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The fun is just getting started at Paperie this week! Today we have a new vendor / guest post giveaway by Denny Manufacturing.

Denny Manufacturing

The Denny Manufacturing Company is the world’s largest and oldest manufacturer of backdrops, props, and studio accessories.

Denny Manufacturing

As always, we continue to deliver top quality products – this year, we bring an even fresher look! Our newest line of Sassy Swank Sets has just been premiered on our website. This includes a line of props and backdrops that were designed with a “shabby chic” look in mind, with whitewashed finishes available in a variety of colors!

Denny Manufacturing

We would also like to introduce a very exciting product! NEW Denny Roll up Floors! Our Roll up Floors are rollable, non-slip, lightweight, fast and easy set-up, durable, easily cleaned and extremely realistic! They are available in many sizes and are made just like a giant mousepad!

Denny Manufacturing

Denny Manufacturing

In addition to our hand painted and computer painted backdrops, we carry several support systems from which you can choose to best fit your needs. These backdrops, support systems, and miscellaneous items can help your photography studio function at its best.

Please visit dennymfg.com or call us at 1-800-844-5616 for more information!

Denny Manufacturing

And now one lucky Paperie reader will have the chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Denny Manufacturing Company to use any way you please!

Here’s how to win!!! Please do one (or all) of the following three things…

1. “Like” the Denny Manufacturing “Facebook fan page

2. Post about Denny Manufacturing on Facebook

3. Post the following Tweet on Twitter:

I want to win a $50 gift certificate from Denny Manufacturing / @dennymfg / dennymfg.com over at PaperieBoutique.com by @shutterblog

Then come back and comment here that you’ve done so – each entry requires its own separate comment.

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 2nd. You can enter up to three times total. Post that you have “liked” the Facebook fan page – or post the links to your Facebook entries or Tweets – in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

ATTENTION: The links you post must direct to public accounts. We cannot verify links on private, friends & family only, or passworded accounts and they will not be eligible to win this item. If we have to subscribe to your feed or page or request permission to see it, you will automatically be disqualified.

You can enter / post up to three total times – one entry each for the three options listed above.

You have three chances to win, but only one chance PER OPTION – please do not post the same link multiple times. Duplicate links will be removed. Each entry requires its own separate comment to have multiple chances to win!

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning number will be chosen by Random.org, and the winner will be contacted within 24 hours of contest’s end to claim their prize.

Comments are moderated and may be slow to be added today but they will be added by late afternoon or early evening.

Good luck!

UPDATE: The winner has been announced here – go check and see!

Jo Totes

Don’t forget, you can also win the Jo Totes camera bag of your choice through midnight Wednesday!

P.S. If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain. If you are a photographer and are interested in having your packaging featured – or are a vendor and are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured – please contact robyn @ this domain to be added to the posting schedule.

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Aug201030

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I’m happy to introduce a guest / vendor post today that I use and love – Jo Totes.

Jo Totes Missy Pink

Jo Totes Missy Pink

I have the Missy – Pink” bag and it’s too adorable for words! As shown above, it’s long / deep enough to hold my camera body, an 80-200mm with lens hood, an extra lens and speedlight – plus personal belongings.

You can also see my review of one of last season’s bags in the July 2010 “Professional Photographer Magagazine“.

Jo Totes are the perfect bags for carrying your camera and an extra
lens or two with your purse items while out and about. They allow you to safely carry your gear on a daily basis, at photo shoots, and while traveling.

Jo Totes plum bronze and blue

The padded interior can be custom fitted not only to protect a camera and lenses, but also to accommodate and organize items like a wallet, music, phone, keys, cosmetics and more. Padding is sewn directly into the interior lining on all four sides and the bottom of the bags. The bottom is also equipped with four metal feet to guard your bag from rough, dirty, or damp surfaces.

Jo Totes Clementine

Inside of each Jo Tote are removable pads which are completely customizable — you can use as many or as few pads as you wish, arranged in the way that best suits your camera, lenses, and other items.

Jo Totes interior

Each bag also includes pockets, strong and comfortable shoulder straps, a top-zippered closure, and a removable cross-body strap.

Jo Totes plum 400

And Paperie readers are in luck. This week Jo Totes is giving away a bag – color and style of the winner’s choice! How do you win? It’s simple! You have four chances:

1. Follow Jo Totes on Twitter

2. Like Jo Totes on Facebook

3 & 4. Add the following to Facebook and / or your Twitter account:

I want to win a Jo Totes / @jototes / jototes.com camera bag – my choice of color & style – over at PaperieBoutique.com by @shutterblog

Then comment here (up to four separate times) that you have Twitter-followed, Facebook-liked, and / or the link(s) to your Twitter / Facebook posts in the comments for THIS ENTRY. Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 1st.

ATTENTION: The links you post must direct to public accounts. We cannot verify links on private, friends & family only, or passworded accounts and they will not be eligible to win this item. If we have to subscribe to your feed or page or request permission to see it, you will automatically be disqualified.

You can enter / post that you have followed or ‘liked’ the above Jo Totes accounts, and / or add the links to your entries, up to FOUR times total. One entry each per person, per option – links must direct to public, non-private Facebook and / or Twitter accounts.

You have four chances to win but only one chance per option listed. Post what you have “followed”, “liked”, or posted in separate comments here. Please do not post the same link multiple times – duplicate links will be removed. Each entry requires its own separate comment to have multiple chances to win!

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning numbers will be chosen by Random.org, and the winners will be contacted within 24 hours of contest’s end to claim their prizes.

Comments are moderated and may be slow to be added today but they will be added by late afternoon or early evening.

GOOD LUCK to everyone and thanks so much to Jo Totes for the fantastic prize!!!

UPDATE: The winner has been announced here – check it out!

P.S. If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain. If you are a photographer and are interested in having your packaging featured – or are a vendor and are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured – please contact robyn @ this domain to be added to the posting schedule.

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Aug201027

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     happening to me now

A few weeks ago I Tweeted about a very special secret project I was invited to be a part of, and how it was finally underway. Now I can give you a little peek into the end-results! There is a lot more on the way, but for now, a teaser if you will…..

HB Photo Logo

HB Photo Packaging recently launched a packaging design-it-yourself line called “Print Your Own“. They invited me to be a part of a packaging design test project, and I truly believe (*crossing fingers”) it’s going to take off like wildfire as the plans for it continue to develop.

I mean, look at the photos – and the quality – below! How can it not?

Buttons and Bows Photography - Print Your Own

Buttons and Bows Photography - Print Your Own

The images shown above are of my “Classic Stripes & Solids Collection” — box sizes shown are 11×14, 8×10, and 5×7. The Buttons and Bows Photography logos and button icons on the bottom-right of the boxes are NOT stickers. They are actually printed on the boxes!

Buttons and Bows Photography - Print Your Own

Buttons and Bows Photography - Print Your Own

These next two photos are of the custom CD / DVD cases in the “Classic Stripes & Solids Collection”. I cannot describe how fantastic these look in person! My clients are going to flip!

Buttons and Bows Photography - Print Your Own

Buttons and Bows Photography - Print Your Own

These next two photos are of the “Dots and Stripes Collection”. I think these will be great for newborn photography packaging. I can go from ‘classic’ to ‘whimsical’ whenever the mood strikes.

To see larger images of the “Classic Stripes & Solids Collection” and the “Dots and Stripes Collection” head on over to Flickr…

Print Your Own” is now offering a more economical option as well — you can still design custom box tops, but use their regular line of stock box colors instead on the bottom.

You also might remember that a few weeks back HB asked Paperie readers to suggest new colors for their Boutique Color Line.

I’m excited to announce that four five new colors have been added to the lineup – Razzle Berry, Orange Fiz, Lemon Drop, Lime Green, and Titanium. You can also finally purchase the Aqua / Aqua combo! (Check out the Boutique Color Line for more sizes and colors.) And if you don’t see the size of box you want with the new colors, hang tight — more are on the way!

Plans are in the works for coupons and packaging-set giveaways for Paperie readers from HB, so stay tuned!

And don’t forget, just a few more hours to win a $200 gift certificate from Sassy Designs!

Have a great weekend —
Robyn

P.S. If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain. If you are a photographer and are interested in having your packaging featured – or are a vendor and are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured – please contact robyn @ this domain to be added to the posting schedule.

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Aug201025

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If you checked in yesterday, you saw me hint that today Paperie would have something big! And I wasn’t kidding. Sassy Designs (now Sassy Designs INCORPORATED) is back for a vendor / guest post with an amazing giveaway!

Sassy Designs Inc

Hi, Everybody! I am so happy that Robyn is helping me share the big news of what’s been happening over at Sassy Designs! I contacted Robyn back in May when Sassy Designs was celebrating 8 YEARS of business – and she helped me do a fabulous giveaway where one lucky winner won the ENTIRE Sassy Shop!

Now I am happy and proud to announce that Sassy Designs, Ltd. has become Sassy Designs INCORPORATED!!!!! This is a HUGE deal and a HUGE reason to celebrate, so I hope you’ll all join in on the festivities! I’ve been SUPER busy behind the scenes signing paperwork, updating the logo, and making website updates to reflect the new name – it’s been a bit hectic behind the scenes this month but I’ve still managed to get a bunch of new items in the shop regardless!!

I’m THRILLED to offer up a $200 gift certificate for one lucky Paperie reader!

What’s different about this giveaway? For the FIRST TIME EVER the gift certificate will be valid not only on ANYTHING in the shop, but all or some of it can be applied to a CUSTOM DESIGN order as well! So, if you’ve been pondering a new logo, or new business cards – or anything else for that matter – this is your chance to WIN it!!!

Sassy Designs Inc Gift Certificate

(click gift certificate image above to view larger)


I want to send a HUGE THANK YOU to Robyn and all of the Paperie readers that have become repeat customers and awesome fans of Sassy Designs! I hope you’ll stick with me for the next 8+ years – it’s going to be one heck of a ride!!!

So how do you win? Just go to your blog, Flickr account, Facebook account, or Twitter account and post the following:

Go win a $200 gift certificate from Sassy Designs Incorporated / @sassydesignsinc / sassy-designs.net at PaperieBoutique.com by @shutterblog

Post the URL(s) to your link(s) in the comments for THIS ENTRY. Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 27th.

Please note: The links you post must direct to public accounts. We cannot verify links on private, friends & family only, or passworded accounts and they will not be eligible to win this item. If we have to subscribe to your feed or page or request permission to see it, you will automatically be disqualified.

You can enter / post your links up to FOUR times total – one entry each per public, non-private blog, Flickr, Facebook and / or Twitter account.

You have four chances to win but only one chance PER LINK – please do not post the same link multiple times – duplicate links will be removed. Each entry requires its own separate comment to have multiple chances to win!

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning numbers will be chosen by Random.org, and the winners will be contacted within 24 hours of contest’s end to claim their prizes.

GOOD LUCK!!!!

UPDATE: The winner has now been announced here – go take a quick peek!

Thanks so much to Terry and Sassy Designs Incorporated for this fantastic giveaway – wish I was eligible!


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photog freebies dot com

There’s a new kid on the block that I wanted to share – photogfreebies.com.

Photog Freebies is the hottest place on the web to find free products and downloads for photographers! We also will offer giveaways, contests, and partner with photography vendors to offer exclusive free products for our readers! Follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, and share us with your photographer friends!


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And don’t forget, just a few hours remain in our cupcake prop giveaway!

P.S. If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain. If you are a photographer and are interested in having your packaging featured – or are a vendor and are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured – please contact robyn @ this domain to be added to the posting schedule.

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Aug201024

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Today’s guest / vendor post is by Design Aglow. The button-themed inspiration board below makes me swoon!

Blog Inspiration Boards: The Simple Life
Like a kid in an eye candy store

As we all know, a beautiful blog is something no professional studio can be without. It is becoming more important every day to stand out from the crowd and really put on a show for potential clients. Your blog is one of the first things your client will see when choosing a photographer, so extra care should be put into every post to let your personality and unique style shine through.

Design Aglow Blog Inspiration Boards

Because most blog softwares don’t offer the level of layout creativity the average photographer needs, we have designed 15 stunning templates to make each blog post a little work of art.

Design Aglow Blog Inspiration Boards

The Simple Life collection is the perfect fusion of striking layout and a clean, simple look, suitable for any type of shoot. These boards will harmonize your blog design, keeping all your posts beautiful and consistent.

Design Aglow Blog Inspiration Boards

Create these simple beauties in seconds with the included Photoshop actions. A bonus InDesign file is included.

Click here to see more of Design Aglow’s “Blog Inspiration Boards: The Simple Life” with introductory pricing today! The special price is only good through 5 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 25th!

You can also read about these at the Design Aglow Blog.


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win this cupcake prop

Don’t forget you still have a chance to win this cupcake prop from Shimrit’a!

And check back tomorrow because we have a special giveaway planned that will knock your socks off! You snooze, you lose!

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Aug201023

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Today’s guest / vendor post is by one of my favorite sellers on Etsy – Shimrit’a cupcakes. One of her cupcakes has made a cameo here before, and now I get to feature her store!

cupcakes in portraits

I love having these cupcake props for my birthday sessions. For example, in the photo above, mommy had his special outfit made just for the session and didn’t want to ruin it with icing stains and grease. These look so real (both in person and in photographs) only you will know the difference! They are also great for outdoor birthday sessions because you don’t have to worry about the icing melting and sliding off the cake before you even get a chance to take the shot.

And now a little more from Shimrit’a cupcakes about her fabulous product – plus the chance to win one of your own below!

cupcakes

I guess it all started when I visited too many galleries and bought all kinds of cake stands. One for my kitchen, one for the dining room – but they always stood empty and lonely without a cake to keep them warm. So i thought maybe I would bake a cake ‘one of these days’, but that day never came since I’m not much of a baker… I gave up the idea of making a real cake and started looking for non-edible cakes to put on my stands 365 days a year.

cupcakes

cupcakes

I searched all kinds of places and found nothing. Recently I was in New York and thought it would be the perfect place to find what i was looking for, but yet again came away empty-handed. And that’s how my days of making display cakes and cupcakes began.

cupcakes

cupcakes

Now after a lot of experimenting I’m making beautiful and colorful cakes and cupcakes which will light up any dining room, living room, kitchen, coffee shop, or bakery. They can be used as a Christmas tree ornament, as centerpieces for baby showers and baby’s first birthday parties, as photo props, as paper weights for the office, and as photo-holders.

cupcakes

My cakes and cupcakes also make great gifts for birthdays and the holidays. Recently I even started making miniature cupcakes for necklaces!

cupcake necklace

You are more than welcome to browse my shop at Etsy: shimrita.etsy.com

And please follow me on Facebook: facebook.com/…/Shimritas-Cupcakes/

As a special treat for Paperie readers, this cupcake will be given away as a prize!

win this cupcake

How do you win? Easy! Just do one (or all) of these three things:

1. “Like” the Shimrit’a cupcakes “Facebook fan page”

2. Post about Shimrit’a cupcakes Etsy store on Facebook

3. Post the following Tweet on Twitter:
I want to win a cute CUPCAKE prop with SPRINKLES from Shimrit’a cupcakes / shimrita.etsy.com at PaperieBoutique.com by @shutterblog

Then come back and comment here that you’ve done so – each entry requires its own separate comment.

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 25th. You can enter up to three times total. Post that you have “liked” the Facebook fan page, or post the links to your Facebook enteries or Tweets, in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

Please note: The link(s) you post must direct to public accounts. We cannot verify links on private, friends & family only, or passworded accounts and they will not be eligible to win this item. If we have to subscribe to your feed or page or request permission to see it, you will automatically be disqualified.

You can enter / post up to three total times – one entry each for the three options listed above.

You have three chances to win but only one chance PER ITEM – please do not post the same link multiple times – duplicate links will be removed. Each entry requires its own separate comment to have multiple chances to win!

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning number will be chosen by Random.org, and the winner will be contacted within 24 hours of contest’s end to claim their prize. Good luck!

UPDATE: The winner has now been posted here! Check it out!


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Francypants Academy Workshop

Hey, guess what?! Francypants Academy is having a workshop this October and you’re invited! (Click each of the images – 1, 2 – for larger detail.)

Francypants Academy Workshop

Kelli has been a frequent contributor here at Paperie and this is an amazing opportunity – make sure to stop by Francypants Academy for more!

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Aug201017

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We’re all lucky enough to have another guest post by Ana Brandt of TAoPaN here at Paperie – and this vendor entry includes a special giveaway at the end!

Announcing our prettiest collection yet. Our newborn blooms are just the beginning of an entire new line. Our very popular baby knit collection is now adorned in flowers.

Babies in Blooms

Each flower and ribbon / bow are hand-sewn into the baby hat and the diaper cover. Tons of flowers are sewn into this “Baby in Blooms” collection and it will truly create an artistic creation your client will love.

Care is needed with these items, and they come wrapped in their own jar to help you preserve them in between sessions. With great care, they should last quite some time.

Covers are true to size. If needing for small babies or preemies, the newborn size will work but it might be a tad big. We do have a preemie size. Covers can be hand washed very gently in soap and water. Then let air dry. We are currently releasing pink and purple, but we will be releasing more items soon.

Babies in Blooms

To purchase, visit theartofpregnancyandnewborn.com. Use code blooms to get 25% off through 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, August 19th.

But wait! One lucky Paperie reader will win a set of “Baby in Blooms“!

To win, you will have two chances.

1. Post a comment here on Facebook about why you love “Baby in Blooms”.

– and / or –

2. Post this comment on Twitter about the new Blooms:

I want to win the “Baby in Blooms” baby hat & diaper cover set by b–studio.com / @TAOPANGROUP over at PaperieBoutique.com by @shutterblog

Post confirmation you’ve posted to the Facebook page and / or link to your Tweet in the comments for THIS ENTRY. Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 20th.

Please note: The link you post must direct to a public account. We cannot verify links on private, friends & family only, or passworded accounts and they will not be eligible to win this item. If we have to subscribe to your feed or page or request permission to see it, you will automatically be disqualified.

You can enter / post your links up to two times total – one entry each per public, non-private Facebook and / or Twitter account.

You have two chances to win but only one chance PER LINK – please do not post the same link multiple times – duplicate links will be removed. Each entry requires its own separate comment to have multiple chances to win!

Comments are moderated and may be slow to be added today but they will be added by late afternoon or early evening.

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning numbers will be chosen by Random.org, and the winners will be contacted within 24 hours of contest’s end to claim their prizes. Good luck!

UPDATE: The winner has now been posted here – check it out!

Thanks so much to TAoPaN for such a fantastic prize!

P.S. If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain. If you are a photographer and are interested in having your packaging featured – or are a vendor and are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured – please contact robyn @ this domain to be added to the posting schedule.

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Aug201012

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     you can go with that

We’re lucky to have a guest post / vendor giveaway today by All Things Baby and This N That Designs!

Hi, my name is Shellie and I – AM – A – PHOTOGRAPHER! If you are a Canadian you probably got that joke – if not – trust me – it’s funny! I run This N That Photography and I am a newborn, maternity and children’s photographer near Edmonton Alberta, Canada.

All Things Baby

When I started photography – I was like most people, and shot anything that would pay me. I gradually learned what I love and what gives me joy as a person and as a photographer, and started to specialize in just little people, and all the special memories that childhood brings. I am mainly a studio light photographer, and have been since the beginning, however I do love natural light as well.

All Things Baby

I have 4 children, all boys, and have often joked that they were 4 tries for a girl! It is just a joke – although I would have loved to have a daughter, I wouldn’t trade any one of them for a girl. They are pretty great. I am married to my hubby of 15 years. He’s about as far from being an “artistic” type as you can get, but we love each other – I get to be the drama queen and really – you can only have one of those per household right? (Another good reason to have only sons!)

I always loved art, and in high school and university I would fit in Art classes where ever I could. I always wanted to get a great camera, and take beautiful images – just as an extension of loving art, but I never really considered it as a career choice.

All Things Baby

I eventually bought a camera just to photograph my kids, but quickly got tired of photographing the same people all the time… so I started taking pictures of my friend’s kids, just to have some variety! That was the beginning of the end… and 7 years later here I am with a business that I have been running for 5½ years.


All Things Baby

Have you heard of the All Things Baby blog? It is a blog that I run just for baby photographers. It is dedicated to people who love babies, and baby photography. As I ran my business it really became clear to me that I needed to specialize. What you concentrate on you get better and better at. This blog is meant to be a tool to help baby photographers see what other photographers are doing, and to be a source of inspiration to them so that we can all improve and learn and grow together. I love all the blogs out there, but it is nice to have one to come to for inspiration and learning that focusing just on what I do for a living, and not all the other types of photography out there (as wonderful as they are). We have a flickr group where we can share our favorite images with each other daily, and once a week I post a few of my favorites on the blog. We also feature our favorite etsy sellers, photographers, and any new tips we run across.


This N That Designs

At This N That Designs I sell the actual products and templates that I create and use for my clients. I love other designers work, and I still occasionally purchase templates from other designers if I think it is going to meet my client’s needs, but I really take a minimal approach to my photography. I love stark, simple images where the focus is on the person – not images with a lot of props.

I had a really hard time finding templates that would compliment my images and allow the focus to be on the image instead of on the cuteness of the template, so I created my own.

This N That Designs

They are simple, and really allow the image to become the center of attention. Most of my clients are newborns, and I wanted them to see their baby albums, or their birth announcements in 80 years, and still find them timeless, elegant and beautiful. I hope that I have achieved that with my templates. I love them, I hope you will too!

This N That Designs

If I am not photographing someone, or “playing on the puter” (as my youngest son calls photoshopping), you will find me reading, eating ice cream or spending time with my family.

All Things Baby

So how would you like to win a $75 gift certificate to This N That Designs?

This N That Designs Gift Card

To win, post the following to either your public Facebook wall or public Twitter stream:

I want to win a $75 gift card from This N That Designs (http://www.tntphotography.ca/designs) at PaperieBoutique.com by @shutterblog

Post the URL(s) to your link(s) in the comments for THIS ENTRY. Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, August 15th.

Please note: The link you post must direct to a public account. We cannot verify links on private, friends & family only, or passworded accounts and they will not be eligible to win this item. If we have to subscribe to your feed or page or request permission to see it, you will automatically be disqualified.

You can enter / post your links up to two times total – one entry each per public, non-private Facebook and / or Twitter account.

You have two chances to win but only one chance PER LINK – please do not post the same link multiple times – duplicate links will be removed. Each entry requires its own separate comment to have multiple chances to win!

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning numbers will be chosen by Random.org, and the winners will be contacted within 24 hours of contest’s end to claim their prizes. Good luck!

UPDATE: The winner has been announced in the comments!

Thank you so much Shellie for this wonderful prize! Don’t forget to stop by All Things Baby and her Flickr group!

P.S. If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain. If you are a photographer and are interested in having your packaging featured – or are a vendor and are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured – please contact robyn @ this domain to be added to the posting schedule.

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Aug201006

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button True story.

I was so excited to be contacted by Courtney Reece to feature her packaging in a guest post here at Paperie Boutique. (And not just because her site launches with a Barney Stinson quote.) Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

I have just put the finishing touches on my packaging with the help of past photographers that have been featured on your site!

Courtney Reece

I’m a wedding photographer primarily so when I thought about my packaging I wanted it clean and elegant and reminiscent of weddings. But at the same time I wanted there to be a small pop of color because that’s just a little piece of me. Blue is my favorite color and of course it’s a small piece of my logo so added that pop of color in the ribbons I tied around my presentation boxes.

Courtney Reece

Courtney Reece

A very important part of my packaging is my thank you cards. It’s probably one of my favorite parts of all my packaging! It never matters how many weddings I shoot, I never feel any less grateful to be a part of such an important and special day. This is just one small way I can show my appreciation by writing a note of gratitude to each client.

Courtney Reece

My discs came from Discmakers (a huge thanks to Gail Werner for her referral to them). I love them! They were incredibly easy to order and the quality is great! And they look amazing in the white tin disc holders that I got from Effectuality, Inc.

Courtney Reece

Finally a brief word on my pricing and information guide, you may be surprised to find they were printed at FedEx Office. They were printed on their gloss text paper and I was pleased enough with the turnout not to turn anywhere else for them as of yet. It’s one of the only places I’ve found right now at a comfortable price that doesn’t require a minimum print order which I prefer, since my pricing and information is subject to change. But as you can see, they don’t look too shabby!

Courtney Reece

Courtney Reece

The full list of my vendors are :

• 5×7 and 8×10 White Presentation Boxes: Rice Studio Supply
• Small Round Logo Stickers: Zazzle
• Round Cornered Business cards: GotPrint
• Custom Discs: Discmakers
• White Disc Holders: Effectuality, Inc.
• White Presentation Folders: Staples Office Supply Store
• Black Presentation Envelopes: Paper Presentation
• Blue Ribbon: Michael’s Craft Supply Store
• Custom Address Labels/Folder Labels: WHCC (designed by me)
• Copyright info cards/Reproduction recommendation cards: WHCC
  (designed by me)
• Thank you cards and Envelopes: WHCC (designed by me)
• Wedding Pricing and Information Guide: FedEx Office (designed
   by me)

Thanks again to Courtney Reece – stop by her blog and let her know how great you think everything looks!

P.S. If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain. If you are a photographer and are interested in having your packaging featured – or are a vendor and are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured – please contact robyn @ this domain to be added to the posting schedule!

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button eyes all aglow…

The digital edition of the August 2010 Professional Photographer Magazine was released today. (P.S. Keep reading for a special giveaway from Design Aglow!)

August 2010 Professional Photographer Magazine Cover

For this month’s article I paired with Heather Lickliter of Stylized Portraiture – we reviewed camera straps / accessories by The Strap Buddy, Photojojo, My Funky Camera, Priddy Creations, PhatStraps, Pepper, Capturing Couture, Black Rapid, and Abie.

August 2010 Professional Photographer Magazine Camera Strap Article

August 2010 Professional Photographer Magazine Camera Strap Article

You can find the article on page 46 and page 48 of the print-version when it hits mailboxes. And you can also download the digital edition now if you’re a PPA member or digital subscriber.


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Design Aglow ornament gift

Today’s guest post / giveaway is courtesy of one of our favorite vendorsDesign Aglow.

Want to be the photographer EVERYONE wants this year, just to get this completely unique keepsake? You will with these ornament card offerings!

Hot off of the presses at Design Aglow, these innovative holiday cards promise to leave your clients hanging… in the homes of friends and family. Simply choose one of the five delicious two-sided designs, print, and add your own ribbon for an inspiring way to wish loved ones the best while earning a prominent spot in their homes (and their hearts). A revolutionary idea to create a bold new market for the holidays!

Design Aglow Simple Gifts

Not sure every client is ready for round? Design Aglow also includes a set of coordinating 5×5 flat square cards to help you sell a more traditional option too!

PERFECT FOR:
• Holiday ornament cards not offered anywhere else
• Round cards for birth announcements, save the date or any occasion
• Two sided square cards
• Your own studio greetings to clients and those who refer you

See more info about these lovely ornaments and printing pricing too, right here.

Now for the fun part…the giveaway!

Winner gets a $100 gift certificate to Design Aglow!

How do you win? Link to Design Aglow’s new cards on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog with the following text:

See the new Holiday Ornament Cards http://is.gd/dYrNP by designaglow.com / @designaglow and win $100 gift certificate at paperieboutique.com

Then come back here and comment that you’ve done so – each entry requires its own separate comment.

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 4th. You can enter up to three times total. Don’t forget to post your Twitter, Facebook, or blog links in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

Please note: The links you post must direct to a public account. We cannot verify links on private, friends & family only, or passworded accounts and they will not be eligible to win the gift certificate. If we have to subscribe to your feed or page or request permission to see it, you will automatically be disqualified.

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning number will be chosen by Random.org, and the winner will be contacted within 24 hours of contest’s end to claim their prize. Good luck!

UPDATE: The winner has now been announced here!

Thanks so much to Design Aglow for another awesome giveaway, and to all the camera strap vendors that allowed me to review your products for the August 2010 issue of Professional Photographer Magazine

P.S. If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain. If you are a photographer and are interested in having your packaging featured – or are a vendor and are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured – please contact robyn @ this domain to be added to the posting schedule!

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