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Show of the Week: Kristin and Fadi’s Wedding

This week’s spotlighted video is from Michigan-based photographer Kari Douma. We love the mix of effects, great song choices and gorgeous photography featured throughout her slideshow! Read below to see how Kari uses ProShow Web for all her clients!

About the wedding:

“This slideshow was one of my favorite weddings this year! Fadi and Kristen’s warm love for each other radiated despite the cold snowy day of their January wedding! Kristen and Fadi were married in Grand Rapids, MI. We started the day with getting ready preparations at the home of the bride’s parents. Their ceremony was a very small traditional Antiochian Orthodox ceremony at St. Nicholas, with a BEAUTIFUL reception at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in the Imperial Ballroom. What an amazing day we had.

How Kari uses slideshows in her business:

I use Proshow Web for all my clients. For weddings, I do a sneak peek shortly after the wedding to create some buzz. This will come before all the images are released. It is GREAT to see the interaction and excitement it creates between the bride and grooms friends and families! They can’t wait to see the rest. We also use Proshow Web for every portrait client. We do in-person ordering at our studio. We start every ordering appointment with a slideshow that we create from the clients session. Since this is the first time they have seen their images, it is not uncommon to have excitement, laughter, or tears of joy from the slideshow. It creates a powerful first impression! We share the slideshow online with our clients after the session, to create that word of mouth marketing from their friends and family. We do offer a burned DVD slideshow as an add on sale, or a bonus gift with a qualifying print order.”

Kari Douma, M.Photog.,CPP

About Kari:

Kari is a certified professional photographer who specializes in wedding and portrait photography in the West Michigan area. Kari has developed her passion of photography into a distinctive craft through her discriminating eye and commitment to excellence. Her works have achieved both local and national recognitions, some of which include ‘Top seven photographer’ from Professional Photographers of Michigan in 2010 and 2012, the Award of Excellence award in 2013, and ‘Silver Photographer of the year’ in 2011 and 2012 from the Professional Photographers of America. Kari is a member and serves on the board of the Professional Photographers of Michigan, and also holds the prestigious Master of Photography degree. She is passionate about her craft!

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Amanda works in Photodex's marketing department and heads up the company's pr and events efforts. She loves photography, living in Austin and making slideshows.