Phil Bahr Compass Luncheon – Livonia, Michigan

Every first Thursday of the month Compass hosts a luncheon for Christians who work in the business industry to come together in Southeast Michigan. It’s a wonderful networking event that offers a place for people to connect and listen to powerful speakers. In the past, Chuck Gaidica spoke at a luncheon.

The last luncheon took place on Thursday, September 6th, and we were there to capture some shots from the event. Phil Bahr, president of the Ashes to Glory Foundation, was introduced as speaker by his son, Scott Bahr. Ashes to Glory is a non-profit organization that gives financial assistance to those who are seeking help for their addiction and would like to try professional Christian therapy. Phil and his wife, Dawn, founded the Ashes to Glory Foundation after rescuing their son from addiction. From this journey, they thought of the idea for Ashes to Glory and have been helping those who struggle with addiction to become clean again.

The scholarships given from Ashes to Glory assist individuals and families in therapy, residential stay for a minimum of 90 days, extended care programs for after release, and individual and family counseling to help rebuild homes that have been broken by addiction.

Next month’s Compass luncheon will be on Thursday, October 4th. We invite you to join us!

Ken McMullen, Chairman of the Western Wayne sector of Compass

Guest speaker, Phil Bahr

Scott Bahr introducing his dad

Networking at the luncheon

Some of the people who came to the luncheon.

Wellness Center of Plymouth Business Videos – Plymouth, Michigan

We worked with Dr Sisk of the Wellness Center of Plymouth and Pain Solutions of Plymouth to create videos that highlight their use of innovative technology and human touch to treat their patients. Each of these videos hones in on a different kind of treatments offered, all of which are non-medicinal. We know it sounds too good to be true, but you will have to find out for yourself! Their services include pulse electromagnetic field therapy, laser therapy, chiropractic care, massage and detoxification, pain relief, nutrition help, and weight loss. Another shock? It’s all pain-free! How can that be? Don’t ask us. Check out the Wellness Center of Plymouth for yourself!

Integrity Naturals Relaunch Video – Plymouth, Michigan

We are thrilled to introduce the new and improved Integrity Naturals! After giving their company a facelift with a new name (previously Integrity Pure & Natural) and a new line of products, they were excited to announce their relaunch to the public. DeAnna Gilbert, owner and founder of Integrity Naturals, has been a licensed cosmetologist for 20 years. She created Integrity Naturals to offer people, especially those with skin sensitivities, a line of natural skincare products that would improve and maintain one’s well-being. Why expose your body to chemicals and toxins when you can help yourself by using Integrity Naturals?

Supplemental Benefits Exchange Agency Video – Plymouth, Michigan

Mike Ritter and Brad Baughman are co-owners of Supplemental Benefits Exchange Agency (SBEA) located in Downtown Plymouth, MI. We worked with them to create a video that would explain exactly what SBEA is and why you should look into their services. For over 20 years, SBEA has been offering a variety of insurances for their clients. They offer health, dental, pet, life, vision, accident insurance and more. They opened in 1995 and have remained an independent agency. SBEA will work with you to find the best plan to fit your needs. Whatever that may be, they have you covered!

Preserve Circle West Slideshow Real Estate Video – Canton, Michigan

I had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful condo in South Canton for Jason Borregard from Clients First Realtors and used the shots to put together this informative slideshow video. The exterior of the condo is a combination of brick and stone, giving it a home-y, welcoming vibe. As soon as you walk in, you’re met with grand ceilings and natural light from the large window above the front door. The kitchen has been updated with modern stainless appliances and dark mahogany cabinetry. This condo has two bedrooms (one of which has a fireplace!), two bathrooms, two half bathrooms (the dream!), and a finished basement! Don’t just read about it, though. Check out this video to see for yourself what a charming place it is!

CertaPro Painters of Plymouth Video – Plymouth, Michigan

We recently completed an “about us” video for CertaPro Painters of Plymouth. We interviewed the franchise owner, a customer of theirs, and one of their painters to tell the story of their company. The b-roll shots included shots of the painters in action and interactions with a customer. The “before” and “after” photos of the home exterior were provided by the franchise owner. Overall, the video tells a great story of the value that Certapro Painters of Plymouth provides to their clients. Enjoy!

Connection Church MOPS Promo Video

This is a promo video that I did for the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group at Connection Church in Canton, Michigan. I interviewed about 15 moms total and shot this during two MOPS meetings, totaling about 6 hours of production work. I think the final video came out great, and I hope that it will be useful for the MOPS group to gain more moms to their ministry.

Domus Vita Holiday Party 2014

So, first, I have some exciting news! Today I hired an assistant! The lovely and talented Ms. Julianne Schultz. I’m looking forward to teaching her and having her help. I think it will mean great things for Starloft Photo & Video in 2015! More about her will come very soon!

Today we did portraits with Santa and on-site printing of 4×6 prints for the Domus Vita holiday party. Domus Vita provides services for developmentally disabled adults. Because of the nature of their business and privacy concerns, we aren’t able to share the portraits here on our blog, but I just wanted to share how much fun the event was! The party was held at the Italian American Banquet Center in Livonia, Michigan. There was a meal and a pretty rocking DJ. It seemed everyone had a great time, and they were able to take a printed portrait home with them as they left. Fun times.

Working with the developmentally disabled was a bit challenging at times as I was taking the photos, but it really got me thinking about how these people need so much care in the day-to-day that I think sometimes we forget how miraculous their lives are. I heard story after story as I was shooting about how “the doctors said so-and-so wouldn’t live past age 10” or “she’s been a patient of ours for 19 years.” It made me remember just how amazing all of our lives are and to not take our abilities for granted. Could you imagine not being able to walk or being able to hear? I can’t even begin to imagine. Be thankful today for what God has enabled you to do.