Curiosity, compassion and creativity have driven Bruce Kinsey to pursue his passion for photography since childhood.
From Eastman Kodak Brownie camera prints to hi resolution digital imagery, Kinsey has spent nearly four decades chasing perfection.
“Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated with pictures,” said Kinsey, whose business Bruce P. Kinsey Photography’s motto is “fine photography with a personal touch.”
From candid shots of subjects caught unaware to carefully crafted business or family portraits made to look effortless, Kinsey’s approach is key to customer satisfaction.
“In 1979, I got my first single lens reflex Camera. A Minolta X-d 5,” Kinsey reflected. At the time, that state-of-the-art tool opened up a brave new world for Kinsey. He took the camera, rolls of film and began taking pictures of everything in sight.
“It’s something I thought I could make money,” Kinsey said of his passion; then he got serious. A photography correspondence course at The New York Institute of Photography opened more doors, along with gigs as a model portfolio photographer.
Kinsey enjoys seeing people through the camera’s lens.
“I used Bruce’s talents to do a head shot for my website and business cards,” said Vicky McClatchy. McClatchy is a mortgage loan originator with First Choice Loan Services, Inc., A Berkshire Bank Company in Southampton.
Kinsey’s work includes corporate portraits and events, individual and family portraits, birthday, anniversary, engagement and wedding photos, among others. Kinsey enjoys travel and is happy to go on location to complete an assignment.
McClatchy said Kinsey advised her about bringing different colors to see in which outfits what she would photography best. The sitting was meticulously curated with more than 75 shots being taken in all. “I highly recommend Bruce…his passion for his work says it all,” McClatchy said.
Naturally friendly and sociable, Kinsey’s nature makes him a pro at coaxing the camera shy and capturing them at their best. “A lot of people don’t like to have their picture taken. If you can just find a way to (showcase) their personality, it comes across through the picture,” he explained.
While not exactly camera shy McClatchy isn’t at home as the subject of a photo shoot; however, Kinsey quickly put her at ease.
“He was very professional but also very friendly so I would relax,” McClatchy said.
Chelsea Jack needed a photographer for an event, a 5-mile run through Lansdale to benefit Community Health and Youth Foundation’s summer business youth camp. Kinsey proved a perfect fit to cover the event.
“I met Bruce through Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce,” said Jack, spokeswoman for The Physical Therapy & Wellness Institute. “Bruce donated his time on a Saturday and the pictures he captured brought tears to our eyes,” she said.
From fathers and daughters crossing the finish line together while holding hands to casual event candid shots, “Bruce captured the moment when you think no one is looking. Bruce will go out of his way. He’s just good,” Jack said.
For more information on Bruce P. Kinsey Photography log onto www.bpkphotography.com or call Bruce at 267.664.0653.
From a wet basement to fire damage, flooding or a high school lockdown, a local company with national resources lives up to its name.
SERVPRO of Upper Bucks Co-owners Mike McGrory and Sean McCabe are invested in the community, both personally and professionally.
“Disaster scenes are all sizes and shapes,” McCabe said.
McGrory and McCabe, who have co-owned and operated SERVPRO of Upper Bucks since 2005, chose to move their business to Perkasie in 2012, because they saw the location as both central and strategic to their clients and the larger community.
Making connections is important to the pair. “They know
who we are,” McGrory said of its client list, and growing potential customers.
Because not all jobs are large-scale, or clear-cut, time and attention are spent evaluating each and every new case, to ensure services are the right fit.
“They were professional and did a fantastic job. We would recommend them and would certainly call on them again,” Vickie Balascak, office manager at Coby Orthodontics in Quakertown.
Ultimately any good business relationship comes down to a job well done. “I was so impressed by Rob’s honesty and integrity…I would highly recommend their services,” said Carol Graves, of Bally, Berks County.
Graves had an odor in her basement and had been frustrated by other companies offering high-priced services to a problem, whose source they couldn’t nail down.
“I spoke with Sara at SERVPRO and she sent Rob to investigate. Although Rob could not identify the source of the odor, he offered DYI steps before SERVPRO would need to bring in their equipment,” Graves said.
From water bottles for first responders to other ways to engage with the community, SERVPRO encourages its staff to become involved and make a difference.
Sara Langdon recently participated in the Quakertown Citizen Police Academy and said it was great to get to know the department and what challenges area police officers face every day.
“We learned about how they train the dogs in the K-9 Unit, and met with the local police department. After graduation, we serve as volunteers at the Bike Rodeo, and (upcoming) Quakertown Summer Concert series,” Langdon said.
McCabe stressed repeat customers – and building relationships – are a valued and vital part of their business, and essential to its growth.
“On two occasions we have used SERVPRO and have been very happy with the quality of work and the friendliness of their employees,” Balascak said.
Sometimes growing a business means looking for ways to expand services.
“Sean and I are implementing training into our community
outreach,” McGrory said.
SERVPRO now offers disaster related services including a training center and certified programs for appropriate intruder response for ALiCE (Active Shooter) scenarios and response strategies.
“As ALiCE (Active Shooter) Instructors and we offer all of our training at significant discount,” McGrory said.
ALiCE training provides critical response to organizations including companies, police departments, school districts and other organizations faced with an armed intruder emergency.
“We see it as a great way to serve the community, yet stay in front of them in a positive way,” McGrory explained.
SERVPRO has taken a leadership role in the statewide franchise organization. “The Upper Bucks office continues to serve as a brand leader for marketing opportunities,” said Langdon, by coordinating attendance at about 20 conferences on behalf of 80 other SERVPRO offices in the commonwealth 2016.
Helping those who face a natural or other fire or water disaster and the related property damage and clean-up required, McGrory said the business mission goes beyond a 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. workday.
For more information on SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, call 215.536.7989 or visit www.servproofupperbucks.com.
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