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how a photographer sells frames to 75% of her clients, the easy way

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Gorgeous, modern photography deserves an equally gorgeous, modern display. Design Aglow believes that there is great value–both for your clients’ walls, and your business–in selling a polished final product. We understand that professional wedding and portrait photographers need sleek frames to enhance their clients’ imagery, and simple solutions for selling those frames to their clientele. Our frame shop offers both. We provide affordable, California-made frames to elegantly present your finished work, and support them with resources to help you earn additional revenue on every sale, with minimal work.

Elizabeth of Elizabeth Clark Photography shares, “When Design Aglow debuted their Frame Shop last year, I was immediately intrigued. I knew there was a desire from clients to have me frame their pieces, but I couldn’t figure out a financial and time-efficient way to deliver what they wanted. But I had a feeling that these frames would work really well, and I was right!

For my sample walls I used two grab-and-go wall collections – one in Gold Bella and one in Barn Grey Woodworks. I also use the Frame Shop Catalog & Lookbook, which I printed through MagCloud. All the frames along the wall are for two client orders that I am about to fill!

Since putting them up on my studio walls and creating a catalog from the downloadable template, I have sold frame collections at 75% of my client sales meetings. I have also used some for my own home. Selling these has allowed my clients to receive a product ready for the wall, instead of having to do the extra step of going to a framer themselves or settling for mounted prints (most of my clients tend to like the more traditional look of prints matted in frames, which is my personal favorite display option for photographic art as well).

One little sales tactic I use with these frames – I only sell them in sets of three or as the other pre-made wall collections. This way, I don’t have extra frames sitting in storage… but even better than that, I get more images up on my clients’ walls. All of my sessions are taken with the goal to tell a story, and I mention that putting up frames in a triptych or collection is the best way to do this in a home. It has worked so far!”

Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth! We love your approach and are so happy for your success. Enjoy your $75 shopping spree on us~

Have you created something awesome with 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: Frame Shop, Success Stories

Design Aglow brings home FIVE Hot One Awards for 2014!

We are so excited.

The Design Aglow Paper Shop AND The Design Aglow Frame Shop have both been recognized by PPA’s Professional Photographer magazine as 2014 Hot One award winners for the categories of photography packaging and framing. Woohoo!!

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Given to products that exhibit “exceptional quality, innovation, design and performance as judged by a distinguished panel of industry experts,” Hot One Awards represent the best of the business, and we’re honored to be recognized as such.

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Additionally, the Design Aglow Posing Guide has also won for best photography book. If you have not already snagged a copy, you can grab it on Amazon or in your local bookstore. We are super proud of it.

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The Modern Minimalist Studio Magazine won the studio marketing category! This is a fantastic marketing asset, professionally written and designed, to be used in print or online.

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And finally, our Modern Minimalist Welcome Packet won for best presentation template. We are so happy to have this Design Aglow original product recognized as the critical resource it is for thousands of pro photographers around the world.

Giant thanks again, to PPA’s Professional Photographer Magazine for recognizing our hard work and efforts! Like PPA, we aim to support photographers with a myriad of exceptional resources and elevate our industry to the highest possible level.

We are going to celebrate with some ice cream now~

CATEGORIES: Design Templates, Frame Shop, News, Paper Shop

Sell more with our hand-drawn Inspire Guide!

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Say goodbye to dinky 5×7 gift portraits and hello to big, gorgeous wall galleries!

Too often the price tag of proper printing and framing overshadows the artistic potential of telling the whole story… until now. Allow our elegantly hand drawn Inspire Guide: Show & Sell Wall Galleries to transform your client’s home into an art gallery of memories. Because, as you already know, one photo never tells the complete story.

Get ready to add interior design to your studio’s offerings! This is a complete collection of our best selling gallery layouts, now all in one stunning presentation — each layout more exciting than the last. The best part? All images are hand drawn in house for a captivating presentation you will find nowhere else.

Imagine the potential:
• This guide pays for itself, over and over, every single time you use it
• Visually demonstrate the appeal of wall displays
• Offer your clients a variety options for every room in the house, with 50 professionally designed room layouts
• Completely customize the sales experience by including client images in our simple-to-use templates for an irresistible presentation (and multiplied sales!)
• All galleries use standard American frame sizing, many of which are available in The Design Aglow Frame Shop, designed to increase your sales another 30-50% instantly!

Our template features a brandable cover and welcome page, fully customizable to include your studio information, pricing, logo and more. Each of the 50 rooms in the Inspire Guide collection includes a stylish name for reference, offering that extra bit of authenticity to your product options. Click here to start selling beautiful wall galleries at every order session!

CATEGORIES: Frame Shop, Selling, What's New & What's Hot

creating a luxury photography experience, from start to finish

Did you know that in addition to Photoshop and InDesign actions and templates, stunning articles, turn-key selling kits, heirloom products and intelligent marketing tools, Design Aglow also offers beautiful frames and photography packaging?

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Gorgeous, modern photography deserves an equally gorgeous, modern display. Design Aglow believes that there is great value–both for your clients’ walls, and your business–in selling a polished final product. We understand that professional wedding and portrait photographers need sleek frames to enhance their clients’ imagery, and simple solutions for selling those frames to their clientele. Our frame shop offers both. We provide affordable, California-made frames to elegantly present your finished work, and support them with resources to help you earn additional revenue on every sale, with minimal work. Our line of low-profile, high-impact frames is designed to complement any decor–classic, modern, beachy, or rustic. Their clean style ensures that the frames don’t compete with the image, but enhance and elevate it. Made in California with sustainable American materials, real glass (not plexi!), and acid-free mats, the frames’ quality construction ensures that your photography will remain an heirloom once hung in your clients’ homes.

“I love these frames because they are simple and keep the focus on the images. The collection made it easy for me to visualize how the layout would look in my space and decide which images to use. Clients, family and friends always comment on this wall display. They want to know how they can get something like this, too!” – Julie, Photo Jewels Photography

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Photographers: your paper chase is over. No more sourcing your boxes, bags, wrapping, packets, tissue, and ribbons from different vendors. We’re simplifying your packaging solutions with our one-stop packaging shop!

Some Paper Shop highlights:
• Affordable, high quality photo boxes & bags in three core colors
• A money-saving solution for wrapping any odd-sized product, frame, album, and canvas–giant rolls of kraft paper!
• Custom designed folders created just for Design Aglow’s Welcome Packets
• Vibrant tissue and ribbon to coordinate with any brand
• The exclusive Charcoal collection of boxes and bags–so much more chic than glossy black
• Impeccable eco credentials, with products made from materials like grass pulp and methods like hydroelectricity. Special embossed seals let your clients know you care about the planet
• No minimum order
• Worldwide shipping

“As a Wedding and Portrait Photography I believe every experience between clients and business owner should be flawless, from start to finish. Thanks to Design Aglow I have the confidence in offering a quality product next to my passion for photography.” – Chris J. Pierre Photography

CATEGORIES: Frame Shop, Paper Shop

eye-catching frame collections that sell themselves

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Envisioning a wall gallery can be a daunting task, especially in your own home. Your trouble is over…the Design Aglow Frame Shop has done the work for you! Julie of Photo Jewels Photography shares, “My goal was to update my existing wall display above my piano in my own home. Many clients walk by this display as they enter my home studio, and so I feel it’s important for it to be striking and eye-catching. It also helps them to visualize ways to decorate with art from their session. Previously, this wall showcased float wraps from one of my labs. It was 3 years old & only had 4 of our 5 family members in the photos! It was time for an update. I had considered doing canvas, but then wanted more flexibility. I knew I would want to update this same wall again in a few years, as my boys grew. So, that brought me to framing and looking for a layout that would fit my space, style and budget. Lo & behold, Design Aglow opened its Frame Shop just in time, and offered the layout I was looking for!

I used the Grab n Go Collection 4 in Woodworks Espresso. I love these frames because they are simple and keep the focus on the images. The predetermined collection made it easy for me to visualize how the layout would look in my space and decide which images to use. The style of frame is clean and blends in well with the decor of my home. I feel this look would work well in my clients’ homes as well. The frames arrived packaged well, damage free, and were easy to assemble. I loved the factory paper prints and quotes that were included when I opened the box! They were so pretty, I almost wanted to keep them! I ordered the frames with mats and while I am using them with my current display, I like the idea that I can remove them down the road, if I’d prefer for my print to fill up the entire frame. Finally, it was definitely a plus that I was able to get a 15% discount on my prints from ProPDI with my purchase – which is the only lab that matches my monitor perfectly! Happy camper! Clients, family and friends – whomever is in my home – always comment on this wall display. They want to know how they can get something like this, too! I should also give credit to my friend Tammy Williams at Clarity Photography for the gorgeous images!”

Thanks for sharing your beautiful display, Julie! Enjoy your $75 shopping spree on us~

CATEGORIES: Frame Shop, Success Stories

the frame shop’s show & sell kits make great holiday gifts!

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Macaroons for client holiday treats? Gift certificates for vendors?

Those ideas are so 2012.

The freshest holiday gift for 2013? Frames. Present your friends and fans with a gift that will sit on their desk all year long: a beautifully framed portrait using the 4×6” frames from our Show & Sell Kit. Each kit includes 11 different frames–one of every style found in the Frame Shop–so that you can tailor each gift to the lucky recipient.

From a client and vendor perspective, highlighting your favorite capture from a recent wedding, portrait session, or styled shoot is flattering for them too! And signing each portrait emphasizes that these gifts are tiny works of art; your top ten clients and fave vendors, venues, and wedding planners will love the personalized touch.

Costing less than $15 each (including the cost of prints, handwritten cards, and wrapping), gifts from the Frame Shop are an affordable way to send warm holiday wishes–and keep you on the radar–in the new year.

Wondering where you can get something from the image above? You can find them here:
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*Special thanks to Elizabeth Messina Photography (frames) and Erich McVey Photography (sticker) for the lovely images in our samples.

CATEGORIES: Frame Shop, Paper Shop
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