One of my favorite mottos in life is “Work smarter, NOT harder”. One of the biggest reasons I became a business owner and photographer was because I wanted to be able to create a lifestyle for myself where I was able to spend more time living LIFE and less time sitting behind a desk, filing papers, etc. So it stands to reason that I’m always looking for ways to improve on my productivity and get lots of work done the easiest way that I can. One of those things that I’ve come to love is Align Album Design!
I love graphic design and I really enjoyed putting spreads together of my couple’s wedding days…it was really rewarding to me to see the images we took throughout the day become a story through the layouts I created. The only negative was, it was pretty time consuming. During wedding season especially, I have to be very careful with my time if I want to turn each wedding around within the deadline I’ve set for myself. Adding in creating album designs (and then tweaking them until I think they are PERFECT) was causing a bottleneck in my workflow.
I like to be as efficient as possible, so whenever I get to a point where something isn’t working, I try to find a solution as fast as I can! I decided to try out Align to see if it was for me and ended up really loving the experience. Not only is the service they provide amazing in itself, their customer service is wonderful as well. They treat me the way I would treat my own clients, and that’s something that I really appreciate! There are some companies out there (that I won’t name) that I would never work with because they make me look bad! But Align makes me look so good!
Favorite things about Align:
- It’s easy to share images with them. If you use PASS or Pixieset, you can share your gallery with them! Since I already make a folder called “Katie’s Favorites” with blog images and other faves from each wedding, this means I don’t even have to go back and cull a separate folder for album shots!
- The designs really fit my style! You can choose from three different styles of designs. I choose the “Classic” style for my weddings. I like that they’re clean, modern layouts that put the focus on the images. And the designers I’ve worked with have had such a great eye for design! I really loved their work!
- Fast turnaround time. I love this because their fast turnaround time makes me look so good to my clients! It’s definitely a win for them in my book that they’re able to send me first drafts so quickly so I don’t have to keep the clients waiting too long.
Here are a few of my favorite spreads from a recent album:
Lastly, if you’re thinking of trying Align, you should check it out! First orders are 50 percent off. But, I know if you try them, you’ll love them!