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The 'Almost Perfect' Big Picture Planner

The 'Almost Perfect' Big Picture Planner

We’re having a huge sale on all of our almost perfect Big Picture Planners! Huzzah!

But wait. What does “almost perfect” mean? Well, these are the planners that have teeny tiny aesthetic defects. Don’t worry! They haven’t been totally wrecked, they just have small ink marks or scratches that occurred during transit to our office. You can see images of these small damages below.

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Travel With Photographers: Kirsten Alana

Travel With Photographers: Kirsten Alana

Last year, I traveled to the state of Goa in India with Leave UR Mark, an organization that offers amazing opportunities for volunteers and travelers in India, and stayed for almost two weeks. It was my second time visiting India, and proved to be a vastly different experience than my first trip to Agra and Mumbai.

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Free Wedding Day Checklist for Photographers

Free Wedding Day Checklist for Photographers

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Wedding Week 2017: Meet Mark Martucci

Wedding Week 2017: Meet Mark Martucci

I’ve been taking photographs ever since I can remember, but once I entered the world of wedding photography I felt the need to really understand my gear. Once you really learn your tools, you can worry less about the technical side and focus on putting your vision into that single frame. I feel the faster I can work, and the more intuitively I know my equipment, the more creative I can be. Wedding photography can make you a pro really fast. I think that artistic pressure is what drove me towards it.

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Wedding Week 2017: Meet Cassandra Zetta

Wedding Week 2017: Meet Cassandra Zetta

As a lifelong fine artist, I didn’t fall in love with photography until post-college. I was a graphic design major who landed a non-creative position in the industry. Upon searching for a creative outlet, and being the hopeless romantic that I am, I discovered wedding photography and was immediately hooked. I poured everything I had into learning the medium so that I could eventually start my own business, which happened a couple of years later in 2012 — also the year I was married.

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Wedding Week 2017: Meet Julia Green

Wedding Week 2017: Meet Julia Green

I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Portland, but catering to clients across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. As a child, I never imagined that I would pursue photography. I didn’t even own a DSLR until I was 21! However, I remember the day I decided I wanted to learn the ins and outs of photography. I used my college textbook money to buy my first Canon Rebel from Craigslist. I was jumping up and down with joy and scratching my head at the same time because I knew photography would not be simply a hobby.

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Wedding Week 2017: Meet Dawn Charles

Wedding Week 2017: Meet Dawn Charles

I was born and raised in Southern California, and recently moved to Oregon with my husband. We just had our first baby and are so in love! I’ve always had an interest in art and have always wanted to pursue a career in a creative field. I took my first photography class in high school, and fell in love. My parents bought me my first camera for graduation and I decided to get my degree in photography. Toward the end of college, I was blessed with an internship with a wedding photographer where I was able to turn my formal education into a practical business. After lots of shadowing, second shooting, and promoting my work, business started coming in and eventually evolved into what it is today!

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Wedding Week 2017: Meet David Heidrich

Wedding Week 2017: Meet David Heidrich

My name is David. I am 31 years old, living in foothills of the Canadian Rockies with my incredible wife and daughters. Together we run two companies: Heidrich Photography and Heima Photography.

I first started taking photos in design school where I had to take a mandatory photography class. After finishing my degree, I ended up in the music industry doing graphic design and advertising work. The company I worked for did all of their product and artist photography in-house, and I did some assisting and shooting while working there. When the company lost their head photographer, I took over that department. When I moved to Canada in 2010, (I am German, born and raised) I somehow slipped into wedding photography. The rest is history.

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Wedding Week 2017 Photo Contest

Wedding Week 2017 Photo Contest

Wedding Week 2017 has begun! Get ready for a week full of top notch content from pros in the industry, exclusive discounts on our wedding collection, and our image contest!

Enter our Wedding Photography Image Contest for a chance to win one of three gift certificates to Design Aglow...valued at $300, $200 and $100!

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5 Bridal Show Tips for Wedding Photographers

5 Bridal Show Tips for Wedding Photographers

For years, we’ve participated as vendors in bridal shows, and while preparing for an upcoming bridal show, we were reflecting on some of the lessons we’ve learned. What’s worked, what hasn’t….that sort of thing. And, that got us thinking about what we’d recommend to other wedding photographers (like you!) who are thinking about  jumping into the bridal show market.

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