Lynette Smith Photography – Wenatchee, Washington | Featured Packaging

Name/Business Name: Lynette Smith Photography
Email: info@Lynettesmith.com
Website: http://www.Lynettesmith.com

What type of photography do you shoot? How long have you been in business?: I photograph weddings, engagements and senior portraits.  I also love photographing wild horses, cowboys and dust!  I’ve been in business for over 15 years and moved to full-time photography 3 years ago. Continue reading “Lynette Smith Photography – Wenatchee, Washington | Featured Packaging”

Featured Photographer: Tammy Duncan of Antebellum Photography

Who knew pairing antlers, flowers, and kraft paper together were a match made in heaven? This weeks featured photographer, Tammy Duncan of Antebellum Photography, takes full advantage of enhancing her already awesome brand with our one of a kind packaging products. Find a short interview and product pics from Tammy below and see for yourself how she takes her brand to the next level with the help of her favorite Kraft & Jute products.

Name/Business Name: Tammy Duncan of Antebellum Photography
Email: info@antebellumphotography.com
Website: http://www.antebellumphotography.com

Name your favorite Kraft & Jute packaging product that you can’t live without.: The burlap print pouch. I gift every client 4×6 prints of their session and that is a great way to present them and also for the client to store them.

Best advice that you’ve ever been given in your photography career?: You don’t need to impress other photographers, they are not potential clients!

If you and your camera were invisible for one day, what would you shoot?: I would love the follow Taylor Swift around. Her life and career are so fascinating to me!

Tell us a story of something funny, embarrassing, or suspenseful that happened during a shoot.: I was shooting a baby outdoors and she pooped on one of my props! I don’t shoot newborns so I’m not very good at handling them it was for a friend.

Ever split your pants or get injured all in effort to capture that special shot?: No thank goodness!

If you were in a public area and everyone was skipping instead of walking, would you join the fun?: YES!

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Kraft & Jute products pictured below:
Print pouch – natural burlap
Kraft Single CD Sleeve
Kraft Keepsake Box
Print Releases

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Kraft & Jute Gets Makeover; Offers More Great Packaging Solutions!

We have learned a lot this past year; we tried out a new website that featured an online designer, making it easy to upload your artwork and instantly approve the design layout. However, the online designer proved to be more of a hassle than a help. There were so many issues with that website; functionality was limited and the support from the hosting site frustrated us to no end! Our questions went unanswered for days. Navigation was cumbersome and you couldn’t zoom in and see our products close up. These features were important to us and ultimately to you, so we’ve decided to change up a few things.

  • Our goal with this new website is to improve and simplify the way you shop at Kraft & Jute. We believe your shopping experience with us should not only be fun, but fast and easy. So you’ll find no designer, but instead an easy upload artwork button and then we’ll perform the layout magic.
  • The shopping cart allows you to zoom in and see our products up close and personal – we want you to see all the personal details that go into each of our hand-crafted goodies.
  • All three of the Kraft & Jute boutiques: Packaging, Wedding  & Home, are under one location. You can easily shop and order other fun Kraft & Jute products and check out in one easy shopping cart transaction.
  • The new site is mobile-friendly so you can easily shop while you’re on the go!
  • With the opening of the new site we are also introducing our new burlap and chevron colors! They can stand alone or pair up with other colors and textures for one cohesive feel. New colors available in all of our burlap and chevron products.

Kraft & Jute offers even more great packaging products!

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Thanks for being a friend of Kraft & Jute, we are always looking for ways to make things simple and easier for you. Let us know what you think about the new site and the new product extensions and have a great New Year!

Jessica & Melisa

Co-creators of Kraft & Jute Jessica & Melisa
Co-creators of Kraft & Jute Jessica & Melisa

White Foil Stamped “Thank You!” on Kraft Circle Stickers

We are just in LOVE with these new stickers! For any of you who have received a special Kraft & Jute package in the mail lately, you may have noticed our Kraft & Jute logo in white foil on oval kraft stickers. These “Thank You!” stickers are similar, only a bit smaller and it’s a cute little circle. Since it’s foil stamped, you can feel the indentation of the letters. So luxurious! SO pretty. You’ll want to just keep running your fingers across the letters (like I do! I get distracted with simple things like that).

You can now purchase these white foil stamped “Thank You” stickers in our Packaging boutique! These are great for your thank you cards – or to stick on a gift bag or wrapped gift for your clients. You can use them for business or personal notes and letters.

We also offer personalized stickers! Your logo – in white foil stamped onto an oval or circle kraft sticker to match your branding? Yes, Please! Contact us today for more info!

Featured Photographer: Kristin McCoppin – Pond Photography, Mission, KS

This weeks featured photographer knows what’s up when it comes to the ultimate presentation for her clients. Taking our simple stitched, kraft folders and adding her personal branding and accessories, Kristin McCoppin of Pond Photography takes her marketing materials to the next level. See for yourself below! Thanks for sharing Kristin!

Name: Kristin McCoppin
Business Name: Pond Photography
Email Address: kristin@pond-photography.com
Website: www.pond-photography.com

Where are you located?: Mission, Kansas

What type of
photography do you shoot? How long have you been in business?:
Weddings,
engagement, some family and kids. Been shooting for 3 years.

When
did you first join the Kraft & Jute family?:

Last year. I ordered
folders to fit my brand and they are given to every client in their
Welcome Packet.

What do your clients say when they see your Kraft & Jute
Packaging?:

They love the branding and the
folders. It helps them keep organized with all their wedding planning
and they think the packaging is super cute and creative.

Name your favorite Kraft & Jute Packaging product that you can’t live without.: Folders

Best
advice that you’ve been given in your photography career?:
You can’t
compare you self to other photographers because it will just bring you
down and you have to do what works for you and what works to make your
clients happy.

What is your most used Photoshop (or Lightroom) tool, plug-in, or
action set etc.?:

I love my ProRetouch 2.0 by Totally Rad. I love their
actions to use to soften brides faces, enhance their eyes and get rid of
any blemishes. It all looks so natural too, which I love.

If you and your camera were invisible for one day, what would you
shoot?:
My style is very soft and romantic and I would love to do
something opposite. I think it would be awesome to shoot a farmer or a
mechanic or someone that looks rough, someone who works with their hands
or has done physical labor their whole life. It would be so cool to use
dramatic lighting and shadows to show their life’s work though their
face.

We want the good stuff here, so don’t hold back. Tell us a story of
something funny, embarrassing or suspenseful that happened during a
shoot.:
Just bought the 5D Mark III and a brand new Canon 24mm 1.4 lens.
I am waiting for the bride and groom to come out of the church and I am
standing in the middle of 200 people waiting for them. As we are
waiting I drop my entire camera, and it goes skidding across the
sidewalk in front of all these people. Everyone just gasps and all eyes
are on me. Luckily it landed in a way that nothing was damaged, just a
little scuffed. Talk about a heart attack!

Ever split your pants or get injured all in efforts to capture that
special shot?:

I have not split my pants but I have fallen and tripped
to get shots, because I get so into shooting that I don’t realize what I
am standing on or near.

If you were in a public area and everyone was skipping instead of walking, would you join the fun?: Totally!

What is your current state of mind after completing this survey?:
Happy and playful!

Kraft & Jute Featured in Design Aglow Blog

We are really excited about this!  We worked with Design Aglow and their  Modern Portrait Welcome Packet: Minimalist Edition  line in this featured blog posting.  Elements of the Kraft & Jute Packaging line were used to showcase this Design Aglow product.  Check out more the the images and blog posting here.

Drumroll please… new Photos Jute Bag!

Kraft & Jute Packaging is pleased to announce the new Photos Jute Bag!  This naturally-inspired bag is a treat for any photographer.  Sturdy yet attractive, this bag is ideal for carrying so many things – keep your work and your day organized with this oversize bag.

Are you feeling especially generous toward a special client?  Then make your client’s day by delivering their products in this keepsake bag.  They’ll think of you every time they use it.

And what’s better than knowing that this recyclable bag comes from Freeset, an organization that provides job opportunities for women in challenging communities.  A member of the Fair Trade  Federation, Freeset reaches out to women and offers hope where hope is hard to find.  As their website says, “Freeset exists specifically to provide freedom for women from the sex trade, women who were forced into prostitution by trafficking or poverty. These women didn’t choose their profession it was chosen for them.

And what’s better than knowing that this recyclable bag comes from Freeset, an organization that provides job opportunities for women in challenging communities.  A member of the Fair Trade  Federation, Freeset reaches out to women and offers hope where hope is hard to find.  As their website says, “Freeset exists specifically to provide freedom for women from the sex trade, women who were forced into prostitution by trafficking or poverty. These women didn’t choose their profession it was chosen for them.

Now, they’re being offered a real choice. When they choose to work at Freeset, they can start new lives, regain dignity in their communities, and begin a journey towards healing and wholeness.”   See more about Freeset at http://www.freesetglobal.com.  We’re proud to support these efforts, and excited to be a part of the cycle of women helping women.

We have a limited supply of these bags for our first release, so don’t hesitate.  Our team members are thinking of keeping them for themselves – order soon before we have to start frisking our staff at the end of the day!