Late nights. Early mornings. Voluminous emails, Skypes, and iChats. And exactly 187 cups of coffee later (seriously...we counted!), we have an important announcement to make.
Our new site and blog are here, and we couldn't be more proud. As Design Aglow's first major redesign in 7 years, we have updated our web presence from the outside in, resulting in a streamlined, interactive customer experience that looks as good on your smartphone as it does on your desktop. No detail was overlooked, right down to the buttons, making it easier for you to find and share your favorite inspiration and education. Â And our products? They're all right here, better organized to save you time and make you money.
We hope that you'll test drive the improved Design Aglow, taking time to enjoy our new look and offer us your feedback. We've already incorporated some of your suggestions--did you see the currency calculator, international friends?--and are committed the same standards of design, innovation, and quality that you have come to expect from the Design Aglow brand since 2006.
As a lifelong fine artist, I didn’t fall in love with photography until post-college. I was a graphic design major who landed a non-creative position in the industry. Upon searching for a creative outlet, and being the hopeless romantic that I am, I discovered wedding photography and was immediately hooked. I poured everything I had into learning the medium so that I could eventually start my own business, which happened a couple of years later in 2012 — also the year I was married.
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.
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!