It's here! The last day of our Top 10 Studio Success Tools Countdown - and we're ending it with the absolute must-haves for 2012: The Studio Workflow Assistants. They're here to help you stay organized and save as much time as possible so you can do what you do best: photography. Sit back, relax, and let these assistants take the work out of workflow!Essential Studio Workflow Assistant Time is money, and nowhere is this truism more readily observed than in your photography studio. So, how do you shrink your time and grow your business without taking expensive administrative courses? Design Aglow combines workflow with wow to create the Essential Studio Workflow Assistant, an all-in-one tool to aid you from the moment a client moves into your life until you've exceeded expectations with a positive, custom photography experience. All the elements you need to succeed are included: our beautiful 24X30 studio whiteboard template for your office, workflow sheet, comprehensive guide, sample client letters to send at various steps of the process, how to handle fees, session sneak peeks, web gallery information, files and fulfilled orders””and more””all from beginning to end. Never again lament that you weren't born organized. Order now and combine your winning personality with our know how to maximize your moments”¦ and your cash flow. Studio Email Assistant Struggling for the right words when writing to everyone, from future brides to disgruntled clients, vivacious vendors and hopeful assistants? Design Aglow has partnered with professional photographer and wordsmith extraordinaire Heather Rivlin to create this extensive collection of 20 professionally crafted letters to deliver the perfect prose for any situation while establishing your studio's solid business policies. Whether you draw from this complete catalog of correspondence for emails, phone scripts or mailed content, you're sure to appreciate these time savers while your clients and contacts appreciate your customer service and attention. 1. Email response to price shoppers.This welcome email aids you with responding to price shoppers/hagglers and provides a strong education in the value of wedding/portrait photography. 2. Style and Session. ThisÂ email explains the photographer's shooting style, the session, the ordering process and payment. 3. Pre-session email. This email sets the rules for the shoot and reminds customers via key bullet points what's included in the session fee. 4. Second Photo Shoot Rescheduling. This email sets forth studio policy regarding rescheduling for a second time. 5.Â Second Order Appointment Rescheduling. This email sets forth studio policy when rescheduling for a second time. Check out the rest here! Essential Workflow - Photoshop Actions Time. It's in high demand and rarely exists in unlimited quantities. Now Design Aglow not only saves you some of that precious resource, it enhances it with flawless processing that will keep even your most discerning clients coming back for more. Whether you're seeking a soft glow, memories of a softer, former era, edgier grunge, or a dozen other must-have actions, cut processing time from hours to minutes with these 22 tried and true action optimizations. Plenty of tips are included for successfully applying these flawless finishes for the best results every time, while dozens of included thumbnails share actions with different shooting applications. What are you waiting for? It's time to take action: order today to maximize your sales and minimize the efforts needed to achieve these gorgeous results. PERFECT FOR: • Weddings • Portraits • Landscaping work • Children • Seniors
From a very early age I loved taking pictures and looking at them in magazines and books, but the art of photography captured my heart when I was a teenager, on my first overseas trip to Wales. From that point, I began shooting with a little film SLR and having my friend model for me. In college I took some digital photography and visual communication courses as part of my communication studies major, and decided to pursue a career in photography. I became a legal business and took my first paid client at age 20, and it's been quite a journey and adventure over the past nine years.
I secretly bought a mail-order 35mm camera when I was 15, and took lots of ordinary photos of animals and nature for several years. Although I majored in art and studied photography in college, my career started in marketing and advertising, from the client service end. Then I had the most beautiful baby, found my old camera and realized how much I love photographing people.