Jen Gentry of Mesmerizing Moments Photography recently shared how she set up a booth for a community event.
Now we’re lucky enough to have her back for another guest post, which proves without a doubt that like Mary Poppins she is practically perfect in every way.
I am a member of PT4P, and Michelle made us these great wall gallery layouts, so I made mine into a handout that I give to every client!
I print most of my marketing material through Miller’s – a little trick for all of you, is when you are ordering in quantities of 25, always add 1 more (ex.26) and it will push your pricing into the next category, and make it cheaper!
My gift cards, they are 4×5 cards – double sided, and I put them in the envelope shown, and then into a really pretty envelope from Paper-Source and top them off with ribbon (not shown)
My baby’s first year handout – it’s a 5×5 tri-fold
My pricing guide including all my boutique items, printed on a 5×5 tri-fold
My date reminder card – printed on folded business cards – I just circle the date and fill in a time, my clients tell me it’s perfect for their fridge!
I really love Miller’s, their turn around time & quality is top of the line, I couldn’t ask for more! To keep everything a little nicer I print it all on their pearl paper, which is to die for!
My brown envelopes from Paper-Source, and all my clients’ forms & handouts go inside
I put all my client forms and handouts into a large brown shimmer envelope from Paper-Source with a logo sticker on the front.
My photo packaging boxes
I get my photo boxes from DNL – I love them, great quality, a variety of sizes, and they match my colors perfectly. ☺ I use the 11×14 brown box, and the 8×10 green box, and just decorate them all a little differently with ribbon (from Michaels & Paper-Source), logo stickers (from WHCC), and bands (from Envelopper Inc.) For my prints, inside the boxes, and everything larger than 11×14, I use clear bags from clearbags.com and just make them pretty with a variety of ribbon. ☺
My photo packaging bag, with a common gift for my clients – the accordion wallet album from Millers
I put all my orders in a large chocolate tote that I also get from DNL, and I finish them off with prettyness, including my bag tags from Jessica.
My office –
The view from in front of the garage door – into my office and the front door to my house
We bought a townhouse about a year and a half ago, and it works perfectly for my office! The entry level only has a half bath, our entryway, the garage, a closet, and my office, then all our living space is on the second and third floor, so my clients come right inside my door, but never into my home, and I love it!
View from the office entryway – most of those gallery wraps from the back wall are now at a local OB/GYN office ☺
I have clients come in for an optional consult (a lot of clients do this over the phone or via email though) and a mandatory in person ordering session. This really helps clients see what they are getting, get a better feel for it, see their photos on a large calibrated monitor, get my help and opinion, and helps sales too! Once they see it, they want it!
View from the window
View from my chair – my custom framing area
View from the back corner
Well – thanks so much for inviting me over Robyn – Hope that helps some of you readers!
Thank you so much for the inspiration, Jen! Once again, don’t forget to stop by her website and blog and tell her how amazing it is she put all of this together for everyone to see and learn from!
If you’re interested in having your own business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured please contact me (my e-mail is in the sidebar and is robyn @ this domain – or you can leave a comment).
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