We asked experts from a broad range of industries to open up to us about things they know about their industry but that we probably don’t and we’ve shared some of those responses below.

Jenny Kelley | Family Photographer

Speaking from experience , a big thing outsiders don’t realize is the investments that go into photography. Both time and money play such a huge roll. I definitely didn’t know until I got behind the camera. I think it should be a discussion because, as a client, understanding the time, knowledge, and just a snippet of the backend really allows you to cherish the experience and your images that much more. As a photographer, I know that I put countless hours of love and attention into my work and I want my clients to know it is so much more than click click. I continue to invest in myself so that I can continue to grow not only for myself and my passion but for my clients. Read more>>

Luanne Harms | Owner & Instructor

When I started The Music Garden, I specialized in Music and Movement classes for young children. Since then, I have expanded my offerings to older children, teens, and adults. I have added 10 instructors to my staff and offer piano, guitar, ukulele, drums, percussion, flute, low brass, and French Horn. In January, 2021, we will be open 7 days a week with expanded business hours. Good stuff is happening here at The Music Garden! Read more>>

Amanda Buck | Rare Antiquarian Book Conservator & Restorer

Clients and people in general have no idea the time and expertise involved in restoring antiquarian books. It is almost as if they think I run the book through a machine, punch in some codes and it comes out the other end restored. Each book requires many hours of painstaking delicate work to bring an aged relic back to life and to be a functioning book. Read more>>

Tyler JACKSON | ATL Treasure Chest CEO & Vintage Reseller

Well considering that I was an outsider not too long ago, there’s still things I’m unaware of too. The biggest one would be that this is a very fast growing industry. This is the type of job you do because you love what you do. It can take a while to get your inventory up and replenish after a good pop up. Your dedication and work ethic will show in your inventory. This industry isn’t for the people who are looking for a very fast flip. Some items will go fast but others you might hold on to for a second till you find the right buyer. Another thing that I love about this industry is that we shop with each other, and don’t get mad when you see it on their site for more either. Pieces rotate from seller to seller sometime and it’s up to them if they want to resell it or keep it as a personal. Read more>>