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3 Quick Tips for IPS Success

3 Quick Tips for IPS Success

About 6 months ago, we realized, largely through conversations with fellow wedding photographers, that our in-person sales (IPS) game was weak. Well, let’s be fair: it was non-existent. We were basically selling some products online, occasionally. Our “viewing and ordering sessions” were not generating good sales numbers.

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IPS Week: Meet Brooke Price

IPS Week: Meet Brooke Price

I fell in love with documenting the stories of couples, when I realized I never wanted anyone else to feel the way my husband and I do about our own wedding images. We describe them as "really nice pictures of other people.” There’s nothing about them that feels authentic.

That’s when my work became more than a pretty picture.

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Just for Photographers | 3 Easy Steps to Get Organized & Improve Workflow

Just for Photographers | 3 Easy Steps to Get Organized & Improve Workflow

One of the most common resolutions is to get organized, but how many of us actually accomplish this goal? If you’re a creative who has made the same pledge to becoming more efficient and organized alongside thousands of others, don’t let it fall to the wayside and become another empty checkbox in the New Year.

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

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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Design Aglow is Featured in Brand Brilliance

Design Aglow is Featured in Brand Brilliance

We just received a copy of Fiona Humberstone’s new book, Brand Brilliance, which we are featured in!

The book is absolutely stunning, with solid content about branding for the modern entrepreneur. 

We think photographers, graphic designers, event planners, artists and all creatives will absolutely adore this stunning book.

See more on Amazon here.

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What I Wish I Knew: It's Your Business And You Can Do What You Want!

What I Wish I Knew: It's Your Business And You Can Do What You Want!

In the very early days of our business, we happened to win tickets to WPPI. As aspiring photographers, new in the business, we thought that if we attended, we would learn everything we needed to know to have a super successful business. It was a whirlwind, but we managed to pack three notebooks full of “all of the things we ABSOLUTELY MUST DO if we ever want to succeed, and if we don’t we will fail miserably and everyone will laugh at us.” Afterwards, stuffed to the brim with knowledge and enthusiasm, we went home and started implementing all of the advice immediately.

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Travel With Photographers: Anna-Elina Lahti

Travel With Photographers: Anna-Elina Lahti

Finland, the land of almost 200,000 lakes and rivers, is the perfect location for any paddling adventure, be it kayaking, canoeing or rowing. In my opinion, there is nothing better than ending a long day of paddling with a hearty meal at the camp, relaxing under the midnight sun and taking a refreshing dip in the lake.

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Design Aglow Print: Top 5 FAQs

Design Aglow Print: Top 5 FAQs

Got questions about Design Aglow Print? We’ve got answers.

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What I Wish I Knew: Make The Most Of Your Equipment

What I Wish I Knew: Make The Most Of Your Equipment

When I started out, I wish I had known how to make the most of my equipment. I had a Nikon D5100 and a 50mm lens. I loved that camera and lens, but as time went on I found myself feeling the need to stretch and explore. That time comes for every photographer, hobbyist or professional, but before I started buying equipment because I "heard it was great", I wish I had done a little more soul searching and exploring.

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What The Pros Are Saying: Branding & Style Guide

What The Pros Are Saying: Branding & Style Guide

Today's share is about our Studio Success Guide: Branding & Style, and comes from Elizabeth Williamsberg from Elizabeth Williamsberg Photography. 

"I had literally just moved my photography business 2000 miles away, and when I reopened my business, I knew I needed a fresh, new brand for my fresh, new location. I hired a graphic designer to make a new logo, brand sheet, and website, but when she asked me for ideas, I had no idea what I wanted or where to start. She came up with some initial ideas, but none of them were what I was looking for--even though I wasn't particularly sure what I was actually looking for.

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