The FotoFly Bachelorette

We have some amazing people that work here.  We literally interview dozens of people to find that one special person.  They are each incredible….and lovable.  Without exception, each is kind, smart, positive, outgoing, funny, talented…and very, very attractive.  I have a rule to never hire anyone less attractive than I am so the bar is kinda high.

Most of our team is married but we have a few who are single.  We’ve decided that it is naturally our job to play matchmaker and attempt to find the perfect partner for our single coworkers.  Last year, we attempted to find someone for Daniel.  While that episode of The FotoFly Bachelor didn’t exactly work out, we are undeterred in finding true love for our employees.

In this season, we are trying to find someone for Raquel. Raquel is one of the newest and brightest stars in our company.  She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in history from BYU Hawaii last year.  This seems smart until you think about what you can do with a degree in history… She’s originally from Arizona.  She is 22 years old.  She loves to race ATV’s.  She loves scrapbooking even though she isn’t over 40.  She loves ‘beading’ even though she isn’t under 14.  She loves travel although she has decided to never travel again because she is so committed to her job.  She is interested in history and anything outdoors.  She completed a study abroad in the Middle East – she was even in Egypt during the revolution.  She has a very bright future.  She is beautiful and smart and fun.  If I had my way, she would just wait for my 16 year old to grow up a little more….

She is looking for someone who is adventurous.  He must have a good work ethic and be ambitious.  She loves a sense of humor.  She wants someone to take her to Disneyland – which I honestly don’t understand.  I’m anti-Disneyland.  Strangely, I’m pro-Lagoon.


Both sets of legs seem double-jointed.

She appears comfortable with little crawling things which I don't understand because that thing could jump up and bite her face at any time.

Clearly, she has some domestic skills. That looks pretty complicated and delicious.

Here’s how it’s going to work.  This will be a multi-step process:

Step #1:  Submit someone who you think is a good match by Sunday evening (April 21st).

Please consider your eligible male friends between 22 and 28 years old.  No kids.  Submit people by emailing a picture and vital information to eric@fotofly.com.  ’Vital information’ includes name, age, occupation and why you think he would be a good match for Raquel.  If YOUR bachelor ends up being THE bachelor, you will be given a FREE CD! Please only submit those who are willing to dedicate a few evenings to see if they are a good match for Raquel.

Step #2:  Vote to determine who will be on the show.

We will choose the finalists who will be included in the voting.  We will base our selections on who we think are the best matches for Raquel.  We will post our choices on Facebook by Monday evening (April 23rd).  You will then have until Wednesday evening to vote.  From your votes, the top ten bachelors will be invited to be on the show.

Step #3:  Watch the three episodes.  This will be a weekly show that we will broadcast each Wednesday.

  • Episode #1:  The initial party where 5 will be eliminated.
  • Episode #2:  Contest night where 3 more will leave the show.
  • Episode #3:  Final two date night and winner chosen.

Full disclosure:  this was my idea and Raquel is being very gracious by participating in this.  Having said that, she is optimistic about meeting someone.  This is going to be fun for everyone.  We are going to be putting in some serious effort to make this entertaining for you.  We thank you in advance for your participation.  Hopefully, there will be some excitement and drama and humor and, of course, LOVE!

We will PAY YOU for referring someone that we hire.

As we expand, our primary challenge is finding and training additional photographers.  The struggle is that we have a very, very, very specific type of person that we are looking for.  To be a successful FotoFly photographer, you must be energetic, patient, sincere, athletic, coordinated, outgoing, funny, creative, intelligent, dependable, flexible, and AWESOME.  Because of our hiring standards, we must interview literally hundreds of people to find a few.  One other thing, you must laugh at every joke or witty remark I make.

Daniel has been with us since we have opened and is a photographic genius!

We’ve been running ads in various places and have seen some success. I’ve decided that YOU may be our solution to finding the right people.  Many of you have been to the studio and have experienced firsthand what our photographers are like and have an idea about what is expected to be successful.  We believe that there is some of you out there that are reading this and know someone who is a likely match for our studio.  We want you to ask them to apply.  If we hire the person you’ve referred, I’ll give you a FREE SESSION to either FotoFlyAway or FotoFly!

Mike has been with us for one year now. When he was interviewed, he told us he would have the manager job in 6 months....it took him 8.

Here are some other specifics about who we are looking for:  A possible new hire for us must be willing to work 40+ hours per week.  This person must not have restrictions to his/her schedule.  For example, we will not consider someone who is in school where we must work around their class schedule.  We are not interested in those who are wanting a Summer job or view this as temporary in any way.  We hire those who are wanting to make this a career.

Kamp is the only photographer who we hired after a single interview. We just knew that she was perfect for this job. We were right.

Past experience as a photographer is not a requirement.  We will teach you everything you need to know.  We will spend about $4000 training you. Just like anything worthwhile, the training is difficult.

Our photographers are making $16-$18 per hour. However, it will take several weeks to get there.  Initially, during the training, a new photographer makes $10 per hour.  Once the photographer is fully trained, he/she will make $12 per hour.  Once the photographer is no longer supervised in each session, that new photographer will make tips on top of the hourly pay which amounts t0 an additional $4-6 per hour.  This entire training process usually lasts 8 weeks.

Michelle is unbelievably talented. Seriously. She was born to do this. She is a true artist.

Please give this some thought and consider anyone that you know who may be a good fit for us.  Ask that person, if he/she is interested, to email melinda@fotofly.com with a paragraph about why they think they would be a good fit for the job. Don’t refer someone you don’t believe in – we will give you a hard time next time we see you if you do….

Tia is perfect. Seriously. Have you ever met someone with no guile? She's that.

Again, if we hire the person you refer, I’m giving you a free session.  We would like to interview and hire within the next week to don’t delay if you know someone!

Thanks for you help.  I feel confident that some of you know someone who would be a perfect fit for us.  :)