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Brooke I printed this to PDF to read on my iPad on the plane to WPPI, I need it! Thank you!  Feb 18, 2012, 11:03pm

Eric Great advice J&M! I'm bookmarking it for future reference:)  Jan 28, 2012, 11:15am

rich holy cow - this is amazing! thank you for sharing  Jan 25, 2012, 8:52pm

ashley barnett Love it Julia! :) You always inspire me with the ideas and design boards you come up with. One of my goals this year is to do more in the way of stylized shoots and this is so helpful! I just bought a fun moleskine notebook that doesn't leave my side.  Jan 25, 2012, 5:05pm

Jessica Frey Photography Love it! I just planned the largest styled shoot I've ever done this month and it went off yesterday - only thing we didn't account for was a blizzard for our outdoor shoot! Yikes! It was amazing though and I count myself lucky to be able to pull off a collective effort between so many local vendors. Now if only we could plan for weather ;) Enjoy your vaca in Mexico!!  Jan 24, 2012, 8:40pm

Amanda Miller Julia, this came at the most perfect of times! Thank you!!!  Jan 24, 2012, 7:44pm

Patience Wow! This couldn't have been a more timely post. We have been thinking about setting up our first styled shoot with a few photographer friends but haven't really figured out a good starting point. This definitely points us in the right direction. Thank you so much Julia!  Jan 24, 2012, 4:28pm

Susan Evans Great post Julia! I'm so glad Alison asked the question about the design board - I've been wondering that too.  Jan 24, 2012, 3:59pm

Stephanie Stewart Julia, you are amazing! I attended the Chicago WTAW, and was absolutely amazed by all the decor, details, design, and enormous amounts of planning that had to go into making such a fabulous day! So glad I went! Thank you for all of your hard work!  Jan 24, 2012, 3:52pm

Julia @Alison Yup! We use photoshop to put together our design boards! I have a blank canvas saved (700 wide)- then I just pop all of the images in and put them together like a puzzle!  Jan 24, 2012, 2:40pm

Alison Feeling a little sheepish, but I have a slightly dumb question- how do you put together your design boards- more to the point- do you create it in photoshop etc?? Thanks, and great stack!!!  Jan 24, 2012, 2:13pm

@Rupa LOL! The notebook is from Barnes & Noble! :)  Jan 24, 2012, 12:59pm

Rupa I was at the first one last year and it rocked - cool to see how it comes together! But the most important question Julia - WHERE did you get that notebook - I must have one - if anything at all just to have the front cover as my mantra! ; )  Jan 24, 2012, 12:42pm

Emilia Jane This is so incredibly helpful!!! Thanks Julia :-D  Jan 24, 2012, 11:40am

Christa What a great post Julia! I still give you kudos on the hats you made at the Alice in Wonderland Walk Through :) I've considered styled shoots but haven't really known where to go once I have the idea. This post has been really helpful.  Jan 24, 2012, 11:35am

spring anything that says shoe boxes and has a drawing of a chair with shoes around it must be the Boston WTW :)  Jan 24, 2012, 11:34am