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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!

P.S. We’ll also do flash giveaways on our Facebook page – “Like” us there!


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In case you missed the announcement, we’re here for another week handing out birthday goodies ’til the very last giveaway has been awarded! NOT including the complimentary “50 Business Cards from MOO.com” for everyone – we’ve made it possible for our vendors and merchants to give out almost $6500 in prizes to our readers! And believe it or not, that’s not even HALF of it!

Check back throughout the week for more giveaways, pop-quiz prizes, and Facebook flash giveaways – and you DON’T want to miss the “grand finale“!

Curious what prizes we have left? We put up this sampling on Facebook!

Right now we have an amazing prize pack combo from Full Color, Inc., The Album Cafe, and Kraft & Jute—the combined items are worth over $400.00!


Full Color Lab Bevel Mount

Full Color, Inc. Professional Photo Lab is giving away a 16×20 Bevel Wrap.

A unique take on the gallery wrap or wall canvas print, the exclusive Bevel Wrap has a 2½” bevel frame over which the canvas image is wrapped, allowing the entire image to show when viewed from the front.


Album Cafe gift card

Album Cafe 2013 offer

The Album Cafe has a $200 gift card up for grabs. Make sure you check out their limited-time offer on “The Wedding Album“! At $5, this gorgeous album is a steal!


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Completing this prize pack is a $100 gift card from Kraft & Jute! Did you know that Kraft and Jute drew a lot of inspiration from Paperie Boutique when creating their product line? Kraft and Jute promises a “Naked” organization & products.

Naked Products – “Many of our products are made from recycled materials. Waste from product development is either reused in new product creations, shredded for packaging material or given to a local school for art class. Because we love all things simple & beautiful, our products will continue to be free from the process of over-embellishment.

Kraft and Jute packaging


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 product is from Full Color, Inc. -OR- The Album Cafe -OR- Kraft & Jute. 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 @fullcolorlab / @thealbumcafe / @kraftandjute at @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBirthday.com!

You can also follow Paperie Boutique on Facebook, and Full Color on Facebook, and Album Cafe on Facebook, and Kraft and Jute (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 Thursday, August 1st. 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 Full Color, Inc., The Album Cafe, and Kraft & Jute for this incredible 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 its second week and started on Friday, July 19th – it will run until we run out of prizes on July ??!

The Jo Totes / Camera Bling / Abie Camera Straps giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT tonight – make sure to enter if you haven’t already!

Check back soon – we’ll be here!
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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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 ??.

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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TGIF! In case you missed the announcement, we’ve received so many prize donations that we’re keeping this party going ’til the very last one has been awarded – so check back today and all weekend long for more giveaways, pop-quiz instant winners, and flash giveaways on Facebook!

We have another great prize pack from Simply Color Lab and Laura Novak Photography Education – combined value is more than $280.00!


Simply Color wood canvas gift pack

Simply Color Lab is donating a prize-duo worth more than $180.00!

Prize: 16×20″ Gallery Wrap – Get your hands on Simply Color Lab’s best seller! The finest, hand-stretched canvas wrapped around custom frames. The choice that’s always timeless. Available in standard, square & custom sizes.

Prize: 16×20″ Wood Print – Wood prints are perfect for giving images a gorgeous, modern twist. Wood grain finish adds a brilliant touch to enhance depth & color. Available in square, standard & circle sizes.



laura novak class

Laura Novak Photography Education is donating one class to a lucky Paperie reader – learn more in the “Education” section of her website!

It’s time to sharpen your business practices.

After being a wedding photographer for over 10 years, I know what it’s like to grow a wedding photography business from scratch. When I started out in 2003, I was charging $1,200 for a wedding. Now I average over ten times that amount photographing clients with whom I have amazing relationships.



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 Simply Color Lab 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 @SimplyCanvas / simplycolorlab.com AND lauranovak.com photographer prizes at @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBirthday.com!

You can also follow @PaperieBoutique on Twitter, and Paperie Boutique on Facebook, and Simply Color Lab on Facebook, and Laura Novak 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 Simply Color Lab and Laura Novak Photography Education 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 over a week from July 19th – July ??th!

More giveaways coming up Friday (and all weekend log) – see you again 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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Paperie is excited to feature an amazing two-part “packaging and presentation” series by Lindsay Alexander Photography! Please help us welcome Lindsay for this “Part II – Wedding Welcome Packetguest post. (You can view Lindsay’s first post “Part I – Packaginghere.)


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Lindsay Alexander Photography

Hi, I’m Lindsay – a lifestyle and wedding photographer based in Fort Mill, South Carolina. After four years of business, I knew that I was ready for a change. When you own your own business and YOUR NAME is at the forefront of what you do, you want your product to be TRUE to who YOU are! Yes, I loved my old look . . . it was me THEN. I just wanted my new look to be ME NOW! I wanted everything to speak to the heart of why it is that I have this business in the first place and it took time and development as an artist and business owner to know that.

(Please click on each of the photographs below for a larger pop-up version. And visit Lindsay’s “Welcome Packet” post on her blog for a detailed explanation of each of the photos you see here.)

Lindsay Alexander Photography

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The sheets for my Wedding Welcome Packet were printed as flyers on high gloss paper. The bridal and e-session cards are rack cards and the groom card is a 5×7 watercolor card from WHCC. The large kraft envelopes and folders are from Paper Presentation.

Part I – Packaging” with additional vendors listed
http://paperieboutique.com/2013/06/24/lindsay_alexander/

My blog post on my “Wedding Welcome Packet”
http://blog.lindsayalexanderphotography.com/welcome-packet…


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Thanks again Lindsay for sharing your packaging / branding / marketing with our Paperie readers! Don’t miss the first installment of our series with Lindsay Alexander Photography – “Part I – Packaging” – here!

If you would like your packaging featured on Paperie, please write Todd Pollman contact and he will help you get set up.

We’d love to feature your business here, too!


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Paperie Boutique would like to introduce our newest sponsor – Animoto!

Animoto

Animoto was founded in 2005 with the vision of inspiring people to share their lives through the magic and power of video. Animoto’s founders include veterans of the entertainment industry and have produced shows for MTV, Comedy Central, & ABC, studied music in London, and played in indie rock bands in Seattle.

Today, Animoto is a video creation service (online and mobile) that makes it easy and fun for anyone to create and share extraordinary videos using their own pictures, video clips, words and music.

Please help us welcome Animoto to the Paperie family, and read more about Animoto for professional photographers here.


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We are gearing up for our 4th annual birthday party in mid-July and we’d love to have you be a part of it all!
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Last year our vendors provided Paperie readers with over $16,000 in prizes in just ONE WEEK – and our site received over 4.7 million hits during the celebration!

Some of the vendors who participated include MOO.COM, WHCC, Artsy Couture, Kelly Moore Bags, Clickin’ Moms / Click Magazine, Color Inc. Pro Lab, Black River Imaging, Epiphanie Bags, Rice Studio Supply, JoTotes, Sarah Petty’s The Joy of Marketing, ProDPI, drop it MODERN, Miller’s Lab, and MORE!

If that’s not enough to convince you, then just read on…

Your giveaway was a great success and drove lots of traffic for us!” -Nathiya, emerabags.com

Hasn’t even been up for 15 minutes and we already have 25 new fans on our Facebook! Wow that was quick.” -Ryan, h-bphoto.com

I’ve received triple the amount of traffic from your site than any other site I’m advertising on! I’m so pleased with choosing to advertise with you!” -Kathy, boudoirbusinessboutique.com

Anybody wanting to advertise really should. I love browsing your ads to find new vendors and resources.” –Kim, momtriedit.net

I can’t tell you how many people we have advertised with that pretty much ignore our requests (or so we feel). We will be staying with you as long as we are still in business!” -Lori, prairiesweet.com


Contact Todd if you are interested in a custom advertising plan or a Paperie sponsorship and / or wish to sponsor a prize giveaway in this year’s birthday event.

Or you can choose from one of our standard advertising plans and pay instantly here.

Once payment has been made, write Todd Pollman contact and include a copy of your receipt and attach an image for the ad-size purchased.


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Last but not least… As we close out the month of June, Robyn also closes out her run as Contributing Editor / columnist with Professional Photographer Magazine.

For her final June 2013 column, Robyn brings everything around “full circle” with the topic “Sales and Marketing Tools“. Her first column in June 2010 was on the very same topic!

Professional Photographer Magazine June 2013

In this issue Robyn featured products by Miss Poppy Design, Beth Forester’s photoDUDS, The Shoppe Designs, Birdesign Shop, Prairie Sweet
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, and Design Aglow.

Professional Photographer Magazine June 2013 Robyn Pollman Sales and Marketing
Professional Photographer Magazine June 2013 Robyn Pollman Sales and Marketing

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 56 of the print-version. Plus you can download the digital edition now if you’re a PPA member or digital subscriber.

Don’t get Professional Photographer Magazine? You can subscribe here!


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Have a great holiday week! See you real soon!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. See more recent posts on welcome packets at the links below:
1. http://paperieboutique.com/2013/04/25/photographer_welcome_packet/
2. http://paperieboutique.com/2013/04/27/boudoir_themed_welcome_kit/



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We’re excited to have a new vendor / guest post from one of our favorite advertisers at Paperie – The Wedding Photographic Society.

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Welcome to The Wedding Photographic Society (WPS)

Welcome to The Wedding Photographic Society (WPS)! We’re a network of professional wedding & portrait photographers who come together to collaborate on photographic ideas, thoughts, and information in an attempt to elevate the artistic, technical, and business standards of the wedding photographic community. Membership in the WPS offers many professional & personal growth opportunities via bi-monthly educational meetings, networking, critiques, and general camaraderie during such gatherings. WPS meetings, forums, blog submissions, & web pages are open to any and all professional wedding photographers throughout the world.

The WPS’s origins date back to 2005, when Raleigh, NC wedding photographer Christobal Perez organized quarterly photography meetings in an effort to help build relationships, share knowledge amongst peers, and help create a competitive, yet supportive photographic community. The spirit of Christobal’s movement has grown exponentially since that time and has since evolved into the WPS (which became official in 2009) with the further support of other local photographers, Martha Manning, Stacy Borelli, & Brian Mullins. Leaders & members of the WPS donate their time to organize topic discussions with guest speakers, collaborate on ideas and offer guidance, all without compensation.

Membership
To join the WPS, you need to meet the following minimum criteria:

– Actively pursuing business as a professional wedding and/or portrait photographer (or aspiring to be a professional wedding and/or portrait photographer).

– A professional photography website showing your current work.

– Willingness to share your knowledge with others (we don’t ask for state secrets but a general willingness to be open and help others when possible).

There are two levels of membership in the WPS; aspiring and professional.

Aspiring
An aspiring member is someone who is not yet a professional photographer but looking to gain knowledge in photography, learn about proper business practice and grow as a photographer. Typically these are newer photographers in the field of weddings & portraits. Membership grants permissions to attend the monthly meetings and have limited access to the forums. This insures an open environment to ask questions in without fear of hostility.

Professional
A professional member has all the rights of the aspiring member, but has full access to the forums. A professional member will be actively pursuing business and working in the field of professional wedding or portrait photography.

The review process
Each application is personally reviewed by a WPS board member to determine which classification the applicant will be granted. Any photographer granted “aspiring” status can petition, at any time, for “full” or “professional” standing at which time their application will be reviewed again.

Application
To officially become a member of the WPS please first read the FAQ then register here.

Meetings
So as you enter into the WPS, you will undoubtedly see and hear about local meetings with some really cool topics and opportunities to network with other photographers in your area. These meetings are the true essence of the WPS and we HIGHLY encourage your attendance. If you don’t have local meetings in your area, then contact us at admin@weddingphotographicsociety.com to aid in assisting in starting a group local to you.

Forums
The WPS forums are our home away from home. As we started our organization based on face to face meetings, we quickly realized we needed a place to compile information such as emergency shooter lists, buying and selling gear, meeting announcements, etc. You can use them to get help with a sticky situation, help resolving a client issue, to vent or just to network. In the WPS, you definitely get out of it what you put into it so contribute whenever possible.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the WPS and we look forward to your future contributions to the society.

Stacy Borelli
WPS Executive Board Member
www.TheWPS.com
919.602.1050


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PAPERIE BOUTIQUE spring banner ad sale

Last but not least, in honor of “springing forward”, all new Paperie advertisers will receive a huge discount off the published rates. By request / popular demand, we’ve extended our “spring forward” ad sale through April 15th. What the tax man giveth, you can taketh to boost your site traffic and SEO with Paperie Boutique!

2012 is already off to a great start – on the heels of our 2011 Wrap Battle in December, we logged 453,452 unique page views in January and 8.34 million hits as the winners were announced!

Anybody wanting to advertise really should. I love browsing your ads to find new vendors and resources.” –Kim, momtriedit.net

I’ve received triple the amount of traffic from your site than any other site I’m advertising on! I’m so pleased with choosing to advertise with you!” -Kathy, boudoirbusinessboutique.com


In addition to the deep-discounts off our normal ad rates, we are also going to feature each new vendor (that signs up between today and Sunday, April 15th) in a blog entry for better Google indexing through text links!

Sound good? Here’s all you need to do to sign up. Just select your ad-purchase in the pull-down menu ↓ below ↓ , send your payment via PayPal, and voilà!

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Miss the sale? Go here to advertise with us!

Once payment has been made, write todd AT paperieboutique DOT com and include a copy of your receipt and attach an image for the ad-size purchased.

If you are interested in being a sponsor + advertiser, please e-mail todd AT paperieboutique DOT com for the additional discounted rate. And if you are a current vendor who would like to renew, please contact Todd for that as well – we are currently offering 15% off renewals!

We look forward to having you join the Paperie family!


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Photographers for Baby Safety

I’d like to share a group I recently “faved” on Facebook – the Professional Photographers for Baby Safety:

“We (as a concerned creative collective) have started watermarking/stamping composite images with a ‘seal’ of sorts as a ‘best practice’.

This seal lets everyone know that the image is two different photos edited together to create magic.

Both photographers and parents alike will see it and instantly know when an image is a composite without reading (nobody reads the fine print anyway). And will be educated that these are composites and photographers who offer/attempt the poses without compositing are working outside the generally accepted safety norms.”


For more information, and to join the cause, please visit their Facebook page!


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We have a winner in our ribbon iron / ribbon cutter contest – it’s Dana at createlittlejoy.com!

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Congrats to Dana and thanks to everyone who entered! Stay tuned this week for more fun!

Robyn & Todd

P.S. Check out just-completed Panache Collective packaging sets on Facebook!
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Happy 2nd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!
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Winner announcements start on Monday, July 25th…



Prize pack time again – whoo hoo! This time we have great birthday gifts for one lucky reader from Collages.net, BrandSushi, and Noel’s Paperie.

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Collages dot Net prints giveaway Paperie Boutique

Brand Sushi Wedding Workbook

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Noel’s Paperie features custom paper-related items such as custom invitations, favors and decor for events of all kinds. All items are handmade, with your wants in mind. No one has ever had the same designed invitation, and creating unique items for almost any event is what Noel’s Paperie is here for! Thank you!

Included in this prize pack are a $50 Print credit to Collages.net, “The Wedding Workbook” ($95 value) from BrandSushi, and $25 off any invitation order from Noel’s Paperie.

So how do you win these great prizes? 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 & NoelsPaperie.com gift pack @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBoutique.com – http://PaperieBirthday.com

2. Like Collages.net on Facebook.

3. Like BrandSushi on Facebook.

3. Like Noel’s Paperie on Facebook.

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 Tuesday, July 26th. 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!

Big thanks to Collages.net, BrandSushi, and Noel’s Paperie for this amazing prize pack. Don’t forget to check for their Paperie birthday celebration coupon codes. You can find those codes, and several others from our vendors, continually updated this week here!


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Weekend’s almost over and we 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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Today we have another great vendor / guest post and giveaway from Dear Miss Modern and Deluxemodern Design – plus a discount code for all of our readers.

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Hello Darling!

I’m Christine from Dear Miss Modern…..the chic and stylish design + branding shop from Deluxemodern Design.

While Deluxemodern Design specializes in high-end custom branding, Dear Miss Modern specializes in instant gratification!

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In the design shop you will find pre-made logos, marketing sets, all kinds of fabulous patterns, cards, and our latest and greatest, The Blog Sugar Design Kit! What is THAT, you ask? It’s a neatly packaged group of design elements for your blog. Use all the elements, or just a few. Change the colors, or keep them. You decide. Works with any blog platform. Lots of new designs in the works!

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We’d be so pleased if you’d come say hello, join our Facebook page, check out our site, and peruse our design shop!

And one lucky Paperie reader will receive a pre-made logo OR $100.00 to the shop {in case you don’t need a logo}.

You have three ways to enter:

1. Visit the Deluxemodern Facebook page at facebook.com/deluxemodern
    and LIKE it.

2. Follow Deluxemodern Design on Twitter at twitter.com/deluxemodern.

3. List your favorite Dear Miss Modern product in the comments here.

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want THREE 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 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 23rd. You can enter up to three times total. Post that you have met all three requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to three times total – one entry each for 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.

Good luck with the giveaway darlings…I wish you all could be winners!

And right now all Paperie readers will receive a 10% disicount to Dear Miss Modern with the code MISSPAPERIE!


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And lastly, a very belated announcement for the BrandSushi eBook giveaway…the winner is…Alison Douglass Photography!

brand sushi winner

Congrats to Alison and everyone who entered, and special thanks to BrandSushi for such a fantastic prize!


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I know updates here have been quite sporadic due to health issues I’ve been having – but don’t forget to tune in often because there are several great vendor giveaways and features in the queue and I’ll be posting them as frequently as possible!

Thanks for your patience!
Robyn



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BrandSushi is back today for another guest / vendor post and giveaway – up for grabs is a copy of their eBook “Total Package Pricing“.

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How did you arrive at your current price list?

What’s your hourly rate (and how did you calculate it)?

Is your photography business turning a profit, or leading you down a path to the Poor House?

What message do you want your photography brand to convey, and what steps are you currently taking to maintain and build upon that message?

Are you 100% confident in your current pricing and package options?

If you’re having trouble answering these questions, it might be time to take a step back.

brand sushi

When I first started my photography business, I spent many long nights working out pricing, packages, brand and marketing strategies and budgeting for all sorts of things I hadn’t anticipated. I’m lucky enough to have a background in brand strategy, advertising and marketing, but many photographers (both new and established) don’t have that luxury, and find themselves overwhelmed with their pricing, collections, and marketing endeavors. We’re about to fix that!

Enter TOTAL PACKAGE PRICING, the pricing and collection building guide for wedding and portrait photographers who don’t want to go broke.

This three-part eBook series takes you through every facet of pricing your photography for profit, discovering — and utilizing — your CORRECT hourly rate, building a strong group of collections and packages that you’ll feel confident selling, and turning your business into a full-fledged brand. Here’s a run-down of what’s included:

brand sushi

BOOK 1 – Intro to Business and Brand Strategy : What’s in a brand? Learn how to position yourself and your products for top results. We’ll cover business structure (and why you can’t be everything to everybody); pricing and sales (learn not only WHAT to place in your collections for maximum profit, but HOW and WHY clients choose the way they do); perceived value and the inherent risks involved with discounting your way into the Poor House; and how to identify and utilize your brand’s “face and voice” to build a solid foundation on which to launch (or re-launch) a winning photography business and brand. Wherever possible, real-world examples are given and geared toward both Portrait and Wedding photographers, so everyone should be able to take something tangible out of the workbooks, regardless of their clientele!

BOOK 2 – Hourly Rates and Product Pricing : This volume will guide you toward the answer to that ever-elusive question: What are you worth? Learn the real way to calculate your hourly rate (I’ll give you a hint: it’s probably a LOT higher than you think it is!) and implement a price list that will set you up for success, and won’t leave you digging into your couch cushions when Tax season rolls around. You’ll also receive a set of Excel Spreadsheets that are already set up to do ALL THE HARD WORK (i.e. calculations) for you! But, if you don’t have Excel, never fear! All calculations are thoroughly explained in the workbook, and blank PDF templates are included so you can also do all the work by hand to get the same results! This workbook also comes with two sample price lists (one for wedding photography and one for portrait photography), as well as my personal product catalog and price list for comparison!

BOOK 3 – Building Profitable Collections : From deciding what to offer in your packages and collections to tallying their final prices and values, this workbook will leave you with a solid understanding of what goes into collections for maximum profit and confidence. You’ll also receive an Excel Collection Builder that calculates everything for you (as well as instructions on how to calculate everything by hand if you’d rather do it the old fashioned way!). We’ll cover scenarios for both wedding photographers (whose packages include service hours) and portrait photographers (whose collections are product-based).

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And here is a basic list of the items included in this set:

(3) Excel Templates — each with multiple tabs (.xlsx format). These WILL also work in Apple’s Numbers, although some formatting might appear slightly different than in the screenshots. The Excel Templates were created in Excel 2010 and will work with recent versions of Excel on both Mac and PC. Compatibility with older versions of Excel or Numbers, or other spreadsheet programs is not verified.
(1) Instruction booklet to help you get started using the Excel Templates.
(3) PDF workbooks totaling over 50 pages of insider branding, business and pricing tips in clear, concise, and easy-to-understand terminology with real-world examples to get you thinking and keep you learning.
(1) Blank PDF line sheet with a quick pricing formula “cheat sheet” in case you’d rather do the calculations by hand.
(1) Sample Price Catalog from my own studio for reference.

Important Note: This workbook’s purpose is to give you a solid foundation and understanding of pricing and budgeting structures; it’s always a good idea to consult an accountant or tax professional to make sure you’re keeping everything in order! These workbooks do not provide financial advice — their purpose is to teach you tested pricing methods, and the psychology behind presenting those prices and packages in a way that will maximize profitability with your client sessions and orders.

And during this giveaway, all Paperie readers will receive 20% off at BrandSushi with the code PAPERIE20!

How do you win the eBook “Total Package Pricing“?

1. Tweet the following on Twitter (and tell us where you did it):
Win the “Total Package Pricing” eBook from BrandSushi.com / @brandsushi over at @paperieboutique / PaperieBoutique.com – http://is.gd/YsVq50

2. Post the following to Facebook (and tell us where you did it):
Win the “Total Package Pricing” eBook from BrandSushi.com over at PaperieBoutique.com – http://is.gd/YsVq50

3. Like brandsushi on Facebook: facebook.com/brandsushi

4. Follow @brandsushi on Twitter: twitter.com/brandsushi

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 here telling us how you did them.)

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, June 12th. You can enter up to four times total. Post that you have met all four requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to four times total – one entry each for 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 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 24-72 hours of contest’s end to claim their prize.

Good luck!

Thanks to BrandSushi for another awesome giveaway!



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Mar201108

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Today we welcome back Design Aglow for another guest / vendor post…

We are thrilled to announce our Luxe Wedding Studio Magazine today. Want a sneak peek?

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It’s an exciting new age for the professional photography studio, so we invite you forget about stale, old-fashioned marketing pieces and focus on limitless possibilities with your own 16 page real studio magazine. Design Aglow‘s new, professionally written and designed magazine beautifully showcases your studio’s work while educating and engaging current and potential clients about professional photography.

This product is all about you! We’ve combined our expert Design Aglow team for both writing and modern magazine design details to make the process of releasing your own 16-page studio magazine easy and enjoyable. Simply plug your favorite images and adjust the included text for a marketing piece that looks just like the pages out of your own favorite magazines. All graphics and sample text are included to inspire you, allowing you to change as little or as much as you’d like to suit your brand and style.

Whether mailed to clients, left at your favorite venues, or handed out during initial meetings or at trade events, you’re sure to stand out from the competition and make your studio the talk of the town with this stunning magazine.

And, like Design Aglow’s own widely celebrated magazine, you can enjoy sending via your favorite digital delivery format. Your studio with Design Aglow’s industry leading team working to show you in your best possible light– What could be better?

Get more info here and save $55 today with our special introductory pricing.

We also have lots of fresh marketing inspiration in the shop, like our modern marketing set and matching 8 page brochure.

marketing inspiration

Two new sets of instant logo cards are here too. Use for your own studio or for client referral cards and print these vector designs as large as you wish. Everything is layered and 100% customizable, as always. (Click on either set below for more details.)

referral cards

referral cards

We have so many new things for your studio in the shop, including marketing sets, collages, and sales tools.

marketing sets

teenage fan club: new senior announcements

Come on over and join our facebook page to stay in the know on new releases, special offers, and contests. Post your feedback & ideas on our wall too….we love to hear from you!

All the best,
Design Aglow



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Jan201111

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BUMPING BACK TO THE TOP: Zazzle has just issued a new $9 off coupon for custom binders. Read on…

I recently made a post about Zazzle custom binder templates. The Zazzle code BINDERS4SALE for $9 off binders expires on January 31, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. As luck would have it, my binders using these templates just showed up – so I’m sharing here! (Click images for larger version.)

Zazzle custom binder

Zazzle custom binder

Zazzle custom binder

Zazzle custom binder

Zazzle custom binder


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Happy New Year!
Robyn



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Earlier in the year I made a post about the custom binders I use to organize contracts and client information. As hard as it is to believe, I’m about to order a new set for 2011!

These custom binders would also work well as organizers with baby plan clients and engagement / wedding couples. When your bride-to-be is out wedding planning, why not make sure your logo goes everywhere she does?

I’ve been repeatedly asked when I will be making a template for sale since I made my original post here (and the follow-up on Flickr). So if you’ve been waiting, today’s your lucky day because I’m launching them on Paperie Boutique first until January 1, 2011 – and the price is HALF OFF!

A quick rewind of my binder images first…

Avery Signature Binder

Avery Signature Binder

Avery Signature Binder

My 1.5″ binder template pack allows you to customize the color of each “solid” area of the binder, and edit the text. This set also gives you the choice to have stripes + logo on the back, or dots + logo / image. You get six total graphic choices (3 stripes / 3 dots) – and with color-customization in the solid areas, you can make endless color-combinations.

There are three 1.5″ stripe color sets (lavender, pink, mint):

binder stripes example

There are three 1.5″ dot color sets (pastel, fall, winter):

binder dots example

Dimensions are provided to insert your logo inside of the bordered-circle graphics, or you can hide those layers altogether. The spines also feature an optional cute camera icon. These 1.5″ custom binder templates are designed to be printed at Zazzle.com and include a hidden layer with Zazzle’s bleed/crop guidelines. There are no order minimums – you can make one, or as many as you’d like.

(UPDATE – the sale listed here has ended. Check the end of this post!) The special launch price for my 1.5″ custom binder templates is $10.00.

You can use the code BINDERS4SALE at Zazzle through January 31, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST for $9.00 off.

For $5.00 more you can REALLY get organized and purchase my “client paper sample kit” template (featured on Paperie here and here) half-off when purchased with the new binder template. Or if you spend $40.00 through January 1st, you can get the ENTIRE “Fit to Print” store – including the new binder pack template – for just $40.00!

buy Zazzle custom binder templates

buy the Fit to Print store

Thanks and stay tuned for more packaging updates soon!



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