It’s always an amazing day when you can meet with your friends, and then be introduced to some new friends. My kinda friends. Friends who care more for you than how to make a buck.
After visiting the Conrad for the ISES luncheon, I headed to the northeast side of Indy where I met a family who operate a jewelry store, DeJoan Jewelry. My most beautiful and trusted friend, Colleen Page, owner of La Dolce Salon in Carmel met me here because she knew I would understand the vision of the owner and the family.
As we walked in, I noticed a beautifully organized space with a friendly atmosphere. Colleen introduced me to the Parraga family. Joaquin, AnaMaria, AnaCristina, and Denis. I did not have the opportunity to meet the youngest entrepreneur, the 17 year old Jordy, but I understand that he has a unique insight about business.
Joaquin, the father, gave Colleen and I a tour of how he conducts business. He is a designer of unique jewelry, custom crafted. I was so impressed by his work and his ethics about the conduct of his business. He even shared about his “Free Repair Wednesdays”, where you can bring in your jewelry for repair, labor free. What a marketing genius he is. His place fills up on Wednesday. Pure genius. Most think about money, whereas Joaquin think about his clients.
He told about his family and how each member has a unique entrepreneurial talent. Joaquin was a very engaging man and I can see why his clients love him and his family. All of them were smiling, not looking as though the the day was tedious.
Now at the beginning of this new friendship, Joaquin and his family extended a warm invitation to collaborate with Colleen and I to grow together. It was that “knowing” concept. We all think out of the box, not looking to money as a means. It’s just an end. The means is the vision we all shared. We want our brands to be sensational and unique. As a photographer, I understand how much a commodity photography is. However, at Bello Romance Photography, we strive to Capture Romance. With Colleen at La Dolce, she wants that Champagne Experience. At DeJoan Jewelry (pronounced Day-Jo-Wan), I saw the most beautiful customized sculpted jewelry. This man and his family are artists, not just jewelers.
I am proud to have found some new friends. I thank God that He led me to this relationship, as he led me to my Emily, a great photographer on our staff, with a keen eye for customized album design. Thank you Colleen, for the introduction. And thank you Joaquin, AnaMaria, AnaCristina, and Denis. I will eventually meet young Jordy, I am quite sure.
Come visit their store, located at 9105 East 56th Street, Suite G, Indianapolis, IN 46216. You can call them, but you should come in for the experience.
If you’re looking for dazzling romantic, and glamorous images, please visit our Bello Romance Photography studio, by appointment only at 635 N. State Street, Suite C, Greenfield, IN 46140
Yes , the days are getting better.