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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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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 ??.

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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One week and counting and the birthday party is still in full swing! In case you missed the announcement, we’ve received so many prize donations that we’re keeping this thing going ’til the very last giveaway has been awarded – so check back today and all weekend long for more giveaways, pop-quiz instant winners, and flash giveaways on Facebook!

Right now we have an amazing prize pack combo from Prevealthe iPad Sales Tool for Photographers, The Search Engine Cookbook for Photographers by Zach Prez, and a “Full Demo Pack” from “The Shop” at AMSW Photography. This is a prize package worth over $230.00!


From The Business of Awesomebusinessofawesome.com:

Preveal brings the power of showing your clients their images on their walls to your iPad. With easy step-by-step instructions, your clients gather photographs of the places in their home that they would like wall art (or you go to their home and take the photos for them), and you can then show your clients exactly how the photographs will look in their home. You can show them a variety of wall gallery collections as well as showing them how single large outwork pieces will look. Ever had that client that wondered if an 8×10 print would look great over their fireplace? Now you can show them that it is too small, and what size will be more appropriate.

To go along with Preveal, make sure you get a copy of Design Aglow’s free guide for clients to photograph their home for the wall displays. The educational guide ‘teaches your clients how to take a well composed, properly scaled image of their home’s future wall gallery location‘.”

SEO Cookbook

The Search Engine Cookbook for Photographers
Easy Recipes to Rank Higher” by Zach Prez will help you:

         •  Get more clients
         •  Attract the right clients
         •  Charge the fees you deserve
         •  Scale back paid marketing activities
         •  Look like you’re the best in your area
         •  Build a client base that can generate referral business

“My process for teaching is very much like a chef sharing a recipe. I simple tell you what you need and how to put it all together. So I came up with a cookbook model with tools, ingredients, and recipes to rank you well. You’re going to love it!” –Zach Prez

WOW! This is THE guide to understanding and implementing SEO. My favorite part are the recipes provided. 115 pages of holding my hand and literally spoon-feeding me the information. It was refreshing to be able to sit and learn without having to supplement with other sources. I strongly recommend this for business owners that are lacking on the SEO and web presence. After this book SEO will be a cakewalk!” -Rachel Brenke, The Law Tog

amsw demo pack

“The Shop” at AMSW Photography‘s “Full Demo Pack” includes:

1.  Cloud Overlay in “Puffy Heart”
2.  Color Texture in “Yellow and Orange”
3.  Lightroom Presets 4 & 5 in “Dark Pastels Sampler”
4.  Digital Backdrop in “Grass Field”
5.  Light Effects Overlay in “Directional Light Can”
     -and- Light Effects Overlay in “Underwater Bokeh 2”


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 why you want to win this gift pack. 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 a photographer’s prize pack from @Preveal / @ZachPrez SEO / @AMSWPhotography at @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBirthday.com!

You can also follow Paperie Boutique on Facebook, and Preveal on Facebook, and Photography Spark on Facebook, and AMSW Photography on Facebook (or state that you follow each of these already in up to four separate comments 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 Tuesday, July 30th. 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 Preveal, The SEO Cookbook, and AMSW Photography for this fantastic photographer’s prize pack! Good luck to everyone who enters!

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The birthday party is now in full-swing and runs for over a week from July 19th – July ??th!

More giveaways on the way! Until then…have a great weekend!
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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Happy 3rd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!

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Hosting Matters

Things were so chaotic late last night that I simply ran out of time on the clock to post a muchly-deserved “thank you”. So I’m here to do it first-thing this morning.

We’ve been with our host, Hosting Matters, since 2001. We switched hosts 4 times that year, and once we landed with Hosting Matters, 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 even on a Saturday night, Annette at HM was right there making sure things went smoothly. As she’s always been with several of our other high-traffic, high-profile sites over the years.

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!

Thanks Annette, Stacy, and crew!
Robyn & Todd

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In case you’ve missed some of the posts, here are the giveaways currently running. Hurry and enter while you still can!

Sassy Designs, Inc. (GRAND FINALE PRIZE – ends Friday)

Pixel2Canvas / Album Cafe / M4H / My Funky Camera (ENDED)

HB Photo Packaging / Sassy Designs / Chasing Dreams (ENDED)

Millers and EW Couture (ENDED)

*emera Camera Bags (ENDED)

BrandSushi (ENDED)

DeVoe Creative (ENDED)

Rice Studio Supply (ENDED)

Epiphanie (ENDED)

Jo Totes (ENDED)

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More win-notices posted later today!

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Greetings from the other side! We are finally all moved in and set up in our new home in Atlanta, Georgia. (Please see below for photographs.) This means we can finally get Paperie back up and running again – just in time for the big 3rd birthday bash that will kick off in late July! But until then…

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

Professional Photographer Magazine July 2012 cover

In this issue Robyn reviewed marketing and sales tools by V Gallery / Focused by WHCC, The Shoppe Designs, Frank & Frida, Sticky Albums, The Polished Photographer, Design Aglow, The Album Cafe, The Photographer Cafe, Sassy Designs, Inc., and Simply Color Lab.

Professional Photographer Magazine July 2012 Robyn Pollman
Professional Photographer Magazine July 2012 Robyn Pollman

Click the magazine pages above to read a larger .pdf version of the article. You can also find the article on page 56, page 57, and page 58 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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Heads-up that Paperie / Panache a part of the PhotoDUDS “Super Birthday Bash” giveaways!

photoDUDS Super Birthday Bash Giveaways

There’s over $4,000 in total SUPER prizes given away to 24 winners chosen at random, and it runs through midnight EDT on Monday, July 9, 2012. Go here for more details!

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During our moving hiatus, we’ve had a few new advertisers join Paperie so please check the sidebars! Please help us welcome one – sweetkissesandcakes.com:

We are album designers who are passionate about designing wedding portraits and wedding albums. Recognizing that wedding pictures capture important occasions, full of memories and emotions, nothing gives us more joy than being allowed to use our design talents to add to the happiness of the wedded couples.

Our services are designed to help professional photographers with their design needs. Although our core services revolve around wedding pictures, we would love to be able to help you on other joyous occasions, such as engagement, sweet-sixteen, Bar Mitzvah, boudoir, family, and baby album.

Our commitment is to produce beautiful designs that tailored to your needs, budget, and taste. We are also giving free wedding album Templates for photoshop. They are also perfect for engagement, boudoir, baby and more:


If you are interested in being an advertiser, please write:
todd AT paperieboutique DOT com

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Last but not least, a few scenes from our new hometown – Atlanta, Georgia! Tomorrow will mark 3 weeks since we moved in. Time flies…

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And it wouldn’t be a photo-share without a few peeks at my new office space!

Panache Collective office headquarters Atlanta GA

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Thanks for continuing to hold as we dig ourselves out of cardboard mountains!

Check back soon!
Robyn & Todd

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Recently we featured the new Specialty Shaped Metal Prints from Black River Imaging. Here’s a great example of what you can do with them!

Black River Imaging Organic Bloom Clock Frame

Angela Spieker (of Artistic Impressions Photography & Design) combined Black River Imaging‘s 5” round metal prints with a Karlsson Wall Clock for this stunning, functional wall display. (Frames shown are by The Organic Bloom.)

Black River Imaging Organic Bloom Clock Frame

Black River Imaging Organic Bloom Clock Frame

Black River Imaging Organic Bloom Clock Frame

Black River Imaging Organic Bloom Clock Frame

Angela made the clock as a personal project, but will offer it to her clients upon request. Thank you so much for sharing with our Paperie readers, Angela!

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If you’re looking for hosting, Hosting Matters is offering a special deal for Summer 2011. I’ve mentioned here before that I have been a Hosting Matters customer for almost a full decade, and I can’t imagine going anywhere else!

The summer special offer currently running through Labor Day (with discounts for quarterly, semiannual, annual, and bienniel contracts) is just $8 USD per month. You’ll receive unmetered resources to allow you to do what you need with your site without worry. Blogs, photo albums, mailing lists, and content management systems are just a sampling of what can be installed with one click using your account’s Control Panel – no programming knowledge or uploading required! You’ll also receive 24/7 technical support, and if you already have an established site, Hosting Matters will move it to their servers for you, saving you the time and effort involved in completely reuploading everything. Check out their unmetered plans special for more details!

P.S. Don’t forget there’s just under two hours for the “See Jane Work” gift card giveaway – it ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

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Full disclosure: I am a Hosting Matters client (since 2001) and they host this WordPress blog Paperie Boutique.

I had a popular blog almost a decade ago. That blog was regularly FARK‘ed and MeFi‘ed – in addition to being frequently featured on Tech TV (now G4 Network) – and would sometimes receive 75.000+ unique visitors per day.

I needed a host that not only kept my site online, but was available for all the mini-crises that develop with a site of that nature. Hosting Matters has always been that host for me, and then some. When I joined Hosting Matters in 2001, I had already dumped three other webhosts that year. It’s now 2011 and I’ve never left HM. They literally host every. single. website. that Todd and I own – big and small. Including Buttons and Bows Photography with a template by Blu Domain, and my Snap-Button blog with a template by ProPhoto Blogs. (Trust me, we own a lot of websites!) You don’t get a better testimonial than that!

Now please welcome Hosting Matters for a guest / vendor post and giveaway!

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Tired of hosts who promise the world and don’t deliver? Who radically change policies without notice? Who treat customers as a number instead of a name? Whose technical support people are nameless and don’t seem to care?

Get hosted with Hosting Matters, and we’ll change the way you view web hosting providers forever. We provide 24/7 support by real people, never outsourced, and proactively monitor our servers and network to ensure the highest level of performance possible.

No fine print, no asterisks next to offers: real packages, sensible pricing, and great hosting. We’ll even help you move in! What more could you ask?

Hosting Matters is currently offering a tremendous special for Paperie readers looking for better hosting than they currently have. The first person who signs up, and two others to be chosen at random at midnight on Sunday, March 6th, will receive a credit equivalent to three months of hosting.

So how do you win these great prizes?

First, sign up for hosting at Hosting Matters. Then come back here in the comments and tell us you did it.

The first person to post in the comments (who has already signed up) will win the first prize – three months of hosting.

Everyone else who posts (who has already signed up) will be eligible for the two drawings on Sunday, March 6th.

Want extra chances to win? Sign up for hosting at Hosting Matters, then post in the comments you’ve done so.

After you’ve signed up, you can also do the following things and post you’ve done so in the comments:

1. Follow Hosting Matters on Twitter: twitter.com/hostingmatters

2. Like Hosting Matters on Facebook

3. Post the following to Facebook or Twitter (tell us where you did it):
    I want to win 3 months free hosting from
    hostmatters.com / @hostingmatters and
    @paperieboutique / PaperieBoutique.com –

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

Comment(s) must be posted here by midnight EST on Saturday, March 6th. Post that you have joined Hosting Matters – and after that if you’d like extra chances to win, also that you’ve followed their Twitter stream, “liked” their Facebook fan page, and/or posted to Twitter or Facebook (with a link to where you did it).

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.

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 second two winners will be chosen by Random.org, and the winners will be contacted within 24-72 hours of contest’s end to claim their prize.

Good luck – and thanks to Hosting Matters for such a fantastic giveaway!

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