organizing your daily life with the big picture planner

organizing your daily life with the big picture planner

The Big Picture: An Essential Planner for Studio and Personal Success will make 2014 your year! Turn your hopes and dreams into real accomplishments with our innovative system for getting things done. Other planners on the market don’t take into account the specific needs of successful photographers and their businesses; The Big Picture’s gorgeous aesthetic and practical approach will change your life. And the BONUS access to The 2014 Big Picture private Facebook community will keep you on track and supported.

Lydia of Lydia Krumpholz Foto & Design shares, "When Design Aglow announced that a planner for photographers would be released soon, I was so excited. I looked 20 times a day if it was released yet. I knew this was the tool that I needed to get my newborn and wedding business more structured and use my time more effectively. When the planner finally was in the shop, I bought it immediately, customized and printed it in one day to use right away. I decided to switch to a smaller size (DIN A5, approx. 8.3 x 5.8"). To make it truly "my planner" I sewed a felt cover that also holds my pens and business cards. I also translated some of the pages to German, added some of my favorite pictures, changed the colors to fit my brand, made custom tabs (in an nice apricot ombré) and added paper-clips with little flags to find e.g. current marketing ideas without browsing through all of them. I laminated the "daily tasks and events" page so I could use a non permanent marker and re-use the page every day (less paper and less weight but without using post-its).

At first I had worries that I wouldn't use it, like all the other poor planners I've purchased throughout the years. But after a month of daily usage, I know this planner will be my daily companion for the rest of the year (and years to come) and is one of the best purchases I've made for my business. First I sat down and planned my Big Picture Goals, than I divided the big goals in smaller goals. On Sunday evening I plan my goals for the week and split them up in daily tasks. My big goals for the year are just little steps now that are easy to accomplish. Before I had the planner I worked all day (and sometimes night) and at the end of the month I didn't even knew what I was doing. I just hopped from one task to the next, got distracted and frustrated. With the planner I structure my days, make one task after another and it feels like I have so much more time for my family and get more things done at the same time."

Thanks for sharing, Lydia! Enjoy your $75 shopping spree on us!

~ Have you created anything lately 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!




Also in Design Aglow Blog

That Awkward Silence
That Awkward Silence

0 Comments

We are photographers. We know our cameras, our lenses, and our lighting equipment. But what about people? We all know that some people-skills are required in order to be a successful wedding or portrait photographer. And we are also aware that not everyone is born with a natural ability to put people at ease quickly. So we’re going to help you create a game plan for successful interaction with clients.

Read More

Master In-Person Sales (in just 4 weeks!)
Master In-Person Sales (in just 4 weeks!)

0 Comments

Do you feel overworked and underpaid?
Does it pain you to deliver digital images...but no album or wall portraits?
Do you believe in tangible products, but don't think your market can support higher priced items?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above, you're not alone and there IS a solution: In-Person Sales. There's no limit to how much more money you can make by providing IPS instead of online sales or shoot & burn. Or how many hours you'll save because you'll be able to shoot fewer sessions to generate the same revenue. Or how many hours of sleep you'll get because you won't be worrying about money.

Read More

What The Pros Are Saying: Heirloom Family Portrait Albums
What The Pros Are Saying: Heirloom Family Portrait Albums

0 Comments

We created this stunning charcoal linen 12x12 album for a new client to showcase their family studio portrait session. WIth 20 pages printed on gorgeous Fuji Crystal Archive paper (about as far away as giclee/ink-jet printing you can get). These albums are meant to enjoy, collect, and treasure for generations to come. What family or grandparent would not love one of these for the holidays?

Read More