Looking for new ways to spark that "wow" factor with your clients' images? Janalin of Janalin R Hood Studio & Gallery shares how easy it was for her to make these gorgeous baby announcements: "I made the Beautiful Mats background fit a 5x7 announcement template I was working with from WHCC. I then hand selected to change the color of the background to one that complimented my images, and was done in no time! I love the texture and visual interest that these give the card...almost like wallpaper! With the flexibility of the templates I am able to create unique pieces for my clients and without spending a lot of time. Like most photographers I would rather be shooting than on the computer.Both of my clients that I did these for were very impressed with the detail and color of the cards. I still get referrals from one in particular that is hanging in one of my clients' office hallway where everyone who visits gets to see!" Thank you for sharing Janalin! Your $75 shopping spree to the shop is on its way! From the shop: For a simple client presentation, just drop session portraits into these elegant mats to make an instant decorative grouping they're sure to fall in love with. Not only do these mats make collectible client collages, they are perfect for cards, canvases, album covers, signature boards and more. With so many uses, this set is sure to become an instant winner in your busy studio. PERFECT FOR: • Gallery wrap canvases • Mounted prints or framed prints • Signature boards for wedding receptions • Marketing pieces • Album pages and covers • Greeting cards and announcements • For a variety of images including babies, high school seniors, engagements, weddings, families, and children
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.