Aglow Blog

Read industry insights and creative business education for running your professional photography studio.

New Large-Format Frames

You asked we listened! We are proud to offer large-format Framed Prints in 30x3030x40 and 40x30 sizes that feature a new wide profile molding for all Design Aglow's signature frame styles!

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You asked we listened! We are proud to offer large-format Framed Prints in 30x3030x40 and 40x30 sizes that feature a new wide profile molding for all Design Aglow's signature frame styles!

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How Family Portraits Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

One of the hidden but powerful aspects of family photography that moms and most photographers rarely consider is how it can help us raise children with stronger confidence in their own worth and abilities. Psychologists and experts have done some work in recent decades exploring the link.

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One of the hidden but powerful aspects of family photography that moms and most photographers rarely consider is how it can help us raise children with stronger confidence in their own worth and abilities. Psychologists and experts have done some work in recent decades exploring the link.

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8 Ways to Sell An Album to Every Client

Back in the day, wedding albums were the big thing. In fact, they were the only thing. My sister’s wedding album contains her 40 favorite images and…that’s it. No proofs. No negatives. Definitely no cloud storage. Just one leather-bound album with gilded pages and a handful of matted portraits. Needless to say, things have changed a bit. Now, 40 images would be typical for a family portrait session, while wedding clients expect to walk away with hundreds and hundreds of images -- preferably stored on a tiny USB drive, ready to be posted instantly on social media.

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Back in the day, wedding albums were the big thing. In fact, they were the only thing. My sister’s wedding album contains her 40 favorite images and…that’s it. No proofs. No negatives. Definitely no cloud storage. Just one leather-bound album with gilded pages and a handful of matted portraits. Needless to say, things have changed a bit. Now, 40 images would be typical for a family portrait session, while wedding clients expect to walk away with hundreds and hundreds of images -- preferably stored on a tiny USB drive, ready to be posted instantly on social media.

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How Posing Can Take You from Faux to Pro

Here are 5 simple ways to take your posing to the next level and produce stunning, striking images every time.

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Here are 5 simple ways to take your posing to the next level and produce stunning, striking images every time.

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A Love Letter to the Design Aglow Community

With a warm cup of coffee and extremely proud smile, I bring you some fabulous news: Design Aglow has been acquired by an incredible industry friend, ShootProof, who will be supporting her and helping reach new heights! 

In 2006, when digital photography just really started taking off, I began my Design Aglow journey. My goal was to empower the success of my fellow professional portrait and wedding photographers by creating and providing innovative, beautiful, and highly effective photography business tools and resources that were never before made possible. 

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With a warm cup of coffee and extremely proud smile, I bring you some fabulous news: Design Aglow has been acquired by an incredible industry friend, ShootProof, who will be supporting her and helping reach new heights! 

In 2006, when digital photography just really started taking off, I began my Design Aglow journey. My goal was to empower the success of my fellow professional portrait and wedding photographers by creating and providing innovative, beautiful, and highly effective photography business tools and resources that were never before made possible. 

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