Archive for September, 2010

Sep201029

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Another installment of “My Favorite Things“…

1. First birthday party hat props from “The Party Poodle” on eBay
birthday hats

2. 60×104″ tablecloths from Target / Amazon that double as inexpensive fall & holiday backgrounds – I got brown, red, and green for $14.99/each
backdrop colors

3. In Character child and baby costumes are on sale at HauteLook again until Friday 10/1 at 8:00 AM PDT

in character costume sale

4. “Cute as a Button” soaps from LoveLee Soaps on Etsy (my business is “Buttons & Bows Photography“) – tons of adorable themed soaps there

button soaps

5. Photographer tees from RedBubble, 40/60, and American Eagle (see more photography-related tees at PetaPixel)
photographer tees

Don’t forget we have a giveaway with Paint the Moon that ends Thursday night!

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Sep201028

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I’m really excited about today’s guest / vendor post! Paint the Moon has been a long-time advertiser here at Paperie, and now Annie is offering up a giveaway, and a special promo for Paperie readers.

Plus read ’til the end for FREE Moo holiday sticker template downloads!

paint the moon logo

Paint the Moon offers Photoshop actions to help bring new life to your images and take hours off of your editing time. Offering professional editing tools that help you do everything including extensive retouching, essential workflow edits, and beautiful and unique artistic processing. Using Paint the Moon actions will make complicated processing amazingly quick and are a breeze to use. Paint the Moon actions are also highly customizable for just the right look.

PTM Action Example 2

Also offering vintage and fine art textures to add a unique and high end look to your final images. Included with every texture purchase is my exclusive “Textures Rock” action set that makes applying textures and customizing the final look super easy.

Coffee House 1 pap

Paint the Moon also offers video tutorials to help guide you through the editing process (new ones are now being added weekly) and beautiful free actions and textures to try before you buy.

PTM Action Example 1

And now you can win the NEW “Whole Shebang Action and Texture Bundle” from Paint the Moon!

The Whole Shebang

Also included in the giveaway prize is Paint the Moon‘s newest set, to be released this week, “Picture Perfect {mega portrait package)”. Here are a couple sneak peeks of before and afters using the new sets:

pp itsy bitsy b&a

Picture Perfect 1 pap

So how do you win? You’ve got four different ways to try!

1. “Like” Paint the Moon on Facebook

2. Follow @paint_the_moon on Twitter

3. Post about Paint the Moon on Facebook

4. Tweet the following on Twitter:
Win the new “Whole Shebang Action and Texture Bundle” from paintthemoon.net / @paint_the_moon over at PaperieBoutique.com / @paperieboutique

Then come back and comment here that you’ve done so – each entry requires its own separate comment. (In simple terms: If you want FOUR chances to win, you have to do all four things listed above, and then make four separate comments telling us how you did them.)

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 30th. You can enter up to four times total. Post that you have “liked” the Facebook fan page, followed on Twitter, posted to Twitter (with link), and / or posted to Facebook (with link) – in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

ATTENTION: All links you post must direct to public-access 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, a website, or forum – or request permission to see them – your entry will automatically be disqualified.

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

You have four 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 24-48 hours of contest’s end to claim their prize.

Good luck!

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

And right now all Paperie readers can use the code paperie15 for 15% off at Paint the Moon until October 15th!

Thanks so much to Annie and Paint the Moon for today’s guest post, giveaway, and reader-discount!


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Today’s Moo.com newsletter announced that sticker books are now available in the U.S.! Up until now, they had to be purchased through the European store.

Moo holiday stickers printed

To celebrate, I’m making two holiday sticker templates available for FREE download – these coordinate with two Moo mini card templates I put on Paperie for download last year. Here are what the stickers look like:

Moo holiday stickers

download link ←  ¤  “elf-inspected” sticker (right-click, save-as)
download link ←  ¤  “(HO)³” sticker (right-click, save-as)
    UPDATE: third FREE Moo holiday sticker template now here

Both stickers are flat .png files sized for print at Moo.com. Visit this old Paperie post for information on purchasing additional Moo sticker templates.

New Moo.com customers can get 10% off their Moo orders through 9/30 with the code W9K55V.

The stickers above match these Moo mini card template FREE downloads (click the images for download links / info):

[Moo mini card holiday template]

[Moo mini card holiday template]

Be very merry!
-Robyn

These templates are ©Robyn Pollman, 2010. All rights reserved. They may not be copied, resold, made available for download or given away elsewhere, or redistributed without my written permission.

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Sep201026

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A surprise FREEBIE from Farrah Braniff and thedesignersmix.com.

“This is a template for a personalized thank you card. I love giving these to my clients and they love them too! I talked about these in my PPA webinar. It’s great marketing! These are the layered files. Paperie readers can customize them to their heart’s content. It is templated to be printed at WHCC as a folded 4.5×5 with a blank-inside. I made it using elements from the Designer’s Mix set!”


DMix Thank You front
DMix Thank You back

1. → download link ←   •   thedesignersmix.com thank you card front
2. → download link ←   •   thedesignersmix.com thank you card back

Thank you so much, Farrah!


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The Fit to Print sale has been so successful I’m going to extend it further through 3:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 27th, just in case readers didn’t get a chance to check in over the weekend. But that’s less than 24 hours so hurry up!

Fit to Print Sale

Everything in the store combined is worth over $260 so this is an amazing savings. Items included are:

1. “design one” information packet and matching Moo thank you template
     (color customizable)
2. “design two” Special Delivery / Do Not Open ‘Til tags
3. “design three” information packet (2 different front designs, color
     customizable)
4. “design four” 5×7 flat postcard promo / mailer / announcement (2 front
     designs to choose from)
5. “design five” information packet with “bonus pack” matching postcard /
     business card
6. “design six” CD / DVD cover design (for use with Epson Stylus R380)
7. “design seven” 5×5 trifold for cards or promo pieces
8. “design eight” Moo sticker templates
9. “design nine” Moo thank you card templates
10. “design ten” Moo business card templates
11. “design eleven” press-printed card client paper sample pack template
12. “Moo mini templates” (two) you can only get here

Heads-up! New Moo.com customers can get 10% off their Moo orders through 9/30 with the code W9K55V.

You must purchase this special deal on Paperie only using the purchase button below – not through “Fit to Print”!

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Not much time left, so take advantage soon!


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The winner in the recent Design Aglow Fine Art Overlays contest is… Rick Najdzion:

design aglow winner

Congrats to Rick, thanks to Design Aglow, and thanks to everyone who entered!

Check in often this week for more great surprises ahead!
-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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Sep201024

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Fit to Print Logo
Fit to Print Products

For this weekend only, starting now through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, September 26th, 3:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 27th, the entire Fit to Print store is on sale.

Everything in the store combined is worth over $260 so this is an amazing savings. Items included are:

1. “design one” information packet and matching Moo thank you template
     (color customizable)
2. “design two” Special Delivery / Do Not Open ‘Til tags
3. “design three” information packet (2 different front designs, color
     customizable)
4. “design four” 5×7 flat postcard promo / mailer / announcement (2 front
     designs to choose from)
5. “design five” information packet with “bonus pack” matching postcard /
     business card
6. “design six” CD / DVD cover design (for use with Epson Stylus R380)
7. “design seven” 5×5 trifold for cards or promo pieces
8. “design eight” Moo sticker templates
9. “design nine” Moo thank you card templates
10. “design ten” Moo business card templates
11. “design eleven” press-printed card client paper sample pack template

I’m even kicking in the following two Moo mini templates you can only get here:

Moo Halloween mini card
Heads-up! New Moo.com customers can get 10% off their Moo orders through 9/30 with the code W9K55V.

You must purchase this special deal on Paperie only using the purchase button below – not through “Fit to Print”!

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Happy shopping!
-Robyn

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Sep201023

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Today we have a gorgeous packaging / guest / vendor post feature by Farrah Braniff Photographs. From the PPA Website, “Farrah Braniff is a Houston, Texas-based photographer, specializing in contemporary portraits of babies, children and families. Recognized for her unique design approach, she has earned numerous awards, including winning PPA’s AN-NE Marketing Awards for the last three consecutive years.”

And you’re in luck! At 2 p.m. EDT today (Thursday, February 23rd) you can participate in a PPA Webinar with Farrah Braniff:

Become an Image Marketing Dynamo
Creating a unique and cohesive image marketing campaign is vital in today’s world. But our clients are being bombarded by marketing messages every day…so how do you make yours stand out? It’s not “magic,” as you’ll see. In this webinar, Farrah will explain how she creates her own award-winning marketing materials and websites, walking you through the steps needed to create your own dynamic campaign (including how to keep your designs unified and cohesive). Open your eyes to find your visual inspiration, and get ready to wield that inspiration with true effectiveness.


Without further adieu, take it away Farrah…

welcome packet folder

This is my newest piece- a folder that will house my welcome pack of info. I am designing that now. This folder is about 8×8 and printed on pearl paper.

braniff thank yous

braniff thank yous

I am big on thank you notes and these are a few of the ones I send out. The second one is a personalized thank you note. I take an image from the client’s session, pop it into this template that I have made and send it off to White House to print. I make a pack of 25 cards for them. They go crazy and love it! The best part is that they send these out to their friends, which is a little bit of extra marketing for you!

braniff art cards

I also love making fine art cards. I use images from my travels and personal photography. I include these as freebie gifts in people’s bags when they pick up. I think it is a great way to elevate your work and show your clients another side of you.

braniff boxes

These are my print boxes and the laminated tags that I make for them. My clients LOVE the tags!

braniff stickers

I also make great use of the White House Custom Color stickers. They can be used for everything!

braniff shirts

Every year I have a batch of cute onesies and kid T’s made. I give them away at sessions. Clients love them! I get pictures emailed back to me of my client’s kids in the T’s. It’s fun and different and helps you stand out!

braniff gift certificates

This is how we package up our gift certificates. I use 5×7 boxes, my logo ribbon and 5×7 flat printed cards from White House Custom Color.

braniff referral

These are my referrals cards. Almost all of my business is from word of mouth so rewarding my clients for this is really important. Each client gets a set of 50 cards. They give them to friends and, when friends book, both of them get a $100 studio credit. I firmly believe that, if you want to get clients talking and spreading the word, you have to make it worth their while!

I have a set of digital elements that I created and sell. You can see more about that at thedesignersmix.com. The yellow and blue backgrounds on these are from “Volume 1″ of the set.

Stay tuned for a very special giveaway from thedesignersmix.com! Don’t forget to drop by Farrah’s website and blog – and her webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern today!


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I’m excited to announce the three winners of the $50.00 gift cards to Photo Card BoutiqueJulie Wagner Photography, DeAnna Newsome, and Denise R. Contreras:

photo card boutique winners

Congrats to the winners! Thanks so much to Photo Card Boutique and everyone who entered!

Heads-up there’s still a giveaway from Design Aglow that’s being extended through midnight tonight – so enter fast!

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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Sep201021

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One of our favorite vendors, Design Aglow, is back for a guest post – and a special “Stroke of Genius – Creating Painterly Portraitsgiveaway! Read on…

In less than 10 minutes and with 10 easy-to-follow steps you can take your photographic images and turn them into beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

Design Aglow photography painting portraits effects

Each of the included Fine Art Overlays were created by hand using a combination of painting techniques and various brushes to add another layer of depth and dimension to your artwork.

Design Aglow photography painting portraits effects

These are unlike any other overlays you have ever seen and can be used alone or in various combinations to take your imagery to a whole new level of art. We have set this product up so that a beginner in Photoshop can easily use it yet we left it in a format where the more experienced Photoshop user will have full creative control. We encourage you to play with the blending modes, opacity, hue, contrast and lightness/darkness of each layer to create your own unique looks.

Design Aglow photography painting portraits effects

You can now easily transform your photography into gorgeous and unique artistic pieces. What’s more, as your top level offering, you can sign each portrait, an assurance of attention to detail and care to even your most discerning clients. Add this unique, upscale offering and get your studio noticed!

Design Aglow photography painting portraits effects

This is one truly creative and amazing product that will be a great addition to all photographers’ creative toolboxes.

Created exclusively for Design Aglow by Kimberly Wylie and Richard Sturdevant to help you bring your images to a whole new level.

Save $20 in the shop today until 9/23 with special introductory pricing.

You can also win one – it’s easy! You have four chances to win!

1. “Like” Design Aglow on Facebook

2. Follow @designaglow on Twitter

3. Post the following on Twitter:
Win “Creating Painterly Portraits” product from Design Aglow / designaglow.com / @designaglow at PaperieBoutique.com / @paperieboutique

4. Post about “Creating Painterly Portraits” on Facebook

Then come back and comment here that you’ve done so – each entry requires its own separate comment. (In simple terms: If you want FOUR chances to win, you have to do all four things listed above, and then make four separate comments telling us how you did them.)

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 23rd. You can enter up to four times total. Post that you have “liked” the Facebook fan page, followed on Twitter, posted to Twitter (with link), and / or posted to Facebook (with link) – in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

ATTENTION: All links you post must direct to public-access 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, a website, or forum – or request permission to see them – your entry will automatically be disqualified.

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

You have four 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.

Good luck, and thanks once again Design Aglow!

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

And don’t forget you still have a chance to win 1 of 3 different $50 gift cards to Photo Card Boutique through Wednesday night.

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P.S. NEW! Please follow our brand new Twitter and Facebook accounts!

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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Sep201020

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One more big thank you to Kotori Photo Jewelry for their recent giveaway! They’re offering a special offer to all Paperie readers to say thanks right back – $10 off the purchase of a studio package with the code PAPERIE through Friday, September 24th at midnight.

And now I have a guest / vendor post for you from Angie of Photo Card Boutique. Keep reading for the special giveaway!

photo card boutique

Howdy Paperie Boutique Readers! I am so excited to introduce myself to you and can’t express my gratitude to Robyn enough. My name is Angie Sandy and I am the designer behind Photo Card Boutique. Mother of 3, lover of coffee, wanna be photog and all around computer nerd. My goal is to bring unique card templates to the market with a fresh style. I love adorable illustrations, rich textures and fun color combinations.

Photo Card Boutique Christmas Delight Traditional
Photo Card Boutique Christmas Fruit Cake
Photo Card Boutique Holly Jolly

card photos from Buttons and Bows Photography, LLC


I am just over the top excited to give 3 lucky readers a $50 gift card to Photo Card Boutique and it’s easy to win! (See below.)

But that isn’t all! I am also including a 30% off coupon good until September 26, 2010. Simply enter paperie-boutique at checkout and the discount will be applied to your purchase (excluding gift cards).

So how do you win? You have four chances!

1. “Like” Photo Card Boutique on Facebook

2. Follow @PhotogBoutique on Twitter

3. Post the following on Twitter:
Win one of three $50 gift cards to Photo Card Boutique / photocardboutique.com / @PhotogBoutique from @paperieboutique – http://is.gd/fko7i

4. Post about Photo Card Boutique and this giveaway just once on any of the following – public-access Facebook account, public-access blog, public-access forum, or public-access Flickr account

Then come back and comment here that you’ve done so – each entry requires its own separate comment. (In simple terms: If you want FOUR chances to win, you have to do all four things listed above, and then make four separate comments telling us how you did them.)

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 22nd. You can enter up to four times total. Post that you have “liked” the Facebook fan page, followed on Twitter, posted to Twitter (with link), and / or post the link to your Facebook, blog, forum, or Flickr posts – in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

ATTENTION: All links you post must direct to public-access 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, a website, or forum – or request permission to see them – your entry will automatically be disqualified.

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

You have four 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.

Good luck and thanks to Photo Card Boutique for kicking the week off with a bang!

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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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Sep201019

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The winners of the Kotori Photo Jewelry giveaway have been selected and they are as follows… Winning the Virtual Studio Package is Barbara Walker:

kotori winner 1

And winning the Studio Package Lite is Heather Dailey:

kotori winner 2

Congrats to both winners, thanks to everyone who entered, and special thanks to Kotori Photo Jewelry for the fantastic giveaways! Stay tuned in the week ahead for more surprises!

UPDATE: One more big thank you to Kotori Photo Jewelry for their recent giveaway! They’re offering a special offer to all Paperie readers to say thanks right back – $10 off the purchase of a studio package with the code PAPERIE through Friday, September 24th at midnight.

And please check out F/Stop Breast Cancer — an auction of mentors and photography items to support breast cancer research and awareness. 100% off the proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This event will be blogged, Tweeted, and posted on Facebook. Visit the website for more information and to learn how to participate!

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Sep201017

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Recently on an entry by Courtney Reece Photography, we had a couple of requests to show how to put together a “client welcome kit” (and to list what typically goes in one). Although I can’t speak for everyone, as photographers and photography-genres can all vary quite a bit, I did recently take step-by-step photos of what goes in mine…

First I include a paper sample kit (featured previously on Paperie here and here). Most of my packages include announcements or holiday cards (or the ability to purchase cards as an add-on) so I like to give each client a better idea of the paper and envelope choices available from the various print labs I use. Every card a client sends has my logo and URL on the back, so they are wonderful advertising for my business, and a ‘status symbol’ of sorts that Buttons and Bows Photography was their photographer. As such, I want them to select their personal preferences for the product rather than me just choosing the paper and envelope types for them.

paper sample kit

Each paper and envelope choice is clearly labeled. I purposely use the color red in the card samples because not all card stocks start off as “pure white”. Some can have a blue cast, and others yellow. Red really highlights the differences in the final products. They can easily see how the same images change hues when printed on different papers.

paper sample kit back view

Since my clients order online, I feel the only way to guide new parents through this process is to give them something to hold and feel when picking out announcements and cards. It’s simply too much to remember from the prior in-person consultations, and easier on them also means easier for me.

paper sample kit

You can purchase my paper sample kit template at my site “Fit to Print“.

Next I include a “wall design” mini-booklet. You can see this featured previously on Flickr here.

wall gallery kit

I designed my wall gallery booklet with the help of a Pinkle Toes 4 Photographers template. If you are not a member of PT4P, other options are:

1. Photographer’s Wall Display Guide (featured on Paperie)
2. Gradybug Designs (set 1, set 2)
3. Design Aglow (Portraits I, Portraits II, Canvases)
4. Melissa Davis Designs (Wall Display)
5. The Savvy Photographer (Savvy Size Guide)
6. Simply Walls
7. Jamie Schultz Designs (Ordering – Wall Display Brochure)
8. Kori and Kate (Portrait Wall Displays)
9. Pink Ink Studios (Order Form with Wall Displays)

The pages of my mini-booklet are 4×5 photo prints that I adhere back-to-back with Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive. The final page is a press-printed card and includes a ruled-lined page for client note-taking. I hole punch the top left corner of each page, place them together on a binder ring, and hot-glue my trademark button & bow on the ring-top. The completed booklets are placed inside envelopes from Paper Source.

welcome kit

I also tuck in my 2010 Client Information Kit. You can see the 2009 version here on Flickr. (And you can purchase the 2007-2008 “wide-format 5×7″ version here on “Fit to Print”.)

The 2010 accordion-version includes a pocket with business cards, cards for my referral program, and any promotional items. Each panel of the accordion provides information and tips for the various types of sessions included in client packages, and also explains my shooting style and business philosophy. The kit also has a section that gives each client their username and password for their personal Buttons and Bows Photography website.

I print these accordion cards at Miller’s. The outer envelope is from Paper Source, and the card pocket envelope is from Action Envelope.

welcome packet

At the end, everything is gathered into a 2-pocket folder by Envelopper Inc. (You can see an older photo of this posted to Flickr here.) In the left-side slit, I include a self-addressed, stamped #10 business envelope (printed at Vistaprint). In the right-side slits, I include “appointment reminder” business cards with the dates of their scheduled sessions. The left pocket includes everything that needs to be returned to me (and this is noted in a sticker placed on the pocket) — this includes all contracts and adult / minor model releases. The right pocket includes their copy of the contract (to keep), relevant session information ‘tip sheets’, and four envelopes (paper sample kit, wall gallery booklet, information kit, and a handwritten thank you card for booking with me). Envelopes are sealed with my cute little Moo stickers – new Moo.com customers can get 10% off their orders through 9/30 with the code W9K55V.

welcome packet

I add my signature button & bow to the outside of the folder, and then place these inside of an outer presentation envelope from Paper Source, ready to mail. My clients love having everything organized in one folder for quick access and reference. I shoot primarily maternity and newborn sessions, so life is chaotic enough preparing for a new arrival. I don’t want to add to the clutter and confusion if at all possible.

Other photographers have featured their welcome packets here on Paperie in the past. Make sure to look through the archives for ideas and inspiration! A few of note are:

1. Julie Rollins Photography
2. Carrie Small Photography (and a follow-up post)
3. Heather Garland Photography
4. Denton Boudoir Photography
5. Stylized Portraiture
6. France Photography
7. Gail Werner Photography
8. The Captured Life Photography

You can find more vendors I use and recommend here. So what are you waiting for? Get started on yours! (And then send us the photos and share with the class!)

in character costumes

And totally unrelated…but In Character Costumes are on SALE at HauteLook right now. The sale ends at 8:00 a.m. PDT on Monday the 20th. Don’t miss it!

The Kotori Photo Jewelry giveaway ends Saturday, September 18th, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Happy (almost) weekend!
-Robyn

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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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Sep201016

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(Post title is a secret-handshake shout-out to all the Oklahomans out there. Boomer Sooner!)

This vendor / guest / giveaway post was supposed to go up yesterday, but I had to take an unexpected sick day – so here it is finally, a day late – but definitely not a dollar short! Welcome Kotori Photo Jewelry to Paperie!

Kotori heirloom

Hello! My name is Tonya Dalton, and I’m the owner of Kotori Photo Jewelry. I’m a busy mom, like many of you, but creating jewelry for photographers has become my passion. I have a true appreciation for the art of photography – which is why our jewelry focuses all the attention on the images you create. All of our pieces are completely handmade and totally customizable so your clients can mix and match items to create their own unique piece.

Kotori shorter lariat

Kotori story necklace

Kotori cocktail

We work exclusively with photographers, so everything we make, every process we create is made with you in mind. From the design of the jewelry to the marketing pieces we create for you, we focus solely on photographers.

Kotori love

Most people think of photo jewelry as just another add on to their offerings, but it can be a powerful marketing tool as well. Unlike your traditional prints and albums which sit beautifully inside a clients home, photo jewelry walks around with your clients. It’s like a little walking billboard of your work that goes to the local play group, grocery stores, everywhere. And when people ask about the jewelry, and believe me they do, they will hear your studios’ name. It’s a great referral program.

Kotori keychains

Many of our partners do mark up the jewelry significantly to generate additional revenue, but we have some who use it as one of their key marketing tools, just marking it up slightly or even giving it away. They incorporate our jewelry into their packages and even use it as a thank you gift.

Kotori ornaments

Kotori charm bracelet

One photographer gives every bride she shoots one of our charm bracelets with an image from their engagement session to signify the start of their new life. In the future, when that bride has children and wants newborn or family portraits, she’ll go back to the photographer so she can add her growing family to her original bracelet. This can create a strong returning customer base.

Kotori sale sheet front

Today we’d love to give away studio packages to 2 different winners. One will win our Virtual Studio Package and one will win our Studio Package Lite.

Virtual Studio Package

Studio Package Lite

Both come with our welcome kit, brochures, discount code and, best of all, our editable images. These files we’ve created make it easy for you to simulate how our jewelry will look with your own photography for your marketing materials, blog or web site. The Studio Package Lite also comes with two samples so you can see and touch the pieces with your images and show them to your clients.

Good Luck!

So how do you win? You have four chances!

1. “Like” Kotori Photo Jewelry on Facebook

2. Follow @KotoriDesign on Twitter – or – sign up for the Kotori newsletter here

3. Post the following on Twitter:
Win one of two studio packages from Kotori Photo Jewelry / mykotori.com at PaperieBoutique.com by @paperieboutique – http://is.gd/fdmC1

4. Post about Kotori Photo Jewelry and this giveaway just once on any of the following – public-access Facebook account, public-access blog, public-access forum, or public-access Flickr account

Then come back and comment here that you’ve done so – each entry requires its own separate comment. (In simple terms: If you want FOUR chances to win, you have to do all four things listed above, and then make four separate comments telling us how you did them.)

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Saturday, September 18th. You can enter up to four times total. Post that you have “liked” the Facebook fan page, followed on Twitter, subscribed to the newsletter, posted to Twitter (with link), and / or post the link to your Facebook, blog, forum, or Flickr posts – in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

ATTENTION: All links you post must direct to public-access 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, a website, or forum – or request permission to see them – your entry will automatically be disqualified.

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

You have four 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.

Thanks so much to Kotori Photo Jewelry – what fantastic prizes! Can’t wait to see who wins!

UPDATE: The winners have been announced. One more big thank you to Kotori Photo Jewelry for their recent giveaway! They’re offering a special offer to all Paperie readers to say thanks right back – $10 off the purchase of a studio package with the code PAPERIE through Friday, September 24th at midnight.

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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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