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Los Angeles, CA - June 23, 2000 - Pictage, the premier Internet proofing and e-commerce partner for professional event photographers, today announced it has aligned with Gary Fong and Denis Reggie, internationally renowned leaders in photojournalistic wedding photography. In separate arrangements, Fong and Reggie have agreed to promote Pictage's services to the professional photographer community as well as to participate the further development of Pictage's product offerings. Fong will join Pictage's Board of Directors and Reggie will serve as the chairman of Pictage's advisory board.
"The partnerships with Gary and Denis are a fantastic validation of Pictage's product offering and give Pictage the level of industry visibility it needs to be successful nationally", said Jason Kiefer, Pictage's CEO. The company is currently working with a select list of photographers in the Los Angeles market and plans to roll out operations nationally beginning fall 2000.
"Pictage has the perfect solution for wedding photographersóand their timing could not be better" said Fong. "Pictage allows us to accept orders directly from the friends and family of the couple".
"Pictage has a beautifully crafted interface that I know my clients will appreciate and I believe that using Pictage will significantly enhance the profitability of my business," said Reggie. "Pictage is the first such solution that I feel comfortable putting my name on."
Pictage, in its first public statement, also announced the closing of its seed round of financing led by Allbrook & Company, a Minneapolis based investment partnership.
About Gary Fong
With over 17 years experience Fong is renowned for his Storybook concept of wedding photography and has been consistently rated one of the country's top wedding photographers. Fong, a technology visionary, created Montage, the industry's only Album assembly software, which is used by over 5,500 photographers worldwide. www.storybookweddings.com
About Denis Reggie
Reggie is an internationally renowned celebrity and society-wedding photographer proclaimed "The great wedding photographer of our day" by Town and Country. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today Show and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal. His photographs have appeared on covers of countless magazines. Reggie founded the Wedding Photographer's Network that was acquired by The Knot Inc. He is also on the board of Photoalley.com and Photo.net.
Pictage, based in Los Angeles, provides comprehensive online solutions for professional photographers with a completely web-based value-chain management system that leverages the Internet to eliminate cost, shrink time to market, expand the audience and protect intellectual property. Pictage, founded in February 2000, is currently working with high-end professional event photographers in Southern California's Tech Coast, with a national roll-out expected by late fall 2000.
Contact: Scott Brogi, Director of Business Development at 310.318.3885 x226, fax at 310.318.3871 or email scott@Pictage.com.