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HEADS UP: Paperie’s Birthday is a crazy time of year and our inboxes overfloweth. Please follow us on Facebook for frequent announcements!

Happy 4th birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!

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Paperie Boutique fourth birthday

Welcome to Paperie Boutique’s FOURTH BIRTHDAY celebration – sponsored by HB Photo Packaging, Kelly Moore Bag, Animoto, Click Magazine, Sassy Designs Inc., Artsy Couture, Prairie Sweet Boutique, Black River Imaging, Clickin Moms, Simply Color / Simply Canvas, Kraft and Jute, Modern Album Designs, Full Color Lab, CPQ Professional Photo Lab, Photographer Cafe, Nations Photo Lab, Paint the Moon Photoshop Actions and Textures, Hardwood Frames, and Birdesign. The party runs from July 19th – July 25th!

During the celebration our U.S. readers can win thousands of dollars in prizes and merchandise directly from our incredible sponsors and vendors! Our family of merchants will also provide several discount codes and promotions for our audience that will be posted at PaperieBirthday.com throughout the week-long event. All of these giveaways and special offers will be posted multiple times each day during the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. EDT – so you’ll want to check back, and check back often! Thanks for four great years and Happy Birthday Paperie!


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Ready for another great gift pack? This time we have amazing prizes for you from Artsy Couture, Prairie Sweet Boutique, and drop it MODERN – worth $400.00!


$100.00 gift certificate from Artsy Couture

artsy couture gift card
Artsy Couture Products


$200.00 gift certificate from Prairie Sweet Boutique

prairie sweet boutique gift card
Prairie Sweet Sunshine Art Baby Line


$100.00 store credit to drop it MODERN

drop it modern gift card
drop it modern bag and backdrop


THIS GIVEAWAY’S WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED ON FACEBOOK!


How do you win this bundle? It’s easy!

U.S. RESIDENTS: All you have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what your favorite Artsy Couture product is – or – what your favorite Prairie Sweet Boutique product is – or – what your favorite drop it MODERN product is! For one chance to win, that’s all there is to it!

For up to two more BONUS chances to win: Go to your Facebook and / or Twitter accounts and post the following (then tell us where you did):

I want to win an amazing @ArtsyCouture / @Prairie_Sweet / @DropItModern photographer prize pack at @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBirthday.com

You can also follow Paperie Boutique on Facebook, and Artsy Couture on Facebook, and Prairie Sweet Boutique on Facebook, and drop it MODERN on Facebook (or state that you follow each of these already in up to four separate comments in this entry here) – giving you up to four more chances to win.

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want SEVEN chances to win, you have to do all seven things listed above, and then make seven separate comments here telling us how you did them.) You create as many (up to 7 comments) or as few chances to win as you prefer.

Comment that you have 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 Friday, July 26th. You can enter up to seven times total. Post that you have met each of the requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

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

BIG thanks to Artsy Couture, Prairie Sweet Boutique, and drop it MODERN for this fantastic photographer’s prize pack! Good luck to everyone who enters!

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Don’t forget to visit PaperieBirthday.com and see what you missed!

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The birthday party is now in full-swing and runs for a full week from Friday, July 19th – Thursday, July 25th!

We’ve got another giveaway coming up tonight – check in soon!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. If you’re a vendor who would like to sponsor the event, donate a prize,
        and / or provide a discount code for our readers please contact Todd:
        todd AT paperieboutique DOT com – we’d love to have you join us!



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Jul201322

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button birthday – HB / WHCC / Sassy

HEADS UP: Paperie’s Birthday is a crazy time of year and our inboxes overfloweth. Please follow us on Facebook for frequent announcements!

Happy 4th birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!

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Paperie Boutique fourth birthday

Welcome to Paperie Boutique’s FOURTH BIRTHDAY celebration – sponsored by HB Photo Packaging, Kelly Moore Bag, Animoto, Click Magazine, Sassy Designs Inc., Artsy Couture, Prairie Sweet Boutique, Black River Imaging, Clickin Moms, Simply Color / Simply Canvas, Kraft and Jute, Modern Album Designs, Full Color Lab, CPQ Professional Photo Lab, Photographer Cafe, Nations Photo Lab, Paint the Moon Photoshop Actions and Textures, Hardwood Frames, and Birdesign. The party runs from July 19th – July 25th!

During the celebration our U.S. readers can win thousands of dollars in prizes and merchandise directly from our incredible sponsors and vendors! Our family of merchants will also provide several discount codes and promotions for our audience that will be posted at PaperieBirthday.com throughout the week-long event. All of these giveaways and special offers will be posted multiple times each day during the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. EDT – so you’ll want to check back, and check back often! Thanks for four great years and Happy Birthday Paperie!

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Hosting Matters

We want to pause for a second and give a huge round of thanks to our web host Hosting Matters.

We’ve been with Hosting Matters for a dozen years now. Seriously. We switched hosts four times in 2001 – but once we landed with HM, we haven’t switched since. A celebration / event of this magnitude eats up an incredible amount of bandwidth and puts a huge load on the server. But HM keeps paperieboutique.com up and running, provides the bandwidth for all of the great photos / content / free downloads on the site, and their staff works around the clock – even on weekends and holidays – making sure you can always get your Paperie on!

We’ve had amazing technical support with several of our other high-traffic, high-profile sites over the years as well.

If you need a new host, I highly recommend checking into them – they even have a special plan just for our readers here at Paperie Boutique!

Thanks to Annette and the HM crew!
Robyn & Todd


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Who wants another late night giveaway?!? We have a great “prize pack” featuring a $150.00 online gift certificate to HB Photo Packaging, a Boutique Framed Print from WHCC, and a $100.00 gift certificate to Sassy Designs Inc.


HB Photo Packaging Gift Card prize contest
HB Photo Packaging prize contest


Boutique Frame WHCC
WHCC Boutique Frames


Sassy Designs gift certificate
Sassy Designs


THIS GIVEAWAY’S WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED ON FACEBOOK!


How do you win this bundle? It’s easy!

U.S. RESIDENTS: All you have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what your favorite HB Photo Packaging product is – or – what your favorite WHCC product is – or – what your favorite Sassy Designs, Inc. product is! For one chance to win, that’s all there is to it!

For up to two more BONUS chances to win: Go to your Facebook and / or Twitter accounts and post the following (then tell us where you did):

I want to win an amazing @HBPhotoPkging / @WHCCpro / @sassydesignsinc photographer’s prize pack at @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBirthday.com

You can also follow Paperie Boutique on Facebook, and HB Photo Packaging on Facebook, and WHCC on Facebook, and Sassy Designs on Facebook (or state that you follow each of these already in up to four separate comments in this entry here) – giving you up to four more chances to win.

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want SEVEN chances to win, you have to do all seven things listed above, and then make seven separate comments here telling us how you did them.) You create as many (up to 7 comments) or as few chances to win as you prefer.

Comment that you have 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, July 25th. You can enter up to seven times total. Post that you have met each of the requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

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

HUGE thanks to HB Photo Packaging, WHCC, and Sassy Designs, Inc. for this fantastic photographer’s prize pack! Good luck to everyone who enters!

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Don’t forget to visit PaperieBirthday.com and see what you missed!

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Free Moo Business Cards
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We’re just getting started — the birthday party runs for a full week from Friday, July 19th – Thursday, July 25th!

The week ahead will be crazy-busy with giveaways day and night, so check in often!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. If you’re a vendor who would like to sponsor the event, donate a prize,
        and / or provide a discount code for our readers please contact Todd:
        todd AT paperieboutique DOT com – we’d love to have you join us!



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Jul201211

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We’re excited to have Poppy Tree Frames back for another guest / vendor post and giveaway!

Poppy Tree Frames logo

ABOUT POPPY TREE FRAMES: At Poppy Tree Frames we fully understand that the best memories are ones that are captured, and our delight is framing those treasured snapshots in frames that are bold enough to make a real statement yet remain elegant so as to not distract from the subject.

Poppy Tree Frames
Poppy Tree Frames
Poppy Tree Frames

Poppy Tree Frames are a small crew of artisans, wood-smiths and lovers of the brilliance of the old world and the pervasive whimsical and artistic aesthetic of today. Offering 18 customizable frames styles in 42 colors and 49 prints we are excited about what we are pouring ourselves and like a father proud of his son, indeed we are proud of what we have begotten and want to share our craft.

Poppy Tree Frames gift card

Want to win a $25 gift card to Poppy Tree Frames? Here’s how!

1. Follow Poppy Tree Frames on Facebook – then share one of their
    posts on your timeline. Link your post in the comments here.

This must be on a public Facebook page so we can verify it’s there – if we have to register to see your Facebook page, it is not public, and the entry will be voided. Don’t forget to come back here and post the link to your timeline!

And you can get up to two extra BONUS entries by doing the following:

2. Follow @PoppyTreeFrames on Twitter, and then comment here to
     tell us you’ve done so (or already do).
3. Follow Poppy Tree Frames on Pinterest, and then comment here
     to tell us you’ve done so (or already do).

That’s all there is to it!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 15th.

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.

Be sure to check out the Poppy Tree Frames website here and their Facebook page here! And thanks to Poppy Tree Frames for giving our readers another fantastic giveaway!


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Did you hear the news? Paperie turns THREE YEARS OLD this month!

Last year we gave away over $8200 in prizes and this year promises to be just as exciting! The following vendors are just some of the ones already confirmed in the prize pool thus far:

1. HB Photo Packaging
2. WHCC
3. *emera Camera Bags
4. Simply Color Lab
5. Chic Critique Forum

And there are many more vendors waiting in the wings…so stay tuned and DON’T miss the party! It kicks off 7/18!

(If you are a vendor who would like to donate a prize, please contact Todd:
todd AT paperieboutique DOT com)

See you there —
Robyn & Todd



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May201224

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We’re excited to have Poppy Tree Frames back for another giveaway and vendor / guest post!

Poppy Tree Frames logo

Poppy Tree Frames specializes in custom frames – and now they are excited to launch their Ready-Made Frames! Just go to their site, have a look at the frames, and a few clicks later the goods will be mailed out to you!

ABOUT POPPY TREE FRAMES: At Poppy Tree Frames we fully understand that the best memories are ones that are captured, and our delight is framing those treasured snapshots in frames that are bold enough to make a real statement yet remain elegant so as to not distract from the subject.

Poppy Tree Frames are a small crew of artisans, wood-smiths and lovers of the brilliance of the old world and the pervasive whimsical and artistic aesthetic of today. Offering 18 customizable frames styles in 42 colors and 49 prints we are excited about what we are pouring ourselves and like a father proud of his son, indeed we are proud of what we have begotten and want to share our craft.

Poppy Tree Frames ready made frames

Want to win a $30 gift card to Poppy Tree Frames? All you have to do is go to Poppy Tree Frames on Pinterest and repin your favorite image – then share that pin on Facebook with your Facebook readers. (This must be on a public Facebook page so we can verify it’s there – if we have to register to see your Facebook page, it is not public, and the entry will be voided.) Don’t forget to come back here and post where you shared your pin!

You can get up to two extra BONUS entries by following @PoppyTreeFrames on Twitter, and then commenting here to tell us you’ve done so (or already do) — and / or by listing your favorite Poppy Tree Frame over here in the comments.

That’s all there is to it!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 29th. 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.

Be sure to check out the Poppy Tree Frames website here and their Facebook page here! And thanks to Poppy Tree Frames for giving our readers another amazing giveaway!


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We’d also like to welcome a couple of our newest advertisers!

Online Photoshop Mentoring -with- Brenna Gentry:

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An Online Photoshop Class that is not a ‘Here’s how to use Photoshop‘ class, but a ‘Here’s how I use Photoshop & my thought process behind every step I make while creating beautiful edits‘ class. I share with you MY personal workflow that I use on every single image I edit & more importantly I share the questions you need to ask yourself while editing to get the results you desire.

I remember the feeling of staring at my screen not knowing where to start, what to do, how to do it & the frustration of not being able to get my images to look like I wanted. This class will push you past all of that & take your images to the next level. Upon completion of the class you will feel confident, motivated, excited & inspired. Why wouldn’t you want to give that to yourself?

Need some quick & specific mentoring? Check out the Online 1-Hour Mentoring Consult!

I would also like to offer a limited discount code for Paperie readers – use paperie35 to save $35!


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Green Apple Ideas:

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Green Apple Ideas is a new kind of marketing company. We offer affordable DIY business and marketing help for photographers.

Two sisters, Tricia and April, got together create a small business with the mission of offering choices to women by teaching business and marketing skills. The Green Apple girls wanted to be able to help moms have the choice to work from home if that is what they desired!

Check them out at photographer.greenappleideas.com!


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If you are interested in advertising with us, please contact Todd:
todd AT paperieboutique DOT com

And don’t forget we currently have a $100 gift card giveaway running through Friday with Artsy Couture!

Check back soon for more goodies!
Robyn & Todd



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May201220

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New week – new winners – and a new $100 gift card giveaway!

We want to thank all of our readers and vendors for two very successful recent promotions! First up, the winner of the MOO.com $75.00 gift card

Moo gift certificate winner

…is CPMarketing! Congratulations to Chris, and thanks to MOO.com for the fun giveaway!


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Next we have the winner of the Artsy Couture “prize pack”…it’s Carrie Hanna!

Artsy Couture contest winner Paperie Boutique

Thanks to Carrie, and also to Artsy Couture for such a great prize!


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But as they say…that’s…not all! Artsy Couture is having an amazing sale through the end of May! ALL Artsy products are 22% off + free shipping! For more details see image below and visit artsycouture.com!

Artsy Couture spring site wide sale coupon code

And one lucky Paperie reader will win a $100 Artsy gift certificate this week! How do you win?

Easy! Just tell us your favorite Artsy Couture product in the comments here.

You can have up to two additional BONUS entries by following Artsy Couture on Facebook and / or Paperie Boutique on Facebook (or stating that you follow one – or both, in separate comments – already).

Comments must be posted here by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday, May 27th. (Deadline extended due to site maintenance.) 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 entry method multiple times. Duplicate entries 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.

Thanks once again to our sponsor Artsy Couture for being so good to our readers!


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P.S. Don’t miss our FREE Father’s Day template downloads.

Check back soon!
Robyn & Todd



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May201210

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Guess what? Today we have one of our favorite sponsors back for another giveaway and guest / vendor post! Please welcome Artsy Couture!

artsy couture portrait frames

What’s up for grabs? An Artsy Couture “prize pack” that includes two Sweet Frames (up to 11×14) and a $50 gift certificate good on any Artsy products!

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.

How do you win? Go to Facebook and / or Twitter and answer the following question:

If there is one photography mistake you’ve made along the way and could take back, what would it be?

When posting to Facebook, make sure to tag @Artsy Couture in your answer – and when posting to Twitter make sure to tag @ArtsyCouture in your answer. Then don’t forget to come back and link your Facebook and / or Twitter post(s) in the comments here so everyone can see. (These must be on a public Facebook or Twitter account so we can verify it’s there – if we have to register to see your entry, it is not public, and the entry will be voided.) That’s all there is to it!

You can have an optional, BONUS entry by telling us your favorite Artsy Couture product in the comments here.

Comment(s) must be posted here by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 11th. 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.

Thanks to Artsy Couture for having such an amazing prize pack for our readers!


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And heads up that we currently have a $75 gift card giveaway to MOO.com:

Moo Paperie Boutique giveaway
Find more details on how to enter here! And don’t miss our FREE Mother’s Day and Father’s Day template downloads.

More on the way – see you here soon!
Robyn & Todd



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May201209

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

May 2012 Professional Photographer Magazine

In this issue I reviewed summer-themed products by IKEA (photography by Munchkins and Mohawks Photography), Denny Manufacturing Company, Inc., Black River Imaging (photography by Photoumbra Studios), Poppy Tree Frames (photography by Dani Antonucci Photography), Heather Green Designs for Bad Sass Backdrops, and Photojojo.

May 2012 Professional Photographer Magazine summer photography
May 2012 Professional Photographer Magazine summer photographer

Click the magazine pages above to read a larger .pdf version of the article. You can also find the article on page 50 and page 52 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.

And don’t miss the special article and interview with Heather Lickliter of Fairyography.com and StylizedPortraiture.com – you can find them starting on page 33 and page 86. Congratulations to Heather on the beautiful features!

May 2012 Professional Photographer Magazine fairytale princess photography

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


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And heads up that we currently have a $75 gift card giveaway to MOO.com:

Moo Paperie Boutique giveaway
Find more details on how to enter here!

More coming up this week..check in soon!
Robyn & Todd



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May201206

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We’re excited to present one of our favorite features on the site – photography packaging photos & descriptions by Erica Clark Photography!
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Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had a love affair with all things stationary. Even as a teenager, I was always looking for the most unique and personalized gift packaging. I would wrap CDs in sheet music and unravel and scrunch up the inside of cassette tapes for the bow. Now, I totally allow my photography business to feed my love for boutique packaging.

I specialize in family photography and weddings. So, I decided to include my packaging for family clients as well as my wedding welcome packets which I send to brides who book with me. (Vendor information provided after photos.)

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All teal colored boxes were purchased at H-B Photo. I ALWAYS buy my boxes from there. The quality is great, the prices are good, and the shipping is lightning fast.

The brown paper bags shown in the first image were purchased at my local dollar store where they are 2 for a $1. The little white bags are bought at a variety of places. Basically, wherever I see a good sale.

I bought the tiny brown paper sacks from a vendor on Etsy, I tuck a business card inside and clip it with a miniature clothespin I found for $2.00 a box on clearance at Walmart. I think about 20 came in a box. Needless to say, I bout about 10 boxes.

The twine, I bought it from our local farm store when they were marked down and out in a clearance bin.

All ribbon/lace was purchased at our local Hobby Lobby. They frequently have 50% ribbon/bows sales. When they do, I stock up…big time.

The burlap, which is cut into strips, was also purchased at Hobby Lobby. I’m an economical girl because the way I see it, if I save money, so do my clients. So when I bought the burlap, I bought TONS of it because I printed off a 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby’s website.

The red and white baker’s twine was purchased at JoAnn’s Fabric. The tissue paper was purchased at Target. The little back chalkboard ‘thank you’ tag is actually just black card stock with a hole punched in it. I bought a chalkboard pen online (eBay, I think) and I hand write ‘thank you’ on the card stock. I trim the edges so it looks like a little ticket. The white button is just from my stock pile of random buttons. The clear plastic bags are from Rice Studio.

My business cards and mini cards are from Moo…of course. One of my favorite things about Moo, besides the ultra high quality, is their infinity print. If I buy 100 cards, I can have 100 different images on the backs. That’s pretty awesome in my book. As a photographer, it’s like having a mini-portfolio in my wallet. I always hand out cards with images on the back that might correspond to the type of photography a potential client may want. Some of my stickers come from Moo as well. The business cards and mini cards serve as hang tags as well.

The stickers I use to seal the tissue paper are from WHCC. The 5×5 press printed square is also from WHCC and I use the other side to hand write a thank you note.

The petal enclosure is what I use for discs of digital files and the 5×5 card fits right on top of it. I buy those from The Paper Source. I seal the enclosure with one of the Moo stickers.

The 3×3 accordions are from WHCC and are sometimes one of the little gifts I give my clients.

The following is what goes into my bridal packets, along with a few business cards from local hair/make-up, DJ, & cake vendors.

All of the press printed products are purchased from WHCC. ALL of the images used were taken by me, but the templates were purchased from Design Aglow. I LOVE Design Aglow! LOVE!



Included in my bridal packets are:

A little accordion pocket planner. That way, as they complete each step of the planning process, brides can check it off in their planner. It’s the perfect size for their purse.

The 5×5 trifold includes info regarding save-the-dates, first looks, formals, and even a little note just for grooms.

Also included is a 4×5 accordion card all about make-up and ways for brides to look their best.

Finally, a 5×7 press printed card that talks about engagement sessions. On the reverse side is ‘what-to-wear’ advice.



Most of my brides don’t hire a planner, so I try to make the planning process as easy as possible for them.

The last thing I include is an Erica Clark Photography tote bag wrapped with the baker’s twine. The 3×3 hang tag is from WHCC and the totes are from The Wedding Chicks.

When my clients receive their prints or when my brides receive their welcome packets, I want them to feel like they are receiving a special little gift that was meant just for them.

I always say that hiring a custom photographer should be a luxurious experience and I want my packaging to represent just that.

A side note on budgeting, I always wait for sales. Always. Hobby Lobby always has sales/printable coupons on their website, Design Aglow offers a discount when the item is just released, WHCC has press printed cards sales every spring and winter, Target and JoAnn’s have clearance items, Moo offers free shipping sometimes, and so on.

When I decided on my branding colors, I thought about holidays. Yes, holidays. There are 2 major holidays that use red as the main color: Christmas and Valentine’s Day. The week following those two holidays are when I clean up!

My point is, luxury doesn’t have to have a hefty price tag. Just be smart about what, where, and when you buy.

A very special thanks to Robyn for allowing me to share my packaging addiction. I’m grateful to have Paperie Boutique as a source for inspiration.

And a huge thanks to Erica Clark Photography for taking the time to share her packaging photos / resources / hints & tips! If you just can’t get enough of Erica’s packaging and presentation, make sure to visit this blog post and tell her thanks for sharing with the class!


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Excited to announce the winner of the 3-month subscription to Chic Critique Forum is Tara Nichols!

And the winner of our Poppy Tree Frames giveaway is…Olivia Price Photography!

Poppy Tree Frames Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered both contests, and to Poppy Tree Frames for the fun prize! I’ll be in touch with the winners by Monday!


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If you’re interested in having your own business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured please contact Robyn (e-mail is in the sidebar and is robyn @ this domain – or you can leave a comment).

Check in all week – great things are scheduled!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. The Savvy Photographer is running a photo contest through May 15th, 2012. Categories include Baby, Child, Family, Seniors , Wedding, and Pets. The prizes are amazing, so visit the site to check them out – and enter!



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We’re baaaaack! Did you miss us? We recently shared that it’s been a pretty dark spring around our house and April has been equally unkind with illness and ER trips. Thanks to everyone for your patience and for continually checking in!

We’re happy to report that not only are we posting again, but we also have a great vendor / guest post and giveaway by Poppy Tree Frames. And read ’til the end for a cool (FREE!) Pinterest app for Facebook!


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Poppy Tree Frames sells custom, handmade picture frames. They offer 18 frame styles in 42 colors and 49 prints. And now the good people at Poppy Tree Frames are partnering with Paperie Boutique to offer our readers a $30 Poppy Tree Frames gift card!

Poppy Tree Frames
Poppy Tree Frames
Poppy Tree Frames
Poppy Tree Frames

To enter and win the $30 gift card all you have to do is go to the comments here and tell us your favorite frame style.

You can get an extra BONUS entry by following Poppy Tree Frames on Facebook – and then commenting here to tell us you’ve done so.

You can have one more BONUS entry by sharing this post on Paperie’s Facebook page with your Facebook readers. (This must be on a public Facebook page so we can verify it’s there – if we have to register to see your Facebook page, it is not public, and the entry will be voided.) Don’t forget to come back here and post the link to your shared post. That’s all there is to it!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 1st. You 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.

Be sure to check out the Poppy Tree Frames website here and their Facebook page here! And thanks to Poppy Tree Frames for giving our readers such an amazing giveaway!


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In case you haven’t heard, Woobox has an awesome FREE Pinterest app for your Facebook pages. It will show your Pinterest boards and pins as a tab on your Facebook page.

1. You can require users to like your Facebook page before
     viewing your Pinterest tab.
2. Show all of your boards and pins styled just like they are on
     Pinterest.
3. Users can view your boards and pins directly on your
     Facebook page or click to visit Pinterest to repin, like,
     comment, and follow your pins.
4. Show all your boards or just the pins from a specific board.
5. You get complete stats for page views, visits, and likes,
     segmented by fans and non-fans who view your tab.


Sephora Facebook Pinterest

You can see this in action on Sephora’s Pinterest tab. Visit Woobox to download the “Pinterest Tab for Facebook Pages” for free!


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Don’t forget the Chic Critique Forum contest runs through April 30th — more details here. You can win a 3-month membership from Paperie!

Tune in next week — more goodies are on the way!
Have a great weekend –
Robyn & Todd



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Today we’re in full-on catch-up mode here at Paperie. Since our Chinese drywall ordeal, we literally have no immune systems to speak of in our family. And now that the weather is changing, once again we’ve been down for the count for a few days with horrible colds. If you’re waiting to hear from either of us, please be patient – we do apologize!

But couldn’t let the weekend start without a big giveaway / guest / vendor post — some new packaging photos — contest winner announcements — and a big Halloween sale from my favorite packaging vendor. So read on and make sure you don’t miss anything…

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Hi everyone, Ariana here from Photographer’s Wall Display Guides. If you aren’t already familiar with us, we create stylish, fresh and modern wall guides that use REAL room backgrounds to help your clients “picture their pictures” on their walls!

Photographers Wall Guides Organic Bloom

What happens when you SHOW your clients how amazing the images you took look on the wall instead of just talking about it? A huge increase in sales of large wall prints and canvases course!

Wall Display Guides Organic Bloom

And now, Photographer’s Wall Display Guides have teamed up with the Organic Bloom, to bring you Organic Bloom frames for the Photographer’s Wall Display Guides!

Photographers Wall Guides Organic Bloom

Photographers Wall Guides Organic Bloom

If you didn’t already know, Organic Bloom is the premier company creating beautiful, whimsical frames sold exclusively through photographers.

Photographers Wall Guides Organic Bloom

We think it’s a match made in heaven, and think you will too once you see this little video (click to launch Vimeo player):

wall candy video

Photographers Wall Guides Organic Bloom

Photographers Wall Guides Organic Bloom

The Organic Bloom frames can be used with ANY of the 15 Photographer’s Wall Display Guides rooms and it’s loaded with features:

•   Includes ALL 16 Organic Bloom frame styles in 10 different sizes from
    a 5×7 to a 20×30
•   Cross organized by both style and size for easy reference
•   Includes an incredible 101 (yes, you read that right!) designed
    groupings!
•   Includes both swatches AND a Color Book of Organic Bloom frame
    colors
that makes showing your clients ACCURATE frame colors a breeze!
•   Actions for glazing, resizing and inserting your images
•   Create Double and Twin Double stack frames automagically!
    **{Stacking only supported in Photoshop CS3-CS5}
•   Use images of your client’s home as a background if you wish!
•   Easily create custom sizes and groupings not included with the product.

Photographers Wall Guides Organic Bloom

Photographers Wall Guides Organic Bloom

Although the Organic Bloom frames look STUNNING in all of the wall guide rooms, we did create a special new “Kid’s Pack” { Girl’s Room, Boy’s Room, Baby Room, Playroom } to coincide with the release of the Organic Bloom frames pack that can be purchased separately or as a bundle with the Organic Bloom frames.

Photographers Wall Guides Organic Bloom

Photographers Wall Guides Organic Bloom

Right now through midnight Eastern on November 4th, all Paperie readers will receive 15% off from Photographer’s Wall Display Guides with the code paperie.

And now the best part – we are giving the WHOLE thing away to one lucky reader! That’s all 15 Photographer’s Wall Display Guides rooms with the Organic Bloom frames pre-installed, currently a $385 value.

Ways to enter:

1. Like the Photographer’s Wall Display Guides Facebook page

2. Follow the Photographer’s Wall Display Guides on Twitter

3. Sign up for the VERY occasional Photographer’s Wall Display Guides newsletter (by occasional we mean maybe 2-3 times a year when we release new products!)

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

Comment that you have followed the Twitter and/or Facebook account(s), or already follow them – and / or have signed up for the newsletter – 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, November 1st. You can enter up to THREE 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 three 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 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.

That’s it, thank you! Good luck to everyone who enters!

And thanks Ariana / Photographer’s Wall Display Guides for the amazing prize!


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I’ve posted a couple of my own photos to my Pinterest “Pretty Packaging” board recently, in case you’ve missed them:

Orlando florida newborn baby infant maternity photographer gifts

Halloween decoration bat ring ghost

I include vendor and assembly information in the photo-links above.

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We have a winner in our Hardwood Whimsical Frames contest and it’s…mhs Photography!

Hardwood Frames Winner

And the winner of our mini-camera magnet set giveaway is…Jammie Lopez!

Camera magnets winner

Congrats to our two winners, thanks to everyone who entered, and a special thanks to Hardwood Whimsical Frames for the fantastic prize pack!

Winners, you’ll be hearing from me this weekend with information on how to claim both of your prizes.


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Last but not least…guess where Paperie is this week? New York City!

Paperie HB Photo Packaging New York City

HB Photo Packaging WPPI NYC PHOTO PLUS Paperie Boutique

We have a photo in a beautiful Organic Bloom frame at the HB Photo Packaging booth for WPPI NYC @ PhotoPlus.

If that isn’t scary enough, they’re also having a Spooktacular Halloween sale!

HB Photo Packaging Halloween sale

Happy Haunting, everyone!
-Robyn & Todd



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