Valentine's day is almost here and love is in the air! Be sure you have just the right touch of your own lovely magic, courtesy of the creatives at Design Aglow. Our Valentine Collection of Photo Overlays is sweet, sensationally stylish and super easy to use. From angel’s wings to words that sing, this loving set of 26 essential designs is the perfect balance of pretty and practical. Great for: • Engagement sessions • Baby and children portraits • Save the dates • Custom portraits • …And more! Curious about what you can do with the overlays? See how other professionals are using them: "Just coming off my maternity leave I wanted to create a fun custom Valentine card for my own kids that could be used for them as well as a unique marketing piece to send to my favorite clients. The True Love Valentine Overlays did the trick. Design is definitely not one of my strengths, so a couple of ideas in the included inspiration guide, images of my kiddos in the studio, a bag of Tootsie Pops and the Valentines Cards were complete. For the back of my son’s card, I used the linen jpeg from the Mr. Big storyboard and the polaroid from one of the Visual Poetry designs. I love Design Aglow products. They are super easy to use, and definitely give my studio a competitive edge even when the products are used “right out of the box” with little customizing." - Courtney Ortiz Photography
“This client was extremely fun – the session was a surprise from the bride to her groom on their wedding day. She hired me to photograph her dog and her soon-to-be mother in law’s dog (whom the groom loves dearly) and we came up with some amazing designs that she then had framed and displayed at the wedding. It was so easy and quick to come up with something really unique and custom for this client who was looking for something really specific. I used the Wedding Collection and Valentine Collection of Photo Overlays. It was so much easier to add the bow ties and hats afterwards in Photoshop than it would have been to try to actually make the dogs wear them (which is what the bride had originally wanted…yikes!) The bride was ecstatic with the look of what we created and it was a total surprise to the groom, who loved the designs!” - Elizabeth & Jane Photography Have you created anything lately for your clients from Design Aglow products? Feel free to send us images here. If we feature it on the blog you’ll get a $75 shopping spree at Design Aglow!
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.