Archive for November, 2011

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button it’s better to give…

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! To show you how thankful we are for our Paperie readers, we’re offering up this free baby tee design for use at Zazzle – it would make the perfect client holiday gift!

Buttons and Bows Photography t shirt baby newborn infant Orlando Florida

UPDATE: The design has been updated for the year “2012“. You can now see how the shirts look when you get them from Zazzle here. Try finding a Zazzle coupon code at retailmenot.com before making your purchase!

You can either download the .psd file below and move things around to add your own logo — or if you prefer to just print the design as-is, use the Paperie Zazzle Store and choose between a baby onesie, an infant t-shirt, an infant organic creeper, or a baby long-sleeve tee in sizes 6, 12, 18, and 24 months.

infant newborn baby photographer gift client
  → download link ← (please note this file was designed in CS2 and you must have Photoshop or Elements and know how to edit a .psd layered file — I do not provide technical support for this download)

You can edit the background color in this .psd file and move layers around. However, you cannot edit the text as-shown or make changes to the graphic. If you choose to print the design with a vendor other than Zazzle please make sure to check the size and crop guidelines first! Paperie is not responsible for mis-prints.

If you prefer to print the shirt without a logo, or do not have the ability to edit .psd layers, you can order it directly from Zazzle here.

photography photographer holiday Christmas baby infant newborn tee shirt

PLEASE MAKE SURE when ordering your shirt(s) that you use the Zazzle “Customize It!” tools (as shown below) to correctly place the “Santa baby / camera” graphic on the various designs / styles so the entire graphic appears and is centered! It will change size and placement depending on design selected and it is up to you to confirm proper placement on your item before ordering!

Zazzle customize it

Click the orange “Customize It!” button to get started and use controls shown. Make sure you also select the “Santa baby / camera” image in the “Customize It!” section because it will not move or resize until the image is selected to edit.

Here are the onesies I got from Zazzle for Christmas 2011 and they turned out so cute! I customized them for my Buttons and Bows Photography clients:

Paperie Boutique custom design Zazzle Christmas shirt

Buttons and Bows Photography t shirt baby newborn infant Orlando Florida

I added a smaller version of the Santa-camera with my URL on the t-shirt backs.

And here is a similar onesie that Buttons and Bows Photography gifted to clients in 2008. They were a HUGE hit!
newborn baby infant onesie

Template is ©Robyn Pollman, 2011. All rights reserved. Templates may not be copied, resold, made available for download or given away elsewhere, or redistributed without my written permission.


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We also have a couple of winners to announce! First up, the winner of the Martha Stewart heat embossing tool is…Tatiana Fowler!

martha stewart heat emboss winner

And the winner of the ONA Venice camera bag is…Jennifer Stuart Photography!

ONA Venice camera bag winner giveaway contest

Congrats to both of our winners, thanks to everyone who entered, and a huge thank you to ONA Camera Bags for such a fantastic giveaway!

I’ll be e-mailing both winners this weekend so make sure to check your e-mail soon!


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Check out our Facebook page if you haven’t seen it already – both Amazon and B&H have been running huge specials on Adobe’s Lightroom 3 today! It’s been as low as $89.99, and as of 2:45 p.m. EST on “Black” Friday, November 25th it’s still on sale for as low as $149.00!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. The 2nd annual “Wrap Battle” kicks off a week from today on Friday, December 2nd – get ready!

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Nov201117

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button the Venetian

We have an amazing giveaway today from ONA Camera Bags – who’s also stopped by for a vendor / guest post!

ONA logo

ONA is a purveyor of fine camera bags and accessories. All of our products are handcrafted using premium materials, such as naturally-milled full-grain leather and waxed cotton canvas.

ONA lifestyle

And one lucky Paperie reader will win ONA’s “Venice” bag (value $329.00). The new Venice bag is a naturally milled full-grain leather SLR camera bag designed to hold a camera body, 3-4 lenses, small personal items, and an iPad. It is available in ONA’s online store in four colors (plum, camel, black, and stone).

ONA Venice front

ONA Venice interior

So how do you win the Venice camera bag? It’s easy!

1. Go to your Facebook and Twitter accounts and post the following on either or both (then tell us where you did):

Win a $329 leather Venice Camera bag from @onabags / onabags.com at PaperieBoutique.com / @PaperieBoutique – http://is.gd/sQMlwc

2. Friend / Like ONA on Facebook and come back here and let us know (or tell us you’re already a fan)

3. Follow ONA on Twitter and come back here and let us know (or tell us you already follow them)

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

Comment that you have posted to your Twitter and/or Facebook account(s), with a link to where you did it – or that you’ve liked ONA on Facebook – or followed ONA on Twitter – 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. EST on Sunday, November 20th. You can enter up to FOUR times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to four times total – one entry each for all of 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 to everyone who enters and thanks so much to ONA for the great prize!


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Don’t forget this is the last day to enter to win a Martha Stewart heat embossing tool!

More goodies ahead – stay tuned!
Robyn & Todd

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Nov201114

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button so boss

Everyone getting ready for the 2nd annual Wrap Battle that kicks off on December 2nd? Here’s another great way to spice up your packaging – heat embossing!

I started the “habit” a couple of weeks ago and absolutely love it! Here are a few tips and tools of the trade to get you started…

And read ’til the end to find out how to win a heat embossing tool of your own!

heat emboss
Shown in the above photo: Martha Stewart Heat Embossing Tool, VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad, VersaMark Dazzle Watermark Stamp Pad Frost, Martha Stewart Embossing Stamp Pad, and Tidy Crafts No Spill TrayMate

heat emboss
Shown in the above photo: Opaque White Embossing Powder, Ranger Rich Red Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Crafts Scandinavian Wooden Stamp Set, VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad, and HB Photo Packaging kraft 5×7 box

heat embossing

First take your stamp, press into the clear stamp pad (just like a regular ink stamp), and stamp the box or paper you will be embossing. I suggest a few trial runs first to get the hang of it! (Martha Stewart has more detailed instructions here.)

Then pour your embossing powder over the area you’ve just stamped.

heat emboss

Tap the item to remove the excess powder, and your stamp will have the powder covering it. You might need a small brush to remove excess powder – you don’t want to emboss it as well! Take the heat tool and cover the stamped / powdered area until you see it transform from a “powder” finish to a “slick” / embossed finish.

heat embossing

heat emboss

Let dry and repeat with additional stamps / colors!


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heat embossing
For this heat embossed stamp: VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad, custom logo stamp, Ranger Silver Embossing Powder, and Paper Source Pool A7 envelope

heat emboss

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heat embossing

heat embossing
Shown in the above photos: VersaMark Dazzle Watermark Stamp Pad Frost, Opaque White Embossing Powder, Ranger Silver Embossing Powder, Paper Source button stamps, Martha Stewart Crafts Scandinavian Wooden Stamp Set, Tidy Crafts No Spill TrayMate, and Rice Eco Chic Peacock CD Sleeve

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heat emboss
Used for this heat embossed stamp: Paper Source Bah Humbug Rubber Stamp, VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad, Ranger Silver Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Heat Embossing Tool, and HB Photo Packaging aqua/aqua 8×10 box

heat embossing

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heat emboss
Shown in the above photo: Ranger Rich Red Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Crafts Scandinavian Wooden Stamp Set, Recollections Glacier Opaque Embossing Powder, EK Success Martha Stewart “All Occasions” Clear Stamps, and Stampendous clear acrylic small rectangle Stamp Handle


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And now one lucky Paperie reader will win a Martha Stewart Heat Embossing Tool (value $25.00)!

Martha Stewart Heat Embossing Tool

1. Go to your Facebook and Twitter accounts and post the following on either or both (then tell us where you did):

Win a Martha Stewart heat embossing tool just in time for the holidays at PaperieBoutique.com / @PaperieBoutique – http://is.gd/GSnxmU

2. Friend / Like / Follow Paperie Boutique on Facebook and come back here and let us know (or tell us you’re already a fan)

3. Follow Paperie Boutique on Twitter and come back here and let us know (or tell us you’re already a follower)

4. Share your favorite giftwrap / packaging photo on Pinterest – post the link here in the comments. (Here’s my packaging board to get you started!)

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

Comment that you have posted to your Twitter and/or Facebook account(s), with a link to where you did it – or that you’ve liked the us on Facebook and/or Twitter – or your favorite Pinterest giftwrap photo – 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, November 17th. You can enter up to FIVE times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to five times total – one entry each for all of 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 FIVE 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.


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Speaking of contests, we have a winner to announce in the THEIT camera bag contest…it’s Paola Pinto!

THEIT camera bag

Thanks to everyone who entered, congrats to Paola, and a special thanks to THEIT for the amazing giveaway!

And we have THREE winners in the Artsy Couture giveawayJennifer Alvi, Troy Branch, and Tammy Ali Photography!

Artsy Couture contest winners

Once again thanks to everyone who entered, congrats to the three winners, and a huge round of applause times three for one of our favorite vendors Artsy Couture!

If you’re one of the winners listed above, I’ll be in touch in the next couple of days with details on how to collect your prizes, so watch for it!

Stay tuned this week – more giveaways / fun on the way!
Robyn & Todd

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Nov201111

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button here we go loopty-loop

Like me, many of you are packing client orders like crazy right now or are about to… In the past I’ve shared a demo on how to make a “flat bow” for shipping.

Now I’m sharing a demo on how to make a “loop bow” that will also survive the pack’n’ship process.

loop bow 1

First, you need to have 1 – 1½” ribbon on hand and a hot glue gun. Wired ribbon is optional, but will hold a prettier shape. Cut four strips approximately 8½” long, and one shorter strip approximately 3½” long.

loop bow 2

Take your hot glue gun and put a line of glue down the ribbon’s edge on one side – then press the other side down on top of the glue to create a loop.

loop bow 3

You will end up with five ribbon loops – four large and one small.

loop bow 4

Divide the four larger loops into two pairs. For each pair you will want to glue one loop on top of the other making an “X” shape as shown. All this takes is a dab of glue in the center of one loop, and then pressing the other loop on top of it to make an “X”.

loop bow 5

Now take your two “X” loop pairs and keep one as an “X”, and turn the other to make a “+” sign as shown.

loop bow 6

Put a dab of hot glue in the center of the “X” and place the “+” on top of it – gluing the two loop pairs together as shown.

loop bow 7

Now take the small loop that remains and run a line of hot glue down the seam on the back side. Attach it to the center of the larger loops already glued together.

loop bow 8

If you wish, take additional ribbon to wrap around the package length-wise and width-wise and hot glue into place. (I place a business card under the areas I’m gluing so that no glue accidentally gets on the box.)

loop bow 9

Now glue the bow to the ribbon around the box, or the box itself. Puff up each of the loops with your fingers and voilà!

loop bow 10

Here are a couple of other examples showing wired ribbon and grosgrain. You can also hot glue embellishments to the center of the bows.

And there you have it – a pretty loop bow in ten steps or less! Just in time for the upcoming annual packaging contest

Have a great weekend!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. We have two awesome giveaways right now, so don’t forget to scroll down and enter!

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Nov201110

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button it’s hip to be square

New day, new contest – and this is one you definitely won’t want to miss! We have a prize pack giveaway in a vendor / guest post by Artsy Couture!

WHAT ARE SWEET FRAMES?
Sweet Frames are a collection of distressed and aged looking frames hand crafted from high quality wood. Every frame is meant to inspire whimsy and wonderment, like being presented with a life sized piece of candy. Join in on spreading the sweetness.

Artsy Couture frames

WHAT IS CUBE DÉCOR?
They are photo cubes created from four inch image panels, each being a pro print laminated onto a solid wood material, which come together to create a one-of-a-kind home furnishings product.

Artsy Couture Baby Blocks

Artsy Couture Baby Blocks names

Artsy Couture engagement cube Blocks

Artsy Couture is celebrating the launch of their new Sweet Frames and Cube Décor product lines by giving away a prize pack to three lucky Paperie Boutique fans! This prize pack (valued at $150.00) includes:

•   a set of 3 cubes
•   an 8×10 classic Sweet Frame
•   an 11×14 ornate Sweet Frames

How do you win? Pick ONE of the following questions and answer here in the comments. (Only one answer / entry per person please.)

    1. If you could do a photo shoot anywhere in the world, where would it be?

    2. If you could have one photography “super power”, what would it be?

    3. Who is your photography hero and why?

    4. How did you make the decision to purchase Nikon or Canon (or other
        brand) and do you plan to stick with it?

    5. What is your favorite product by Artsy Couture – and why?

Select your favorite question and leave ONE answer here in the comments. Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 12th. You can enter / post one time.

(PLEASE NOTE: Comments are held for moderation and may not appear immediately. Please be patient! They will show up eventually.)

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.

Both Sweet Frames and Cube Décor are 25% off through 11/15 and after this time, we are happy to offer Paperie Boutique fans an exclusive savings!

Thanks to Artsy Couture for always supporting Paperie, and for such a fun giveaway for our readers!


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Paperie was featured in the November 9th MOOsLetter:

November 9 2011 MOOsLETTER
And also on the Moo blog – “Boutique Christmas Templates“!

Moo Blog free Boutique Christmas Templates

Welcome to everyone coming in from Moo.com – please check our “free downloads” page for several free Moo regular and holiday templates!

And guess what?!? Moo.com is offering free shipping when you spend over $35 through November 22nd!


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We have a winner in our BrandSushi Grand Prize contest and it’s…Shelby Leigh Photography!

brandsushi winner

And we have two winners of the BrandSushi $75 gift certificates and they are…Adria Peaden Photography and Danni Wallace!

BrandSushi Winner gift certificates

Congrats to our winners! We’ll be in touch by Friday with information on how to claim your prizes! Thanks to everyone who entered, and thanks again to BrandSushi for the fabulous prizes! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

And don’t forget you can still win a THEIT camera bag!

THEIT bag contest

Only 45 days ’til Santa Claus comes to town!
Robyn & Todd

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Nov201108

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button the “it” bag

We’re excited to have a new vendor at Paperie today for a fun guest post / giveaway! Please help us welcome…THEIT Camera Bags!

theit logo

THEIT creates camera bags for photographers that value both style and substance. With designs that aim to capture classic modernity with a sense of playfulness, this philosophy exemplifies the essence of the THEIT customer: someone who is independent, inspired, and full of life, who cannot help but to capture the beauty in her world through the lens.

An homage to the well-known fashion term “the it bag“, the brand represents more than the most coveted piece for the season, but a new wave of design enabling style, function and versatility for the fashion-minded photographer. Inspired by the runway and the streets, THEIT‘s vision is to uphold a fashion standard that helps photographers live their dreams in style.

theit camera bag

theit camera bag

theit camera bag

And now one lucky Paperie reader has a chance to win The Bossi Bag by THEIT in Gravel (value $159.00)! The bag is water resistant with antique brass hardware, comes with interior and exterior zip pockets for extra room and metal feet for protection, and has a zipper top closure.

Features:
•    Convenient dual carrying handles
•    Detachable cross body gold chain strap
•    Customizable padded dividers to protect your gear
     and suit your needs
•    Fully removeable padded insert; our unique design
     allows you to easily organize and change your bag
     from a camera bag to a fashion handbag

The photos above were taken by Paperie Boutique and show the Gravel Bossi Bag with the following inside: Nikon D700 body with grip, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, Nikon SB-800 speedlight, Apple iPad2, Speck iPad2 FitFolio Cover, and Abie Designs camera strap – the bag will zip closed with the items shown / listed inside. (I did not fill the exterior or interior pockets with additional items although there was ample room to do so, and I did not use all of the removable protective padding included with the bag.) The bag’s dimensions are 14 x 9 x 6″.

So how do you win this camera bag? It’s easy!

1. Go to your Facebook and Twitter accounts and post the following on either or both (then tell us where you did):

Win THEIT Bossi Gravel Camera Bag from @theitbags / lovetheit.com at PaperieBoutique.com / @PaperieBoutique – http://is.gd/GM6rdB

2. Friend / Like THEIT on Facebook and come back here and let us know (or tell us you’re already a fan)

3. Follow THEIT on Twitter and come back here and let us know (or tell us you already follow them)

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

Comment that you have posted to your Twitter and/or Facebook account(s), with a link to where you did it – or that you’ve liked THEIT on Facebook – or followed THEIT on Twitter – 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. EST on Friday, November 11th. You can enter up to FOUR times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to four times total – one entry each for all of 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 to everyone who enters and thanks again to THEIT for the great prize!


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Don’t forget we have a contest going on right now from BrandSushi – the grand prize is a logo design valued at $650!

brandsushi giveaway

Check back in this week – we’re just getting started!
Robyn & Todd

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Nov201107

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Remember the amazing packaging contest we had last year? Well it’s back this year and it’s going to be even more amazing!

Paperie Boutique Wrap Battle 2011

Don’t forget when you’re busy wrapping up your client and / or holiday orders to stop for a minute and take photos of your beautiful creations before delivering them. The second annual business and holiday packaging contest kicks off on Friday, December 2nd!

Don’t know where to start? Paper Source always has great video tutorials! And with just one of the prizes being a $500 store credit to HB Photo Packaging, it will definitely be worth your time!

Watch this space for more updates in the coming days! And happy wrapping!


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New week, new deal for Paperie readers! Today we have a vendor / guest post by Beth Forester of photoDUDS!

Be Artsy!

Beth Forester of photoDUDS has just released a new line of templates created just for Artsy Couture Gallery Blocks.

Let’s face it, Artsy Couture Gallery Blocks are one of the hottest items this year. With these designs you’ll be able to impress your clients by offering these upscale custom designed items in your studio.

Photo Duds Artsy Couture designs

There are SEVEN different templates designed to work specifically with the Artsy Couture Line. These fully-layered templates are super-easy to customize so you can change the colors to match your photographs.

Photo Duds Artsy Couture designs

Not using the Artsy line yet…well look no more because all of these templates also include files for deep Canvas Gallery Wraps.

So, you get two products for the price of one!

Photo Duds Artsy Couture designs

And as an introductory offer, these designs are on sale in the photoDUDS store for 20% off. Or you can save 50% off and buy the bundle!

Photo Duds Artsy Couture designs

Plus, Beth Forester of photoDUDS is offering Paperie Boutique followers an additional 20% off* the already reduced items or anything else in the photoDUDS store. So not only can you get the special introductory prices but you can save an additional 20%. So head on over to the photoDUDS store and use the exclusive Paperie code: paperie20

*Offer expires November 9, 2011.

Thanks to photoDUDS for stopping by with this incredible offer for our readers!


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Earlier this year we featured MamaThredz maternity portrait ensembles from The Art of Pregnancy and Newborn. (TAoPaN)

buttons and bows photography orlando florida maternity pregnancy photographer

buttons and bows photography central FL maternity pregnancy photographer

Yesterday I was lucky enough to photograph a maternity session for Buttons and Bows Photography using the “Sassy – All Mama” gown. You can see the results above (click images for lager pop-ups). To purchase, visit MamaThredz.


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Have a great week everyone and check back soon!
Robyn & Todd

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Nov201104

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button who ordered the Sushi?

This post is jam-packed full of giveaways and goodies to kick off your weekend on a good note! First up, one of our favorite vendorsBrandSushi – is back with an amazing birthday bash guest post / giveaway for Paperie readers!

BrandSushi birthday bas

The BrandSushi Grand Prize is a logo design ($650 value). And two runners-up will each receive a $75 gift certificate. BrandSushi is also running a promo code for 25% off with the code BIRTHDAYBASH throughout the entire month of November!

So how do you win one of these amazing prizes? It’s easy!

1. Tweet the following on Twitter (and tell us where you did it):
Win logo design ($650 value) + gift certificates for BrandSushi.com / @brandsushi birthday at @paperieboutique – http://is.gd/S4RZoa

2. Post the following to Facebook (and tell us where you did it):
Happy birthday BrandSushi! Win a logo design ($650 value) and gift certificates from BrandSushi.com over at PaperieBoutique.com – http://is.gd/S4RZoa

3. Like brandsushi on Facebook: facebook.com/brandsushi (or tell us you already “like” them)

4. Follow @brandsushi on Twitter: twitter.com/brandsushi (or tell us you already follow them)

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

Comment that you have posted to your Twitter and/or Facebook account(s), with a link to where you did it – or that you’ve liked BrandSushi on Facebook and/or Twitter – 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. EST on Tuesday, November 8th. You can enter up to FOUR times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to four times total – one entry each for all of 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 to everyone who enters, and thanks to BrandSushi for such incredible prizes for this giveaway! Happy birthday! And many more…


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In case you haven’t heard, MOO.com is having a big sticker sale this weekend – stickers are 15% off through November 6th!

Moo holiday sticker sale

Don’t forget we have several FREE Moo holiday sticker templates available for download here at Paperie!

FREE Moo Christmas sticker templates

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My new column in the November 2011 Professional Photographer Magazine has several “client gift ideas” suggested by your favorite photographers.

Here’s another – right now Groupon is having a sale on Snaptotes custom photo tote / diaper bags and clutches. The bags are normally $105 and $65, and the Groupon special (which includes shipping costs) has them for just $39 and $27 respectively.

snap totes groupon

It’s a great chance to put your logo on photos they’re sure to carry with them everywhere! As of 10 a.m. Eastern on Friday, November 4th there were still 15 more hours left to take advantage of this deal.


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We have a couple of contest winners to announce! The winner of the “Organic Bloom frames for the Photographer’s Wall Display Guides” is…Jessica Hilborn Photography!

wall guides winner

And the winner of the Rice Studio Supply “12×12 album box stuffed with ECO CHIC goodies” is…Brianne Osborn Photography & Design!

Rice Studio Supply

Huge thanks to Photographer’s Wall Display Guides and Rice Studio Supply for the fantastic giveaways, thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations to our winners. I’ll be in touch with both of you this weekend with information on how to claim your prizes!


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Whew! That was a lot for one entry!

Have a great weekend and good luck in the BrandSushi giveaway above!
Robyn & Todd

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The digital edition of the November 2011 Professional Photographer Magazine is now online for digital subscribers.

Professional Photographer Magazine November 2011 cover

For this month’s holiday-themed article I contacted everyone’s favorite photographers and asked, “What are YOU giving your clients this year?”

Those who answered the call include:
•  Michele Anderson (pinkletoes.com)
•  Lena Hyde and Design Aglow (designaglow.com)
•  Beth Jansen (bethjansenphotography.com)
•  Beth Forester (foresterphoto.com)
•  Alycia Alvarez (alyciaalvarezphotography.com)
•  Kelli France (francephotography.com)
•  Shannon Holden (shannonholden.com)
•  Lori Nordstrom (nordstromphoto.com)
•  Jamie Schultz (jamieschultzphotography.com)
•  The Boudoir Divas (theboudoirdivas.com)
•  Heather Lickliter (stylizedportraiture.com)
•  Sarah Petty (sarahpetty.com)
•  Kelley Ryden (kelleyryden.com)
•  Clark+Walker Studio (clarkwalkerstudio.com) -and-
•  Me / Robyn L. Pollman (buttonsandbowsphotography.com)

There’s also a bonus-supplement on holiday cards featuring designs and kits by Design Aglow, Jamie Schultz Designs, Simply Color Lab, The Album Cafe, Designs by Taz, and My Lil’ Creations.

Professional Photographer Magazine November 2011 Goods column gift and card guide
Professional Photographer Magazine November 2011 Goods column gift and card guide
Professional Photographer Magazine November 2011 Goods column gift and card guide
Professional Photographer Magazine November 2011 Goods column gift and card guide
Professional Photographer Magazine November 2011 Goods column gift and card guide

Click the magazine pages above for a larger .pdf version. You can find the article on page 42, page 44, page 46, page 48, and pages 50-51 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 just put together my own charging station / valet using a much less expensive desk organizer from Amazon.com – I saved half of the Pottery Barn counterpart.

DIY charging station valet

You can read more plus pricing comparisons at Pinterest if you’re interested.


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Don’t forget Wednesday is the last day to win an album box full of ECO CHIC goodies from Rice Studio Supply:

Rice Studio Supply ECO CHIC giveaway

Happy November everyone! Check back this week for MORE fun giveaways!
Robyn & Todd

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