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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!

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: Selling, Success Stories

Announcing MILK & CREAM Albums

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Renowned publisher PQ Blackwell introduces MILK & CREAM Professional, an exclusive member’s only service offering exquisite quality albums for professional photographers.

At the heart of PQ Blackwell is a deep belief in the enduring beauty and value of beautifully printed objects. Books and albums are beautiful tactile objects that have enormous symbolic power and lasting value. The team at PQ Blackwell has a long history of working with renowned photographers to create stunning, timeless books. Your clients’ photos can be treasured for a lifetime with their new range of MILK & CREAM albums.

Find out more about PQ Blackwell here.

EXQUISITE AND AFFORDABLE

MILK & CREAM albums feature elegant leather, silk and linen covers, lay-flat pages, fine matt art paper and beautifully crafted presentation boxes, designed specifically for professional photographers and their clients. MILK & CREAM Professional membership offers a range of design options and prices to suit most clients, and the discount model enables professionals to profitably use the service time and time again.

MEMBERS RECEIVE 

A choice of one FREE CREAM Album or three FREE MILK Albums.

An exclusive discount of 50% off the list price at any time during the 12-month membership.

100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

Your membership will be refunded in full if you are not completely satisfied with the quality of your free album.

LAUNCH OFFER
Save US$150 by joining before April 30th 2014. The standard cost of MILK & CREAM Professional Membership is US$495, but join before the end of March for just US$345, and receive one FREE unbranded CREAM album (value US$595* excluding shipping) or three FREE unbranded MILK albums (value US$525* excluding shipping).

Learn more and sign up for this special offer today!

CATEGORIES: Dedicated Posts, Marketing, Selling

the modern minimalist™ studio look book is here!

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It’s true: you have to show it to sell it. Now you can show and sell more than ever before with our ready-to-use Modern Minimalist™ Studio Look Book. Professionally written and designed, our 26 page, 8×10 fully customizable catalog template is divided into categories to help sell your entire product line, from albums to wall galleries, specialty items, high resolution negatives and more.

Choose from Two Versions:
Basic: Includes layout, embellishments, professionally written text, compelling product descriptions and bonus sample pricing. Simply insert your own product images!
Deluxe: Includes all of the above plus 40+ professionally photographed studio product images (of sample products worth over $25,000). Included stock photos have placeholders within the products for your images so all the products will truly show off your own art. Use some or all of our images in your ready-to-use guide. You may also swap any of our images out for your own product shots. So easy to use as-is or customize them over time!

Special thanks to Elizabeth Messina Photography, Wild Whim Photography, Lena Hyde Photography, Untamed Heart Photography, Dixie Pixel Photography, Ashley McCormick Photography, Tyler Branch Photography, Melissa Oholendt, Cluney Photo and Something Beautyfull for the lovely images in our sample products.

Click here to get your very own Modern Minimalist™ Studio Look Book!

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

modular high school graduation cards are here!

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Created exclusively in conjunction with Seniors Ignite, the Graduation Modular Cards & Sales Kit brings Design Aglow’s industry-innovating modular cards to the class of 2014 and beyond.

Your clients will love the process of choosing their designs through the revolutionary mix-and-match system, which allows them to combine any of the card’s elements–layouts, graphics, greetings, and colorways–for the ultimate custom card. What’s more, the covers, insides, and backs of the Seniors Ignite Grad Card Kit can be fused to create a truly unique look for each client.

Minimal and timeless, these designs can be reused season after season, proving a cost-effective (and money-making!) investment on your part.

THE MODULAR SALES KIT INCLUDES:
• 12-page graduation announcement card sales catalog. This turnkey, professionally designed catalog presents your card offerings to clients, easily walking them through every step of designing the graduation announcement of their dreams. The catalog includes a built-in order form on the last page where your clients will note their design choices, keeping their information impeccably organized and saving you lots of valuable time.

• Professional studio-shot stock photos of finished cards. This means you won’t have to worry about taking the time to photograph your graduation announcements for the catalog–this step is already done for you. All that is required is that you add your studio logo, update the policies to reflect your own, and add your pricing on the last page.

• Expertly fashioned card modules (front cover; inside design with 8 greeting options; and back) in 6 customizable designs each. The mix and match features allow for effortless interchangeability and limitless combinations with just a few mouse clicks, specifically built to be customized in minutes each.

• Comprehensive 11-page illustrated tutorial. Simple instructions for using the Modular Card Sales Kit, complete with tips for presenting, publishing, and selling with your catalog online.

• BONUS: Coordinating set of 6 calling cards. These additional offerings are guaranteed to seal the deal for your graduation announcement sales. Use them as a reward for orders of 100+ cards or in a special promo to incentivize larger packages.

The comprehensive features promise versatility that will help you increase sales with less effort! With over 41,000 different card options, the possibilities are literally endless.

*Special thanks to Seniors Ignite, Cluney Photography, Nicholas W. Alexander Photographer, Richardson Studio and 3 Girls Photography for the lovely images in our cards.

Click here to get them with introductory pricing for a limited time and save $30!

CATEGORIES: Design Templates, Selling, What's New & What's Hot

product spotlight: fine art style client order planning guide

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“This was one of my best purchases ever! Love, love, love it!” – Neka Rae Photography

The professionally designed and easy-to-use Client Order Planning Guide provides a streamlined approach to save valuable time during the purchasing process, and further helps to maximize sales. This Fine Art Photography Galleries guide presents fashionable hand-drawn room scenes, frame and matting options, sizing worksheets and more to simplify photography product choices and keep your clients inspired to purchase assembled collections, instead of individual prints.

The comprehensive tri-fold is the perfect piece of literature to furnish your clients with upon finishing their photo session. The beautiful imagery conjures thoughts of warmth, sophistication, and home and it plants the seed that will allow you to harvest those large orders with ease and efficiency.

Client Order Planning Guide: Fine Art Photography Galleries at a glace:
• Brochure-style information about the ordering process
• Stunning visuals to inspire wall galleries and room environments with couture style
• Professionally envisioned wall displays to evoke a sense of custom interior design
• Hand-drawn furniture, frames, mats and accessories
• Worksheet for wall dimensions, favorites and notes
• Optional client image integration option, for ultimate customization

This Guide was designed as a complementary product to our Wall Gallery Inspire Guide: Fine Art Collection.

CATEGORIES: Selling

product spotlight: selling a showpiece portrait

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Selling large statement pieces to your clients is an essential part of your success! This guide is designed to help you succeed in three primary ways:

1. By eliminating your clients’ “big 8×10″ mentality. While you understand an 8×10 or 11×14 isn’t an impressive piece of wall art, clients might not. Replace their stale ideas of what portrait art should be by putting our best display practices to work for you.
2. By teaching you how to most effectively showcase your art. Clients’ perspective is their reality so it’s critical to provide them with a guiding purchasing process that is both elegant and educational.
3. By providing a visual expert guide that is simple to use and simple to sell with! When clients can visualize the impact of appropriately-sized artwork, selling portraits is a breeze!

We demonstrate portrait sizes ranging from the smaller 16×20 (looks so silly over the sofa!) to properly sized 30×40 (the goal!) and a few stops in between. This creates instant value not in only your work, but for your expert advice. Clients leave the buying process feeling like smart consumers, and you leave it with the largest possible sale in hand.

• Sizing visuals show clients the literal difference in how their images will look on a wall (16×20, 20×24, 24×30 and 30×40)
• High quality timeless furniture, photographed by Design Aglow
• Fully layered PSD files for complete customization (easily add your own portraits to the image placeholders)
• Print as a quad-fold piece or use a digital PDF on your website, tablet, or as a PDF email

Some of the latest stock roomshots are, shall we say…shabby and not so chic. Distinguish your studio with our high-quality furniture selections and leave the cheesy typical stock shots for the amateurs!

Click here to see it in the shop!

CATEGORIES: Design Templates, Selling
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