Win a Seat to the Develop Retreat!

Posted on October 31, 2014


A unique three-day photography retreat for women hosted by Kat Theis of Mustard Seed Photography and Katie Lamb Photography, designed for photographers who are looking to transform their business, develop meaningful client experiences, and strengthen their brand - all while creating a strong sense of community among their fellow creatives. 

January’s workshop has a new and unique focus, diving heavily into the business side of our industry. Our retreat will uncover all of the hidden challenges we face when we are not behind the camera. From profit to pricing to taxes and savings, this exclusive retreat is perfect for any photographer looking to transform their business into a profitable profession.  With group activities, breakout sessions, games, brainstorming, lots of informative speakers and so much more – no stone will be left unturned during these exciting three days!

WORKSHOP DATES: January 10th through 12th, 2015

LOCATION: Hardy Bottom Ranch in New Waverly, Texas

Nestled between acres of Texas countryside and a picturesque tree farm, the New Waverly Ranch House offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Texas landscape. With plenty of rolling plains and rustic scenery to make any photographers heart flutter – it is the perfect home for 2015′s Develop Retreat – Business Edition.

GIVEAWAY: One lucky winner will gain free entry to attend this incredible workshop - A $1500 value, including all meals and sleeping accommodations. (Transportation costs to the retreat not included.)

TO ENTER: Enter using the Rafflecopter Widget Below! One lucky participant will be chosen on November 15th. Entries accepted through midnight, November 14th PST. 

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Conquer inbox phobia with the Studio Email Assistant

Posted on October 30, 2014

Inbox Phobia?

Conquer it, with the newest edition of the Studio Email Assistant. With both portrait and wedding related email responses, our newly updated best seller is more essential and relevant than ever.

Do you struggle to create smart studio policies that will head off client issues before they arise? What about finding the best way to approach a touchy subject with a client?
We’re not all gifted with the ability to write, but communication is a key factor to any business and you’re certainly not alone in wishing you had eloquent studio policies for virtually every situation. It's for you that Design Aglow has to created an extensive collection of 25 professionally crafted business correspondence letters.
The complete catalog of beautifully written emails helps you deliver the perfect prose for any situation, while also diplomatically but firmly establishing your business policies. You will head off potential problems from the very start, helping you avoid a host of common pitfalls.

The Studio Email Assistant has you covered on everything from how to handle price shoppers and habitual re-schedulers, to how to appropriately set the rules for smart studio policies.

Solve your most difficult client problems with a simple Cut, Paste and Send….we have your back! Gain time and confidence starting today by hiring your new Studio Email Assistant, on sale for a limited time!

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Make your email communications 100% flawless~

Posted on October 29, 2014

Client issues got you feeling a little stumped? If your responses to client issues are about as awkward as a giraffe on crutches, then lean on our Studio Success Guide to learn how to always say the right thing.

Design Aglow delivers the best photography client communication practices to implement in every sticky situation and then follows up with 7 of the most common difficult client issues and how to flawlessly respond. 

Digital files, damaged goods, and cancellations… we’ve got those issues handled. The only drama you’ll have left will be in your Netflix queue (and not in your inbox). You’re welcome.


  • Our best practices to implement in all client communications to leave you feeling confident and empowered
  • The 7 most common client issues and how to effectively respond like a pro without losing face or profit
  • Policy suggestions to operate a successful and sustainable studio business

Click here to make your email communications 100% flawless!

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Baby Week 2014 Image Contest

Posted on October 28, 2014

Win one of three gift certificates to Design Aglow...valued at $300, $200 and $100!

1. Scour your archives to find your three best images (babies up to 18-months-old)
2. Tag them with #babyweek2014 on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter
- OR -
3. If your profile is private, you can simply upload here (Images must be entered one at a time, with a limit of 3 total.)

Winners will be announced Monday, November 10th.

*Please note: Entering more than 3 images will disqualify you.

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2014 Holiday Deadline Announcement

Posted on October 27, 2014

Need albums, frames or packaging for holiday gifts? Please make sure you review our holiday order deadlines so you don’t get left out in the cold.

December 12th for ground shipping
December 16th for overnight shipping (extra fees apply)

Frame Shop:
December 15th for ground shipping

Paper Shop:
December 12th for ground shipping*
December 16th for overnight shipping*
*Only applicable to orders without embossing.

Embossing Orders: December 8th for ground shipping
Embossing Orders: December 10th for overnight shipping

All deadlines guarantee shipment date on or before December 23rd.

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