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I love pretty packaging! When I deliver a clients photos I want them to ooh and ahh over the bag, the boxes and then the products!   Tiffany is known for their Tiffany blue boxes with the white bow, every girl knows this!   We will pretty much love whatever is in the box because it is…

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  • Rachel MayFebruary 25, 2011 - 10:55 pm

    I’ve looked at this post about 10 times today to go through all the links you’ve supplied! Thanks so much for sharing!! :) You’re packaging looks beautiful!

  • robynOctober 3, 2011 - 3:10 pm

    I just saw this in my stats – *gorgeous*! You have to submit these on Paperie! Pretty please!

  • melissaOctober 3, 2011 - 3:19 pm

    I’d love to!!! Thanks! I’ll head over there now :)

You may have noticed that there have been a lot of blog posts going on here.  Well I’m trying to knock out goal #1 on my 101 in 1001 list which is to blog everyday for a month.  This goal is hard and I knew it would be but I’m committed to completing it!  I…

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  • HeatherFebruary 13, 2011 - 7:33 pm

    Blogging regularly is so hard!!! Good job on working towards a goal for Feb :) Young House love also blows me away! I mean it is their full time job and all but seriously, they have to do all the projects in order to blog it. Makes me tired just thinking about it :)

  • melissaFebruary 17, 2011 - 12:32 am

    I know it is crazy how good they are keeping on schedule. It takes me forever to write a blog post, darn facebook and google reader distractions ;)

If you follow me on Facebook you might have noticed that I like to go to antique stores and find vintage cameras.  I love old cameras, they are just cool!  I take them home and display them but I’m always looking for one I can use.  I was checking out some local antique store in…

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  • Marcella TreybigFebruary 3, 2011 - 12:35 am

    OH COOOL! I have lots of old film and even tried to shoot some things with my 35mm film. I can’t find a single working film camera in my house anymore. They are only 10-20 years old, man they don’t make them like they use to. Hope yours holds up well and we get to see some interesting shots!

  • melissaFebruary 17, 2011 - 12:37 am

    I love taking film photos but I’m awful about getting them developed!! New goal – get all my film developed and see what is on those ol rolls :)

  • SiobhanJune 26, 2011 - 3:29 pm

    Oooo!!! Did you ever find out what was on this??I am so curious!

  • melissaJune 26, 2011 - 4:42 pm

    Not yet but my hubby is tired of looking at it in the fridge so I need to hurry up!

So this blog post is directed more to photographers, but I think it can be helpful for brides when choosing a photographer to ensure they are a legitimate business that will be around long after your wedding!  I get a lot of emails from new photographers that ask about setting up their business.  I applaud…

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  • Pam RauberFebruary 1, 2011 - 9:02 am

    Hi Melissa,
    This is a great topic. You covered much. If you don’t mind, I’d like to post this on my photography group’s discussion page.

    Well done

  • melissaFebruary 1, 2011 - 9:47 am

    Sure Pam go ahead! Thanks!

  • HeatherFebruary 1, 2011 - 2:44 pm

    Great post Melissa!!! There are so many things to check off with your own business:)

  • Richard FerrisFebruary 1, 2011 - 7:31 pm

    Well done with lots of good info! Being a good photographer does not make you a good business person. You must work hard on both (from personal experience). You should have written this in 1976 so I wouldn’t have made all the mistakes at least once. (:-0)

This edition of Love It! Hate It! is geared towards photographers because recently I’ve had some great experiences in the photography community that I wanted to share!  As small business owners we spend a lot of time alone in front of our computer and it can get very lonely.  There is no watercooler to go…

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  • Harry HildersJanuary 18, 2011 - 9:44 am

    Beautiful and sweet photos. Keep up the good work.

  • MelissaJanuary 19, 2011 - 6:51 am

    Hi Melissa! Great Post and I couldn’t agree more with all of it :) It would be nice to finally meet you.


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