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sell your product offerings: even without a studio!

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Since we know you have to show it if you want to sell it, Design Aglow offers our very own ready to use Studio Look Book. Professionally written and graphically designed, our fully customizable template is divided into categories to help sell all your fabulous studio offerings, from everything from albums to wall galleries, specialty items, high resolution negatives and more.

Don’t just take our word for it! Austyn of Austyn Elizabeth Photography shares, “We recently have done a makeover on a lot of our products and the visual aspect of the business, including the use of Design Aglow’s Frame Shop and the Modern Minimalist™ Collection. We were scheduled for two bridal shows this spring; one of them was this past weekend. When browsing through Instagram I saw a preview of the Minimalist Look Book and was ecstatic – it would complete everything about the booth, but also what I want clients to see without the help of a physical studio. I purchased the product and started filling in all the photos, pricing and other informational aspects of what we offer clients. It was so simple and so easy. The next morning I uploaded the files to ProDPI. Two days later it arrived on my doorstep and was perfect. I had a hundred brides view the book this weekend at the bridal show. While we had several of our products available to view at our booth, offering the Look Book to view more options was so wonderful.

I don’t have a studio space I work out of and needed a way to show off products to potential and current clients without having them be viewed within a studio. The Look Book is an amazing tool in fulfilling this goal. It’s the beautiful Modern Minimalist™ style that resonates with our current look and is lovely to view. It gave wonderful descriptions of products we offer our brides and was customizable if something needed to be altered. It is one more thing that separates my photography business from the next and brides love it!

Thanks for sharing, Austyn!

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CATEGORIES: Selling, Success Stories

start organizing your life (any day of the year!)

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Rave reviews continue to pour in for The Big Picture Planner! Katrina of Katrina James – Photographer shares, “It was a really lovely experience for me, a symbolic starting of a conscience choice to get my stuff together. I took a trip to the stationary store and bought all my supplies, then spent an evening editing and printing out the parts I needed. I felt a real sense of accomplishment when it was done and couldn’t wait to start using it the very next day. Using my images and swapping out some of the quotes, switching some of the sections about gave me real ownership of the planner, it’s not just a generic product. It is also a work in progress as I figure out which parts work or me. And I loved that I could start at anytime of the year.

After finishing a small business management course it became very clear that the best path to success was filled with organization, I knew The Big Picture studio planner would be the thing to help me do it, and in style. I have been involved in photography for 13 years and getting organized and writing down exactly what it is that I want to achieve and then taking steps towards that has been the most impactful on my business. It takes everything out of my head and puts it somewhere I can see it. I couldn’t recommend this product enough.

It looks fantastic and I can edit it to match my style. For me, having things around me that I like and want to use makes all the difference. I travel a lot so am doing my work wherever I happen to be and this planner has become my bible keeping everything together.

Thanks for sharing, Katrina! Enjoy your $75 shopping spree on us~

Have you created anything lately from Design Aglow products? Feel free to send us images here. If we feature it on the blog you’ll get a $75 shopping spree at Design Aglow!

CATEGORIES: Design Templates, Success Stories

fun, modern photography packaging

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Exhausted from sourcing and ordering your photography packaging–boxes, bags, wrapping, packets, tissue, and ribbons–each from a different vendor? Design Aglow is here to help!

Crecia of Crecia Page Photography shares her experience with the Design Aglow Paper Shop, “I wanted to create a cohesive and beautiful way to deliver my clients their collections while also promoting my wedding photography which is a newer part of my business. I collected images from my favorite and most recent stylized wedding session and then found the Design Aglow Paper Shop‘s products to be the most high-end and beautiful way to display my images as packaging after doing weeks of research. The rest was easy because Design Aglow’s templates are so easy to use.

I love packaging now. I used to find it burdensome and I was always disappointed in the quality of the packaging juxtaposed to my work, but now it’s fun, modern and beautiful just like the images inside. My client’s love it and it’s a great finishing touch. I’m sure they hold onto or recycle many of the pieces!

Thanks for sharing your success story, Crecia! Enjoy your $75 shopping spree on us~

Products pictured above:
Packaging Accessories: Modern Minimalist™ Edition
Charcoal bags
Charcoal boxes
Natural ribbon
White tissue paper
Kraft Paper

CATEGORIES: Design Templates, Paper Shop, Success Stories

the big picture: the essential photographer’s planner

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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: people are over the moon about their Big Picture Planners! With a 100% customizable format, you can start planning with The Big Picture on any day you wish, with a fresh design that allows you to fill in your own dates for 2014 and beyond. Melanie of M.M. Hewitt Photography shares, “I love The Big Picture Planner. It helped me realize/re-realize why I take photographs and get back to my photographic roots. Not only that it makes me accountable for each image I want to create by helping me see it through from concept to shooting to processing to the final fine art printing. I used to jot down my ideas for images in a little notebook and then I would never see them again. Now I don’t lose my ideas and so many of them have already turned into images that are hard core contenders for my portfolio. This planner is perfect for EVERY photographer who has goals they want to accomplish.

The Big Picture Planner was so easy to customize. I was able to change the client workflow page to an image workflow page so that I can keep track of where I am through the creation of an image for my fine art portfolio. I also updated the client contact page to a gallery contact page, to include gallery director’s name and their preferred process for portfolio submission. All of this will help me to keep track of images and galleries in getting my portfolio ready for submission.

Thanks for sharing, Melanie! Enjoy your $75 shopping spree on us~

Have you created anything lately from Design Aglow products? Feel free to send us images here. If we feature it on the blog you’ll get a $75 shopping spree at Design Aglow!

CATEGORIES: Success Stories, The Big Picture Planner

boutique photography packaging to complement your images

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With boutique photography services, the little things make a big difference. Leesia of Leesia Teh Photography shares her success with the Modern Minimalist™ Packaging Accessories: “I’ve been looking for ways to make my packaging stand out, and these were perfect! Since I specialize in pet photography only, I’m always looking for something easily customizable since many of the phrases and designs made for wedding and family photography don’t fit as well. With the Modern Minimalist™ Accessories, I was able to easily change the images and wording to fit my brand and the clean, classic design complemented my images. Since I ship almost all of my orders, I can’t use paper bags and tissue, so the stickers were a great option to add to the pocket envelopes I already use to give them a special touch. I have a logo sticker that incorporates my catchphrase, and then separate stickers used to the seal the envelopes that read either “enjoy your portraits” or “handle with care.” I also made a sticker to go on the outside of the shipping box that marks the package as fragile – just another special touch to let the client know that this is not just any old package being delivered!

I love how clean and classic the Modern Minimalist™ line is – it can be used for a wide range of photography specialties, including pets, and puts the focus on the images. The contemporary feel matched my branding nicely. I loved the tags and bookmarks so much I’m hoping to find some way to incorporate those in the future as well!

Clients have emailed or called before I even have a chance to follow up with them, just to tell me how much they enjoyed opening their package as much as the actual products themselves!

Thanks for sharing, Leesia! Enjoy your $75 shopping spree on us~

Have you created anything lately for your clients from Design Aglow products? Feel free to send us images here. If we feature it on the blog you’ll get a $75 shopping spree at Design Aglow!

CATEGORIES: Success Stories

organizing your life so nothing will slip through the cracks

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More organization in your life means more time in your day, and The Big Picture Planner has just what you need! Rosa of Rosa Gutierrez Photography shares, “I ordered the Big Picture Planner hoping it would help me get my goals and priorities in order and it has exceeded my expectations. I printed it in a smaller size (117 x 182 mm) so that it would fit my planner and would be more lightweight. I customized the pages and printed more of the Daily Pages to use it more as a daily planner too. I’ll keep adding pages as I need them, which is very nice. It’s great that you can customize it to your needs and adapt it to your photography business or even any kind of business. The fact that you can print it any size you want also makes it a really great planner as you can keep changing your agenda and the pages inside.”

Click here to get your very own Big Picture Planner!

CATEGORIES: Success Stories
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