President's Name: Alejandro J. Medina
President's Title: Creator
What are your business's core values, goals, and overall mission?
Our studio’s motto “creating for the creator” means that everything we place in existence should not only reflect a godly character but also a degree of excellence.
It’s hard to imagine that all this began by borrowing a friend’s camera at Virginia Tech’s campus. Hundreds of thousands of photos and lines of code later it became a real thing. With zero debt and low overhead, we can be patient with our work. It truly is not about money or volume. It is about creating something worth putting into existence.
What products or services do you offer companies or individuals?
Our primary offering is photography services. We also have graphic design and web design services. Our client base is broad from businesses, churches, e-commerce, performance studios, and individuals.
Marketing our services and connecting with other businesses is a challenge for all companies, regardless of size. That is one of the reasons we chose to join the Chamber. Another is having our clients understand exactly what we do. We do not just click a camera and take a picture, or throw some graphics together to make an ad. We believe in discovering what our client’s needs truly are and finding unique solutions. We invest in your family, business, or career. We want to be your partner.
What accomplishments are you most proud of?
We are extremely proud to design the tHRive website. Working with this young organization has been extremely exciting and rewarding. They are trusting us to reach a new generation and create a site that is interactive and appealing to young professionals, but also easy to use by staff that are not web programmers.
What do you see for the future of your business?
We want to remain a boutique business. Our hope is to inspire. We create and desire to partner with people that will allow us to do so.
Why are you a member of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce?
Connection. Not just for new business, though that doesn’t ever hurt. We want to connect with people, ideas and opportunities. Inspiration comes from the relationships that we build. The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce provides us with the opportunity to connect with a dynamic range of businesses, programs and individuals. We are particularly excited for the Chamber’s program tHRive and having our owner on its leadership team.