Technology Update – Hello Digital Downloading, Goodbye DVD’s!

Technology is awesome and is progressing in its awesomeness every day!  You can do just about anything from your phone or tablet, which is incredibly convenient!

The most recent example of technology amazingness is something that all of my clients will get the benefit of!  It is called PASS and it is a Cloud Based Digital Download Delivery System, rather than providing DVD’s that could break in the mail or stop working for some reason… or heaven forbid get lost!

This is a great advancement not only because it is a much easier delivery system (for me AND for my clients) but most new computers don’t even have a DVD drive in them anymore!  Because of a constant changing in technology and the hottest new things, I pride myself in offering the latest and greatest options to my clients!

PASS is incredibly easy to use from your Computer, Tablet, and Mobile Device, and what do we love more than user friendly stuff?  Nothing!

Here’s what the system looks like, and there is even a free App you can download!

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Let’s take a closer look, shall we?  Below is what it will look like if you’re browsing on your computer.

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There are Left Panel Options (See those three horizontal lines at the top left corner?  Go ahead.  Click It!  I dare you!) that will show you options on viewing different folders within your session or event!

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You can click on a photo thumbnail at any time to see a larger view, which will look like this!

Right Panel Options

See those options on the right?  Those are all of your awesome sharing options for this photo!  Twitter!  Facebook!  Pinterest!  Email! and you can also mark them as a favorite, download the file to your desktop, and soon you can also order professional prints through it as well!

Save and Share Options

Want to see the mobile versions?  Here you go!  This is what it looks like in your iPad or Tablet… Pretty neat right?! You will see the folder options and all you have to do is tap one to open it and browse the photos within!  You can do all the fun sharing and downloading on your iPad and Tablet as well!

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Ready for the iPhone version now?  Sure you are!  It’s super easy!  All the same options, all the same coolness!  The green down arrow is your download and the blue F is for Facebook Sharing!

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Don’t have an account to view or save favorites?  No problem!  It is easy to sign up OR you can just log in with your Facebook Account, which makes it even easier for direct sharing!

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Please feel free to browse the following PASS Galleries to get a feel for them, you will love it!  I know that I do!

Justin & Krystal Scott Wedding

Zachaary DeBrito 2nd Birthday Portraits

Eoin’s Super Hero 5th Birthday Party

Dream Wedding Show 2013

Yesterday was the Dream Wedding Show at Cal Expo!

This is the fourth year that we have participated in this show and it was just as wonderful as years past!  Trevor and I spent all day (ok from 11am – 4pm) talking to hundreds of lovely bride and grooms to be!

There were a lot of couples who were looking for 2014 which is great! They will have TONS of time to find all of their “Perfect Vendors” which is a wonderful luxury… And there were a fair amount of people still trying to find their “Perfect Vendors” for their wedding in 2013!

We did book a wedding at the show!  August 9, 2014 is officially marked off my calendar.  Woohoo!  Also, we have a TON of follow up to do this week with everyone we met, which is great!  Busy Busy Busy!

We also saw a lot of our awesome vendor friends, one of which was our own wedding coordinator up at Cal Neva Resort in North Lake Tahoe!  Love her!

Can’t wait until the show next year, and to meet with everyone that came by to talk to us about their wedding!

Talking with guests at the Dream Wedding Show 2013

Talking with guests at the Dream Wedding Show 2013

My Dream Wedding Show 2013 Booth!

My Dream Wedding Show 2013 Booth!

Sharon and I at the Dream Wedding Show 2013

Sharon and I at the Dream Wedding Show 2013

Introducing the ALL NEW Erica Baldwin Photography!

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My name is Erica Baldwin and I pretty much love anything that sounds like fun. I also watch a healthy amount reality singing competitions even though most of the musicians don’t make it big (aside from a few). I love to eat breakfast for dinner. Nothing is better than bacon, eggs, and hash browns in the evening! I can’t live without football, which makes my husband a very happy man. I also adore my husband and our fur babies Tempe (2 yr. old Chi-Weenie), Razz (3 yr. old German Shepard), and Seely (5 yr. old Siamese). I love sparkling lights at Christmas time. I love hot days and cold pools and cold days and warm fires. But most of all I love my job as your photographer.

I developed a strong love for photography when I was young that has been nurtured and has grown to be my passion in life. I love weddings because they are so unique to each couple and being able to provide someone something they will cherish forever is an amazing gift.

Being able to document someone’s life as they change and their family grows, from birth (and before – hello belly session!) through childhood into adulthood, through the marriage of their children and the starting of their own families, is such a wonderful thing to be a part of. I feel so very blessed to be able to be a small part of the memories that you make throughout your lives!