Saturday, October 01, 2011

Professional Photographers and Restaurants have a lot in common

Meet Chef Marc Wegman and his wife at Adele’s: Authentic Cajun Experience.
A successful restaurant and a successful photographer have a lot in common.

We were really sad to see one of our favorite restaurants in Roswell close.  It was “North of New Orleans.”  They had great food and we loved the staff.  They didn’t survive a year.

They had a very hard time finding good kitchen help that understood not just how to cook, but to meet the demands of lunch and dinner rushes.  This pressure in the kitchen caused conflicts.

The old adage if you can’t stand the heat then get out of the kitchen, isn’t referring to the physical heat.  Running a restaurant business creates a lot of psychological pressure in so many areas.

It takes a restaurant balancing all these areas to be successful.

Photographers go out of business every year for the same reasons restaurants fail.  It isn’t always their photography that causes the failure—it is sometimes business or people skills that can take them under.

I continue to struggle with my business.  Everyone does sooner or later.  Sometimes a camera fails and I have to deal with the complications this can cause to an assignment.  Sometimes I have to deal with unrealistic expectations of people.  How you handle these moment’s taxes ones people and business skills.

I think the only thing that fails more than restaurants are photo businesses.  Just as chefs can over focus their success on the food, so too photographers over focus on the photos.

We hope that Chef Wegman is successful with his restaurant Adele’s.  We love the food and hope he can do everything on the business side to stay around.

We were excited to see they did hire Craig who worked at NOLA.  this is Dorie, Craig and Chelle enjoying a small reunion.
Adele's is conveniently located on the corner of Holcomb Bridge Road and Old Roswell Road in beautiful Roswell, Georgia.

Location / Contact Info:
690 Holcomb Bridge Road, 
Suite 260

Roswell, GA 30075

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