And make sure you read ’til the end because we have new birthday party info!
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 loveinvite 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 hospitalitythe tablean old farmstand table painted whiteholds 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.
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 essentialsa 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.
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!
Did you hear the big news? Paperie turns FOUR YEARS OLD this month!
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
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
12. ☘ Kelly Moore Bag
13. ☘ Artsy Couture
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
38. Abie Camera Straps
41. LobLee Camera Bags
42. <insert YOUR BUSINESS NAME here>
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 aheadyou won’t want to miss a second!
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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