Customer: Savannah Burns, Leo Rising Communications
Challenge: Leo Rising Communications is a multimedia digital marketing company that helps new and existing small business owners take their brand to the next level. The company provides brand consultation and design, video production and editing, photography, vocals/voiceover and more. But, this particular project was personal to Leo Rising Communications’ Owner, Savannah Burns.
Burns wanted to celebrate her mom’s life on the 20th anniversary of her passing by creating a memorial video. She originally planned to make the video using snippets of home videos, but many of the videos couldn’t be digitized properly. “I was able to hear her voice, but didn’t get any footage,” Burns said.
She collected her own hard copy photographs along with photos sent to her by family, and ordered a photo box from Didlake Photo Imaging.
“I was excited to see that Didlake is local to me here in Manassas. The company seemed really cool so I submitted the online form and Steve [Fuhrman] reached out to me. I was really impressed because when I asked about the turnaround, knowing I had to make my video, and told Steve and Candie [Kuehn] what I needed it for, they said they’d make sure I had it the following week,” Burns said.
Solution: Didlake Photo Imaging got to work and, a few days later, sent Burns a link to download her images. “It gave me the time I needed to work on my video and reconnect with my mom while I was creating it. I’ve been looking for the safety and comfort that mom always gave; doing this project made me feel closer to her. I literally could not have created this video without you,” said Burns, adding that it was also beneficial to be able to easily share the photos and memories with family.
Results: Burns produced her mom’s memorial video, Remembering Wanda Sue, using the digital images. With Jack Haigh on guitar, Burns performed the vocals herself to Ed Sheeran’s “Supermarket Flowers.” Check out her video on YouTube.
“I really appreciated that you hire people with disabilities and that the company is very community oriented. I would 100 percent tell others if they have a similar project or any project to contact Didlake Imaging. I know I plan to be a repeat customer,” Burns said.