About UsAre you a professional photographer who owns your own business? If so, you're likely also a photo editor, publicist, bookkeeper, marketing director, customer service representative, and wear a slew of other hats on any given day. But if you've been in this business for very long, you have quickly learned that you just can't do it all. You need help. And it's just plain smart to outsource some of your tasks - especially the ones you don't LOVE to do - so that you can focus on growing your business.
That's where we come in. Align was created by pro wedding photographer, Melissa Jill, to meet the growing need for a fast & affordable album design resource for busy pro photographers like herself. You upload your images and pick your design style. We design your album in 4 business days or less. Then, you and your clients get up to 3 rounds of revisions. Once the design is finalized, you can download the layouts as .jpgs or layered .psds, and send them on to the album company of your choice for printing and binding. Super-simple. Easy-peasy. One less task on your plate.
Let Align free you up to work ON your business, rather than FOR your business.
Meet the Team
throws birthday parties for her dog, loves board games, could live off sweet potato fries & Mexican food, reality TV fan, avid reader, trusting to a fault, thrives off of productivity, enjoys driving in the rain at night, wears boots all winter long, crochets like your grandma
Melissa Jill - Owner & Manager
mom of four (3 boys & 1 princess), loves hiking adventurous trails, can always be talked into a margarita and chips & salsa, night owl, makes an ah-mazing Thanksgiving turkey, went to 4th grade with Melissa in Minnesota, considers sarcasm a forgotten virtue
Michelle - Designer
makes a mean green chili, moonlights as a cycle instructor, addicted to album design, has a genuine fear spiders will lay eggs in her hair, irritated that her husband hates when she uses the word "turd"...turd! turd! turd!, mother/toy-referee/boo-boo-kisser/diaper-changing-ninja (to 3!)
Sarah - Designer
hates cheese but loves pizza, needs coffee to function, documents the life of her 2-year-old via instagram, regular visitor of the zoo, novice seamstress, adores musicals, cries watching marching bands, has a green thumb, loves to cook but hates to clean
Andrea - Designer
Align's token Canadian, loves baking but only does so while donning a super-cute apron, obsessed with elephants, eternal optimist, thinks books are better than movies, talks excessively, married to a golf pro, loves yoga, lived in Spain but can't speak Spanish
Kari - Designer
one of nine siblings, enjoys a good soy latte in a local coffee shop, former Irish dancer (aka Riverdancer), Nikon user, loves mountain hikes, believes in owning her natural curl, thinks a pair of heels completes any great outfit, tends to burn whatever is in the kitchen
Charity - Designer