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Image Is Everything

You wouldn't send your résumé in to a potential employer scrawled out on notebook paper, would you? Of course not. You want to look your best - to be taken seriously. However, many people forget to add this same level of professionalism to their online résumés, specifically when it comes to profile pictures.

Putting your best face forward with a great picture that shows you're serious about your career can speak volumes to prospective clients, colleagues and business associates. Take that image one step further with a photo that not only shows what you look like, but also showcases your personality and you'll really stand out from the crowd.

Anthologie is excited to offer professional profile photos at an amazing value. Join us Thursday, Dec. 13, at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids, MN for our lastest business development workshop, Get LinkedIn. This event is perfect for recent college graduates, business owners, or those simply wanting to learn or imporove their LinkedIn skills. Choose a 90-minute session that works best for your schedule and in addition to receiving a new business portrait, you'll learn relevant tips and tricks to elevate your LinkedIn success, and gain valuable contacts while networking with other area business professionals. Best of all, the total workshop fee, including your photo, is only $50!

Our presentation will be led by business marketing pros — and LinkedIn gurus — Jon Bauer and Kari Switala of Magnetik Marketing Solutions in the cozy Harvest Grill at Bunker Hills. Short photo sessions will be provided on site and photographs will be digitally delivered following the event. Remember to bring your business cards for networking.

Click HERE to register.

Dress for success

We aim to capture your personality with your portrait so it's important for you to dress in a manner that speaks to who you are and your intended career path. Remember, with business photography, you want to dress for the job you want, not the job you already have. Think about the image you want to project to others and dress accordingly.

• Jackets and coats that are crisp and fitted photograph the best

• Dressing in layers is always a great option for multiple looks

• Solid colors rather than busy patterns add an air of sophistication

• Dark and neutral colors are great for outerwear

• Avoid vibrant colors with shirts unless that's a part of who you are

• Guys, bring a tie. Ladies, add a scarf. You can always take it off if it's too formal.

• What's slimming? Simple, solids, darks, vertical lines and single-breasted suits

It may sound silly, but it's not a bad idea to practice your smile in a mirror before your session. You may find that your "posed smile" makes you look less approachable. Don't worry, Anthologie photographer Dan Iverson is a pro at making you relaxed and at ease being yourself in front of the camera.

If you have additional questions, please email Kari Switala at kari(at)magnetikmarketingsolutions.com

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Close to home

blanchard1 Tia and Jon both knew they always wanted to leave Minnesota. The winters were just too harsh, they say. So before they headed off to balmy South Carolina, the two were married — then they decided to start planning a wedding.

The austere corridors of Minneapolis City Hall just couldn't quite compare with the tulle and lace most little girls daydream about while planning their walk down the aisle. Tia and Jon dreamed up a better vision instead. They would return home for a more traditional wedding so family and friends could share in the celebration.

The couple will once again recite their vows, only this time in the beautiful sunken garden at the Como Park Conservatory, which just so happens to be the same venue my wife and I chose for our wedding. Needless to say, I'm excited to get back in the space and document this special event for Tia and Jon.


While on a recent visit to Minnesota to solidify some wedding plans, Tia and Jon found some time to celebrate their first anniversary with a photo session only blocks from where they officially became husband and wife. Luckily for them, it was a rare 70-degree March afternoon.

Click HERE to see additional photos.


Collaboration gains steam

train_7513b Anthologie photos amplify Meredith Fierke concert

Recording artist Meredith Fierke & the band will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 9 at the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault with special guest Dylan McKinstry. A special art exhibit featuring the work of Anthologie photographer Dan Iverson will augment the concert.

Iverson has been documenting Fierke's world since March 2009, as she set out to make her debut appearance at the famed South By Southwest music and arts festival in Austin, Texas. Fierke's reputation has since gained momentum as her music was featured on last year's Cities97 Sampler.

After a winter of hibernating in the studio, Fierke has emerged to stir the minds of her dedicated listeners with a preview of her upcoming album. The Faribault concert marks only the second time Fierke's latest creations will be heard by a live audience. A portion of the images Iverson gleaned from the past year will be on view in the Paradise lobby beginning with Fierke's concert April 9.

The exhibition will be open to the public April 10 - 16 at the Paradise Center for the Arts, 321 Central Ave., Faribault, MN. Tickets for Fierke's concert are $12 and are available by calling 507-332-7372.

Anthologie re-opens in downtown Northfield

Artists' reception brightens Bridge Square trainsong

The past month as been a time of transition for Anthologie. I truly appreciate everyone's patience during the remodeling of our offices and gallery at 18 Bridge Square. The Garage and Anthologie have repurposed our building, bringing a hip venue for business and the arts in downtown Northfield.

This past weekend, we hosted an artists' reception for myself and Meredith Fierke with the opening of "The Train Song," a photography exhibition combining my images with Meredith's personal blog entries, chronicling her ascent in the music industry. Visitors were treated to a special, extended version of the exhibition featuring images made this week with the events coinciding with the release of the Cities97 Sampler Vol. 21, on which Meredith's music is featured.

A special thanks to all who came to visit our space and support the arts! As a thank you, door prizes were awarded during the opening. Our winners are:

• Sara Ohotto Bauer, limited edition Dan Iverson print

• Cari and Eric Goodman, "The Procession" CD by Meredith Fierke

• James and Molly Bauer, complimentary Anthologie photo session!

For those who missed the opening, not to worry: The exhibition will remain on view at the Anthologie Gallery through Dec. 18, 2009.

To see more photos from the reception, click HERE.

Amanda and Dan Iverson in The Garage.

When in the course of human events...

american_blog1 Anthologie celebrates the written words and voices of patriotism

As we celebrate our national holiday of patriotism, we would like to point out that the Declaration of Independence commemorates a document of ideas rather than marking the beginning or end of any war or battle. We, too, wish to salute ideas and words with our latest project, "American Anthologie,"

John and I will interview and photograph champions of the ideals on which our nation was founded. We are not only interested in speaking with soldiers and veterans, but anyone with an American spirit and a story to tell.

Tell us what it means to you to be an American. Tell us when you felt the most American. Tell us what your hopes are for the future of America. We will interview you, photograph you, preserve your memorabilia and create a custom book telling your american story - safeguarding it for future generations.

What you need • A story with an American theme • Momentos associated with the story (badges, newsprint, letters) What you get • a 20-page book, the chronicle of your story, beautiful images

What it costs? $120 to cover our expenses (Regular price $750)

Deadline Please contact us at 952.232.5830, e-mail info@theanthologie or fill out our contact form HERE by July 31, 2009 to reserve your session