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Catching up - part one (latest EW Couture Collection photo template downloads)

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LOTS going on around here, since my last post in July! ...Believe me ;)
Over the next several days I'll add several posts to attempt and catch up with some of the happenings and the news :)

To start with, if you are a photographer and have been enjoying the downloads posted under EW Couture Collection category so far, head over to EW Couture Collection blog for a handful more, posted in the last several months.

5x7 Marketing cards, a brochure, an accordion mini album, an accordion mini album 2011 calendar, and a set of cute storyboards. Hope you enjoy them!

An easy way to never miss the monthly free template downloads is to sign up for the EW Couture Collection newsletter.

...A voting thread for November's download is now in full swing on the EW Couture Collection Facebook Page. Feel free to chime in, if you would like. A 16x16 storyboard template, or a little set of MOO mini cards?

EW Couture Collection :: A Photographer's Boutique :: March 2010 Free Download

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... is being released tomorrow.  Newsletter will go out in the evening. Sign up for the monthly free template downloads here, if you haven't yet. Enjoy, and pay it forward! :)

The templates match the free marketing set made available for download in January '10.

The files will also be featured and available for download on Michelle Black's website, The Photo Professional.

Free Marketing Templates for Photographers :: February 2010 Frebies

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Well, well, well... I'm in the middle of a treatment for a second really bad cold, in the past five weeks. I'm not sure if it is funny, sad or just simply an inconvenience. Audrey was diagnosed with walking pneumonia, a little while after getting over the stomach flu. The 104.4 fever, the first day, had me quite scared. And yes, we do wash hands a LOT, use sanitizer, and are very much aware of the good old rules of proper hygiene, but the way the doctor put it I was just unfortunate to have this happen again and Audrey is at the age when she's building up her immune system and this is 'normal'.

It's life ;) ...It sure feels like a country song, though!

All that aside, or I should say because of it, February's freebie is going out a bit late (Sunday evening to be more precise). {Go to EW Couture Collection site and subscribe to the mailing list, if you are not on it and would like to receive the monthly freebies.}
The set of bookmarks will also be available for download on the Portfoliositez blog, during the coming week. 

The shoppe will be opening on March 2nd. I am really content with the date, as it has a deep meaning for me. My dad passed away unexpectedly at 37, 15 years ago, on a late February morning (I was 15 at the time).
I feel this would be a really awesome way to celebrate and honor him and his entrepreneurial spirit. Dad grew up in a communist Romania. Different times... Even though plenty of times he had to skip school to tend to the animals on their small farm and help around the house, that didn't keep him from working hard, learning things on his own and making a good living for mom, myself and my brothers. As we grew up he encouraged us a lot and pushed us to 'go and be somebody' and follow through with the things we want to do in life. He was a firecracker :) ... Love you dad. It wasn't easy, but both you and mom did a great job with all three of us ;) Thank you!

 

Hello again ...and a little bit of everything

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'Sick as a dog' came to have a new meaning for me these past couple of weeks... I have a strong aversion to medication of any kind. Don't take me wrong. I take it, but not unless I really HAVE to take it.
However, this time around I payed the doctor a visit asking for a strong prescription. And while I usually tough things out, I even whined this time. 

I'm feeling a lot better, and so are Paul and Audrey. After feeling like we've been falling apart for a couple of weeks there, the world looks brighter and happier, and we've found a new appreciation for the 'simple' state of being healthy. It is easy to take such things for granted ... :)
I imagine there are many others like us. This bug it's really been going around.

... And then, when you put things in perspective this is menial stuff... It almost makes me feel silly that I even put it in words. The thought of the many that lost the ones dear to their hearts, and don't have their basic needs met right now (like food, water and a shelter) saddens me and makes me go quiet.

***

I sat down to write a post tonight because I wanted to touch base with some of you who wanted to know how things are going.

Camera's back, and the sad thing is that I barely touched it this past week. The sickness and rainy weather combo is not a very exciting one.

Things are moving along beautifully on the EW Couture stuff (I've done my best to keep on task - as much as I could ;) and a new goodie will be going out in the February's monthly newsletter, in the next few weeks. The response to the few materials I put out there in December and January was far beyond my expectations. 995 sign-ups, as of tonight, with new subscription e-mails coming in literally every day. Thank you! I'll take that as a compliment. :) 

I am also really excited that some of the materials I'm designing will be showcasing work of a few extremely talented photographers whose work I admire very much. Thank you ladies. I feel honored. :)

On a different note, some signed up after January's free templates went out (the little marketing set).
If that is the case for you, here are a couple of links where you could go and download them - Pay It Forward Photo Blog or the archive of January's newsletter

Also, Maternal Lens - lots of cool resources and interviews on this blog as well - had December's set of marketing cards for download.
Soon I'll stop posting about the EW Couture (except for major announcements ;) and focus on what this blog is meant to be about - photography. EW Couture Collection will have its own home and announcements board. All in due time :) 

Ok, I guess this is it for now...
My wish for everyone is that you stay healthy and happy, so this month you can share joy with those in need of happy moments and glimpses of brightness.

...Ready for spring :)

Be blessed this year, and be a blessing. EW Couture Collection :: A Photographer's Boutique :: January 2010 Free Download

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I love the way 2009 ended and 2010 started for us. Some really, really great couple of weeks. 
Paul and myself are away from Audrey (with our graphic designers caps on, trying to better the web world ;) for most of the week. Having several days at the time to spend together as a family is such a great treat for me! Christmas week and New Year's week were a great time to recharge. We cook, we read, we play, we go for drives and we play some more, we have dates for only mommy and daddy... and we play some more :) 

On a different note, still waiting for the camera. I was looking forward to start my 365 Project, take pictures of Audrey and Paul in the snow (didn't last for too long this time), and just start the new year with fresh images. A fresh start calls for new images, doesn't it? :) I'm very disappointed that the the 1st of this year found me without it. According to the technician I should have it by the end of the week (if the parts come in in the next couple of days) ...Seriously, how much time is needed for parts to come in!? A month?... Regardless, I am looking forward to hold a working camera in my hands, and I'll be very thankful to have it back ;)

Since every post on a photo blog needs a photo (it doesn't feel right otherwise ;), here is the latest freebie I've been working on, for the photographers out there. It should be ready for download before the end of this week/weekend. I'll keep you posted.

So here are the free templates for the month of January (images of them, anyway) - a cute little marketing pack, fully customizable.

To sign up for the monthly freebies and find out when the e-store will go live go here.

*** available for direct download here


Quick reminder :: Free Templates for Photographers

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Just a quick reminder, for those who asked for one.

If you haven't had a chance to download the card templates before today, visit MCP - they will be available for download on the blog. If you enjoy them, take the time to signup for free monthly inbox goodies, and spread the word ;)

Thanks for stopping by. Wherever you are enjoy your day, and stay warm! :)

EWCC Free Card Templates available for download on December 8th

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For those who asked, the 3 sets of templates I posted on the blog a couple of days ago, will be available for download on MCP Blog. I'll post a reminder on the 8th as well.

Meantime, if you haven't done it before, do go and visit the blog - a wealth of information and really valuable resources - free actions, tutorials, business tips, interviews. It is definitely a blog you want to add to you reader and follow. One of the later articles - written by guest photographer  Jodie Otte, stirred quite a conversation. Hop over and check it out. As a photographer, you'll find the information very valuable, I believe.

EW Couture Collection :: A Photographer's Boutique :: Templates and Marketing Materials

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The camera breaking down is somewhat a blessing in disguise, just because I now have a little more time available to pour in the EW Couture Collection project. Here is a peek to one of the pages of the website. As of right now only two of the pages are active, and one of them allows people to sign up for the monthly inbox goodies. Here is the link, if you would like to sign up - www.ewcouture.com.

... Lovely things, to keep me busy. Not too busy though, to keep me from having a lot of fun with my husband and my girl this long weekend. The other day we went to the park, to feed the ducks. We had an awesome time! I do wish I would've had a camera for that! ...But you know what? A cute point and shoot is on my Christmas list now ;)
Tomorrow we're going to the lake again. It is such a refreshing things watching a two year old experiencing new things, enjoying life in her own childish ways and the contentment and smiles on her face while she watches Paul and I together. One of those things that you just can't put value on... Priceless.

Here is the last set of free templates that was and will be again up for grabs.

The first two business card size referral card template sets, that I have made available a while back: