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It’s been 4 years in the works, but I’m really excited to release these images. I’ve been working for months to create a cohesive look for my brand and after 4 years of being in business, it is finally here. This is the first part of my new client packaging.

This post is intended for clients, though I’m sure many photographers will be looking at this post. If you’re a photographer, before you read any further, note that I will not be disclosing information on where my products were purchased. I have several reasons behind this; the main reason being that I don’t want everyone having my exact same packaging. Aside from that, I’ve spent months doing the design work and finding the right companies to work with to pull this all together and I would be doing a disservice to myself and the many tireless hours (during the last part of my pregnancy and having a newborn) I’ve worked to create this for my clients.

To my clients… It is really important to me that you have the best experience possible with a photographer. Whether you’re a wedding or portrait client, you deserve the best. I’ve been in business for 4 years and I’ve never had packaging quite like this and I have to say, it feels good to finally give you what you deserve. I believe that a cohesive feel to a brand makes me feel complete when I’m working with them. To have fragmented branding can be confusing and make you have an awkward feeling about my company. When I shop somewhere that has packaging that is so nice I don’t want to throw it away, it makes me feel like I not only received a quality product, but that the company cares about how their clients feel when they’re done with their transaction and walk out the door. This is no different. I want you to feel a cohesive and fluid experience through and through and packaging that is too nice to throw away is an important part to the big picture. So here it is!

When you receive your package in the mail, it will look like this.

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When you open your package, it will have a thank you card on top with the digital negatives on the bottom.

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This is the thank you card.

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In it you’ll find my business card, a personalized, handwritten thank you card with two referral cards to hand out to friends, a card to remind you to leave feedback for me, and some information on my referral program. On the back of those cards you’ll find my logo and website information.

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This is the box your digital negatives will arrive in.

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It feels like forever ago that I ordered these cards and they finally came in, but really, I was just so excited about them that I just COULD NOT wait to get them! When the knock came at my door around 11 this morning, I got up and BOLTED to the door in anticipation of getting my cards today! Seriously, when did business cards get so exciting? I don’t know, but people, and Internet, they are SUPER exciting!

Since I started my business, I had struggled with coming up with a solid brand that really represented me, my personality, and the kind of work I do. I watched a video in 2009 on The [b] School (which I am no longer a part of) that spoke volumes to me about my branding. I finally decided it was time to rebrand once and for all. In December of 2009, I finally finished my new logo and brand! I was incredibly excited. For those of you that have been following me for awhile, you know that I have a background in graphic design, so I’m able to do all of my own branding. Those of you who also have graphic design backgrounds also know how hard it is to get inside your own head and make a design that really represents you.

Since I rebranded, I promised myself I would get super nice business cards, but when I rebranded, we had plans of moving back to Florida, which meant I would spend a ton of money on cards that would become obsolete as soon as we moved, which could have been at any time because our home had been on the market for awhile. Well, long story short, after losing my corporate job and moving back to Florida, I had to start over with my business and I didn’t have the money to order nice business cards, so I ordered interim cards that were ok, but they weren’t that great. I felt the need to apologize every time I handed someone my business card. I’m super appreciative and thankful for Kate Gardiner for putting me in touch with an amazing photographer who then put me in touch with several other amazing photographers who have trusted me with second shooting for them throughout the last 5 months. After saving everything from my second shooter jobs, instead of dumping it into a lens, I decided to continue saving, but that I would finally, after a VERY long wait, reward myself with the “nice” business cards I had been wanting for so long. That, my internet friends, was why I was so giddy to get my new cards. The only thing is that I wished I could have gotten the logo done in a silver foil, but to do that would have costed waaaaay more than I wanted to spend. The cards would have been over $1.00 per card, at 500 cards, that’s a ton of money. I don’t want cards that are so expensive that I never want to hand them out, so I settled for the black ink.

I present to you my new Jen Shannon Photography business cards!! So I don’t get a thousand emails about who I went through, I’ll give you the details here. I ordered the cards through Taste of Ink Studios. They are the cotton business cards with black ink and debossing. They are SUPER thick too which is nice. If you need someone to design your cards for you, Taste of Ink Studios also has a design team that can design your cards for you. It took a little over a month to get them, but it was well worth the wait!

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It’s been a long two month wait, but after much anticipation, my Finao sample albums have arrived!!!! I’m SOOO excited to show them to you, mainly because they are definitely hot and trendy albums for the modern day bride and groom! Have a look! All of the inside pages were designed by me. I love a simplistic album design because it keeps the album’s photos timeless.

These are my three samples. Going left to right, it’s the Finao ONE album, the Finao Elements TXT Guest Book, and the Finao Rave Book.

This is the Finao ONE album. I am SOOO in love with this album. Ryan and Laurie had a fall time wedding in Chicago, hence the fall colored album.

This is the Finao Elements TXT Guest Book

Lastly, here is the Finao Rave Book. These are great as a little purse album to show your friends your pictures without carrying a huge album around!

I’m incredibly excited to launch my brand new website, designed by me, that not only better reflects my style, but also is not template based and is unique! My previous website has been very good to me over the last, almost, 3 years and I’m very happy that they’ve been there for me, but at this juncture, it’s time to stand out, be unique, and reflect my style and personality. With that said, I introduce you to the new look of Jen Shannon Photography!

It’s that time of year, again, where everyone is thinking of having pictures taken and cards ordered in time to send out for Christmas! Our custom designed cards are here! Check them out below. If you would like to have a card designed specifically for you, the cost is $125 on top of the price of the cards. The text on these cards are fully customizable and there is room for handwritten text.

5×5 Trifold Cards (set of 25): $90.00 (plus tax and shipping)

5×7 Flat Cards (set of 25): $43.00 (plus tax and shipping)

5×7 Folding Cards (set of 25): $74 (plus tax and shipping)

5×7 Folding Cards (set of 25): $74 (plus tax and shipping)

5×7 Flat Cards (set of 25): $43.00 (plus tax and shipping)