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What’s New with Kramer | No More Photo/Video

What’s New with Kramer | No More Photo/Video

Fellow wedding industry,

I wanted to share the latest with Kramer Events.  We have decided to exit the Photography & Videography Business.  This will allow us to better focus on our core 4 services, DJ, Lighting/AV, Photo Booth, and Month of Coordination.
 
We’ve had a chance to have some great photographers and videographers on our team in recent years.  Nawal and Justin are incredible photographers each in their own style.  Jack has been in the video business and wedding industry for as long as I have, but it still refining his work and adapting to a new style. All of them have existing businesses that we fully support and endorse.  I appreciate all their work and the time they spent on our team.  Having direct and candid feedback from them, I feel has better enabled us to work as a team with all photography & Videography professionals.  I look forward to continuing to work with their businesses and watching them succeed under their own brands. 
 
 
We are also looking forward to developing relationships with other artists who share our core values and believe in a team-based approach so that we can deliver our best as a team to our mutual clients.  We will be looking to collaborate with our talented photographers, videographers, and cinematographers in our industry and grow together.
 
We originally got into the photo/video business for 2 main reasons. We wanted instant access to quality media for marketing.  But more importantly we wanted to ensure we could have a unified team at each event all helping each other to do their best work.  While we were able to achieve this we realized the industry has evolved.  There are now many artists that share the same team-based philosophy that drives us.  Many of those have the same values as us and are highly dedicated to their craft.  We want to surround our Kramer Team members with these great businesses at events so that we can ensure our clients get the best event they possibly can.
 
This will allow us to focus and innovate the core services we are so excited about growing: DJ, Lighting/AV, Photobooth, and Month of Coordination.  You’ll be seeing exciting innovations coming from us as we narrow our focus.  Our team is excited for what lies ahead.
 
Thank you all for your support over the years as we push ourselves to innovate and create while also adjusting course as needed.
 
Looking forward to raising the industry standard together.
 
Sincerely,
Beau Kramer
Team Leader

Is an Annual Company Party the Secret to a Successful Year?

 

Do you find yourself questioning whether or not an annual company party is worth the invested time and capital? We have definitely been there, but in our experience, a company party can really set the stage for a successful year; let us tell you why. 

 

It gives your team something to look forward too.

A well-anticipated company party can serve as a great tool in keeping spirits and productivity high during the busy seasons of the year. We all know the feeling of overwhelm that can often come from working hard to achieve the results needed to move a company forward, but when you know you have something great to look forward to, it helps you stay motivated and achieve your goals. Raising the bar in the Central Coast Events Industry is no easy feat, and the Kramer Team works incredibly hard at this. I know that after a busy season of helping our clients celebrate their lives in the biggest ways possible, our team has earned that big party in which we get the chance to let loose and celebrate life with one another. 

 

It allows the different divisions in your company to connect with one another. 

It’s very common for the various divisions of a company to become somewhat distant from one another during the busy seasons of the year because they are on separate tracks, working hard to excel in their craft. A company party is a perfect opportunity for new friendships to form amongst people in your organization who don’t regularly get the opportunity to connect. At Kramer Events, we have many specialized divisions – DJ, Lighting, Coordination, and Photo Booth – but it is essential to our company culture that the team synergy remain strong, and this involves all members of the team being able to interact and work well with one another. Having the ability to socialize with your coworkers in a non-work setting can really solidify the bonds that will move your company to the next level in the upcoming year. 

 

It creates a space in which your team’s accomplishments can be celebrated. 

This is possibly the most beneficial aspect of throwing an annual company party because it gives you the perfect opportunity to celebrate the amazing team of people that are the backbone of the company. Here we can showcase our great successes and find humor and learning opportunities in our failures. We can acknowledge individual employees or divisions as a whole for their hard work and perseverance and present awards to those who have earned them. As the CEO/Team Leader of a company, it is vital to give back to your employees and acknowledge all their hard work and achievement so they feel proud to be a part of the vision you’re all working towards. It also gets everyone pumped up for the next year to come and motivates everyone to raise the bar even higher. 

 

In conclusion, an annual party can be an essential part of achieving success in your company.

Regardless of your industry or the scale of your company, an annual celebration for your team can be a key component in the overall success of the business by keeping motivation up, strengthening ties amongst team members, and creating a space to celebrate achievements and encourage new growth. 

Stay tuned for our next Kramer Corporate newsletter to learn more about the ins and outs of planning your team gathering. In the meantime, check out our party packages here

Kramer Events Services | Game show

 

Are you interested in throwing a company party but questioning how you will break the ice and get the different departments of your company to interact? Though our DJ’s are great at what they do, for some dancing is just not a preferred method of socializing. In which case, The Feud Game show might be the perfect option to add a little healthy competition and fun to your gathering! 

Our lighting techs can transform any venue into the stage of your own personal game show. Kramer will come equipped with everything you need to play the game, including an experienced MC who will keep your guests engaged throughout the game and ensure that everyone is having a good time. 

Watch all of the fun here! 

 

Your Company Party Made Simple!

As the holiday’s fast approach and you’re in the process of deciding what kind of entertainment you’d like to have at your company party this year, Kramer Events has got you covered! 

With our new bundled pricing for not one, not two, but three different types of entertainment: Karaoke, Dance Party, or Gameshow, you can choose an option that will best suit your company and the wonderful people you work with. 

Not only that, but we also offer some fun add-ons like full room uplighting, a dance floor light show, silent disco, and photo booth

If you’re looking for more than just entertainment, not to worry. We offer Corporate Event Coordination or Full planning packages as well. 

The Kramer Scoop

The Kramer Scoop

Not following us on social media yet? No worries, here is a recap of what we’ve been up to for the past few weeks. 

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PINKTOBER (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) 

Throughout the whole month of October, the Kramer team repped their pink shirts on all our events to show our support to the cause of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer throughout the course of their lifetime, but those diagnoses can be far more optimistic when there has been early detection. Realizing the importance of yearly mammograms can mean the difference between life and death for some. 

“I lost my Mom a few years back to breast cancer. She skipped getting a mamagram one year. The next year when she got it done, it was a little too late. Don’t put it off! Your family deserves to have you around.” – Beau Kramer

Kramer Events live on 104.5! 

If you are often Up and Adam in the morning, you may have heard Melissa doing her thing in the studio as she chatted it up with Adam and Coral about Kramer Events and what we are up to. Check it out on the BTS section of our Instagram stories! 

SCARY-OKE at SLO Farmers Market 

Things got a little spooky at the SLO Farmers market a couple weeks ago where the Kramer Events team was posted with our karaoke setup. Not only did attendees get a chance to rock out to their favorite tunes, they also got the opportunity to drop business cards off and enter a raffle to win FREE Karaoke for their company party. Stay tuned to find out who the lucky winner will be! 

Like what you see here? Well, there is more where that came from! Don’t miss out on all the exciting clips of the Kramer team out and about, behind the scenes goodies, real wedding features and more! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. 

When Tragedy Strikes, The Central Coast Events Industry Pulls Together 

When Tragedy Strikes, The Central Coast Events Industry Pulls Together 

As some of you may have heard, a beloved member of our Central Coast Events Industry, Josh from Sidecar Cocktail Company, was involved in a serious automobile collision on Thursday, October 18th. Although this is an incredibly difficult time for Josh and his family, the outpouring of love and support from our local community is truly inspiring. 

In 12 days, Josh’s Go Fund Me page has earned over $80,000 to aid in his recovery. It will be a long a grueling process, but we are all so thankful that Josh will recover from this traumatic experience. Not only is he an amazing person, but he has been a major innovator when it comes to specialty drinks on the Central Coast. We want to show our love and support to Josh during his time of need and also showcase a fellow Central Coast Vendor who is raising the bar in our industry. 

Sidecar Cocktail Co. Located on Broad street in San Luis Obispo, Sidecar specializes in original cocktails on a first come first serve basis. They also offer bar catering in style for your wedding, party, or special event on the Central Coast. But that is not all; enjoy some delicious eats while you sip on your one of a kind beverage at their downtown location! The Sidecar team strives to raise the bar when it comes to uniqueness and quality. If you have never been, we highly recommend paying them a visit. Their drinks speak for themselves! 

 

It’s going to be a long road ahead for Josh on his way to recovery and we know his family would greatly appreciate all the help they can get. If you feel so inclined, you may donate using the link below. Thank you. 

The Importance of an Engagement Session

Why is an engagement session so important?

Having an engagement session with your Kramer Events Photographer prior to your wedding can make a big difference on your special day, and its something we highly recommend, here is why: 

  • It provides you with the perfect opportunity to get to know your photographer in a fun, stress-free environment and get comfortable with being in front of their lens. Engagement sessions are relaxed and playful so you and your partner get a chance to have your photos taken without the pressure of a timeline and expectations. You can explore poses, be silly, and share lots of laughs while you get a feel for how your photographer works. You have the opportunity to share with them any concerns or preferences you have when it comes to your photo being taken; and most importantly you begin to form a friendship with your photographer, who will be with you for the entirety of your wedding day. Building this trust ahead of time will allow you to truly relax on your big day and know that your photographer has got you covered! 

  • Not only does an engagement session provide a good opportunity for you to become well acquainted with your photographer, but it is also a great time to go over important wedding day information that your photographer will need to know in order to capture your special day most efficiently. For starters, your photographer will need to create their photography timeline for your wedding day and your input is paramount in this process; why not take the work out of it by creating it together over a coffee or delicious bite to eat? Your photographer has been behind the scenes on many weddings and is familiar with the way most venues and vendors work so they can provide you with valuable insight when it comes to planning your big day. They will also need to get a feel for what is most important to you when it comes to the documentation of your wedding. Do you want getting ready shots? A first look? Couple Photo’s at sunset? Family photos before the ceremony or after? Etc. Speaking of family photos, it is incredibly helpful for your photographer to have an understanding of your family dynamics on the day of the wedding so they can make this process as fun and stress-free as possible. 

“One of the coolest aspects of being a wedding photographer is getting the chance to be immersed in the culture of another family and witness the unique bonds they share with one another. It is important to me that my clients feel like I truly care about them and their guests, because I do! Having an engagement session with my couple ahead of time gives me the opportunity to create a family “shot list” and ask important questions about their friends and family so I feel as though I know the people I’m working with on the day of the wedding. This also makes the process of capturing family photos, which can be grueling if not executed correctly, much easier and even fun! People loosen up when you speak to them by name and show a genuine interest in who they are, and thats what I strive for with every wedding I shoot.” – Nawal Kassir 

  • Finally, an engagement shoot is an awesome excuse to get out and have fun with your fiancé while creating memories that will last a lifetime. As we’ve discussed in the past, the Central Coast is well known for its diversity in wildlife landscapes and beautiful cities; the possibilities are endless when it comes to planning an engagement shoot that will perfectly capture the lifestyle you and your partner enjoy together. Whether it be a casual stroll down the beach, a romantic trek into the forest, or a picnic amongst a field of flowers, you and your photographer can plan something that will suit your style perfectly. These photos not only become a cherished keepsake but can serve as unique and creative decor on the day of your wedding. Canvas prints and guestbooks come to mind, but the creative possibilities are endless. 

Photographing a wedding is more than a job, it is a very meaningful service; capturing memories that will mean the world to our clients for years to come. We want to be fully engaged in the process of getting to know our couples and their unique circumstances. An engagement session helps our photographers connect the dots, allowing them to capture your love story authentically in its entirety. 

Looking to book your engagement session? Click here for more information. 

Central Coast Weddings | Cambria Pines Lodge

Central Coast Weddings | Cambria Pines Lodge

Fatima & Matthew

When it comes to Central Coast Weddings, it doesn’t get much dreamier than the gardens at Cambria Pines Lodge where Fatima & Matthew Green said their “I-dos”  June 2018. Imagine this – its a warm summer day and your standing in an adorable little gazebo, surrounded by a beautiful floral landscape. There is a live harpist playing softly in the background and you can feel the ocean breeze across your face as you look on and see family members and friends with from all around the globe smiling in anticipation with you. Suddenly, from around the corner comes the love of your life, wearing the most elegant and beautiful dress you’ve ever laid eyes on, your heart skips a beat and you realize your exactly where you want to be in life. Read more

Central Coast Winery Tour | Niner Wine Estates

Central Coast Winery Tour | Niner Wine Estates 

If you’re looking for a new Central Coast Venue to check out in Northern San Luis Obispo County, Niner Wine Estates is a must see. The Kramer office team had the pleasure of touring their winemaking facility in Paso Robles a few weeks ago and quickly realized what a find it is. This expansive property is absolutely gorgeous, famous for its iconic view of “Heart Hill”, and the perfect spot for a variety of private events. Not only that, but they are one of the only winemaking facilities in the area that integrates environmentally sustainable practices into their business model.  Read more

Photography | A Unique Perspective

Photography | A Unique Perspective

At Kramer Events we strive to give each of our clients the best experience possible on the day of their wedding or special event. For our photography division, this means capturing your day in a way that is authentic to who you are and creating images that are a genuine representation of you, the ones you love, and all the custom touches that went into creating your big day.

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