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JANUARY 2, 2013 – ANNOUNCEMENT:  Thank you so much for participating in the $50.00 shopping spree giveaway by Fotovella!  We are pleased to announce that the winner is KAREN VOTSMIER CROLLY.  Thank you all for participating!!




FOTOVELLA is a company that designs beautiful photoshop templates and marketing materials for professional photographers.  They are generously giving away a $50.00 Shopping Spree (Gift Certificate) to one person.  Enter to win today!  This giveaway ends on December 31, 2012.


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Let us take a moment to learn more about this company by reading the interview below:

What is your business name?



What kind of products/services do you offer?

We create Photoshop templates and photography marketing materials for professional photographers.


Describe your typical customer

Really any photographer who is looking for template designs that are created to enhance and show off their work, not overpower it.  I always try to think about adding touches that give our templates a bit more upscale, custom look — something that feels more exclusive and not like a template at all.


When did you start this business?

We JUST launched our new Etsy shop on November 18th. We don’t have a huge inventory yet, but we’re adding new items almost every day.



Does photography inspire you, if so why?

Oh absolutely!

I love seeing how creative people think, and I enjoy seeing their imagination come through in their work. I love work that surprises me — images that cause me to see things in a different way — they actually help me think differently about my own work and challenge me to push harder.

What is your most popular product?

Right now our chalkboard style Christmas card templates have been selling really well. We feel fortunate that photographers have responded to the work so quickly. It’s so fun to hear back from buyers.


What sets your business apart from others?

I’d like to think it’s our commitment to quality. Scott (hubs & partner) and I are both perfectionists by nature, so the quality of our work is important to us. We really put our heart and soul into every detail, and we’re so happy when something we’ve created helps a client solve a marketing problem, or helps them become a hero to their own clients.

Hopefully, the extra care we take with everything shines through in the work.


Where do you see your business headed in the future?

Scott and I are both from the advertising and marketing industry (we actually met in an advertising agency) so we definitely hope to inject more marketing into the product line with promotional materials for photographers, marketing tips and resources, and other products and services like WordPress themes (ProPhoto and Genesis).


We’re both very excited by the industry and about the idea of helping photographers grow their own businesses — we definitely hope to become a resource for that.


What countries do you ship to?

We’re all digital so we “ship” everywhere with instant downloads!

We know that if photographers are anything like us, they’re probably under deadline pressure all the time, so we set up with instant Downloads from day one. That way your orders are usually fulfilled within about 10 minutes.


Do you have any sales or coupon codes to offer at this time?

YES! Just for your fans and followers.

• 20% Off Anything until December 31 (Midnight PST)



Is there anything else you would like the public to know about you?

First, we’re very excited to be part of such a vibrant and creative industry. Even though we’re new, we’ve met so many great photographers and prop designers. It’s been fun to talk with and see the work of so many creative people.


We both also firmly believe in the idea that “we’re all in this together…” and, to the extent that we’re able, we get a big charge out of helping others build their businesses and promote themselves. It’s hard for small businesses to get the word out, so we really enjoy building relationships and doing what we can to help each other.



How can people find you online?  (PLEASE FOLLOW on pinterest, twitter):)





Future Site:

We also have a new freebie up on FB! Just “like” us to download.

We’re working on our new website/blog, but you can subscribe to our email newsletter there now:

And (phew!) you can always drop us a line at:


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