The theme throughout her business, from her logo, to the way she photographs and the items she sells, is the stunning mixture of modern and vintage, and the wide variety of Design Aglow products out there help her make it work. Design Aglow fits very well into the modern portraiture with a vintage flair style she portrays. With so many options, she can always find something to use from her Design Aglow collection.
One wall is dedicated to a large display made up of nine twelve by twelve canvases, a particular favorite manner of showcasing imagery for Sara, as it's versatile enough to allow new canvasses to be swapped out to keep the display fresh for the seasons or for whatever is going on during the year. She's dubbed it “The Favorite,” because it's not only one of hers, but a favorite amongst her clients for their homes.
Sara's used the Objects of My Affection
line quickly becoming a favorite in her lovely bay window, which blends perfectly with her antique camera collection as this particular design element frames the portrait in the viewfinder of a vintage camera, thus a frame within a frame. Other Design Aglow products Sara uses: the Inspire Guides
on a smaller scale to fit her space; Beautiful Mats
bits and pieces taken to make other things; the Sweet 16 Circles
large pictures for clients' homes, and small five by five holiday cards; photo and proof borders
to showcase photos, and for 8x8 hardbound coffee table books she uses the Parisian Collection
most often to make the pictures more fun. “There are endless possibilities and always something new to be inspired by
,” Sara says, a daily visitor to the Design Aglow blog to see how other photographers are using the products and to get ideas.
A mix of talent and shopping stops comprise the Sara Morris brand. While Ellen at Identity Kitchen designed Sara's logo and designed her marketing brochure for portraits, Sara created her own letterhead and the gift certificate using Design Aglow products. For the gift certificates, Morris made adept use of Sweet 16 Circles
, and for the letterhead, she used Victorian Grunge Frames
2009 was a huge year, and Sara hasn't looked back since opening the studio. She says it doesn't feel like she moved, but created a space. “I created a home for my business, rather than moved.” And what a lovely home she's made for her business where her motto, “Capturing the laughter, the smiles and the tears...Capturing life” really comes to vibrant fruition.