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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

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“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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WPPI 2012

HB Photo Packaging is giving away TEN (10) complimentary Full WPPI Registration Passes (a $399.00 value each) with Paperie Boutique.

A random generator will be used by HB Photo Packaging to pick TEN (10) people who tag HB Photo Packaging on Facebook with the following – each will receive one (1) pass:

I’m going to see @HB Photo Packaging at WPPI in Las Vegas!

BEFORE you hit post, make sure that you’ve typed out “@HB Photo Packaging” (rather than pasting it) so that it creates a tag that will appear on HB’s wall. (More information on how to tag on Facebook can be found here.)

Paperie Boutique HB Photo Packaging WPPI Las Vegas 2012

You don’t want to miss the HB Photo Packaging booth (# 1247) at WPPI this year! Paperie and HB have a big secret to share, and those lucky enough to attend the WPPI trade show will get first peek / dibs! Stay tuned here in the upcoming days for more details (and photos)!

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

Professional Photographer Magazine February 2012 issue

In this issue I reviewed web services for your business by ProPhoto Blogs, Zenfolio, Miller’s Professional Imaging Art Department, Photo Cart by Pictures Pro, Colorati, RadLab from “Totally Rad!”, PhotoBiz Website Templates and Blog Sites, IntotheDarkroom.com Vend Photo Cart and Flaunt Photo Slideshow, Photo Shelter, Showit Fast & Pass, and Creative Motion Design.

Professional Photographer Magazine February 2012 issue
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Professional Photographer Magazine February 2012 issue

Click the magazine pages above to read a larger .pdf version of the article. You can also find the article on page 46, page 48, page 50, and page 52 of the print-version when it hits mailboxes – and you can see the online supplement here. Plus you can download the digital edition now if you’re a PPA member or digital subscriber.

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Don’t forget that you have a chance to win this POMPIDOO leather camera bag until 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 14th. It would make the perfect Valentine!

win a pompidoo camera bag

Happy weekend –
Robyn & Todd

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Happy 2nd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!
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Winner announcements started Monday, July 25th…

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COMMENTS CLOSED on this entry—winner chosen!

Don’t forget we have 7 other giveaways going on right now!

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We have another pop-quiz – this time from Collages.net. The winner will receive $50 off collagesGSO (Google Optimization Services).

Collages dot Net Google GSO discount coupon
Collages dot net GSO giveaway

In today’s highly competitive Web environment, the importance of search engines cannot be underestimated. Did you know that search engines drive over 70% of all Internet traffic? Consequently, if your website is not listed on page one of a search, then chances are you’re not in “today’s phone book!” Your absence gives competitors a chance to gain more exposure, book more shoots, and become more successful.

Don’t let that happen. By implementing collagesGSO, you’re guaranteed to land on page one of a Google search for your targeted keywords. collagesGSO is designed exclusively to help professional photographers connect with their customers. [ read more ]

I’m going to make this pop-quiz easy. One question. One answer. First to post correctly is the winner! Ready? Set? Google!

No need to repost the question – just type the answer here:

What Weezer album is “The Good Life” the sixth track on?


Good luck!

Thanks to Collages.net for being such a great friend to Paperie! Don’t forget to check the Paperie birthday celebration coupon codes. You can find coupon codes for several other vendors here!

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Believe it or not, we still have more giveaways left! We’ll keep
going ’til all of the giveaways have winners – see ya’ soon!

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I’m excited to announce the winner of the Jo Totes camera bag…Heather Mann:

Jo Totes contest winner

Heather gets her choice of bag / color / style! Congrats Heather, thanks to everyone who entered, and thanks to Jo Totes for the amazing giveaway!

Don’t forget there’s still a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Denny Manufacturing Company through midnight tonight (Thursday) — and also to win a copy of the “Photographers SEO Book” and “Photography Blog SEO Zen” from Zach Prez until the end of the day Saturday.


Last but not least, I have THREE coupon codes good for free shipping on anything at Photojojo (anywhere in the USA, no minimum). I’ll give the codes to the first three people to e-mail me (robyn AT paperieboutique DOT com). The codes are only good through the end of Friday, September 3rd, so if you want it – get it now! Just please only take it if you’ll use it on time.

P.S. 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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The digital edition of the September 2010 Professional Photographer Magazine was released today.

(P.S. Keep reading for a special giveaway from photographers-seo.com!)

Professional Photographer Magazine September 2010 cover

For this month’s article, I reviewed several digital media storage products by BellaGrafica (“Jeff & Julia Woods General Collection“), DNL Photo Packaging, JLee Albums, Loktah, Miller’s Professional Imaging and The Designer Concept, MpixPro, Pexagon Tech, Rice Studio Supply, and Verbatim.

The Goods Column September 2010 Professional Photographer Magazine

The Goods Column September 2010 Professional Photographer Magazine

Click each of the magazine pages above for a larger view. You can find the article on page 48 and page 50 of the print-version when it hits mailboxes. And you can also download the digital edition now if you’re a PPA member or digital subscriber.

Workflow Polish September 2010 Professional Photographer Magazine

And last month Heather Lickliter of Stylized Portraiture helped me write the August “The Goods” column. This month she’s escaped over to the new “Workflow Polish” column where she shares her post-session workflow, with added comments / critique by Audrey Woulard. Congratulations Heather!

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Today’s guest / vendor post is by Zach Prez. He has freebies and a prize for Paperie readers!

Hi, I’m Zach Prez. I specialize in search engine optimization for photographers, although I’ve been helping small businesses rank in Google for about 10 years. There’s no better feeling than helping someone become successful on the web and grow his or her business. Okay, maybe there are a few things better, like cycling on the American River Bike trail near Sacramento, CA.

Photographer SEO Book I wrote Photographers SEO Book almost 2 years ago now. What started as some informal phone conversations with my photographer friend quickly expanded into ninja tactics that boomed her business from Google in a matter of weeks. Everyone wanted to know her secret, so I turned those conversations into a non-technical how to guide that any level of photographer can follow. It has since helped hundreds of people understand and improve in search results.

Blog SEO Zen Earlier this year I released Photography Blog SEO Zen. It’s an ebook for photographers, designers, or wedding vendors on how to update your blog infrastructure and write blog posts to rank more easily. Blogs typically output many more pages than a traditional website, meaning more chances to rank in search. Blogs are especially helpful in ranking very specific phrases (long-tail SEO) so I would hope you see about 3x the traffic from your blog compared to your photography website. My blogs and ebook help you get there.

Photographers SEO eClass I’m giving away one of each product above for Paperie Boutique readers. Enter to win by commenting on any blog post on either of my websites – photographers-seo.comORphotoblogseo.com – by the end of the day on Saturday. (We’ll notify and announce the winners on Monday.) You’ll learn something new and hopefully share your thoughts about the post, what you learned, or something insightful.

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If you want something FREE right now, check out my Search Engine Optimization Guide for SmugMug SitesOREmail SEO Class for Photographers.

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UPDATE: The winners have both been announced here – check them out!

Thanks Zach for sharing such valuable information with our readers!

And don’t forget we currently have two giveaway-contests going on here at Paperie. Through midnight Wednesday you can have a chance to win your choice of camera bags from Jo Totes. And through midnight Thursday you have the chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Denny Manufacturing.

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Several businesses are offering “Christmas in July deals” this week, so we’re joining in here at Paperie Boutique, too!

Christmas in July

Purchase any ad (excluding our fADtastic program and Blogads) between now and 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 25th, and get 10% off AND three months FREE!

Our readership has grown 30.9% since the first week of June and we’d love you to be a part of it! Just contact Todd FAST for more details.

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Photographers Wall Display Guide

And don’t forget that we’re currently doing a giveaway with the Photographer’s Wall Display Guide. Contest ends Friday night, so hurry up and enter to win!

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I’m excited to announce the launch of something new at Paperie Boutique just in time for summer – the fADtastic merchant ad program. Not only will you have the opportunity to advertise with Paperie Boutique starting today and running the next three months (through September 15th) for just $100.00, but you’ll also be able to increase your Google ranking / SEO by being linked on our readers’ websites in addition to being linked here! A bit about how it works…


If you’ll scroll to the bottom of the page, I have put together a demo set-up of current Paperie advertisers. New fADtastic program members will send 100×100 pixel (flat, non-rotating) images and I will create a uniform-looking square bordered ad for you just like the ones you see there. Your ad will appear at that section of the site (by the “Older Entries” and RSS links) – grouped together with the other fADtastic program member ads – for the duration of the program. There is no limit to the number of vendors who can participate. Your ad will also appear on a separate page – always linked at the top of Paperie (by both image and text) – where Paperie readers can go and get the HTML to copy, cut, and paste your ad’s HTML code so they can add it to their own blogs, websites or Facebook accounts.

In exchange for the Paperie readers adding your ad to their blogs, websites or Facebook walls for a minimum of 7-10 days, you are asked to provide a product or “prize” in return that is valued anywhere from $10 – $25. This could include a gift certificate code without a minimum purchase requirement, an action, a photo prop, a template, etc. You get the exposure to their website audiences and an SEO boost – they get to learn more about your business / service and a little freebie to reward their efforts. (Your ad will remain on Paperie Boutique from the date of purchase through September 15th. The 7-10 day time limit applies to ad display time on Paperie reader sites only. Paperie readers may only collect one prize per vendor during this promotion. Please do not register multiple times with the same vendor over the course of this promotion. Play nice!)

So if you’re a vendor and you’re saying, “Sounds great! What do I need to do?” Just three little things!

1. make your $100.00 ad payment:

2. send “Robyn at paperieboutique dot com” your 100×100 pixel flat,
   non-rotating image

3. send “Robyn at paperieboutique dot com” an e-mail address for
   site visitors to contact you after they’ve added your ad to their site
   for you to verify and then send on their prize – and list the prize
   you’ll be giving away to Paperie readers who link your ad

As always, if you have any questions just let me know! Thanks and I can’t wait to see you “get with the program” – happy summer!

UPDATE:: We have our first vendor added to the site! Please
welcome BrandSixty – copy the HTML shown below and e-mail
create at brandsixty dot com” for your prize (5×5 gift certificate

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Then view even more vendors just added at the new ad-HTML page.

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