Here’s an ever-growing list of the other businesses that we love to work with in case its helpful for you! It’s not an exhaustive list, by any means.
Framin’ Gallery – Once you have your beautiful prints in hand, where can you get them framed to equally match the beauty of the print? Our friends Kelly and Sherrye Van Osdol at Edmond’s very own award-winning Framin’ Gallery are there to help. Let them know that you’re a customer of ours for an exclusive special deal just for Prints Charming Photography clients when you’re having our work framed there!
ProPhoto blogs & websites– We’ve been using ProPhoto’s beautiful and functional wordpress templates for many years and love this innovative, responsive company. Use the affiliate* code CSAN2285 to save $10 on your next purchase of a beautiful new site template from them!
Once you have some nice gear, it’s time to start thinking about how to actually protect it and take it with you in the most convenient and practical way possible. Back in 2008, I picked up a couple of the really amazing rolling cases at *Think Tank Photo — one for international travel, and one for domestic. They’re SO solid, I’m still using them and grateful every day for such a well-designed and well-built product! Added the memory card wallet and some other accessories over the years, too. I’ve told so many people about them, they’ve set me up with an affiliate* link, which you can use to get an even better deal than normal on their website, if you *click here, or on the company name or logo above. Or enter the affiliate code 1033834.aaf246 at checkout. The deal changes every so often, so check back if you like, and see how the offer changes. As I type this now, it’s free ground shipping on orders over $50, plus your choice of a free gift.
The term “share economy” is bounced around a lot and I’m here to tell you that I’m on board. Lyft, Uber and now *airbnb… I’m loving the idea of under-utilized resources being made available to actually be profitable. Plus, I’m such a “people-person” that meeting new and interesting people consistently fascinates me. Any time I can, I use airbnb for lodging… Whether en route, at an out-of-town photography project, or for the WPPI conference that we love to attend for inspiration and education, being able to stay with a local and enjoy a real coffee before even leaving the accommodations has always been a delightful experience. Check it out, and here’s a *special link that will earn you $35 in travel credit with them if you don’t already have an account with them!
I don’t know if there’s another business I so regularly recommend to other creatives, entrepreneurs and just human beings in general. I first heard about this place from my friend Therin Miller who could NOT stop talking about the amazing experiences he was having during his sensory-deprivation salt-tank floats.
My own experiences did not disappoint, and I’ve been a member for 2 or 3 years now, for the mental and physical benefits. Check out their website to read more about it, and why so many high-functioning athletes and others are regularly floating and loving it!
We’ve trusted Backblaze for years now, and they’ve been a lifesaver when it comes to restoring missing or accidentally deleted files and photos! We have lots of backups at the office, but just in case some future tornado or earthquake actually ever got us, we’ve got all of our important photos and data backed up offsite… And that’s a huge weight off for us. They gave us a special affiliate code link to share with you, so feel free to take advantage of whatever deal they’re offering at the moment to help get you started!
I’m on my feet a lot. Even more than you probably think, because I stand at my desk all day, in addition to all the walking, jumping, kneeling, and lying down that are just normal for me as I find and capture just the right angle for portraits. My favorite footwear, just discovered in 2020, is from Vivobarefoot.* I particularly love their FG Primus Trail shoes and the Scott boots. Here’s a link they gave me to score you 25% off your first pair!*
I feel like Square literally changed my life and helped us keep SO much more of our businesses hard-earned money! It’s super simple, easy to use, quickly deposits into our account, and they have a killer referral program that nets you and I both $1000 in free processing, if you want to use it! Here’s the link they gave us to share with you.*
*Affiliate codes benefit us, too, with a little financial “thank you” from the companies who provide affiliate codes to us. At least they do theoretically as we’ve not yet received any payments. Haha! It doesn’t really amount to anything substantial, but we want to be up front about it. Still, if you know me, you know we would never recommend a company here that we’re not really thrilled to evangelize about. =)