Testimonials

 

Testimonials

LILY SZABO, Lily Szabo Photography

"Can I take a second to tell you how awesome you are? So. Freaking. Awesome. Your ProPhoto templates are exactly what I've been looking for, clean, modern and professional. I love love LOVE that I was able to get an entire marketing kit to match the site so that I can finally have one full brand identity to be proud of. No more mismatching, no more busy cluttered mess. If you were in New Jersey right now I would find you and I would hug you."

MELANIE MORALES, Perfectly Imperfect Portraits

"I just wanted to give a MAJOR shout-out to you guys. Your customer service is like nothing I have ever seen before, and I love you for it. I'm definitely referring you out to EVERYONE I know."

LAURA KANNEY, Candids by Laura

"I have purchased about a hundred different planner systems over my lifetime, and quite honestly The Big Picture speaks my language. I do not think that I have ever started a year so clear on MY goals and how to make them realities. This thing is customizable enough to fit my needs and rigid enough to show me what I didn't even know I needed. Definitely made for the creative person's mind."

KELLY BLACKALL, Blackall Photography

"I feel so organized because of Design Aglow! Your simple & practical style fits mine perfectly. I love the way everything is laid out! I've even started using your magazines for marketing at different venues. I've been very impressed with your customer service- you go above and beyond for sure!"

ALICIA BRUCE, Alicia Bruce Photography

Design Aglow has helped shape our business from the start. It makes our lives that much easier to know that everything from our wedding contract right down to our website design has been professionally created and designed.

SARAH MURRAY, Sarah Murray Photography

I recently purchased the Welcome Wedding Packet: Minimalist Edition and am happier than happy. This has saved not only time but headache with trying to write copy, brand it, edit the images and everything else that comes with having a successful photography business. The simplicity of these designs are perfect. I am now looking into adding the Essential Wedding Forms Bundle and now the new Wedding Day Client Magazine. LOVE it and LOVE Design Aglow.

KELLY HITE, Pure Sugar Studios

I have been using Design Aglow products since its inception, and they are by far the best in the market. The products are versatile, elegant and modern, and can work with any marketing- which makes them totally irresistible! I can honestly say my Design Aglow products are the only thing in my business that have stood the test of time!

SUSAN SHAW DODD

"I just purchased the Pinnable Modern Mood Boards. I debated and debated on whether to get them, whether I they would suit my needs. Well, I just downloaded and opened the file. Let me say, they are AMAZING!! There are so many layouts – more than shown in the previews. That was such a pleasant surprise. I cannot wait to get started using these great modern tools! Thank you!"

ANGELA WEEDON

"The Essential Pricing Guide is just that….essential.  The wealth of information and guidance provided in this product is really unbelievable!  Not one stone has been left unturned, and it can guide both seasoned portrait photographers and those just starting out through tricky budgeting, pricing, and planning hurdles. We get emails daily from those just beginning their business, asking sweeping questions about the hows and the whys of how we operate. We now have the perfect resource to point them towards. This pricing guide should be a cornerstone resource for all portrait photographers serious about their business."

SESHU BADRINATH, Amata Pictures

"Are you a portrait photographer? Do you know your numbers? I am discovering mine thanks to The Essential Pricing Guide for Portrait Photographers! Thanks Design Aglow for another awesome (elegant and useful) product for photographers!"

MISHELLE LAMARAND

"I love so many of Design Aglow's amazing tools for photographers to help us run our business and market to the right clients.  The Senior Welcome Packet has been yet another great resource that has helped me reach additional senior clients in more ways than one.  The look and feel is modern and edgy and it was so easy to insert some of my favorite senior images and adjust the font and colors to match my brand.  I love the magnet template as well as I am always looking for something to leave behind with my clients as a small thank you, or reminder of my business.  I was also able to use the accordion card as a great flyer for new clients and my referral program this year.  I am so grateful to have the Senior Welcome Packet to help me launch a successful Class of 2014 Senior Campaign this year, thanks to Design Aglow."

JESSIE PASSON, J. Passon Artistic Portraiture

“Design Aglow has been one of the best “continual” investments that I have made over the years. The sale from a newborn session a few months ago is the perfect example. Using Design Aglow templates I was able to create a completely cohesive set of products for my client: 30×30 canvas, mini accordion, an 8×10 print box with mounted prints that featured borders, a birth announcement and custom DVD case. By being able to customize the design elements and use the same colors in all of the products, I was able to pull together a variety of different templates to make it look as if they were all meant to be together. There is no way I would have the time, energy or talent to dream this up from scratch. Using Design Aglow templates allows me to put my creative touch on the final product and showcase the client’s images. When I utilize Design Aglow templates I am able to achieve higher sales and create a high end look that reflects my brand and style. My client could not stop raving about each proof she saw through the design process and she was actually sad when the designing was done! She got over that quickly as she knew the actual products would be in her hand very soon. When the products arrived, my client was floored! With Design Aglow I was able to surpass all expectations of my client–and myself! Thank you!!”

COURTNEY BOWLDEN, Courtney Bowlden Photography

"I bought the Studio Workflow Assistant since I have been so busy this year. I wasn't sure if I would use it or not, but I have incorporated it in my routine and absolutely cannot live without it now! It really helps me keep track of everything so nothing is missed. It's created a great routine for me for each client. I am so grateful to have this! I absolutely LOVE the workflow board! I just print mine out weekly or until it's filled up and keep them in a binder next to my desk. It's helped so much! I recommend this to all photographers out there. It'll keep you sane and productive."

CARYN SCANLON

"I just couldn’t put The Essential Pricing Guide for Portrait Photographers away. I worked through the whole thing from start to finish. VERY different approach from what I’m used to hearing (which is the “multiply it by 7 or 10 for prints and by 3 or 4 for canvases/books” etc. It’s a whole paradigm shift! I’m planning on reviewing it and comparing it to EVERYTHING I’ve heard in the last 3 years. It’s THAT different."

ZOE DENNIS, Zoe D. Photography

"Design Aglow is absolutely my favorite resource for templates. Great designs, and they are constantly coming up with brilliant ideas like the Modular Birth Announcements & Sales Kit: Woodland Delight. Thank you!"

JENNIFER MARIE MATTHEWS-HOWELL

“The moment I found Design Aglow, I knew it was gold. I have almost all the posing guides and too many awesome ways to create wonderful gifts, products and ways sell my business! Without Design Aglow, I would be lost. It saves time and fits perfectly with my style. If asked what one piece of equipment I couldn’t live with out… it would be Design Aglow. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Design Aglow!!!!”

REBECCA BROWN GEORGE, Rebecca Brown Photographer

“I am a photographer in a resort location where most of my clients are on vacation and I do not see them again in the purchasing process. I gave out the Selling A Showpiece Portrait: Client Guide at my sessions this summer and I have definitely seen an increase in wall portrait sales because of it. It is a concise and useful product that gives the power of suggestion and gets people thinking beyond an 8×10.”

LAURA NOVAK, Little Nest Portraits

“The Design Aglow Pricing Guide for Portrait Photographers is a fantastic resource that no one should miss. It explains how to create prices in such a easy to understand way that applies to both just starting out photographers as well as experienced professionals. With this guide you will never second guess your price list again!”

KYM BERRY

“What can I say about Design Aglow – it is definitely five stars! If you’re wanting something hip & fab to offer your clients than this is the place to get it.  Devine & fresh!! Whenever I am wanting anything new for my business, whether it’s marketing, templates or just to be inspired, this is the place I head to first!”

WENDY COLLINS, Wendy J. Collins Photography

“Every single time I buy a new template from Design Aglow, it feels like my birthday! I get giddy and can’t wait to start playing around with the designs. I am never disappointed! Every design is so classy and modern and just plain cool. And then I am even more blown away when I realize how easy they are to use. Thanks for offering such a killer service!”

STEPH MASSEY, Stephanie Massey Photography

“I wanted to congratulate you on the amazing number of new product releases you have made. You have been a very busy company and I look forward to seeing what else is to come. Although I love just about every one of your products, some of them you know you are going to buy before you get to the end of the description! I just purchased the Treasured Jewel Calendar Templates and I love them. Showing the idea of the spiral binding was something I would not of thought of while initially looking at the templates and so a huge time saver for me in creating the perfect gift or add on for my clients.  Thanks again for your wonderful work.”

NICOLE NEFF

“Not only are the products fabulous, but so is the customer service. More than a year after purchasing Sweet 16 and Sweet 16 Circles, I realized I had lost them when my computer crashed a few months before. Design Aglow to the rescue! I sent them an email and by the end of the day they had sent me a new link to download them again. I ♥ Design Aglow!”

CARRIE LYZENGA, Lyzenga Photography

“I was wandering one day, looking for good design inspiration and alas… I found Design Aglow and instantly fell in love! What a fresh, creative, fun way to use photography and design for everyday solutions. I plan on using Design Aglow for inspiration and creation. In a world full of bad design, THANK YOU for sharing good design!!”

SUSAN SIDORIAK, Silverbox Creative Studio

“I just wanted to pass along a thank you for your Studio Email Assistant. I stop by once in a while to see your beautiful work and I’m excited to keep in touch a bit more via your mailing list. The Email Assistant hit the spot and I appreciate your time it took to put it together. I can’t imagine the amount of hours you’ve saved so many photographers.”

HEATHER KRAKORA

“Thanks so much for the Studio Email Assistant! Seriously GREAT set of emails!  LOVE them! We’ve had so many portrait clients really wanting their digital files and have been at a loss on how to respond in a better way than we already do. These emails are perfect!!!!!”

LILLIAN HOYT, Lillian Hoyt Photography

“I just purchased the Simple Luxuries Album Template to create my first-ever wedding album. I am so impressed with the actions that came with it. What a huge time saver. You really thought of everything on that one. Thank you for making my job that much easier!”

BROOKE, Studio B Portraits

“I just wanted to drop a quick line and thank you again for the wonderful tools that help grow our business.  The ProSelect Inspire Guide plugins are hands down the best money we’ve ever invested in our sales room.”

LYDIA KRUMPHOLTZ, Lydia Krumpholtz Foto & Design

“A few minutes ago, I purchased the Newborn Welcome Packet. After several days of thinking whether or not to buy it, I´m soooo lucky that I made this decision. I have the Portrait and Wedding welcome packet and many others of your products already, but the newborn packet is just fabulous! The design, the text and all of the information are exactly what I need. Thank you so much for this perfect new product! ♥”

ALEX STEAD, Alex Stead Photography

“Just wanted to say that I bought the Inspire Guide: Fine Art Collection today, and I’m so glad I did! I’ve been lusting after it since it came out, but my mind couldn’t comprehend spending over $100 for a digital download?! I hesitantly purchased and printed off my fave collections on cardstock and brought it along to my ordering session tonight… and I made my biggest sale EVER with a canvas wall gallery, more than twice my average sale – on a client who hadn’t had any intention of buying canvas, or a gallery! The guide completely paid for itself ten times over. Thanks so much for making such an easy to use product! I’ll definitely be using Design Aglow more often!”

CAROLIEN JOUBERT, Carolien & Ben Photography

“You have improved my life so much! Album design usually took me ages, it was this black hole that just sucked up my time. Then I stumbled onto your website and found your album layouts and now I’m getting albums done in a third of the time. I love your products… they are user friendly and I always feel super inspired when working with them.  I’m so proud of my work and even the printers compliment it now!”

MELANIE POTEAT, Melanie Poteat Photography

I purchased the Wedding Day Client Magazine and have already designed a wedding invite with it. The clients loved it and said it was exactly what they were looking for! Thanks!

JULIE HUGHES

“Love, love, love your site! I was inspired, bought a template and plan to spend more time exploring what you have to offer!!”

JENNIFER WILCOX, Jennifer Wilcox Photography

“Design Aglow’s products are so versatile that I never hesitate to use a product created for a totally different market than my own. When I first started out I spent hours trying to find things similar to but cheaper than the to die for products I was seeing on the Design Aglow website. I learned my lesson the hard way. You get what you pay for. These designers are brilliant. Every penny I spend brings my studio and myself some much deserved free time.”

LAUREL HOUSDEN

“I created a full page advertisement for a local family magazine. I wanted to convey my love of whimsy and vintage to prospective clients and the Objects of My Affection template was perfect. It usually takes me days to create an ad from scratch but I had this done in less than an hour and I couldn’t be more happier!”

TOSHA LIJEWSKI, Tosha Cole Photography

“I just wanted to take a few minutes out of my busy day to thank each and every one of you at Design Aglow! I have purchased many things from you over the short time span of one year. From the moment I came across this site I felt a huge weight lift off my shoulders and I looked up and, oh, it was Design Aglow!

I just purchased the Studio Email Assistant and as I’m reading through them I just sighed in relief. So this is how I can better answer those confusing questions like re-shoots or other photographers wanting a session with me. I have also purchased your Portrait Client Consult Form, the Legal Portrait Contract, two of your beautifully designed albums and am planning on purchasing two of the senior grad invite designs.

I always refused to purchase items that had been pre-designed because, after all, I am a designer! When I decided to switch over to photography I simply did not have any time to create something that had the same look and attention to detail as I could when that’s all I was focused on. Your team has given me back my life and allowed my company to keep the look that soars above the rest! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART <3″

LINDSAY FLETCHER, Lindsay Lou Photography

“I’m getting ready to relocate my business and want to focus my energy on senior portraits. I’ve been looking for a complete marketing set – and I finally found it. Thank you so much for putting this complete set together – it has EVERYTHING that I was looking for all wrapped into one set! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!”

LINDSEY SMITH, Lindsey Smith Photography

I just wanted to take a second to tell you how much I LOVE all of your stuff! I have bought tons of it and my clients are so impressed with my welcome packet, my new blog, portrait contracts and other forms, etc… You guys really do a great job! Your products are beyond gorgeous and you have a ton of different designs, plus your customer service is so organized and it makes it so easy to shop. I also really love that you advertise regularly to let us know what your newest products are. I hope this doesn’t sound cheesy, but I enjoy hearing about when my clients are pleased and thought you deserved to hear a compliment on your work! Have a great day!

LEIGH TYNAN, Tynan Studio

“I’m in love…with DESIGN AGLOW!!! I am a photographer, who would be a designer if I could split myself in two. Storey Wilkins told me about you and I have told every photographer I have spoken to since.  I’ve just received my trifold portrait guide from the lab and I can’t wait to hand them out to clients.  If it was possible to hug over email – I’d be giving you a big hug right now! Thanks! “

BRIGITTE ELISE, Brigitte Elise Photography

“I am constantly inspired by Design Aglow! I’ve made many Fabulous purchases all which have helped grow my business to a new and wonderful level of creativity. They are always a source for new ideas and creativity. Keep up the amazing work!!!!”

ERIN, Erin Vey Photography

“Hello!  I just had to take a quick moment to say how much I love what you all are doing.  Being in the photographic community for a while now, I have seen many photographers branch off to create and sell items.  To be honest, most of it is just downright messy and sloppy.  I love the Design Aglow shop.  It is so refreshing to see nice, clean, modern, simple goodies for sale.  I just bought the ABC Book and couldn’t be happier with how easy it is to create a book.”

OLIVIA FEY, Fey Photography

“I am so excited over the actions and borders I just purchased. I don’t know whether to pee my pants in excitement or cry over gratitude. You just made my life a lot easier (and my photos more awesome).  Thanks for your work!”

ADELE, Adele Reding Photography

“I just wanted to thank you once again for the incredible workshop and for all of your contributions and generous spirit. I’ve been a big Design Aglow fan since it first launched; it’s exactly what I’ve needed and has made a HUGE difference in our studio. Thanks again for everything.”

SHELLEY ARMINIO, Monkeyface Portrait Photography

“I just wanted to thank you for making these beautiful designs available. They suit my photography style perfectly. I have been an admirer of Lena’s portraiture for awhile and I know that if she endorses anything it’s bound to be gorgeous!”

KRISTEN, Visible Images Photography

“Your shop, your blog, your magazine…are all INCREDIBLE! Thank you so much for doing what you do. Thank you for helping photographers by providing us with such excellent tools for our businesses. I sincerely wish you all continued success.”

SARAH, Sarah Goodman Photography

“I am totally seeing my sales go up because of your wall collages and storyboards….people LOVE them. I can not tell you how many compliments I got this Christmas from the templates.  Thanks so much for the beautiful work that you create and sell! I LOVE it!”

LINDSEY, Lindsey Potter Photography

“I am just soooooo stinking happy right now!  I have mentioned how my sales have been increasing dramatically over the past few months after incorporating collections ($1200 to $2500 range) and the Design Aglow wall galleries. My sales used to be all over the place, but since the collections and galleries I have been seeing very consistent sales around the $2K mark…which is HUGE for me.  Well, today I have to give my thanks again! I just had my largest sale ever at today’s ordering session coming in juuuuuust barely under $3K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was a newborn session and they got my largest package and added on some other enlargements for wall galleries too. I can’t even describe how happy I am! I swear, If I had a little “bow down to you” emoticon I would totally be using it right now. THANKS FOR THE HELP ON MY BIGGEST SALE!!!!!!!"

COURTNEY PRICE

“I just made my first order of templates and ordered 6 canvases within the week. I think that speaks for itself! You have beautiful stuff… I would love to be able to do it on my own, but with 4 kids and a small biz, I have to give up something. And you have what I would create if I could… it´s a perfect fit for my style. Thanks guys!”

FIG TREE PHOTOGRAPHY

“Thanks so much for all the great products you offer. I live in Australia and the baby announcement cards I recently purchased have been a huge hit! Thank you Design Aglow.”

JOE RUMORE

“I love using the proof borders and templates! It has definitely enhanced my marketing look and adds a tremendous amount of value to everyday products. I can´t wait to see what´s coming out next!”

KRISTEN, Essential Imagery

“My brain just exploded from awesomeness overload. Lena, what have you done? ;)”

NANCY, Nancy Elizabeth Photography

“You totally rock, both with your service and care and especially with your products.  You deserve wild success. “

KIMBERLY WYLIE

“Seriously, your work and everything you guys do is amazing. Keep up the FANTASTIC work!”

SINEAD COOKE, Studio Sinead

“Design Aglow’s innovations and creativity continue to amaze me and to delight my clients.”

TIRA J YOUNG, Tira J Photography

“I wanted to just write in to tell you how much I LOVE Design Aglow.”

MEGAN BARGE

“I love Design Aglow’s products!!!!  They rock!”

TOM BRODIGAN

“When exposed to a vision such as yours, I can only say “thank you.”  When I played saxophone in college and a bit after that, hearing Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and others, would alternately make me want to grab my horn and “just go!”  Or just put it away, accept my (non)place at the table, and be content to listen, love and share their gift with others.  Thanks so much for helping us all become more inspired – to be ourselves, but more than what we are now.  To be who we can be. I really feel that way.  No one does what you do.”

CHRISTI TRASTER, Snickerdoodles Photography

“Hello Design Aglow! Just wanted to let you know how much I love, love, LOVE the Alphabet Bling set. It is so versatile – really. I’m finding that I am using it for lots of different projects! It’s sooooo yummy. Yum. I also am in loooooove with your overlays. They just add something special to the photos – not expected, but once you see them, you get the warm fuzzies. :) Thank you for such amazing products!”

CARRIE, Carrie Owens Photography

“I couldn’t be happier with Design Aglow as a storefront and blog, and your customer service has been excellent as well. Thanks again!”

DEE JONES, Cocoriah Photo

“I think all of you are brilliant and make our lives as photographers so much better. Thank you so much for all the hard work!!”

PEGGY GARBUS

“Love all you do! Thank you for sharing your design aesthetic. It certainly inspires me.”

KAE, Kae Hall Photography

"I have been “feeding” from your blogs the last few days. It may sound crazy but there`s nothing but huge plates of soul food to be found on your website.

I opened my photography business last year and have been doing this part time with the hope to move into full time. I studied Art Film in London but have been stuck at a desk job the last few years in Germany. My boyfriend told me to go pick up that camera damnit and at the same time I did my first wedding for free and realized what was missing. I had been wilting away.

I still have some ways to go but you guys are getting me there fast. The information, kindness and pure fire of inspiration is just so abundant here – I am actually crying.

I live in Germany and the area I am in is so competitive/territorial that there is no sharing of ideas, nowhere I can assist and learn, so I am all on my own and the books out there aren’t giving me the answers/information I need anymore. What I found on your site – is like coming home. I have been trying to reinvent the wheels of my business (marketing and my business image as a whole) – while I like simplicity and elegance I am also a bit silly, love a good laugh and work with the heart. The products you have speak to me on all levels.

I am fired up – ready to go and all engines revving! I have a client coming for a wedding consultation and I am in the middle of redesigning my studio/gallery/reception area and I have lots of ideas from your site that I will implement (1st round) for my wedding clients- then I will be back (2nd round) for my portrait clients.

I just wanted really to say thank you. Thank you very much and I am so glad I found you guys."

ERIN LATO, Ell Photography

“Thank you for creating the new Modular Birth Announcements, they go perfectly with my brand and style. Last Christmas I purchased and used your Modular Holiday Cards and it saved me so much time you don't even know and my clients LOVED them. I am definitely going to be purchasing more this year. These modular packs make it so easy for the client to get just what they want and save me the time of going back and forth guessing which design they would like best. Just wanted to say thank you and I love everything you all create, I own over half of it, ha ha! Thanks again and keep being fabulous!”

AMY CHAM

“I overheard at the wedding I just shot, where I provided a guestbook with the interactive template: "OMG, this is the coolest guestbook I've ever seen!!!"”

KALA RATH, Kala Rath Photography

“I love your products! They are so helpful, modern, clean/sleek, and easy to use! They save me so much time and keep me organized and my business on the go! xoxo“

DANA MOSS

“Design Aglow makes my heart melt. I have to refrain myself from buying everything they have. I’m inspired every time I gaze my eyes upon their designs. <3“

DAVID

“Design Aglow – What’s not to love about them? Every time I get on the site I see not only amazing designs, but useful business builders too. I’ve purchased so many templates and plugins, but Design Aglow's are far superior. I bought the Studio Look Book Deluxe a few weeks back. Worth every penny. Design Aglow, you rock my socks off!“

JULIET

“Design Aglow has been a great inspiration and allowed me to not have to think about beautiful design. Its all there, ready to use and with a few clicks, customized to my colors and brand. Love them!“