Archive for August, 2012

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Recently on our Facebook page, I showed photos of an Artsy Couture gallery wrap canvas “deconstruction” and included this description:

Interested in what some canvas company’s products look like “deconstructed”? I reviewed and photographed Artsy Couture 5×5 sets for a recent column and carefully took one apart. I have to say I’m even more impressed after opening it than I was before, and I didn’t think that was possible!

View deconstruction image full-size here.

The canvases are mounted and stapled to what appears to be a very thick masonite or a very thick SOLID fiber/wood board block. (Think those masonite looking clipboards we had in high school, but thicker…) The black back mat covering is thicker than a quarter, as shown. The canvas itself was very clear, crisp, vivid and true to color – and the construction inside is even more solid than out. Their website says, “The tightest corners in the industry.” I can verify that is completely correct compared to other canvases I’ve seen and owned over the years!

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Artsy Couture gallery wrap canvas photographer ATL GA

Artsy Couture canvas coupon for Paperie Boutique


Artsy loved my post so much they are offering all Paperie readers 25% off your first Couture Canvas order! Use the promo code ACLOVE at checkout. (This offer expires on September 4, 2012.)

So hurry up and order one yourself to see just how amazing they are!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. Although Artsy Couture is a sponsor of Paperie Boutique, this is not a sponsored or paid-for post. Paperie Boutique and its owners are receiving no products or monetary compensation for posting the gallery wrap canvas reviews and photos. We just happen to love them!

Don’t forget you can win a $125 shopping spree to Photographer Cafe, too!


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One more reminder – MOO.com and Paperie Boutique are giving out 100 FREE MOO.com MiniCards!

To take advantage of this offer, click here. FREE MiniCard offer is open to new MOO.com customers only. Offer expires August 31, 2012. One pack per person. Excludes S&H.

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Aug201227

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We’re back again with a great vendor / guest post and giveaway! Read on for a chance to win a enter to win a $125 shopping spree to Photographer Cafe.

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Photographer Cafe is pleased to announce many fresh, practical, beautiful templates that have landed in their shop this summer. Find marketing tools that will help your studio grow, holiday cards and products that will present your images beautifully, and templates that will streamline your workflow and assist you in creating a professional, top notch experience for your clients.

Photographer Cafe giveaway

Now through September 29, 2012, followers of Paperie Boutique will receive a special $20 off a purchase of $50 or more using the code paperie20

Plus, enter to win a $125 shopping spree to the Photographer Cafe shop by sharing your favorite Photographer Cafe template in the comments here. (See Official Rules for more details.) Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, August 30th, 2012. Winner will be chosen using Random.org.

Visit the Photographer Cafe shop today to stock up on templates that will polish your studio’s image and save you incredible time and stress!


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Last but not least, don’t forget MOO.com and Paperie Boutique are giving out 100 FREE MOO.com MiniCards!

To take advantage of this offer, click here. FREE MiniCard offer is open to new MOO.com customers only. Offer expires August 31, 2012. One pack per person. Excludes S&H.


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More cool stuff on tap for this week – same Bat time, same Bat channel!
Robyn & Todd

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Aug201227

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We’re back again with a great vendor / guest post featuring the FREE Holiday Card Collection Catalog from Design Aglow!

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Your FREE studio holiday card catalog is here! Introducing Design Aglow‘s (Completely FREE) Holiday Card Collection Catalog. They have created this truly dynamic instructional sales tool to help you sell holiday cards to every single client, with ease and great style. This easy-to-use catalog displays ALL of Design Aglow’s stunning holiday card collections.

Best of all, it’s absolutely 100% FREE for you to download and use immediately!

free holiday card catalog Design Aglow
free holiday card catalog Design Aglow
free holiday card catalog Design Aglow

With fully layered Photoshop and InDesign files, you can choose to edit the product listing to include your own designs, or use our handy direct link to an unbranded online version for clients to peruse the catalog as is.

Use it to discover your client’s favorite designs before purchasing them so you’re guaranteed success both in satisfying your client’s needs and in profiting from your offerings.

Click here to see it in the shop and download your copy to get you started on a successful holiday season!

And in case you missed it on our Facebook page last week, look who was featured on the Design Aglow Blog last week! (Hint: It was Buttons & Bows!)

Design Aglow hand drawn frames blog feature Buttons and Bows Photography Atlanta Georgia

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And don’t forget MOO.com and Paperie Boutique are giving out 100 FREE MOO.com MiniCards!

To take advantage of this offer, click here. FREE MiniCard offer is open to new MOO.com customers only. Offer expires August 31, 2012. One pack per person. Excludes S&H.


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Stay turned for more fun giveaways and promotions this week!
Robyn & Todd

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Aug201211

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Happy weekend! This post will answer several “hey, where did you get…?” questions. But first we have a winner to announce in our Paper Source gift card giveaway…and it’s scraphappyrhodes!

paperie boutique paper source gift card winner

Congrats and thanks to everyone who entered / gave us suggestions for vendors to feature here at Paperie! We’d love to hear more of your ideas and suggestions so please leave them in the comments. If your vendor is featured, we’ll give you a little something to say “thanks”!


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newborn peapod pea pod baby prop

I’m constantly e-mailed by photographers wanting to know “where did you get the peapod?” I actually hand-painted it myself after finding something I thought would work – it was hidden back in a clearance bin.

galpin studios peapod

I found this one for under $40 $50 on eBay – don’t suspect it will stay there long.

But never fear! I have found a vendor that makes them, and they are almost identical to mine – you can see / order them here at the Galpin Studios Etsy store, or request an order here at Galpin Studios on Facebook.

      I think if you made a bright fabric triangle sail and attached it to a dowel
      rod on the brightly colored ones, it would make a cute “sailboat”, too!

(The precious little peapod hat of mine is from Knitty Bitty Apparel on Etsy.)

Atlanta newborn photographer photography

If you’re looking for a mossy or grassy blanket similar to the ones I use in my peapod and nest, I bought the one shown above from Baby P Designs on Etsy. I highly recommend them! The “nest” is a simple grapevine wreath from JoAnn’s.

newborn holiday photography snow

As Christmas approaches each year, I’m bombarded with e-mails asking “where did you get the sleigh?” I honestly don’t know because it was a surprise from my mom in Oklahoma. I have seen some almost identical – albeit slightly smaller – in Hobby Lobby so bring your tape measurers and see if you can make it work! The adorable hat shown is by Fuzzy Lumpkin Crochet on Etsy. The blanket shown is similar to the Plushy Pom Pom by Ooh So Chic Boutique on Etsy.

newborn bicycle basket hat stocking cap

Another photo I’m asked about a lot is the baby on the bike. I bought the bike on clearance at Hobby Lobby. The hat shown is from Knitwitwoolies on Etsy (love her!). And the background is a canvas Bad Sass Backdrop by Heather Green Designs (#HG006).

pink suitcases infant portraits

Last but not least, the #1 question I get is “where did you get the suitcases?” That one is not so simple to answer…

First I had Tiffany blue and Christmas red sets from Paper Source. I lost both of those sets when we lost our house. (Gabi of My Funky Camera gave me one of the best gifts I have ever received when she realized they were gone, and she had one of the large Tiffany cases herself. After coaxing it away from her kids and removing the Barbie clothes inside, she sent it to me and gave me hope again in the human race!)

Right after we moved, I found similar cases at Land of Nod in pink (shown) and powder blue. I put the word out on forums, but they quickly sold out and discontinued the items.

However, as I recently shared on Facebook, Kate’s Paperie just started selling two similar sets – red large / small and blue large / small. You will need the large size to hold a newborn or baby!

If you’re sitting there thinking, “Those are cute, but they sure are pricey…I don’t know…” Yeah, they’re not cheap. (You can get a 20% off code mailed to you immediately if you sign up for the newsletter first though.) Now where were we? Oh yes, the price. If you don’t buy them, and you really want them, you will regret it. Trust me on this. I always thought I’d get another set…one day…and never did. And it seemed every session I styled after that, the color I didn’t buy was the color I would need to make it work. They are HARD to find, and they sell out quickly once word gets out. Do I like these as much as my original Paper Source sets? Not really. But would they be a good enough substitute? Yes. It’s your call!

If you haven’t visited our Facebook page lately, I’ve also been sharing holiday gift ideas for your clients this year. Do you know what you’ll be giving yours yet?


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And don’t forget MOO.com and Paperie Boutique are giving out 100 FREE MOO.com MiniCards! Here’s an example of how I used them for my business:

Buttons and Bows Photography Atlanta Moo Minicards


To take advantage of this offer, click here. FREE MiniCard offer is open to new MOO.com customers only. Offer expires August 31, 2012. One pack per person. Excludes S&H.

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Please don’t blame us if this post costs you money! It’s worth it, right?
Robyn & Todd

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Aug201204

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Happy 3rd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!

paperie 3rd birthday

We’re back for the final round of winners in the birthday celebration, a chance for you to win from Paper Source, and my latest column in Professional Photographer Magazine!


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The winner of the *emera Green Messenger camera bag is…Dana Laymon!

emera green messenger prize giveaway

The winner of the HB Photo Packaging, Sassy Designs, Inc., and Chasing Dreams Photography Store prize pack is…EmilyRae!

contest prize giveaway

The winner of the Pixel2Canvas, Album Cafe, M4H Photography, and My Funky Camera prize pack is…Photos by May!

contest prize giveaway

And the grand prize winner of the Sassy Designs, Inc. “win the shop” $5000 prize pack is…Jayna Balcer!

Sassy Designs Inc contest giveaway


Winners, congratulations! You will hear from me in the next 24-48 hours with information on how to claim your prizes! Thanks to everyone who entered!

Didn’t win? Read on for a chance to win a gift card from Paper-Source.com!


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The digital edition of the August 2012 Professional Photographer Magazine is now online for digital subscribers.

August 2012 Professional Photographer Magazine baby edition

In this issue Robyn reviewed baby portraiture products by Dish and Spoon Productions, Artsy Couture, Jamie Rae Hats, Simply Color, WHCC, Design Aglow, and Miller’s Professional Imaging.

August 2012 Profesional Photographer Magazine baby photography portraits Robyn Pollman

Click the magazine pages above to read a larger .pdf version of the article. You can also find the article on page 54 and page 55 of the print-version when it hits mailboxes. Plus you can download the digital edition now if you’re a PPA member or digital subscriber.

Don’t get Professional Photographer Magazine yet? Subscribe here!


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Want to win a $25.00 gift card to Paper Source?

Paper Source giftcard

U.S. Residents: Simply go to the comments here and tell us what vendor(s) / seller(s) you would like to see featured here on Paperie Boutique. It can be your favorite merchant, a vendor you’d like to know more about, or just suggesting your own company – we just want to know what YOU want! (You can list more than one vendor in your comment, but you will only receive one entry for it.)

You can get up to two extra BONUS entries by following @paperieboutique on Twitter, and then commenting here to tell us you’ve done so (or already do) — and / or by following Paperie Boutique on Facebook (or telling us you already do) in the comments.

That’s all there is to it!

HEADS UP! You cannot “like” the Paperie Facebook page or tag it from Facebook because it is a personal page set up long ago with the vanity URL. Please simply follow the account linked here and your entry will still count as long as you post in the comments. Thanks!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 7th. U.S. residents can enter up to THREE times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in three separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to three times total – one entry each for each option 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! See official rules for more details.

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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And don’t forget MOO.com and Paperie Boutique are giving out 100 FREE MOO.com MiniCards!

To take advantage of this offer, click here. FREE MiniCard offer is open to new MOO.com customers only. Offer expires August 31, 2012. One pack per person. Excludes S&H.


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Our thoughts and prayers are with the MOO Crew following the loss of their MOO.com Community Manager Dan Harris!

Robyn & Todd

P.S. Miss the other birthday winner announcements?

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/21/birthday_winners_one/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/23/birthday_winners_two/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/23/birthday_winners_three/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/23/housekeeping-winners-four/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/26/birthday_winners_five/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/08/01/housekeeping-winners-six/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/08/02/birthday_winners_seven/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/24/20000_comments/

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Aug201202

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Happy 3rd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!

paperie 3rd birthday

More winner updates – getting to these as fast as we can – promise!


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The winner of the Brand Sushi gift pack is…Deborah Kocan!

Brand Sushi giveaway

And the winner of the DeVoe Creative prize pack is…Lisa Flanagan!

DeVoe creative logo contest prize


Winners, congratulations! You will hear from me in the next 24-48 hours with information on how to claim your prizes! Thanks to everyone who entered!


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And don’t forget MOO.com and Paperie Boutique are giving out 100 FREE MOO.com MiniCards!

To take advantage of this offer, click here. FREE MiniCard offer is open to new MOO.com customers only. Offer expires August 31, 2012. One pack per person. Excludes S&H.


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More winners posted soon – check back!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. Miss the other winner announcements thus far?

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/21/birthday_winners_one/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/23/birthday_winners_two/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/23/birthday_winners_three/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/23/housekeeping-winners-four/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/26/birthday_winners_five/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/08/01/housekeeping-winners-six/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/24/20000_comments/

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Aug201201

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We have a new vendor / guest post today by Prairie Sweet Boutique!

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Have you heard about the newest, high-end design site for photographers? Prairie Sweet features tips, tools, templates and papers to boost sales and pamper clients! Watch for their blog, “Make It Sweet” for vendor spotlights, product reviews, tutorials, giveaways and much more!

Meet Prairie Sweet: Prairie Sweet Boutique is the product of two sisters, a designer, Heidi Stock, and a photographer, Lori George, who put their skills together to form a boutique for photographers. Both from different parts of the “Prairie”, the name Prairie Sweet was born from the idea of what is good and sweet about the heart of this country.

prairie sweet sisters

Their design aesthetic and branding represents the colors and sweetness of the prairie and nature – with a modern vibe.

Prairie Sweet Boutique LAUNCHES TODAY! They are celebrating with a huge LAUNCH PARTY and 3 Days of GIVEAWAYS!

prairie sweet launch party

     • Follow them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/prairiesweet

     • Amazing Giveaways from Top Vendors during their LAUNCH
       PARTY!! {STARTS TODAY!}

     • 50% off their entire store for a full week!

     • Subscribe to their Newsletter and get a $5.00 coupon off your
       first order!

prairie sweet bee
prairie sweet honey paper
prairie sweet papers
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prairie sweet sample photo

They’re doing giveaways on their blog for three days to celebrate the launch, including a little summin’-summin’ from The Panache Collective, so keep refreshing! And don’t miss their Giveaway #2 with HB Photo Packaging!

We wish Prairie Sweet all the best in their new venture! Go win now!


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And don’t forget MOO.com and Paperie Boutique are giving out 100 FREE MOO.com MiniCards!

To take advantage of this offer, click here. FREE MiniCard offer is open to new MOO.com customers only. Offer expires August 31, 2012. One pack per person. Excludes S&H.


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More birthday winners posted later tonight!
Robyn & Todd

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Aug201201

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Happy 3rd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!

paperie 3rd birthday

Sorry for the lack of updates here – I’ve been trying to pop in on Facebook and give status updates as I can – but school starts here in just under 8 hours and it’s been an insane weekend / week of shopping and prep for our boys here in our new home state of Georgia. But people want winner announcements, and announcements you shall have! More to follow during the day on Wednesday…

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Now for one a lot of you have been waiting for! The winner of the Epiphanie Camera Bag of their choice is…Jennifer Gregg!

Epiphanie camera bag prize giveaway

And the winner of the Rice Studio Supply prize pack is…Melissa Ter Meer!

Rice Studio Supply prize

We’ve also announced two winners on Facebook – the extra winner of the Senior Portraits Forum membership is ahaniaphoto / ahaniaphoto.com! And the winner of the EW Couture / Miller’s Professional Imaging prize pack is Elizabeth Jade Bailey!

Winners, congratulations! You will hear from me in the next 24-48 hours with information on how to claim your prizes! Thanks to everyone who entered!


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And don’t forget MOO.com and Paperie Boutique are giving out 100 FREE MOO.com MiniCards!

To take advantage of this offer, click here. FREE MiniCard offer is open to new MOO.com customers only. Offer expires August 31, 2012. One pack per person. Excludes S&H.


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More winners on the way!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. Miss the other winner announcements thus far?

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/21/birthday_winners_one/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/23/birthday_winners_two/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/23/birthday_winners_three/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/23/housekeeping-winners-four/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/26/birthday_winners_five//

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/24/20000_comments/

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