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2009 Holiday Collections are HERE!

Whohoo! My thumb is cramped from using my wacom pen too much, but I’m excited to release my 2009 Holiday Template Collections for Photographers…. all FOUR of them! I’ve created “Merry & Bright”, “Citrus Christmas”, “Sleigh Bells” and “Sugarplum Fairies”. The colors run the gamut from cheery to vintage inspired. Of course, I’ve included designs that have made my templates popular in the past, as well as added some new subtle prints and fun greetings to the lineup.

Each collection features 12 designs, 6 fronts and 6 insides or backs, perfect for either traditional photocards or press printed products. Mix and match for even more options! Templates are .PSD files for 5×7 cards (created on WHCC’s press print guides). All colors, text and elements are fully layered and editable.

So how can you get these into your hot little hands? Just visit the shop and pick out your favorites! From now until August 4th, all my holiday template collections (both this years collections and older ones as well) will be 20% off. As always, you must be able to open and edit .psd files to use these holiday cards. Due to the digital nature of this product, there are absolutely no refunds. Each collection is regularly $55.

I’ve also created a 5×5 Holiday Trifold with snowflakes, perfect for any winter holiday or a New Year’s Card. Its in the shop as well!

And now, some previews!

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And some close up samples from each collection …

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Just a friendly reminder – these templates are for limited commercial or personal use. Professional photographers may create custom items for their clients using your own photography and have them printed or give a flattened jpeg. It is against the Terms of Use to sell these designs on Ebay, Etsy, or other auction sites as printed items for the general public or otherwise. And of course, do not resell, share or otherwise give an electronic copy in whole or in part to anyone. Photographers within 30 miles of Boston, MA or Burlington, VT I respectfully ask you do not purchase these so I can continue to offer unique products to my portrait clients.

Cindi - WOW! I have been holding out for your designs before purchasing any templates and I am SO glad I did – GORGEOUS as always!

Kate - These are too cute! You’ve outdone yourself this year :)

Rebecca - I want some of these so bad!

So In Love Album Templates in Action

I just got a little 5×5 book back from the lab with the So in Love templates from a recent couples session, and its even more adorable in pocket size! Had to share some photos, I just love matching my session images up to meaningful quotes. I also edited the colors a bit from the original templates to match the tones from the session. The album has FINALLY been added to the shop. Photographers can purchase their own set of quote albums in my shop. 

Have a safe & happy 4th of July everyone!

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Queue Update & Holiday Card Alert

Just a quick update, I have just a few openings in September and then I will start booking into October. If you want to rebrand yourself for next year, the time to start thinking about that is now!

And yes, I am working on my holiday card templates for photographers :) I will be releasing these in July, so keep your eyes peeled or sign up for my newsletter and receive a notification when they are available.

Maria - Looking forward to seeing your holiday designs!

Jill - Can’t hardly wait for the designs for this year!

Upcoming Vacation

Just a heads up – I will be out of the office June 11th-16th for a much needed vacation :) I plan to be away from my computer as much as possible, though I will have limited access to email. Clients, expect an email from me before Wednesday with concept or revision updates!

Logo & Branding Design | Queue Update

If you are thinking about revamping your logo and look to something polished and professional, and we are a good design match, please contact me to get in my design queue. NOW is the time to begin a change so you are all set by the time busy portrait season starts :) I currently have 2 spots open in July, and then I will be booking into August. I have been working on some killer new logos lately, like this modern photography logo for Ryan Ray. Thanks Ryan.

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NEW Albums & Image Box Templates

I’m excited to introduce my newest projects – three themed albums with inspiring quotes:

So in Love for e sessions, weddings, couples

Our Little Sprout for newborns, and babies

Senior Memories for seniors and teens

As with all my products, I’m all about the photos, so these albums were designed with that in mind.

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Each album set was created for the WHCC 10×10 Hinged Book. The set includes 10 album spreads, a title page, and dust cover template. Also included is an action that will batch split your completed album spreads into pages to be uploaded into ROES. Nearly everything is layered, so you can change text or colors as needed.

These will be in my shop tomorrow for $55/album. Until then, I am offering a special price of $40/album or all three for $99. Purchases can be made via Paypal to Taslim@bringtolightphotography.com and a download link will be emailed. Please note the blog special and which set(s) you’d like.

I have also created matching 5×7 image box templates to work with The Dream Album boxes. Included is a template for the 5×7 dream box and 5×7 mat.

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These will be in my shop tomorrow for $20/set. Until then, I am offering a special price of $15/set or all three for $40. Purchases can be made via Paypal to Taslim@bringtolightphotography.com and a download link will be emailed. Please note the blog special and which set(s) you’d like.

THANK YOU to Ryan Ray for his awesome engagement images, Shellie Gansz for her gorgeous newborn photos, and Tammy Krummel for her vibrant senior captures.

April Hollingsworth - So inspiring! I have a design background and love album design. Great work!

Romantic and Unique Logo | Photography Branding Design

I have to say, I have been so excited about the clients I have had recently. I’ve got some awesome looks to show off in the coming weeks, and the logo for Juliet Nicole Photography is no exception.

First off, you’ve got to love when someone tells you their inspiration for their signature color is “the wall in Monica and Rachel’s apartment”. I am a huge FRIENDS fan, so I knew immediately what Juliet was looking for. This romantic, teen, and fluid look is great for someone specializing in the senior market. A nice break from my usual linear look. Thank you Juliet!

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Juliet - :)!!!! Thank you again! I am loving updating everything with the new logo.

Vintage Inspired Branding

I’m excited to share with you the complete branding package for Wynter Photography. I love the contrast between the cool blue and the coral, and the floral pattern was inspired from Wynter’s website. Her complete package included logo design, letterhead, a business sized envelope, notecard, and business card design. Thank you Wynter, it was great working with you :)

 

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Call for Images UPDATE

Just a note to all – based on the response I’ve already gotten – this is going to be a hard decision! I am going to hold out until at least Friday though to give everyone time to gather their best :) I may not be able to respond to each person individually – so a big groun THANK YOU for your contributions here on the blog!A contact sheet is the preferred method for sending a sample of your images. Faster than digging through slideshows and blogs.I will open this up to boudoir sessions also (with your clients permission of course). I won’t need as many images from a boudoir session, probably just 12-20.

Call for Images. Earn FREE templates!

Hi everyone! I’m working on a new project and need some nice images that aren’t mine ;) If you have a great newborn session, child session or E session/ wedding in mind (I can use any/all)  * I will need a set of 20-30 images from the same session. These can be in studio or on location (or a mix).  *Email me (TaslimSidi@gmail.com) a little contact sheet or sample and your info. If your images will work – I will contact you and work out the details on getting the full res images from you.  The best part – the photographer will get my new product FREE if I use their images and I’ll give you full props on my blog and site!  I’d like to wrap this up within the week, so drop me a note if you have some killer images to show off!

April Hollingsworth - can’t wait to get mine together to send to you.