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Jul201318

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We’re excited to have Sarah of Parisi Images back for another guest post here at Paperie! This time she’s sharing her in-home gallery space with our readers.

And make sure you read ’til the end because we have new birthday party info!


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The actual space is a small (barely over 100 square feet) four-season porch attached to the back of the house. It offers just enough room to do what I love—invite a bride a groom over to share in some wine or coffee and spend the evening sharing our stories. If you meet with me, you’ll soon learn that the reason I photograph weddings is because I love stories…and I want you to see and to know that your story is beautiful, just the way it is. The design of the space is driven by the the idea of generous hospitality—the table—an old farmstand table painted white—holds center stage. Just like so many kitchen tables, it’s at the table where we get to know one another, where the sharing, the giving, the receiving all take place when you come for a visit.


Click each of the images below for a larger pop-up version…

Sarah Parisi Studio
Sarah Parisi Studio
Sarah Parisi Studio
Sarah Parisi Studio
Sarah Parisi Studio

For other photographers out there interested in what went into creating this space, you shouldn’t be surprised to learn that it all stems directly from my brand and packaging materials. One way to know if your branding is working for you is to see how well it translates into a variety of uses, purposes and spaces.

I initially planned to create a “living room” scene with a sofa and large-screen display. After a great deal of trial-and-error, I came to realize the space was just too small to provide ample room for a couch.

“Plan B” evolved into pairing down the furniture to absolute essentials—a table and seating. Using a bench on one side of the table offered enough seating for clients without filling the room with excess chairs and keeps the visual appeal of the space tight and tidy.

The room divider filled with images creates a small entryway, accented by a stool showcasing the circle emblem of my logo. (I personally love this touch!) Most of all, I intentionally filled the space with gallery wraps, large prints and sample albums, giving clients the ability to really envision ways they can make use of their own images.

Sarah Parisi
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Find more on Sarah Parisi’s in-home gallery space at her blog.


Sarah Parisi’s design space has also been featured recently on Design Aglow’s “inside real studios” feature. You can also see her Paperie Boutique packaging and marketing feature here. Thanks again for sharing with the class, Sarah!


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


Paperie Boutique fourth birthday party

This post will continually be updated with new vendor, prize, and discount information for our readers! We will be featuring promos and giveaways from the following merchants / websites – more added soon so please check back:

1.   HB Photo Packaging
2.   MOO.COM
3.   Sarah Petty & Erin Verbeck’s “The Joy of Marketing
4.   Jo Totes Camera Bags
5.   Beth Forester’s photoDUDS
6.   Simply Color / Simply Canvas
7.   Rice Studio Supplies
8.   Click Magazine / Clickin Moms
9.   Chic Critique Forum
10. Full Color Lab
11. WHCC
12. Kelly Moore Bag
13. Artsy Couture
14. MpixPro
15. Epiphanie Camera Bags
16. Sassy Designs, Ltd.
17. Miller’s Professional Imaging
18. deluxemodern design
19. Kotori Photo Jewelry
20. *emera Camera Bags
21. Photographer Cafe
22. Brand Sushi
23. My Funky Camera
24. Prairie Sweet
25. Pamela Topping
26. The Album Cafe
27. AMSW Photography
28. Galpin Studios
29. Nations Photo Lab
30. Kraft and Jute
31. Colorvale Actions
32. Nifty Knowledge Rocks Shop
33. CPQ Professional Imaging
34. Hardwood Frames
35. Laura Novak Photography Education
36. Color Incorporated Pro Lab
37. Lazables
38. Abie Camera Straps
39. Preveal
40. Photocrati
41. LobLee Camera Bags
42. <insert YOUR BUSINESS NAME here>

= Paperie Boutique / PaperieBirthday.com sponsor

We have also added special discount codes and offers from our merchants that are exclusive to Paperie Boutique readers during our birthday celebration.

There are so many more surprises ahead—you won’t want to miss a second!


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

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The party kicks off TOMORROW – Friday, 7/19!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. If you are 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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Aug201204

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

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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!

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

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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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Jul201206

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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:

http://www.sweetkissesandcakes.com/free/


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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Feb201205

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Are you going to WPPI? Beth Forester of photoDUDS is stopping by with a vendor / guest post that includes tips and a way to win WPPI passes!

Chance to WIN Passes to WPPI Vegas for you and a friend!
($650 Value for Non-members!)
by photoDUDS

photoDUDS win WPPI tickets

WPPI is the biggest and best event for wedding and portrait photographers. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry leaders, discover new products and be inspired by the best photographers in the business.

photoDUDS and WPPI are giving away 2 Free Full Registration Passes to ONE lucky winner! The contest ends on Monday, February 6th.

FULL REGISTRATION PASS:
You and one (1) free guest will have access to over 90 Platform Classes, a 3-day trade show with the latest products, technologies and services from major manufacturers and exciting evening events!

** To find out more or to register to enter click “Enter to WIN!” **

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Glam Life photoDUDS

Gearing Up For WPPI!
Q&A with Beth Forester

You are one of the speakers at WPPI this year. Congratulations! Tell us why you chose “The Glamourous Life: Marketing & Selling to A-List Seniors” as your topic?

Well, although I shoot just about everything, I specialize in senior portraits. It’s the type of photography I enjoy the most. Plus, it’s the market that I can achieve a higher average of sales per hour of shooting. West Virginia has been in a recession since 1950 so I do know a little about marketing and selling to people in a down economy. High school senior portraits are once in a lifetime and, honestly, people are willing to spend more when they know they will only have to do so once. Plus, seniors are brand oriented and they want the best: they demand and they have no trouble spending their parent’s money.

What can attendees expect to learn?

Well, a better topic for the program might be “Show Me the Money!” It’s all about making sure you get paid for the time you invest in each session. (We all know it’s not just about the time during the session: it’s post-processing, editing, color-correcting and retouching) How many times have you broken your back on a shoot only to find that the customer placed a puny order. I know. I have been there. It’s disheartening! So, after getting tired of being abused, I put a system in place that ensured specific sales for specific types of sessions. Plus, we have great incentives for seniors to purchase specific packages! I can’t tell you how many people have taken my class and told me that their senior averages doubled or tripled after implementing my sales tactics.

Who is this class for?

Anyone who wants to understand the senior market better: What do seniors want? Who am I selling to? How do I sell to them? This class will give you answers to all of these questions and more. Plus, Beth will share her top ten tips for increasing your sales.

What is your favorite thing about WPPI?

The energy and the people.. It’s hard to put into words but it’s like being dropped in the heart of Manhattan….but Manhattan is now all geared towards everything photography. It’s faced paced, in your face and stimulating!

What is your best tip to making WPPI successful for photographers?

WPPI is really big and you can get overwhelmed really fast and end up really not staying focused. I suggest sitting down and making a list of 5 things you want to learn/see/achieve at WPPI. Once you know what it is you want to focus on, research the various programs to see which speakers are going to best serve your needs.

Beth Forester
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Thanks to Beth Forester / photoDUDS for providing our readers with such helpful information (and a chance to win)!

Paperie has a big surprise for WPPI this year as well, so stay tuned…
Robyn & Todd



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Jul201123

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Happy 2nd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!

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The goodies just keep on coming — a gift pack from Collages.net, BrandSushi, and Handmade Paper Album Boxes by Leah Gibbons Photography.

Collages dot Net gift card Paperie Boutique

Collages dot Net coffee table book giveaway Paperie Boutique

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Included in this prize pack is a $35 coffee table book credit from Collages.net, “The Portrait Workbook” by BrandSushi (worth $95), and a “Sample Pack” of album boxes by Handmade Paper Album Boxes. (Sample pack worth $70 includes four boxes: {1} size-8×8 in Natural, {1} size-10×10 in Natural, {1} size-8×8 in Charcoal, and {1} size-10×10 in Charcoal.)

So how do you win? It’s simple!

1. Go to your Facebook and Twitter accounts and post the following on either or both (then tell us where you did):
Win a @Collagesnet & @brandsushi & Handmade Paper Album Boxes gift pack @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBoutique.com – http://PaperieBirthday.com

2. Like Collages.net on Facebook.

3. Like BrandSushi on Facebook.

4. Comment here with your favorite Handmade Paper Album Boxes color.

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want FIVE chances to win, you have to do the five 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 one or both vendors on Facebook – 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 Monday, July 25th. You can enter up to five times total. Post that you have met both requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to five 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 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.

Good luck!

Huge thanks to Collages.net, BrandSushi, and Handmade Paper Album Boxes for this awesome giveaway. Don’t forget that Collages.net, BrandSushi, and Handmade Paper Album Boxes all offered coupon codes for our Paperie birthday celebration. You can find those codes, and several others from our vendors, continually updated this week here!

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It’s the weekend and I still have several more giveaways left!
We’ll keep going ’til all of them have winners – see ya’ soon!
Robyn

P.S. Vendors, if you are interested in being a part of the birthday celebration, e-mail me at “robyn AT paperieboutique DOT com” ASAP!



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Sep201021

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One of our favorite vendors, Design Aglow, is back for a guest post – and a special “Stroke of Genius – Creating Painterly Portraitsgiveaway! Read on…

In less than 10 minutes and with 10 easy-to-follow steps you can take your photographic images and turn them into beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

Design Aglow photography painting portraits effects

Each of the included Fine Art Overlays were created by hand using a combination of painting techniques and various brushes to add another layer of depth and dimension to your artwork.

Design Aglow photography painting portraits effects

These are unlike any other overlays you have ever seen and can be used alone or in various combinations to take your imagery to a whole new level of art. We have set this product up so that a beginner in Photoshop can easily use it yet we left it in a format where the more experienced Photoshop user will have full creative control. We encourage you to play with the blending modes, opacity, hue, contrast and lightness/darkness of each layer to create your own unique looks.

Design Aglow photography painting portraits effects

You can now easily transform your photography into gorgeous and unique artistic pieces. What’s more, as your top level offering, you can sign each portrait, an assurance of attention to detail and care to even your most discerning clients. Add this unique, upscale offering and get your studio noticed!

Design Aglow photography painting portraits effects

This is one truly creative and amazing product that will be a great addition to all photographers’ creative toolboxes.

Created exclusively for Design Aglow by Kimberly Wylie and Richard Sturdevant to help you bring your images to a whole new level.

Save $20 in the shop today until 9/23 with special introductory pricing.

You can also win one – it’s easy! You have four chances to win!

1. “Like” Design Aglow on Facebook

2. Follow @designaglow on Twitter

3. Post the following on Twitter:
Win “Creating Painterly Portraits” product from Design Aglow / designaglow.com / @designaglow at PaperieBoutique.com / @paperieboutique

4. Post about “Creating Painterly Portraits” on Facebook

Then come back and comment here that you’ve done so – each entry requires its own separate comment. (In simple terms: If you want FOUR chances to win, you have to do all four things listed above, and then make four separate comments telling us how you did them.)

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 23rd. You can enter up to four times total. Post that you have “liked” the Facebook fan page, followed on Twitter, posted to Twitter (with link), and / or posted to Facebook (with link) – in separate comments 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.

You can enter / post up to four total times – one entry each for the four options listed above.

You have four chances to win, but only one chance PER OPTION – please do not post the same link multiple times. Duplicate links will be removed. Each entry requires its own separate comment to have multiple chances to win!

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning number will be chosen by Random.org, and the winner will be contacted within 24 hours of contest’s end to claim their prize.

Good luck, and thanks once again Design Aglow!

UPDATE: The winner has been announced here – check it out!

And don’t forget you still have a chance to win 1 of 3 different $50 gift cards to Photo Card Boutique through Wednesday night.

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P.S. NEW! Please follow our brand new Twitter and Facebook accounts!

If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain. If you are a photographer and are interested in having your packaging featured – or are a vendor and are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured – please contact robyn @ this domain to be added to the posting schedule.



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