The fun thing about my photography business is that I am constantly tweaking it. I am always researching and learning new things whether it is directly related to the photos and the editing process, or the client experience, or to make my workflow more efficient. One thing that I love to play around with is the packaging! I could go crazy but I am a stickler for keeping things cute but cost efficient. Just last week I ordered some new cds as well as business cards so I thought I’d snap a few pics and share!
I’m extremely happy with how the cd’s turned out!
I switch up my thank you cards a lot, but I’m loving this new design I made recently. I just print these out on thick card stock and cut them myself. I love adding a little personal note to the packaging because my clients are so cool and I feel the need to tell them that. I’ve been using the small chevron bags (from Etsy) for awhile to add a little fun pop of color.
Slightly obsessed with my new business cards! I was browsing the Tiny Prints website around Christmas time and saw that they had business cards. When I saw this “hello” card it was calling my name! It is weird how perfectly it fits in with my brand. You know me, I feel the need to design everything myself so it is perfect, but it was so nice to just add my info on these bad boys and be done. Well, I switched the fonts and layout a bit on the back, of course! I found a 20% off coupon online and they had free shipping so I was sold!
Here’s the whole cd. I designed them in Photoshop but I kept them really simple. The little white box at the bottom is so that I can add the client name and year to each cd.
I also use this cute Scotch tape to secure the kraft cd holder and I put it on the outside of the package to make it a little prettier. The top one is called mint mosaic and I originally bought it at Target although they have it at a lot of other places as well (Staples, Office Depot).
So there’s a little sneak peek at how I spend some of my days packaging up client cd’s! Any other photographers out there or Etsy shop owners with packaging tips?! Would love to hear how you package your items!
I’m still blogging new sessions and trying to catch up blogging old sessions from before the holidays, so there are lots of new things over on my photo site – Sada Lewis Photography. Have a great weekend!
PS – I wanted to add that I know the trend has been to move from CD’s to flash drives. I haven’t been quite ready to make the switch yet and don’t have any complaints from my clients. I should also add that the online galleries that I use offer an instant download option, so all of my clients have instant access to their digital files. The CD is more so used as a backup copy. So, I’m not totally old school :)