29 Jun, 2015

Technology That Changed the World

29 Jun, 2015

With technology advancing by ridiculous quantum leaps every time you turn around, we all find ourselves in conversations that go something like this: “Remember when pro digital cameras had only a 3 mb capture” or “Remember when texting first came out and everyone thought ‘why would I want to...

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26 Jun, 2015

Flashback Friday Gallery; Zookbinders Albums From Yesteryears

26 Jun, 2015

With Zookbinders celebrating the 20th anniversary we are excited to show off a few albums from when the company first started out. Showcased here are a few matted albums that still stand the test of time and are just as gorgeous as the day we made them!

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22 Jun, 2015

Surprise!

22 Jun, 2015

20 years ago, Zookbinders opened its doors on July 1, 1995 in suburban Chicago. We had great ideas, grand dreams, and developed a habit of celebrating good things that happened. To celebrate our first year in business, we invited 30 clients to a dinner party. In the early 2000’s,...

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18 Jun, 2015

Don’t Forget the Guys!

18 Jun, 2015

As a wedding photographer I have heard many times from the groom, “It’s her day, I’m just along for the ride.” Usually it’s followed with a laugh and joke. But we know that the groom is equal as our client. If you question this, then ask any newlywed what...

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15 Jun, 2015

How To Make It Easier For Your Clients

15 Jun, 2015

We all work so hard to attract new clients, yet many photographers drop the service level when it’s most critical. For event photographers, the sales cycle can be 12 months, and the “high point” should be when your client sees your images for the first time. They’re expecting to...

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11 Jun, 2015

Vendor Sample Albums promote two businesses

11 Jun, 2015

When you prepare studio sample albums to showcase your best work to prospective clients, don’t forget about those vendors who do, or might actively refer you. Making up sample albums for banquet venues, hotels, churches or professional event planners is smart business. These vendors are at the top of...

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08 Jun, 2015

What Clients Care About

08 Jun, 2015

Let’s start with what they DON’T care about: 1. That you’re too busy to return their calls and emails promptly. 2. That you’re too busy to have their files edited in a timely manner. 3. That you’re really busy. Here’s what they DO care about: 1. That you follow...

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05 Jun, 2015

You CAN Be in Two Places At Once!

05 Jun, 2015

Every superhero needs their trusty sidekick – and that doesn’t stop with comics! As wedding photographers we also need a trusty sidekick – and not just to run and get batteries when you forgot them on the kitchen counter (although that helps!). At first, it may look like the...

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02 Jun, 2015

Why Albums are Important

02 Jun, 2015

On a recent wedding shoot, I found myself in the home of the parents of the bride. The usual scene was unfolding: the bride and bridesmaids alternated having their makeup applied, while the bride’s mom went from room to room making sure everyone was properly tended to. I asked...

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