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Cinema Week 2017: Meet Natalie Hind

Cinema Week 2017: Meet Natalie Hind

Ola! I run The Auburn Hour Film Co. We’re all about creating modern, energetic and fun wedding films. After graduating university and bouncing around aimlessly for a few years (yes, I have a useless arts degree hanging in my home!), I found my way into the fashion and event scene, and eventually wound up second shooting wedding videos for friends I had gone to uni with. I had heard from a number of sources that I should never get into wedding films if I could help it. I would hear tales of bridezillas, endless stress and and backlog of overdue films up to my ears. And I was starting to believe it! 

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What The Pros Are Saying: Heirloom Family Portrait Albums

What The Pros Are Saying: Heirloom Family Portrait Albums

We created this stunning charcoal linen 12x12 album for a new client to showcase their family studio portrait session. WIth 20 pages printed on gorgeous Fuji Crystal Archive paper (about as far away as giclee/ink-jet printing you can get). These albums are meant to enjoy, collect, and treasure for generations to come. What family or grandparent would not love one of these for the holidays?

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Cinema Week 2017: Meet Nate Puhr

Cinema Week 2017: Meet Nate Puhr

I never really intended to be a wedding photographer or cinematographer. I’ve always had a huge love for movies, and the idea of getting into that industry intrigued me, but I didn’t really know where to start. When I graduated with a degree in communications in 2006 and figured I'd just be at a typical 9-5er for the rest of my life. In 2011 a friend posted on Facebook that she needed someone to videotape her wedding ceremony (happening the next day). I borrowed my brother's canon Rebel and that was my first official wedding. A year later I quit my day job and was shooting weddings full time.  

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Get It Together: Monday IS a Workday!

Get It Together: Monday IS a Workday!

Somebody, somewhere has decided that Sunday & Monday are the days that photographers should be taking off. And we agree that everyone needs time with friends & family, time to catch up on Netflix, and time to do the laundry. But is your work schedule working for you?

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Who’s In Charge Here?

Who’s In Charge Here?

When you are finished with your photo session or wedding, do you feel a bit like that guy that was recently dragged off the airplane, semi-conscious and bleeding? Because that is basically what it feels like when you’ve lost control of your clients. 

The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way. You just need to reclaim the power.

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Anatomy of a Client Welcome Packet

Anatomy of a Client Welcome Packet

Letting your clients know you’re worth it, and setting early expectations for a fantastic experience.

Welcome packets set the scene for a boutique photography experience and position you as the premier studio in your market. Do you crave this type of bespoke presentation for your art and brand but don’t know where to begin? If that’s the case, let us help you. There are so many benefits you can gain from utilizing welcome packets, and you can absolutely use them to elevate your business.

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What The Pros Are Saying: Custom Packaging

What The Pros Are Saying: Custom Packaging

I have been using Design Aglow’s eco luxe packaging for years, with stickers for my studio logo and info. Just recently, I made the leap to custom embossed packaging with my name and studio and logo and OMG there is NOTHING LIKE IT.

Design Aglow’s packaging line uses gorgeous French Paper and has the eco credentials my clients and I appreciate and adding the final touch of customization elevates my brand all the way to the top.

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Travel With Photographers: Shelly Anderson

Travel With Photographers: Shelly Anderson

A few years ago, I got bit hard by a nasty little creature called ‘the Travel Bug.’ After exploring beautiful places such as New Zealand, Iceland, Italy, South Africa, Costa Rica, and more, there was one part of the world that was really catching my eye; Southeast Asia. I had never been before, and especially after visiting cold and expensive Scandinavia, Asia seemed like an inviting contrast.

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How to Prepare Past (Shoot & Burn) Clients for IPS

How to Prepare Past (Shoot & Burn) Clients for IPS

You finally did it. You made the leap to in-person sales and you’re so proud of yourself for taking your business to the next level. You’re connecting with new clients and there’s a definite sense of satisfaction when you hand deliver gorgeous, high quality framed prints and coffee table albums.

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Sharing the Big Picture Love

Sharing the Big Picture Love

"Best planner yet!... It's a solid way to visually lay out your goals, timelines and tasks needed to do all the way down to the day. I love that it shows the whole month, then the week ahead and then the day format so you can check off each to do item." - Jessica Kogut WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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