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Design Aglow is Hiring: Customer Service & Design/Production Assistant

Design Aglow is Hiring: Customer Service & Design/Production Assistant

Our team needs a second Customer Service & Design/Production Assistant for our Portland/downtown Lake Oswego office who can thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment. You should have excellent communication skills, be able to juggle several different jobs at the same time, and be able to make decisions on the fly. Full time or part time option.

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Design Aglow Packaging: PlantShed NYC

Design Aglow Packaging: PlantShed NYC

Hi, I'm Casey, a floral and visual designer, specializing in creating stylized events and gatherings. More than that, I love putting together visuals for retail and residential spaces utilizing natural components and botanical elements. Serving as the Creative Director for PlantShed, a full service, floral boutique in Manhattan, I have worked closely with high fashion and couture designers, bespoke interior design firms, and textile companies to help produce cohesive and thoughtful designs. While typically inspired by nature and organic shapes, I enjoy experimenting with more structured design concepts, botanical textures, and other far-reaching design aesthetics. But I never really meant to live in New York City. I came here in 2011 to spend a summer and potentially expand my career as a floral designer. Landing odd jobs and working freelance in the industry was exciting and stressful at first, though I eventually found a home at PlantShed, a New York based floral and plant company. So, let me tell you about PlantShe

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My Hybrid Life

My Hybrid Life

I started my photography career in 1990 and, as expected from a traditional film photographer, my career followed a familiar path that transitioned to shooting digital. What you might not expect is that I still embrace the traditional medium of film; in fact, it now lies at the heart of the images we create at Cooper Photography. I've encountered many milestones over the years, but what I could not have foreseen were the three notable changes that saw me move full circle:

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The Importance of Documentary Photography

The Importance of Documentary Photography

Photography became part of my life during a summer camping trip in the Canadian Rockies when my parents put a basic film camera in my hands and told me I had a three-roll quota for two weeks. The incredible scale of landscapes in the National Parks is what led me down the path of becoming a geologist, where there was always a camera in my field pack. Eight years ago, I paused my career to stay at home with my girls when I had my second baby. I simply couldnʼt imagine a life in the field, away from my family

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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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