button so give the gift you know can’t fail

(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 / at by @paperieboutique –

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, 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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102 Responses to “so give the gift you know can’t fail”

  1. 101
    robyn  on September 19th, 2010

    Contest has ended – stay tuned for the winner!

  2. 102
    dclofton  on September 21st, 2010

    I love your work — so clean, elegant and focused on the photography! I was very happy to “like” you on FB. Thanks for a chance to win this great prize!

    Much success to you!