My Favorite Tools + An Awesome Giveaway!

Running a photo studio takes time and dedication; most of us wear many hats - photographer, designers, office managers, among others and managing all of them can be exhausting. That is why I LOVE to use tools that simplify my workflow without compromising the quality of my work.

The Tog Republic Sponsors

Meet our sponsors:

Smart Albums, Blog Stomp, Sticky Albums & Bird Design.

These are tools that I use very often in my photo business. Pretty much these tools shave hours off my workflow and help me with my marketing strategies. Let me introduce you to some of the best companies in the photography industry:


 Smart Albums

Before I found out about them, I was spending an average of 3 hours designing albums for my clients. Pretty much I hated selling albums, it was such a tedious job. 

When I found out about Smart Albums, It was like finding a pile of gold! I couldn't even believe it. The software is so easy to use, they have so many options, and the price is just right.

Now I design my albums in 20 minutes max! (and that is because I get distracted with the possibilities) 

This has been a great tool for me, as I can up-sell too! When I go to my IPS sessions, I always have an album design with me. Since it only takes me a couple of minutes to get it done, there is no reason to not have it.

My clients love when I show them the designs, and the majority of the times they end up purchasing an album.


Blog Stomp

Ohhhh blogging... can be so time consuming, specially when you want to showcase beautiful collages on your blog. Using Photoshop can be a real task, but if you have Blog Stomp you can get this done in minutes! 

Upload your images to the platform and mix them! They have many templates and options. This tool has saved me hours too! Now I can get my images ready for my blog post in just minutes. Plus I know the final collages will look amazing and perfect. 

By the way, if blogging is not your thing don't you worry. I'll be teaching a class on how to blog like a boss pretty soon. Go ahead and sing up! 


Sticky Albums

This is a brand new tool! I just started using it a couple of weeks ago and I am already obsessed, and so are my clients! 

Sticky albums is a software that you can use to create apps for your clients. Isn't that amazing! 

You can create a gallery for your clients and preferred vendors and they can download it to their computer. Once the app is install (this takes one minute) your clients can access the app even if they don't have an internet connection. 

The app can be shared, and even post in social media. This is a fantastic marketing tool as you are giving your clients a very easy way to share your images and talk about your company. 

It also gives you an advantage over your competitors as you are giving your clients something that is trendy... an APP!

Bird Design 

First impressions matter! They can really make an impact on your business, weather you like it or not, you will gain or loose clients based on the first interaction they have with you. 

This is why it is so important to have stunning graphics, typography and design on the PDF's and templates we share with clients. 

I love Bird Design because they have a great variety on templates; one of my favorites is their magazine. You can use these magazine templates to showcase your photography as a welcome package. 

The opportunity to use the magazine template to create a memorable first impression is worth having. 


Want to win any of these amazing tools?

You wouldn't think that I am just bragging about how amazing these tools are, and how they have helped my studio, right? 

Of course not. That would be crazy talk!

I want you to be successful, so we partner up and now you have a chance to win one of the above tools.  


How Can you win?

Oh winning has never be so simple! Here is how to enter a chance to win any of my four favorite tools:

  1. You MUST be a part of The Tog Republic. If you are not a member of our community join us today! 
  2. We will be LIVE on Periscope and each day I will be talking about one of these amazing tools, plus I will show you how I use them. During the LIVE broadcast you can share it, and this is how you will get a chance to win. 

Easy breezy! So set your alarms and join us LIVE on periscope for a chance to win! :) 

Periscope Calendar

Monday, July 25 at 2pm EST we"ll chat about SmartAlbums.

Tuesday, July 26 at 2pm EST we"ll chat about BlogStomp.

Wednesday, July 27 at 2pm EST we"ll chat about StickyAlbums.

Thursday, July 28 at 2pm EST we'll chat about Bird Design. 


*Winners must be on The Tog Republic list

*Times and dates might change without warning.

*Only one winner per product.

*Different winner for each product.

*Products have no cash value.

*Winners will be put in touch with the sponsors to collect prizes.