Monday, February 7, 2011

It's Over: PhillyChitChat.com's Paralegal By Day, Paparazzi By Night






Philly Chit Chat IS OPENED FOR BUSINESS - I'M GOING FULL TIME AS AN EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER, BLOGGING, COVERING PHILLY, THE PEOPLE & ALL THINGS INTERESTING AS WELL AS ACCEPTING ADVERTISEMENTS. I'm finally doing what my readers and friends have encouraged me to do for the last year and that's to persue PhillyChitChat full time and to monetize the site. After meeting with several PR people, as well as business folks we have come up with a couple ideas for me to create a living following my passion and serving you.



After many years of being touted as the 'paralegal by day, paparazzi by night' in the press and on TV, I have decided to pursue PhillyChitChat.com and event photography as a full time career and leave the legal field behind.

I've worked hard, my audience has increased to nearly 100,000 impressions a month, and I receive a lot of positive feedback wherever I go. I really appreciate it all.

But what does this all mean? It means that along with covering select events and happenings that PR folks pitch to me,
* I am now available for hire as your Event Photographer, 24/7 for birthdays, events, charity functions, award ceremonies, luncheons, house parties,
fashion shows, and so much more. (The events will appear on PCC if you'd like.)

I will continue to cover events that I am invited to, whether I am hired or not. The only difference is that when you hire me its a guarantee I will be there. You also retain the ownership of the photos for distribution as you please.

* I will continue to cover breaking news, tidbits, people around town, new businesses, interesting observations I come across and story ideas you might send me.

* I understand that some organizations have annual photographers, so for a lower fee I will guarantee an appearance at an event for a write up, and will also cover product launches or trunk shows as advertorial coverage. (The photos remain my property; sometimes a client will want to buy the photos after the fact and that can be arranged.)


*PhillyChitChat.com will now be accepting advertisements for the first time. From restaurants and boutiques, to law offices and accountants, I have different packages that will meet your needs and can provide you with my stats and market. I already have a few as you can see. But a couple are events and expire this month.

I am also going to create a comprehensive Charity Calendar. Not since the Philadelphia Magazine's Social Datebook back in the mid 2000 has Philadelphia had a decent Social Calendar. It is of no cost (Free) to be listed on the calendar so please send the Save The Date's as soon as you know. Let's not have the Fur Ball and another Utley SPCA event on the same night.

So, follow me on twitter ( @iPhillyChitChat ), continue to send me tips or inquire about advertising at buzz@ PhillyChitChat . com , and please continue to share the word about our growing PhillyChitChat.com community!







Best regards,
HughE Dillon
www.PhillyChitChat.com
Media Links/Press/Tear Sheets
PhillyStyleMag & Mediaite says PhillyChitChat #5 Influential blog in Philly 2010
PhillyMag Dec 2010 calls HughE Dillon Philly's Star Maker







16 comments:

Lys ~ Cooking In Stilettos said...

SO SO SO happy for you HughE! Best of luck to you and PhillyChitChat!

Beccaroon said...

Awesome! We are all so happy for you. Best of luck but I suspect you don't need it. You will be great!

Beccaroon said...

Awesome! We are all so happy for you. Best of luck but I suspect you don't need it. You will be great!

Matt said...

Congratulations HughE!

Amanda Walsh said...

Follow your dreams! Awesome. Best of luck to you. :)

Marilyn said...

Love it! Congrats!!!

Felicia D'Ambrosio said...

Congrats, HughE! You have the stuff to follow your dreams; we're so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you the best you are going to do great!

Joey Fortman said...

Yeah for you HughE! Let me know if there is anything you need! Go Get EM!

Joey Fortman
www.RealMomMedia.com

Donna C. said...

Congratulations HughE - I knew you could do this when I met you 3 years ago! I have already put the word out there for you!

Debi Jaye said...

Congrats on believing in yourself and following your passion - Success is sure to be yours!

My Best Regards,
Debi Jaye

Sara|Oliver said...

Congrats, Hughe! No one deserves it kore than you. I'm excited for the charity events page!

Harriet said...

Delighted to see the article. I am sure you will have lots of clients since you are a terrific photographer.

Best, Harriet

Brian said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you. I'd say good luck, but we all already know you'll continue to do great work.

Anonymous said...

Lots of love and good wishes being sent your way, cuz!! Know you will be a roaring success!
D.

Karina Kacala said...

Congratulations! This is exciting news!