Aglow Blog

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8 Ways to Sell An Album to Every Client

Back in the day, wedding albums were the big thing. In fact, they were the only thing. My sister’s wedding album contains her 40 favorite images and…that’s it. No proofs. No negatives. Definitely no cloud storage. Just one leather-bound album with gilded pages and a handful of matted portraits. Needless to say, things have changed a bit. Now, 40 images would be typical for a family portrait session, while wedding clients expect to walk away with hundreds and hundreds of images -- preferably stored on a tiny USB drive, ready to be posted instantly on social media.

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Back in the day, wedding albums were the big thing. In fact, they were the only thing. My sister’s wedding album contains her 40 favorite images and…that’s it. No proofs. No negatives. Definitely no cloud storage. Just one leather-bound album with gilded pages and a handful of matted portraits. Needless to say, things have changed a bit. Now, 40 images would be typical for a family portrait session, while wedding clients expect to walk away with hundreds and hundreds of images -- preferably stored on a tiny USB drive, ready to be posted instantly on social media.

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How Posing Can Take You from Faux to Pro

Here are 5 simple ways to take your posing to the next level and produce stunning, striking images every time.

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Here are 5 simple ways to take your posing to the next level and produce stunning, striking images every time.

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A Love Letter to the Design Aglow Community

With a warm cup of coffee and extremely proud smile, I bring you some fabulous news: Design Aglow has been acquired by an incredible industry friend, ShootProof, who will be supporting her and helping reach new heights! 

In 2006, when digital photography just really started taking off, I began my Design Aglow journey. My goal was to empower the success of my fellow professional portrait and wedding photographers by creating and providing innovative, beautiful, and highly effective photography business tools and resources that were never before made possible. 

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With a warm cup of coffee and extremely proud smile, I bring you some fabulous news: Design Aglow has been acquired by an incredible industry friend, ShootProof, who will be supporting her and helping reach new heights! 

In 2006, when digital photography just really started taking off, I began my Design Aglow journey. My goal was to empower the success of my fellow professional portrait and wedding photographers by creating and providing innovative, beautiful, and highly effective photography business tools and resources that were never before made possible. 

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A Perfect Pairing

We are thrilled to announce that Design Aglow is now a member of the ShootProof family of brands! Our amazing industry friend ShootProof has acquired Design Aglow, and together we'll continue to empower photographers by helping them build successful businesses.

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We are thrilled to announce that Design Aglow is now a member of the ShootProof family of brands! Our amazing industry friend ShootProof has acquired Design Aglow, and together we'll continue to empower photographers by helping them build successful businesses.

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Family Photography Week: Meet Danaea Godard

"Parents often take queues from their little ones, and either let themselves get lost in their kids’ worlds or at the very least, turn their focus onto them. This allows everyone to let their true selves come through much more quickly."

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"Parents often take queues from their little ones, and either let themselves get lost in their kids’ worlds or at the very least, turn their focus onto them. This allows everyone to let their true selves come through much more quickly."

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