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Hannah Soto

#TeamGreyHouse News
December 26, 2019

Onward to 2020!

Can you believe it is almost 2020? Not only a new year, but a new decade! While writing this post, we’re in the midst of tidying up last-minute details for our first shoot of the year. But we’d be remiss not to spend some time reflecting on all that we accomplished in the past 12 months leading up to this…
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#TeamGreyHouse News
December 23, 2019

2019 By the Numbers

We made it!   As we look back on 2019, our year-end totals are revealing of the year that’s been. For example, we worked with more than 500 people in 2019. That’s a lot of smiles. Yes, numbers are just one of the tools we use to track our business, but they tell a vivid story of all that we…
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#TeamGreyHouse News
November 28, 2019

Giving Thanks

In some ways, Grey House celebrates Thanksgiving year-round.   We take time to show appreciation for others whenever we get a chance. We’re always inviting people to come gather at our table. And, thanks to our catering partners, we’re always surrounded by amazing food. But this Thanksgiving, especially, we wanted to go above and beyond — to call out just ten…
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#TeamGreyHouse News
November 12, 2019

Meet our new Studio Manager: Sabah Ali Khan

After three months of searching, after reviewing a whopping 91 (!) applications, I am thrilled to introduce you to our new Studio Manager. Sabah Ali Khan   Sabah (pronounced SUH-bah) found her way to Grey House via the road less traveled. While pursuing her undergraduate degree in Information Technology, she was set to follow in her father’s footsteps and pursue…
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Production Resources
October 28, 2019

Our Bag of Tricks

There’s a reason why we show up with a cargo van of production supplies for each shoot. Call it our “bag of tricks” if you will, it’s got all of our must-haves to ensure that any production we’re running is done as efficiently as possible, and that the people involved have everything they need for a successful job. Curious what’s…
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#TeamGreyHouse News
October 15, 2019

Core Value: Empowering Others

We recently celebrated five years in business, which was marked with a rebranding and a lot of thoughtful introspection — namely, revisiting and expanding Grey House’s Core Values. Over the past few months, we’ve been sharing our Core Values in detail on the blog, to offer a glimpse of how #TeamGreyHouse operates. In many ways, our push to empower others…
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Business and Inspiration
September 24, 2019

Why We Run our Business from the Cloud 

The other day, I was having a discussion with Emily Madigan, a local digital consultant and one of our go-tos for tech and organizational system expertise. We were trying to imagine a time before we did everything “in the cloud,” and honestly, what we kept coming back to was, “How did we ever do it before?!” From asset sharing to…
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Production Resources
September 19, 2019

What We Look For in our Crew

At Grey House, people are everything. So naturally, when it comes to building our crews, we put a lot of thought and care into aligning people who are not only a great cultural fit, but who we feel will thrive on a given job based on the client and director or photographer. Here’s what we look for in our crew,…
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Production Partners
September 12, 2019

Why you need a seasoned producer, not a local producer

We may be based in Chicago, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only city in which we have roots and resources. The knowledge and know-how that comes with seasoned experience is not always present in the zip code of your project. What does it mean to be “local”? With remote working on the rise, it’s becoming normal to live and…
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Photo courtesy of APA Chicago
Events + Networking
September 10, 2019

Sept 18: State of the Industry Panel Discussion

Photo courtesy of APA Chicago. State of the Industry Panel Discussion The industry continues to undergo dramatic changes, so APA has assembled leading creatives from the agency community to have a wide-ranging conversation about how to land your next agency project. Moderated by photographer Kourtney Sellers. Kelly Gribben Dussman, VP Creative Director at Upshot Agency Kelly is responsible for creative development…
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