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Streamline Wedding and Portrait Albums with Fundy

Streamline Wedding and Portrait Albums with Fundy

We have seen time and time again. Clients are more likely to order and upgrade their photo albums when they see a  pre-designed layout. After a year or more planning every little detail of their wedding; the last thing clients want to do is make more decisions. When you pre-design an album that blows them away, chances are high that they will approve and order the album as you've designed it.

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Inside Real Studios: Domus Aurea Portraits

Inside Real Studios: Domus Aurea Portraits

About eight years ago, I was reading a recipe blog and somehow ended up on the blogger’s photography posts. I spent a ton of time going through her photography posts and just couldn’t stop thinking about how I had to give it a try too! My husband (who is amazingly supportive) got on board immediately and we bought a camera. From there, I read, practiced, and photographed family and friends, and it naturally spiraled into what it has become today.

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The New & Improved Frame Shop

The New & Improved Frame Shop

This past year has found our small team working hard and making huge updates to our Frame Shop and we’re so excited (to provide our photographers) next round of improvements coming to the Frame Shop early August 2018:

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What I Wish I Knew: Be True To Your Style

What I Wish I Knew: Be True To Your Style

As a romantic-style photographer, I want to capture real, emotive love. My style is modern and organic; I want to give clients butterflies, I want to see tears... of joy of course! I want to show happiness, love, and romance. I love presenting clients with emotion-filled images.

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Capturing Unique Images with Children & Animals

Capturing Unique Images with Children & Animals

Photographing children and animals together is a great distraction for any child. Most kids hate to sit and pose for photographs. When you add an animal in the mix, they are distracted and focus less on a camera in their face. These types of sessions feel more like playtime than a photography session!    I get the best interaction shots when I ask the child to find the animal's nose or look at their ears. 

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Standing Out in Your Market: Vendor Booths

Standing Out in Your Market: Vendor Booths

It doesn’t matter where your business is located, chances are you’re in a market saturated with other photographers. We’re all looking for ways we can stand out and make an impression to our potential clients through our marketing strategies. One way to have this impact is to display our work at vendor events or expos. That was definitely my way of thinking when I signed up as a vendor at an upscale “Day for Women” event this past spring.

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Travel With Photographers: Sho Niimura

Travel With Photographers: Sho Niimura

Summer 2017 would probably go down as one of the most memorable summers of my life.

Firstly, I think people need to understand that my life is not all about traveling, taking pictures, and making videos. I am a pretty normal college student that studies marketing and information systems at a decent university in the city of Chicago. My life can get pretty boring during the semesters besides the occasional traveling I try to do on short breaks. This is why I really look forward to the long winter and summer vacations. I guess I kind of lied when I said I’m a pretty normal kid because I am blessed to be able to tell people that I am from Honolulu, Hawai’i.

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What I Wish I Knew: Building A Strong Brand At The Start

What I Wish I Knew: Building A Strong Brand At The Start

When I first started my design business, I had just quit my part-time job with only an idea in my head and no clue where to even begin. I had these big dreams, and even bigger ambitions to create a business where I could wake up every morning at 10am and design until my heart was content. What I soon realized was that being a business owner was a lot harder than it looked (and a lot more work than it appeared on the outside), and sometimes that 10am goal looked more like 8am until midnight or later.

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How to turn site visitors into paying clients

How to turn site visitors into paying clients

As a small business owner, we’re sure that you’ve got a lot on your plate. You want to do what you love, and make a good living doing it, but at times it can feel like you’re doing everything besides photography to keep your business running. Besides all the workflow tasks of being a photographer, we know the one BIG project that almost never gets done: marketing. It’s on all our to-do lists, but it’s huge. It’s daunting. And, where do you even begin?

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Get To Know The Pros: Promise Tangeman of Go Live HQ

Get To Know The Pros: Promise Tangeman of Go Live HQ

After marrying my husband Brian in 2009, I decided to skip out on the corporate world and go out on my own as a freelance graphic and web designer. Following the rapid success and high demand, I assembled a design team in 2012 and we began hosting in-person events to help creative entrepreneurs by the masses to build, design, and launch their website in two days flat.

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