My name is Anna, and I'm the Lead Writer at Design Aglow. Along with the rest of the team, I write for our website and blog, create copy for our products, and help define and refine the Design Aglow voice. I'm also a mother to two girls and a professional photographer, two crucial points that shape the way I look at the world (and Design Aglow!).
Read on for the newest in a series of posts that highlight a product that I think is particularly awesome, or a hidden gem from our archives that I think you should revisit. If you have any questions or suggestions for me, please share them in the comments!
I am a Facebook sloth. Really: I update my profile picture maybe once a year, never share vacation photos, and only upload pics of my kids through the Instagram sharing feature.
When Facebook announced its cover photo feature, the only thing that kept that 851x315 px spot from remaining a giant blob is a Design Aglow Timeline Cover.
Perfectly designed for Facebook's cover photo specifications, our Facebook Timeline Covers' layered PSD files make creating a new cover--or swapping out photographs on a seasonal or monthly basis--a five-minute task. (Creating a new cover actually took me 6 minutes and 15 seconds. Because I'm a sloth.) And with 24 different designs, now bundled together in one special collection, Facebook butterflies can change their look at (five) moment's notice.With so many styles to choose from, you can quickly create a custom timeline cover for each client, for each session, for each season. As a sweet thank-you gift, a “remember me?” marketing gesture, or a value-added product, the Facebook Timeline Covers serve as viral advertising for your brand and portfolio. See what goodwill you can create by sending out ten timelines to your best clients, then share your success stories on our Facebook page. So easy, even a sloth can use them!
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.
Hi! Tell us a little bit about yourself. What was your road like to becoming a photographer?
Hello! I am a portrait photographer based south of Boston, MA. My passion is capturing mothers and their growing families. Maternity and newborn portraits are the foundation of my business, and I also capture baby milestones, children, and families. Fun fact: I returned the diamond earrings my husband bought me for our first Christmas as a married couple to buy a digital camera.
When I was in college, I had a friend who was a professional photographer. The first time I went to her home, I walked in to find stunning photographs of her children on the walls.
There was a huge canvas in their living room and a creative photo display in the main hallway. I remember being so moved by the beauty of those images, thinking to myself, “I want to create images like this!” I bought myself a DSLR as a graduation present, learned photography from online courses and started my photography business about a year later.