that proves how small this big world we live in really is…
“When Iris found out about my photography, it was one of those, ‘wow, it’s a small world’ type moments. Iris and I are old middle school friends from way back in the day. It’s been a while since we’ve actually seen each other, much less known what the other person has been up to in recent years.
One day Iris went to her friend’s place, and her friend was looking at the blog of her wedding photographer, J Sandifer Photography. J Sandifer put up one of my images as his image of the day and Iris’s friend quickly read my name out loud. Iris vaguely recognized the name, but didn’t go over to see if it was actually her old middle school friend. Later that night, she went home and, being curious, googled my name. Much to her delight, the ‘Jerry Yoon’ she heard was her old friend, who had now become a wedding photographer! Fortunately, she happened to be looking for a wedding photographer for her wedding in March.
I was so excited when she emailed me that first time, because I was also flabbergasted at how she found out about me in such a random way. Well, we had a great time catching up and I’m sure we’ll be much better at keeping in touch now that we’ll be shooting their wedding. What a sweet way to reconnect with an old friend! And thanks J for putting up one of my images on your blog, without which Iris and I would probably not have reconnected for another 13 years! “
Cool image from Jerry’s post.
How cool that something as simple as me posting Jerry’s image brought two old friends together again and apparently opened a new referral network for his business! After they see the images he takes for them…they will certainly refer him to other friends and family. I met Jerry at the PartnerCon in LA last year, so make sure to network at photography conferences…you never know where the next lead will be coming from
Here’s the post that started it all! http://jbrides.wordpress.com/2007/09/25/image-of-the-day-75/