Barber signed a contract granting him access as one of the backup photographers for the Revolution for the 2015-16 season.
“I will get a lot of advertising during the 2015 season,” Barber said of the agreement. “A banner of my business logo will be hung on the boards, a few of my brand photos will be blasted on the video screen, along with an audio ad, half-page ads in their game programs, and any photos I turn over to the team I will receive acknowledgements in their game programs.”
Barber added that should the Revolution make the playoffs again, all ads will remain intact as agreed.
Barber and Texas Revolution president Charlie Hildbond looks forward to a lasting relationship.
“We are proud to be partnering with Rick and FinestFotos,” Hildbond said. “We specialize in helping small businesses reach a very targeted audience, and we felt that FinestFotos would be a great company to work with.
“Each of our games is an experience, and something that you have to see to completely understand, and Rick’s photographic ability will help us tell the story we’re trying to tell the community here in Collin County.”
Rick Barber and his fiancee Isabel Hay.
FinestFotos LLC opened for business in December 2014 and became an LLC (Limited Liability Company) in March of this year. Barber’s versatility includes a portrait session with a female model and two attorneys, taking pictures at the McKinney Morning Pride Lions Club Golf Tournament, and shooting Colonial 1800 Model Ships. He said he also has tentative shoots pending with various members of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce.
“I really have not found my niche yet as I experiment with various photo shoots,” Barber said.
Photography represents a lifestyle and professional change for Barber, a native of Rhode Island who came to McKinney on Dec. 1, 2014.
“I was a mental health worker for Steward Healthcare, working in their drug treatment program for 11 years, assisting the nursing staff with detoxing drug addicts and alcoholics,” Barber said.
FinestFotos LLC is a two-person team, with Barber combining his talents with his finacee Isabel Hay. Her role with the business is administrative secretary, bookkeeper, fashion consultant and critic.
“She is a big part of my business assisting me with the creative settings of my photographs,” Barber said of Hay. “Isabel and I got engaged in Dallas on my birthday, May 23, 2014. I am very happy to be a McKinney citizen.”
FinestFotos LLC is located in the McKinney Cotton Mill. Barber said his availability is Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit them online at FinestFotos.com. There are also Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn sites as FinestFotos.
About the Texas Revolution
The Texas Revolution are an American professional indoor football team and a founding member of Champions Indoor Football (CIF). Based in Allen, Texas, the Revolution plays their home games at the Allen Event Center. The teams originated in Arkansas in 2000 and moved in 2011 to become the Allen Wranglers and joined the Indoor Football League (IFL). They changed their name to the Texas Revolution in 2013. The 2015 season was the team's 16th season as a football franchise, fifth in Texas and third as the Revolution. For ticket information, visit texasrevs.com/tickets.