HomeDesign Aglow Blogthe design aglow posing guide for family portrait photography is available for pre-order!
the design aglow posing guide for family portrait photography is available for pre-order!
Since 2006, Design Aglow has been the premier online resource for information and products created for the success of professional portrait and wedding photographers. Their three founding principles--to save photographers' time, enhance their photography, and increase their sales--have helped guide over 40,000 professional photographers to higher levels of success. Design Aglow's signature blend of sound advice and beautiful design is now available in The Design Aglow Posing Guide for Family Portrait Photography (Amphoto Books, available for pre-order on Amazon, $15.17). As a handbook for modern photography style, this dynamic guide illustrates 100 fresh poses for newborns and babies, children, siblings, and families. With contributions from some of the industry's most talented names, including Anna Kuperberg, Jose Villa, Elizabeth Messina, Tara Whitney, Rachel Devine, The Design Aglow Posing Guide for Family Portrait Photography shares their innovative posing ideas and advice that is relevant for beginning and veteran photographers alike. All poses are paired with helpful tips for directing clients and bonus shots that can be accomplished with the same setup. Both practical and utterly inspirational, this guide is an indispensable resource for family photographers of all levels. And, as of the first day of it's availability for pre-order, the book has reached: #60 in Amazon's Top 100 books #1 in Arts & Photography > Photography > Children #1 in Arts & Photography > Photography > Equipment, Techniques & Reference > Reference #1 in Books > Arts & Photography > Photography > Portraits
I’ve been taking photographs ever since I can remember, but once I entered the world of wedding photography I felt the need to really understand my gear. Once you really learn your tools, you can worry less about the technical side and focus on putting your vision into that single frame. I feel the faster I can work, and the more intuitively I know my equipment, the more creative I can be. Wedding photography can make you a pro really fast. I think that artistic pressure is what drove me towards it.
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.