“The best advice I can give someone looking into packaging is to make it personal. You want to separate yourself from every other photographer out there and leave an everlasting impression.” – Devon Minnis, Nine Five Photography
Nine Five Photography
What type of photography do you shoot? How long have you been in business?: I am a portrait and wedding photographer and I have been shooting professionally for 3 years now.
When did you first join the Kraft & Jute family?: My first purchase from Kraft & Jute was in April 2014. I came across the shop on Etsy searching for USB presentation packaging, and when I found the natural burlap pouches I fell in love, and so did my clients!
What steps did you go through when creating your packaging? Any advice to photographers beginning to use packaging?: First and foremost, I make sure that the packaging fits who I am and the image that I am trying to convey to my clients and/or potential clients. The best advice I can give someone looking into packaging is to make it personal. You want to separate yourself from every other photographer out there and leave an everlasting impression.
Why do you feel that packaging is so important to your brand?: One of the reasons it’s so important to me and why I chose Kraft & Jute packaging is because it delivers the message that this was hand crafted and someone took their time to make sure you were well taken care of. A lot of photographers will simply outsource for packaging, buy some fancy glass engraved flash drive, dump all on the photos on it and off you go! Not me, I make every package personal and I sit down and take the time to deliver a hand-written thank you card to every single bride.
Name your favorite Kraft & Jute packaging product that you can’t live without.: My business would not be able to live up to its brand if it weren’t for the burlap USB pouches! It’s what I began my business with and still use to this day. I stopped ordering from Etsy a while back and lost connection with Kraft & Jute and have been settling on packaging. Thanks to Instagram we have reconnected and my clients are thrilled! The Flash Drive Delivery Bundle is everything I could ever imagine in one package (when I saw that it includes the burlap pouches and an engraved flash drive I died…literally I died and came back to life and ordered three haha).
Best advice that you’ve ever been given in your photography career?: A fellow creative once said, “Every photographer has a camera and we are all likely shooting with the same one. So what sets you apart from everyone else? Your personality, no one else has your story. So tell that story”. With that being said I always make sure I give my clients a great experience, it has worked wonders for me so far and I have a great referral business because of it.
Kraft & Jute Products Shown:
Flash Drive Delivery Bundle (Black): 8×10 Black Print Box, Box Filler, Print Release, Flash Drive Burlap Pouch, Engraved Flash Drive)
Bamboo Wooden Flash Drive
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