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Wedding Week 2017: Meet Julia Green

Wedding Week 2017: Meet Julia Green

I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Portland, but catering to clients across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. As a child, I never imagined that I would pursue photography. I didn’t even own a DSLR until I was 21! However, I remember the day I decided I wanted to learn the ins and outs of photography. I used my college textbook money to buy my first Canon Rebel from Craigslist. I was jumping up and down with joy and scratching my head at the same time because I knew photography would not be simply a hobby.

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Wedding Week 2017: Meet Dawn Charles

Wedding Week 2017: Meet Dawn Charles

I was born and raised in Southern California, and recently moved to Oregon with my husband. We just had our first baby and are so in love! I’ve always had an interest in art and have always wanted to pursue a career in a creative field. I took my first photography class in high school, and fell in love. My parents bought me my first camera for graduation and I decided to get my degree in photography. Toward the end of college, I was blessed with an internship with a wedding photographer where I was able to turn my formal education into a practical business. After lots of shadowing, second shooting, and promoting my work, business started coming in and eventually evolved into what it is today!

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Wedding Week 2017: Meet David Heidrich

Wedding Week 2017: Meet David Heidrich

My name is David. I am 31 years old, living in foothills of the Canadian Rockies with my incredible wife and daughters. Together we run two companies: Heidrich Photography and Heima Photography.

I first started taking photos in design school where I had to take a mandatory photography class. After finishing my degree, I ended up in the music industry doing graphic design and advertising work. The company I worked for did all of their product and artist photography in-house, and I did some assisting and shooting while working there. When the company lost their head photographer, I took over that department. When I moved to Canada in 2010, (I am German, born and raised) I somehow slipped into wedding photography. The rest is history.

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Wedding Week 2017 Photo Contest

Wedding Week 2017 Photo Contest

Wedding Week 2017 has begun! Get ready for a week full of top notch content from pros in the industry, exclusive discounts on our wedding collection, and our image contest!

Enter our Wedding Photography Image Contest for a chance to win one of three gift certificates to Design Aglow...valued at $300, $200 and $100!

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5 Bridal Show Tips for Wedding Photographers

5 Bridal Show Tips for Wedding Photographers

For years, we’ve participated as vendors in bridal shows, and while preparing for an upcoming bridal show, we were reflecting on some of the lessons we’ve learned. What’s worked, what hasn’t….that sort of thing. And, that got us thinking about what we’d recommend to other wedding photographers (like you!) who are thinking about  jumping into the bridal show market.

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Top 10 Wedding Day Tips for Photographers

Top 10 Wedding Day Tips for Photographers

Maybe you’ve just booked your first ever wedding and you’re equal parts excited and nervous for the big day. Or perhaps you’re a few years into the game and you feel like you’ve got it down. No matter how long you’ve been in the biz, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 tips that will help make wedding days a breeze~

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What I Wish I Knew: Failing is a Path to Success

What I Wish I Knew: Failing is a Path to Success

Sometimes failure is as obvious as the nose on your face. You pick yourself up, dust yourself off, take note of what went wrong, then start all over again with a suitably refined course of action or a completely new strategy. Yet, as I learned recently, failing can be a far more subtle and private beast, holding you back silently until you recognize it and let it go.

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How to Use Natural Light with Stephanie Carlton

How to Use Natural Light with Stephanie Carlton

Natural light is essential to me when I take a photograph. It is everything.

Five years ago, I decided to get serious about shooting with a DSLR, and learning how to use light has been a huge (but enjoyable) challenge. I realized that if I knew how to use light in my photography, I could make what I envisioned in my head come to life.

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What The Pros Are Saying: Design Aglow Albums

What The Pros Are Saying: Design Aglow Albums

Today we received a lovely note from Jamie of Jamie Vinson Photography. She shares, "Design Aglow Albums are excellent - from the ordering to the prompt delivery, to the exceptional quality. The FAQ and templates are also easy to navigate and use.

Clients can’t get over how soft and luxurious the fabrics are, and are always impressed with how thick and sturdy each page is.

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Key Phrases for Photographers to Enhance In-Person Sales

Key Phrases for Photographers to Enhance In-Person Sales

Connect with your clients and get straight to the point with these essential phrases for in-person sales. Swap these phrases in your marketing, booking, and selling to create an elevated experience.

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