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October 25, 2016

The Future of The Shoppe

I'm sure you have all noticed the following message at the Shoppe

Why are we closing the store?

The answer is we don't want to close the store.  We are doing everything we can to keep it up and running.

  • The main reason The Shoppe, at least in its current form, is closing is that it is built on an ancient eCommerce platform.  Over the last year it has required more and more support from developers and programmers.  Not to mention many clever workarounds to provide customer support at a level that you deserve.  It is now taking much more money to keep it running then we generate.  Honestly, it has been that way for several months now. 
  • In order to upgrade to a modern system that provides an awesome user experience and keeps up with the constant changes in both development and security will take many thousands of dollars.

What is the Plan?

We are evaluating two eCommerce platforms as I write this.  However, in order to cut expenses we are doing almost everything manually.  I have learned a lot about transferring a massive amount of data and coding over the last few months. 

We would like to be fully transferred to a new store by the first of the year. 

What does this mean for Subscribers?

First, I want to thank all of our subscribers who have stuck with us over the years.  You guys are awesome and the reason why we are trying so hard to keep the site alive.  Your letters, and appreciation are what lets us know our products truly make a difference, help you save time, and grow your business.  Again, Thank You!

If you were one of the remaining subscribers when we cut off access in August you will get all of your credits on the new site when/if it goes live.  You earned them!

We plan to update you again soon.

Facebook Contests

Facebook Contest Rules and Terms of Service

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1.  Promotion Description: The ‘Gift Card for $100 with 3 winners (“Sweepstakes”) begins on 10/13/2015 at 12:00 AM (Pacific Time (US & Canada)) and ends on 10/13/2015 at 12:00 AM (Pacific Time (US & Canada)) (the “Promotion Period”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of TheShoppeDesigns.com (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes.

2.  Eligibility: Open to legal residents of Any country where you can download our products who are 18 or older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and members of their immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize.

3.  Winner Selection: The winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted by 48 hours by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received. Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information for via Facebook on or about 48 hours after the random drawing. Potential winner must accept a prize by email or  as directed by Sponsor within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively “the Prize Claim Documents”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

4.  Prizes: are different per contest.  Will be clearly stated as a part of the contest rules

10/13/15 Three randomly selected winners will receive a $100 gift card from TheShoppeDesigns.com

Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Gift cards and gift certificates are subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.

Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within Any country where you can download our products. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.

5.  Online Entry: Enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period online by signing into the entry form and perform the tasks provided. The entry form can be found on the following website at .

Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the entrant. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official time keeper for this Sweepstakes.

6.  Privacy: All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as a winner, certain of their personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties at least as required by law, including, without limitation, on a winner’s list. All personal information submitted as part of the Sweepstakes may be shared by and between the Promotion Entities, and each of the Promotion Entities will use such information in accordance with their respective independent online privacy policies. The privacy policy of TheShoppeDesigns.com can be found at

7.  Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any misdirected or lost mail, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating downloading materials in the Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, perform the random drawing from among all eligible Entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or modification.

In the event of a dispute concerning who registered online to participate in the Sweepstakes, the registration will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.

8.  Winner’s List: To obtain a copy of any legally required winners list or a copy of the Official Rules, send the applicable request and a self-addresses, stamped, #10 envelope to TheShoppeDesigns.com cc: Gift Card for 250 RaflCoin at . Request must be received no later than 48 hours + 6 MONTHS for the name of the winner and, by the end of the promotion, for a copy of the rules.

9.  Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by TheShoppeDesigns.com, , Contact@theshoppedesigns.com

10. Facebook Disclaimer: Entrants should understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

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The Shoppe Boudoir Photography Event ~ Magazine Photoshop Templates on SALE.

Just in Time for Valentine’s Day Sessions!

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Boudoir Photography Welcome Magazine Photoshop Templates on Sale!

All Your Photoshop Template Needs for Your Boudoir Photography Business for Great Prices
& We’ve Even Got FREEBIES!

Whether your boudoir photography style is feminine & vintage or fashion-inspired & modern, we’ve got a magazine style welcome guide photoshop template for you!

If you shoot or want to shoot boudoir photography, you need to have one of these gorgeous welcome guide/magazines for your new boudoir photography clients. These Photoshop templates are 18 page booklets for printing to hand out.  Help new clients understand how to prepare for their upcoming session. Can be also be made into a .pdf to email or post on your website/blog. Five professionally written and expertly designed articles with tips and instructions on creating a comfortable, fun, and beautiful boudoir session. Eliminate the guess work for your clients and lessen the customer service emails. Give them an easy to understand, beautiful magazine to explain the process!

Easily add your studio name, bio and contact information in the layered Photoshop files. Change colors as you wish and of course add your gorgeous photos!

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Regularly $59, your choice for JUST $29 through 1.25.2015 ONLY!

Many wait all year for this deal, so Shop Here Now before it’s too late.

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Keep Reading for More On Our Photoshop Templates

Made Just for Boudoir Photography

Do you love these styles? Need more boudoir marketing? Make sure you take a look at the many items available in both of our popular style sets as well our often requested retro Betty Boudoir Marketing set. We can take care of all your marketing needs with boudoir branding and marketing needs from JUST $10 a set. Web promos, full branding sets, full marketing sets, business kits with contracts, and mini sessions marketing for Betty Boudoir, Ooh La La, and Paris 1900 are available for purchase with immediate download here.

Looking for ways to up-sell your beautiful boudoir photography clients and show off your work on your blog? Boudoir photography albums, storyboards, blog boards, and design elements are a perfect fit! Starting at just $8, we have something for every budget.

Oh, and we almost forgot! What boudoir photography Photoshop templates can you download for FREE? Two great timelines from the Paris 1900 and Ooh La La style sets!

They are here free now, along with all four pages of great boudoir Photoshop templates, starting at JUST $8!

The only problem you’re going to have is deciding what to buy first!

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Download your free timelines and shop all four pages of great boudoir Photoshop templates this week here.

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50% Off Sale & A FREEBIE for the Holidays!

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The perfect time stock up on full marketing kits, hand drawn word art and doodles, magazine welcome guides, and all the actions & presets you’ve been dreaming of!

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Rejoyce Holiday Paper Pack

Regal colors intertwine in these abstract holiday-themed designs. Perfect for album backgrounds, do-it-yourself holiday card design, winter branding, and anything else you can think of! This pack includes 5 designs ready to be put to creative use!

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December 16, 2014

It’s Fashion Week at The Shoppe! New Logo/Marketing Set & 16 Fashion Inspired Items on SALE!

New this week and ON SALE

Fashion Stripes Logo & Marketing Mini Set

Save 26% during the first week only!

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ALSO: Love Fashion Inspired Marketing? You’ll love our “New York” style set. All New York marketing items are on sale this week, as well our new glamour photography marketing magazine, B&W Fashion Presets AND Year End Newsletters!

Marketing  ~ Lightroom Presets ~ Web Promos ~Newsletters ~ Contracts

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FASHION STRIPES LOGO & MARKETING SET

Give your brand a fresh new look with Fashion Stripes Marketing Set. A modern look can do wonders for your business and help you stand out amongst other photographers. We included the necessities to get you stared in your branding with a business card, flat promo card, and fully editable resizable vector logo.

INCLUDES:
* 3.25 x 2 Business Card
* 5.25 x 7.25 Promo Card
* Vector layered logo file

Photo Credit: Tara Rochelle Photography

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Keep reading to shop for the whole New York suite of products on sale this week, as well as B&W Fashion Presets and more.

FASHION STRIPES LOGO & MARKETING SET

Give your brand a fresh new look with Fashion Stripes Marketing Set. A modern look can do wonders for your business and help you stand out amongst other photographers. We included the necessities to get you stared in your branding with a business card, flat promo card, and fully editable resizable vector logo.

INCLUDES:
* 3.25 x 2 Business Card
* 5.25 x 7.25 Promo Card
* Vector layered logo file

Photo Credit: Tara Rochelle Photography

SHOP HERE NOW FOR SALE PRICING

 

Keep reading to shop for the whole New York suite of products on sale this week, as well as B&W Fashion Presets and more.

 

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New York Marketing Sets, B&W Fashion Presets and Glamour Magazine!

SAVE NOW ON MORE THAN A DOZEN FASHION INSPIRED ITEMS

 

  • GLAMOUR STUDIO WELCOME GUIDE – STUDIO MARKETING MAGAZINE FOR YOUR GLAMOUR PHOTOGRAPHY
  • NEWSLETTER BUNDLE SET – 3 NEWSLETTER SETS – PHOTOSHOP EMAIL MARKETING TEMPLATES
  • YEAR IN REVIEW NEWSLETTER – YEAR END PHOTOSHOP EMAIL TEMPLATES
  • NEW YORK STYLE SET MARKETING TEMPLATES – FULL MARKETING SETS, PRICING GUIDE SETS, ALL THINGS MARKETING IN THE FASHION INSPIRED “NEW YORK” BRANDING STYLE SET

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December 8, 2014

Branding VS Marketing for Professional Photographers

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I’ve spent a good bit of time lately hanging around in forums and social media groups for the portrait photography industry. Some of you may have “seen” me there. If you have, next time you do, say HI! I’m there to learn about the challenges photographers are facing and some of the questions they seem to have the most that I can speak to. Well, that and because photographers are a pretty cool group to “hang around”. 🙂

Just this week, I watched a pretty lengthy conversation unfold when someone asked whether or not he should “change his logo” to attract a different kind of customer. Keeping an eye on the discussion that followed, I learned a couple of things. One is that many photographers who make the leap into a professional career are learning about how to run a business as they go and don’t quite understand what branding is, or how it’s different from marketing. The other is that many people don’t know where to start in branding their business or why it is important. Do you need help with it all? Let me see if I can simplify the process for you.

Aren’t Marketing and Branding the Same Thing?

No. When you think of branding, think of it terms of expression of who you are as a photographer. Your brand is your identity, and your branding expresses that to people. For the most part, but not solely, it’s visual. It’s what you name your business that defines you as a brand, not just a photographer, which the service you offer. It’s your logo, which is the graphic representation of what your business is. It’s your packaging, your website design, and the fonts and colors you use in presenting yourself.

When you are ready to brand (or to re-brand) your business, think of two things – what’s your style and what type of client do you want to attract? If your style is romantic and vintage and you want to attract maternity and newborn clients, you want to project that across all aspects of branding, from logo to web design to packaging. You wouldn’t want to use harsh, modern fonts, right. I recommend that people brainstorm (brainstorm is actually one of my favorite words and it is the first step in the process to finding a solution to anything). Grab a pen and paper and write down a list of words that you feel represent your style as a creative. Maybe it’s whimsical, retro, deconstructed, airy. Or maybe it’s modern, crisp, colorful, and clean. Wherever that list leads you, start there with your business name, logo, colors and font selections.

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So, What IS Marketing Then?

Marketing is your strategy for reaching out to potential customers and the message you use in doing so. It’s your sales efforts. It’s referral programs, social media marketing boards, magazine style welcome guides. If you’re a wedding photographer, it may include investing in bridal shows. It’s email marketing and paid advertising. If you are doing it in an effort to drive sales, it’s a part of your marketing strategy, and you want everything you do in marketing to be in line with your branding. Use marketing templates with a similar style. Maintain consistency in fonts (at least same style of fonts) and colors. Include the logo you worked so hard to develop on any and all marketing materials you generate. Again, always think of what type of customer you want to reach and what you want them to immediately perceive about your style and what you have to offer.

At the end of the day, your branding and your marketing go hand in hand, but your branding should always come first. Let who you are as a photographer drive your branding strategy and then let your branding drive the development and use of marketing materials.

Have questions? Please feel free to comment below and I’ll do my best to answer. It’s what I’m here for!

Need help with branding and marketing? We offer custom design for all things brand related. Just email us here, or take a look at the multitude of pre-designed options we have in our business tools in our store.

AND…. if one of the words YOU wrote down about your style is RETRO, don’t miss the dozen retro inspired branding and marketing tools we have ON SALE this week HERE. We just added pricing templates to our Uncle Sam style set (which also has a matching blog theme at ProPhoto) and it is one of best sellers EVER!

 

Pricing for Photograhers ~ The Uncle Sam Branded Set

UNCLE SAM BRANDED PRICING SET

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UNCLE SAM BRANDED PRICING SET

Photography Pricing Guides in every format and size you’ll all desigined in the Uncle Sam Branded Theme. Uncle Sam is one of our most popular branding sets ever released. To complete your Uncle Sam branding, these photography pricing lists include:

2 page 8.5 x 11

Folded 8.5 x 11

4 panel accordion

Tri-fold accordion

customizable layered PSDs @ 300 dpi

 

Introductory pricing through December 14th, 2014.

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Love this branding? Then buy the whole suite of Uncle Sam branding products here.

  • Marketing
  • Web Promos
  • Client Packaging

All in this popular, easily edited retro style.

 

Need the matching ProPhoto Theme? It’s available here!

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December 1, 2014

RARE SALE ~ Don’t Miss Your Chance to SAVE 40% On ANYTHING In The Shoppe!!!

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