Hi! Let me introduce myself. I am Afton Lewis, and I am so excited to announce I am the newest Brand ambassador Storyteller for Fundy Software!
Let me step back a little bit here.
Last September I had my first big album order for a 12x12 60 page album. Guys, IT TOOK ME A WEEK TO FINISH. Now, as a mom with two small babies, and several other clients waiting on their Christmas card orders, albums, sessions, and consultations for my weddings, I was overwhelmed to say the least. I just had this thought. There HAD to be a better way. Someone out there had to be smart enough to compile and build a software that was compatible with any interface and any album company.
Fast forward to WPPI in Las Vegas in February of 2018. My amazing friend, a boudoir photographer, recommended we go check out this stellar album company called Floricolor, and while we were drooling over the beautiful layouts and album choices, another photographer Shawn Black came over, and while talking to him I asked “How long does it take you to design this?” I was holding up the most boujee and luxurious 14x14 album I had ever seen. Each Layout was better than the last, each page was jaw dropping.
When he replied “30 minutes” I about died.
How? What sort of sorcery was this? TEACH ME YOUR ALBUM DESIGNING WAYS!
He then told us all about Fundy Software, who as it turned out, had a booth at WPPI.
Upon first arrival at their booth, their staff was amazing. They asked us our needs, asked us what exactly we were looking for and then showed us their product. Their hands-on demonstration was enough to get me hooked. Their straightforward approach and easy to understand platform was exactly the missing link I had been searching for. Remember my amazing boudoir photographer friend? She has tried so many design suites before, and quit because they were confusing, there was no support, and she hated them. So much wasted money and time. Immediately we both knew this one is different.
After a few months (5 to be exact), with me talking to anyone and their mother, who was kind enough to lend an ear, one of my friends told me “Why don’t you reach out and be a brand ambassador?” I hadn’t even thought this an option. Excitement filled my fingers as they wrote an email to Alli, one of the amazing staff at Fundy. She told me all about Fundy, why it started, and such as all things it was built out of necessity. You see, 10 years ago, Fundy was spending entirely too much time staring at the screen designing materials for his clients, and not enough time with the family.
The want and desire to spend more time with Family, and less behind a computer editing fuels so many brilliant ideas. Wanting to provide a better client experience, a better product for photographers, and all around the desire to create a better working environment has driven this company from the beginning, and it shows in their products and their design.
Many of you know, time and time again I have spoken about, done Facebook lives about, and showed you countless albums, that I firmly believe printing photos is the only way to guarantee that these memories survive generation after generation. Seeing those canvases on the wall, reliving the love in those moments builds stronger memories, and relationships. Fundy helps design those memories, so they flow naturally, and show all the love you have. Who know if we are ever going to phase out the USB like we have with VHS, or the tape deck, or the record. If your kids find these memories in a box in 50 years, are they going to be able to access those files? Computers are already phasing out the CD drive, what’s next? Putting stuff in “the cloud” that is so lauded but not totally understood is a scary thing I am not ready to put my trust in to yet. Printing is SO important, always has been, always will be.
Why not have the software that helps all this happen? Why not use the tools in the world to make your life easier, and help make your client experiences better? Fundy is the tool to help photographers and anyone needing to design wall art, cards, albums and much more, and give you real tangible results. Get in touch, try the software, and jump in with both feet. You will be glad you did.