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How To Show Off Your Business (Without Actually Bragging)

It’s an age-old issue that almost every photographer has run into: you create stunning artwork, but your business isn’t bringing in as many clients as you’d like it to. The problem? Not enough prospective customers know about your business. You don’t want to be that person that’s always going on about how great you are and how your work is just sooo amazing.

The good news is that you don’t have to!

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It’s an age-old issue that almost every photographer has run into: you create stunning artwork, but your business isn’t bringing in as many clients as you’d like it to. The problem? Not enough prospective customers know about your business. You don’t want to be that person that’s always going on about how great you are and how your work is just sooo amazing.

The good news is that you don’t have to!

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Creating A Defined Brand Experience With Brandy Swartz Photography

The day I discovered Design Aglow, I felt as if I had finally found my long-lost friend. I started my photography journey at the age of 17 with a Canon Rebel, minimal knowledge and a big heart. The twists and turns of educating myself in this adventurous career was hard work but rewarding. However, one of the areas I always struggled with was bringing a particular brand to life. My business was growing but the clarity of a defined marketing plan, including branding and packaging, seemed light years away. This was when the photography Gods sent me Design Aglow.  

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The day I discovered Design Aglow, I felt as if I had finally found my long-lost friend. I started my photography journey at the age of 17 with a Canon Rebel, minimal knowledge and a big heart. The twists and turns of educating myself in this adventurous career was hard work but rewarding. However, one of the areas I always struggled with was bringing a particular brand to life. My business was growing but the clarity of a defined marketing plan, including branding and packaging, seemed light years away. This was when the photography Gods sent me Design Aglow.  

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Design Aglow DIY: Adding Prints to a Presentation Folder

Today we're excited to get a little crafty and show you how we include prints inside our presentation folders. Grab your coffee (of course) and supplies and let's get started on this quick, 10 minute project!

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Today we're excited to get a little crafty and show you how we include prints inside our presentation folders. Grab your coffee (of course) and supplies and let's get started on this quick, 10 minute project!

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What The Pros Are Saying: Custom Packaging

I have been using Design Aglow’s eco luxe packaging for years, with stickers for my studio logo and info. Just recently, I made the leap to custom embossed packaging with my name and studio and logo and OMG there is NOTHING LIKE IT.

Design Aglow’s packaging line uses gorgeous French Paper and has the eco credentials my clients and I appreciate and adding the final touch of customization elevates my brand all the way to the top.

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I have been using Design Aglow’s eco luxe packaging for years, with stickers for my studio logo and info. Just recently, I made the leap to custom embossed packaging with my name and studio and logo and OMG there is NOTHING LIKE IT.

Design Aglow’s packaging line uses gorgeous French Paper and has the eco credentials my clients and I appreciate and adding the final touch of customization elevates my brand all the way to the top.

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What The Pros Are Saying: 5x7 Keepsake Print & USB Boxes

I include a combination of tangible products and digital files in each of my packages. I feel like this marries the best of both worlds, since most clients like the flexibility and reassurance of having the digital files, but they also get high quality tangible products that can be passed down to future generations as heirlooms. The 5x7 Keepsake Print & USB Boxs the perfect way to present my custom USB and prints.

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I include a combination of tangible products and digital files in each of my packages. I feel like this marries the best of both worlds, since most clients like the flexibility and reassurance of having the digital files, but they also get high quality tangible products that can be passed down to future generations as heirlooms. The 5x7 Keepsake Print & USB Boxs the perfect way to present my custom USB and prints.

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