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It is GIVEAWAY time with a vendor / guest post hosted by Jacqueline from Photography by Jacqueline and and Elizabeth from Photo Candy Backdrops!

This is not your typical giveaway! There won’t be one winner or even five winners. EVERYONE will win! When you sign up for the giveaway and ‘like’ ALL of the vendors, not only do you have a chance to win one of the many wonderful prizes donated, you will automatically win Photography by Jacqueline’s 3×3 (12) Page Groovy Mini Accordion template (shown in the image below) ALONG with 10% off any backdrop from Photo Candy Backdrops! WOW.

On Monday, June 27th, we started accepting entries in the HUGE Photographer’s Giveaway with 26 amazing participating vendors! Thank you to all of our awesome vendors that provided their products to make this possible. Make sure you check out their Facebooks and show some love! With 26 items being given away and three entry opportunities, that is over 75 chances to win! Get excited now and follow the directions to enter.

We will be taking entries starting now until July 1st at noon. Winners will be announced by Sunday, July 2nd. Here are the direction on how to enter:

1. Starting now, visit the blog at blog.photographybyjacqueline.com and leave a comment thanking the vendors for their participation in the Photographer’s Giveaway. (This will be your first chance to win.)

2. Click each vendors link listed below their product and ‘like’ them all on Facebook. That will enter you for their giveaway prize and guarantee your free prizes. Once you have ‘liked’ all vendors, post a comment on the blog here, along with your email address saying you have done so. (This will be your second chance to win.)

Please note: If you are the winner for a prize by a vendor that you did not ‘like’ on Facebook, your prize will be given to the next winner. Be sure to ‘like’ them all to increase your chances and guarantee your free prizes., You may show the vendors some love on their Facebook page but this is not required. It will just help us identify that you have ‘liked’ their page. (‘Likers’ will be verified before prize is announced or awarded so play fair.)

3. Subscribe to Photography by Jacqueline’s blog here. After you have done this, post a comment on the blog here, along with your email address, saying you have done so. (This will be your third chance to win.)

That’s it! The giveaway is underway so be ready! Feel free to post about this on your Facebook or favorite blog / forum. Good luck to all!

Here is the list of vendors, their prizes and links to their Facebook pages! (You can copy and paste their HTML codes as shown here to your notes section on Facebook.)

SIMPLY COUTURE DESIGNS
1 SIMPLY COUTURE

TRENCHBOWL PHOTO PROPS
2 TRENCHBOWL PHOTO PROPS

CREATIVE PHOTO PROPS BY JERUSHA
3 CREATIVE PHOTO PROPS BY JERUSHA

PHOTO CANDY BACKDROPS
4 PHOTO CANDY BACKDROPS

PHOTOGRAPHER’S WALL DISPLAY GUIDES
5 WALL GUIDES BY ARIANA

SPLASH OF COLOR BY MOONLIGHT
6 SPLASH OF COLOR BY MOONLIGHT

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACQUELINE
7 PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACQUELINE

MADDI LEIGH PHOTOGRAPHY
8 MADDI LEIGH PHOTOGRAPHY

MADDOX & CO
9 MATTOX & CO

TINY BLESSINGS
10 TINY BLESSINGS

PHOTOGRAPHERS GATHERING PLACE
11 PHOTOG GATHERING PLACE

STANLEY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY
12 STANLEY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

VIBRANT IMAGE
13 VIBRANT IMAGE

SEW STRAPPY
14 SEW STRAPPY

KRISTEN CHARLES PHOTOGRAPHY
15 KRISTEN CHARLES PHOTOGRAPHY

KAK PHOTO
16 KAK PHOTO

LILY LU TUTUS
17 LILY LU TUTUS

AHSLEYS BOUTIQUE
18 ASHLEYS BOUTIQUE

JOYFULL GIFTS
19 JOYFULL GIFTS

WHIMSY BABY DESIGNS
20 WHIMSY BABY DESIGNS

SWEET CHERISH
21 SWEET CHERISH

LOLA WRAPS
22 LOLA WRAPS

SPLENDID PLAY
23 SPLENDID PLAY

MOM ME DESIGNS
24 MOMME DESIGNS

ARRANGE A MEMORY
25 ARRANGE A MEMORY

TWO PUDDLE JUMPERS
26 TWO PUDDLE JUMPERS

And the free gift from Jacqueline….

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Don’t forget this week we also have a contest for a $50 gift card from HB Photo Packaging, plus a special coupon code just for Paperie readers. Details here!

You can also win Boudoir Business Boutique‘s new “24-piece business set” through Tuesday the 28th here.


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Last but not least, I’m excited to announce we have a winner in the Dear Miss Modern / Deluxemodern Design giveaway…it’s…The Old Nichols Farm!

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Thanks to Dear Miss Modern and Deluxemodern Design for the great prize, thank you to everyone who entered, and congrats to Jess for her win!

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Jun201127

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HB Photo Packaging is offering Paperie readers a fantastic $50 gift card giveaway and coupon code good thru July 1st! Read on for more details…

HB Photo Packaging

Up for grabs is a $50 gift certificate to HB Photo Packaging. To win simply:

1. Tweet the following on Twitter (and tell us where you did it):
Win $50 gift card (and save 15% this week) from @HBPhotoPkging / h-bphoto.com at @paperieboutique / PaperieBoutique.com http://is.gd/xEQA9w

2. Post the following to Facebook (and tell us where you did it):
Win a $50 gift card from HB Photo Packaging / h-bphoto.com over at PaperieBoutique.com – http://is.gd/xEQA9w

3. Like HB Photo Packaging on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/HB-Photo-Packaging/77770574023

4. Follow @HBPhotoPkging on Twitter: twitter.com/HBPhotoPkging

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (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 here telling us how you did them.)

Post that you have “liked” the Facebook fan page, or followed the Twitter stream, or posted to your Twitter or Facebook account(s) – with a link to where you did it – in separate comments here 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.

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 30th. You can enter up to four times total. Post that you have met all four requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to four times total – one entry each for the options listed above. (PLEASE NOTE: Comments are held for moderation and may not appear immediately. Please be patient! They will show up eventually.)

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 48-72 hours of the winner-announcement to claim their prize.

Good luck!

HB Photo Packaging

And all Paperie readers can take advantage of the above offer for 15% off the entire HB Photo Packaging webstore through midnight EDT on Friday, July 1st!


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Don’t forget you can also win Boudoir Business Boutique‘s new “24-piece business set” through Tuesday the 28th here.


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The Designer’s Mix contest winners now announced on their Facebook page:

$75 gift certificate on Twitter – user @lbroome
$45 gift cert, Facebook page – user Studio Bliss Photography
$45 gift cert, FB page – user Christina Sylvester Skinner

A huge thank you to The Designer’s Mix for such fantastic prizes, congrats to everyone who won, and thanks to everyone who entered!

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Jun201123

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Boudoir Business Boutique is back for a guest / vendor post and giveaway – up for grabs is one of their new 24-piece business sets in Mod Pink or Mod Blue!

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New 24 piece business set in Mod Pink or Mod Blue:

• Beautiful Charcoal and Pink papers (also available in Mod Blue)
• Everything you need to get your business up and running
• Coordinated Branding
• All items are completely layered PSD files
• Free or standard fonts used
• Easy to use clipping masks
• Instructions included
• Available for immediate download

Mod Pink Business Set
Mod Pink Business Set
Mod Pink Business Set
Mod Pink Business Set

Templates Include:

Business Card
Boudoir Information Trifold
Investment Guide Trifold
Marketing Post Card
Image Box and Proof Borders
CD/DVD and Case Template
Session Reminder Card
Thank You Card
Referral Plan and Rep Cards
After Sale Add-On Marketing Card
Receipt
Packaging Sticker
Client Information Trifold
Gift Certificate
Blog Post Template
Facebook Profile Template
Digital Negative Trifold
Wording for FAQs
Wording for Website/Literature

New Mod Pink and Mod Blue Product Templates:

• 10×10 Album
• 5×5 Album
• 4×8 Accordian Album
• 3×3 Accordian Album
• CD and Case Template
• Image Box and Proof Borders

Mod Blue 10x10 Album

Mod Blue DVD Case

So how do you win a 24-piece business set? It’s easy!

1. Tweet the following on Twitter (and tell us where you did it):
Win 24-piece business set from BoudoirBusinessBoutique.com / @BoudoirBusiness at PaperieBoutique.com / @paperieboutique http://is.gd/pkpM3A

2. Post the following to Facebook (and tell us where you did it):
Win a 24-piece business set from BoudoirBusinessBoutique.com over at PaperieBoutique.com – http://is.gd/pkpM3A

3. Like Boudoir Business Boutique on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boudoir-Business-Boutique/160993427277932

4. Follow @BoudoirBusiness on Twitter: twitter.com/BoudoirBusiness

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (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 here telling us how you did them.)

Post that you have “liked” the Facebook fan page, or followed the Twitter stream, or posted to your Twitter or Facebook account(s) – with a link to where you did it – in separate comments here 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.

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 28th. You can enter up to four times total. Post that you have met all four requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to four times total – one entry each for the options listed above. (PLEASE NOTE: Comments are held for moderation and may not appear immediately. Please be patient! They will show up eventually.)

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 48-72 hours of the winner-announcement to claim their prize.

Good luck!

And just because they’re awesome, Boudoir Business Boutique is giving all Paperie readers a 30% discount until Saturday, July 23rd using the coupon code PB30. (And heads-up: Paperie readers can always receive 20% off using the coupon code PB20.)


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And don’t forget that we have two other giveaways currently going on with StudioThoughtSauce.com and The Designer’s Mix.

More features and giveaways are on tap, so stay tuned!
Robyn

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Jun201122

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Today we have a vendor / guest post and giveaway from The Designer’s Mix!

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The Designer’s Mix website has officially launched after much anticipation, and is growing weekly as we add new items for you. We currently offer fun alphabet sets, unique papers & textures, beautiful templates, and tons of handy dandy digital elements such as buttons, tags, and frames. There is much more coming your way soon, too!

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What’s great about The Designer’s Mix is its flexibility and quality. All of our products are designed to be mixed, matched, and used in a variety of ways. We want you to get creative and rock our products on your cards, albums, web designs, newsletters, and so much more.

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Not to mention, there is a freebies section on the site! Yes, FREEBIES! New freebies are available monthly, so we encourage you to check back each month.

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Onto the fun part… TWO very lucky people have the chance of winning a $45 gift certificate to spend at The Designer’s Mix. To win a gift certificate, head over to our Facebook page, “like” us and tell us what you think about our stuff. We will randomly pick 2 winners from the comments on the Facebook page on Monday, June 27th.

We are also going to give someone a $75 gift certificate! If you want to aim high for the $75, tweet about this blog post, follow us on Twitter and tell the Twitter-sphere about @thedesignersmix! We’ll randomly pick a winner from the tweets on Monday, June 27th.

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P.S. Any Paperie Boutique visitor can enter the promo code “paperie” at checkout for 10% off your order!


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Don’t forget to scroll down because we currently have two other ongoing contests from Dear Miss Modern – and – StudioThoughtSauce.com!

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Jun201121

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We have another awesome guest / vendor post and giveaway today – Photoumbra Studios is back with their new venture StudioThoughtSauce.com.

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We are Monica and Jake of Photoumbra Studios. Our home-based studio was just featured in the June issue of Professional Photographers Magazine article about home-studios that you can view here. In conjunction with this article, we have not only launched a new website, StudioThoughtSauce.com, but released a new product that is sure to excite home-based studio owners: The Studio Inspiration Guide: Enhancing your Home-Grown Studio.

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This 30 page downloadable eBook features six chapters full of great information for getting the most out of your home-based portrait studio including studio photos, individual exercises and checklists to help you identify where and how your home studio can grow.

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Chapters include:

ONE: The Client Experience {We take you step by step through 7 critical contact points to make your client’s experience a positive and memorable one. We also share ideas on how to infuse each contact point with important information to maximize your selling potential and tips on how to do this from your home studio.

TWO: Space Wars {Owning a home-based business not only presents the challenge of balancing work and family, it can also put you in the middle of a constant tug-a-war for space. This chapter will help you determine which spaces are best utilized for specific functions and how you can creatively utilize your space to its max!}

THREE: Do-it-Yourself Tips and Tricks {We walk you through several DIY ideas on how to enhance your space and client experience such as how to make your own background studio system for under $50}

FOUR: Keep the Bottom Line in Mind {This chapter will provide specific activities to help you be more profitable in your spending and selling.}

FIVE: Defining your Success {Success is measured in many different ways. We’ll help you explore your own definition of success and offer tips on how to better reach your goals.}

SIX: Our Favorite Things {This chapter identifies the the tools and vendors we find most useful in operating a successful home studio.}

BONUS: Enjoy some of the graphic elements we used to create the Studio Inspiration Guide. Get 7 Doodle Frames and an entire page of fun doodle elements. See images below!

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Get the Studio Inspiration Guide for the special launch price of just $19.99, regularly $39. Plus, get a bonus download of 7 doodle border frames used in the book as well as several doodle embellishments!

You can purchase the guide HERE.

Also, for your chance to win a complimentary copy of The Studio Inspiration Guide or any of the other great products that Studio Thought Sauce offers, simply visit our website and see which product you would like for FREE in the Sauce Shop — then visit our Facebook page and “like” us — and then write which product you would like for FREE on our wall by 11:59 p.m. EDT Saturday, June 25th. One random wall post will be selected by Monday, June 27th and will be notified via Facebook.

Thanks to Photoumbra Studios and StudioThoughtSauce.com for the awesome prize!


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Don’t forget we also have a giveaway running through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 23rd for a pre-made logo OR $100.00 giftcard to Dear Miss Modern!

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Jun201120

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Today we have another great vendor / guest post and giveaway from Dear Miss Modern and Deluxemodern Design – plus a discount code for all of our readers.

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Hello Darling!

I’m Christine from Dear Miss Modern…..the chic and stylish design + branding shop from Deluxemodern Design.

While Deluxemodern Design specializes in high-end custom branding, Dear Miss Modern specializes in instant gratification!

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In the design shop you will find pre-made logos, marketing sets, all kinds of fabulous patterns, cards, and our latest and greatest, The Blog Sugar Design Kit! What is THAT, you ask? It’s a neatly packaged group of design elements for your blog. Use all the elements, or just a few. Change the colors, or keep them. You decide. Works with any blog platform. Lots of new designs in the works!

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We’d be so pleased if you’d come say hello, join our Facebook page, check out our site, and peruse our design shop!

And one lucky Paperie reader will receive a pre-made logo OR $100.00 to the shop {in case you don’t need a logo}.

You have three ways to enter:

1. Visit the Deluxemodern Facebook page at facebook.com/deluxemodern
    and LIKE it.

2. Follow Deluxemodern Design on Twitter at twitter.com/deluxemodern.

3. List your favorite Dear Miss Modern product in the comments here.

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want THREE chances to win, you have to do all three things listed above, and then make three separate comments here telling us how you did them.)

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 23rd. You can enter up to three times total. Post that you have met all three requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to three times total – one entry each for the options listed above. (PLEASE NOTE: Comments are held for moderation and may not appear immediately. Please be patient! They will show up eventually.)

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 48-72 hours of the winner-announcement to claim their prize.

Good luck with the giveaway darlings…I wish you all could be winners!

And right now all Paperie readers will receive a 10% disicount to Dear Miss Modern with the code MISSPAPERIE!


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And lastly, a very belated announcement for the BrandSushi eBook giveaway…the winner is…Alison Douglass Photography!

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Congrats to Alison and everyone who entered, and special thanks to BrandSushi for such a fantastic prize!


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I know updates here have been quite sporadic due to health issues I’ve been having – but don’t forget to tune in often because there are several great vendor giveaways and features in the queue and I’ll be posting them as frequently as possible!

Thanks for your patience!
Robyn

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Jun201109

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One of the biggest perks of my job is the “sneak-peeks”. I’m excited to share what I recently received from Black River Imaging!

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They announce… Black River Imaging just introduced their super-stylish Specialty Shaped Metal Prints in 7 sizes and 30 silhouettes.

Inspired by French flea market mirrors and vintage signs, Specialty Shaped Metal Prints blend the modernity of metal with Old World charm.

You choose the surface type that suits your style: Vibrant produces crisp detail and rich colors; subtle color gradations become dream-like with Metallic Fade. Each print is finished in gloss or matte.

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Metal prints are lightweight and easy to clean. They are made from 100% recycled aluminum. You can mount them easily with an optional float block (for sizes larger than 5” square) or opt for drill holes to thread your favorite ribbon or chain.

For an eclectic look, try a cluster in various shapes and sizes on a client’s wall or mantlepiece. Or hot-glue atop a fabric-covered clamshell box for an exquisite wedding memory keeper.

Specialty Shaped Metal Prints from Black River Imaging
• 30 designs, 7 sizes from 5” to 45”
• Eco-friendly 100% recycled aluminum
• Two surfaces and finishes: Vibrant or Metallic Fade surface,
  Gloss or Matte finish
• Mounting options: float block; drill holes for your own ribbon or chain
• 3-5 business day turnaround time

For more information, please visit the Black River Imaging website.


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I’m elated to announce that I am now writing for the Professional Photographer Magazine “Web Exclusives” column online, in addition to being a Contributing Editor and freelance columnist with the print-magazine. You can read my first article here titled “6 Etsy Shops We Love“.

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I look forward to submitting more articles in the near future, so stay tuned!


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Don’t forget we currently have a giveaway going from BrandSushi. It’s a chance to win a copy of their eBook “Total Package Pricing“!


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Last but not least, we have a winner in the Cindy Irene Photography giveaway…and the winner is…Erika of Just Peachy Photography!

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Congrats to Erika, and thanks again to Cindy Irene Photography!

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Jun201108

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BrandSushi is back today for another guest / vendor post and giveaway – up for grabs is a copy of their eBook “Total Package Pricing“.

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How did you arrive at your current price list?

What’s your hourly rate (and how did you calculate it)?

Is your photography business turning a profit, or leading you down a path to the Poor House?

What message do you want your photography brand to convey, and what steps are you currently taking to maintain and build upon that message?

Are you 100% confident in your current pricing and package options?

If you’re having trouble answering these questions, it might be time to take a step back.

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When I first started my photography business, I spent many long nights working out pricing, packages, brand and marketing strategies and budgeting for all sorts of things I hadn’t anticipated. I’m lucky enough to have a background in brand strategy, advertising and marketing, but many photographers (both new and established) don’t have that luxury, and find themselves overwhelmed with their pricing, collections, and marketing endeavors. We’re about to fix that!

Enter TOTAL PACKAGE PRICING, the pricing and collection building guide for wedding and portrait photographers who don’t want to go broke.

This three-part eBook series takes you through every facet of pricing your photography for profit, discovering — and utilizing — your CORRECT hourly rate, building a strong group of collections and packages that you’ll feel confident selling, and turning your business into a full-fledged brand. Here’s a run-down of what’s included:

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BOOK 1 – Intro to Business and Brand Strategy : What’s in a brand? Learn how to position yourself and your products for top results. We’ll cover business structure (and why you can’t be everything to everybody); pricing and sales (learn not only WHAT to place in your collections for maximum profit, but HOW and WHY clients choose the way they do); perceived value and the inherent risks involved with discounting your way into the Poor House; and how to identify and utilize your brand’s “face and voice” to build a solid foundation on which to launch (or re-launch) a winning photography business and brand. Wherever possible, real-world examples are given and geared toward both Portrait and Wedding photographers, so everyone should be able to take something tangible out of the workbooks, regardless of their clientele!

BOOK 2 – Hourly Rates and Product Pricing : This volume will guide you toward the answer to that ever-elusive question: What are you worth? Learn the real way to calculate your hourly rate (I’ll give you a hint: it’s probably a LOT higher than you think it is!) and implement a price list that will set you up for success, and won’t leave you digging into your couch cushions when Tax season rolls around. You’ll also receive a set of Excel Spreadsheets that are already set up to do ALL THE HARD WORK (i.e. calculations) for you! But, if you don’t have Excel, never fear! All calculations are thoroughly explained in the workbook, and blank PDF templates are included so you can also do all the work by hand to get the same results! This workbook also comes with two sample price lists (one for wedding photography and one for portrait photography), as well as my personal product catalog and price list for comparison!

BOOK 3 – Building Profitable Collections : From deciding what to offer in your packages and collections to tallying their final prices and values, this workbook will leave you with a solid understanding of what goes into collections for maximum profit and confidence. You’ll also receive an Excel Collection Builder that calculates everything for you (as well as instructions on how to calculate everything by hand if you’d rather do it the old fashioned way!). We’ll cover scenarios for both wedding photographers (whose packages include service hours) and portrait photographers (whose collections are product-based).

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And here is a basic list of the items included in this set:

(3) Excel Templates — each with multiple tabs (.xlsx format). These WILL also work in Apple’s Numbers, although some formatting might appear slightly different than in the screenshots. The Excel Templates were created in Excel 2010 and will work with recent versions of Excel on both Mac and PC. Compatibility with older versions of Excel or Numbers, or other spreadsheet programs is not verified.
(1) Instruction booklet to help you get started using the Excel Templates.
(3) PDF workbooks totaling over 50 pages of insider branding, business and pricing tips in clear, concise, and easy-to-understand terminology with real-world examples to get you thinking and keep you learning.
(1) Blank PDF line sheet with a quick pricing formula “cheat sheet” in case you’d rather do the calculations by hand.
(1) Sample Price Catalog from my own studio for reference.

Important Note: This workbook’s purpose is to give you a solid foundation and understanding of pricing and budgeting structures; it’s always a good idea to consult an accountant or tax professional to make sure you’re keeping everything in order! These workbooks do not provide financial advice — their purpose is to teach you tested pricing methods, and the psychology behind presenting those prices and packages in a way that will maximize profitability with your client sessions and orders.

And during this giveaway, all Paperie readers will receive 20% off at BrandSushi with the code PAPERIE20!

How do you win the eBook “Total Package Pricing“?

1. Tweet the following on Twitter (and tell us where you did it):
Win the “Total Package Pricing” eBook from BrandSushi.com / @brandsushi over at @paperieboutique / PaperieBoutique.com – http://is.gd/YsVq50

2. Post the following to Facebook (and tell us where you did it):
Win the “Total Package Pricing” eBook from BrandSushi.com over at PaperieBoutique.com – http://is.gd/YsVq50

3. Like brandsushi on Facebook: facebook.com/brandsushi

4. Follow @brandsushi on Twitter: twitter.com/brandsushi

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 here telling us how you did them.)

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, June 12th. You can enter up to four times total. Post that you have met all four requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to four times total – one entry each for the options listed above. (PLEASE NOTE: Comments are held for moderation and may not appear immediately. Please be patient! They will show up eventually.)

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 24-72 hours of contest’s end to claim their prize.

Good luck!

Thanks to BrandSushi for another awesome giveaway!

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Jun201106

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As promised, a giveaway and guest / vendor post is on tap to start the week!

Cindy Irene Photography is having a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive her new “FRENCHY” Marketing Business Kit for Photographers, packed full of over 80 items needed for branding.

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click both kit images for a larger pop-up version

kit created with papers by Sassy Designs, Inc.

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three samples

biz card sample

gift certificate

referral card

The winners will receive forms, templates, tips, business card template, thank you cards, contracts, receipts, forms, cd layout, photo card templates, bookmark, and much more in their choice of pink and black or green and black, featuring papers by Sassy Designs, Inc.! (Not all items included are listed on the photo.) This is great for those just starting out or those that want to revamp their existing Photography business! Most items are easily customizable to your business, as most are Photoshop layers.

All you have to do to enter, is 3 things:

1. Visit her Facebook page at facebook.com/cindyirenerogers and LIKE it.

2. Comment on her Wall at facebook.com/cindyirenerogers and say Paperie Boutique sent you for the giveaway.

3. Tell her what freebies you would like to see her offer at her other Facebook, fabphotogfreebies.com. (For a short time she’s giving away one template from her new kit, for LIKERS!)

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want THREE chances to win, you have to do all three things listed above, and then make three separate comments here telling us how you did them.)

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 8th. You can enter up to three times total. Post that you have met all three requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to three times total – one entry each for the options listed above. (PLEASE NOTE: Comments are held for moderation and may not appear immediately. Please be patient! They will show up eventually.)

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 48-72 hours of contest’s end to claim their prize.

Good luck!

Thanks so much to Cindy Irene Photography for the great giveaway!

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Once again I apologize for the lack of updates lately. More over at Facebook


First up, I have a very belated contest-winner announcement for the Photo Card Boutique $100 gift card, and it’s Elizabeth Simmons Photography!

photo card boutique winner

Congrats to Elizabeth, thanks to everyone who entered, and a special thanks to Photo Card Boutique for the fantastic prize!


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The digital edition of the June 2011 Professional Photographer Magazine is now online for digital subscribers.
Professional Photographer Magazine June 2011 cover
For this month’s article I reviewed boudoir and maternity related products by HB Photo Packaging, The Art of Pregnancy and Newborn (TAoPaN), Kiss Wedding Books, The Boudoir Divas, Design Aglow, ProDPI, Animoto, Boudoir Business Boutique, and Artsy Couture.

Professional Photographer Magazine June 2011 Goods column
Professional Photographer Magazine June 2011 Goods column
Professional Photographer Magazine June 2011 Goods column
Click the magazine pages above for a larger .pdf version. You can find the article on page 72, page 74, and page 76 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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I’ve finally managed to score a couple of weeks off in a row to rest up, catch up, and enjoy summer break with my boys. So there will be new updates starting on Monday. Pinky-swear!

Check back then –
Robyn

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