One of the things we love about our new Portland home is the collective emphasis on sustainability and a genuine concern for the environment. The natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest has obviously inspired locals to care, to take action, to protect the natural beauty surrounding them. From multiple trash/recycle/compost bin options in every restaurant and coffee shop to chicken coops and even goats(!) adorning city backyards aplenty, the name of the game here is conservation and preservation. Additionally, we’re seeing this positive trend hit the design and technology spheres, as hard copies are becoming a thing of the past and the Cloud becomes the Internet’s new output folder. Here at Design Aglow, many of our most renowned innovations for the professional photographer happen to be digital products. We stand by reducing our carbon footprint and we believe in making this planet a healthier and more sustainable place for future generations. This Earth Day: Design Aglow is proud to announce we are planting a tree for every order over $50 that comes through our site (Frame Shop and Paper Shop included) from now until midnight PST on April 23rd, 2014 (48 hours!) Partner with us and stand for something meaningful, something that will last as long as the memories you capture with your camera. As a thank you, we’ll send you our exclusive tree buddy badge (see above) you can add to your blog or website to let your readers know you’ve partnered with Design Aglow to make a difference this Earth Day. Click here to help us make both your business and the planet a little better.
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.