Branches & Light Workshop


Last summer (which seems so far away now!) I worked with Caroline Joy + Nancy Ray to create branding for their photography workshop: Branches & Light. The workshop aims to assist other female photographers take their love for photography and create small business. They outline the topics they will be addressing at both the Dallas + Raleigh workshops on their website. My favorite of the topics is "overcoming fear and embracing freedom in business." Beautifully put!

I also created Caroline's branding which I will showcase before their second workshop in a few weeks!

I am sponsoring a giveaway of my initial stamps for all of you and the lovely followers of Branches & Light.  Anyone can enter! All you have to do is....

1. Leave a comment on both the MaeMae blog as well as the Branches and Light blog, listing a New Year's Resolution for your business - something you want to do differently in 2011.  (you can leave the same comment in both places)

2. Update your twitter and facebook status with 'I love @maemaepaperie and @branches_light workshop!'

YAY! The winner will be announced between the two workshops (end of next week.)

Good luck. xx

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Thank you to everyone who participated!! The winner is Krystal Nicole Photography! WOO! Krystal please send me your mailing address and which initial you want and I will pop that in the mail.

Shelby  – (January 7, 2011 at 8:50 AM)  

I love love love your stamps!! I really hope I can win an initial stamp from the Branches & Light girls!

MY GOAL OR RESOLUTION FOR 2011 WITH MY BUSINESS IS TO BECOME MORE ADVANCED IN OFF-CAMERA LIGHTING. I HAVEN'T HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY TEST THE WATERS ON IT AND I THINK IT COULD REALLY BRING A NEW ADDITION TO MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY THIS YEAR. :)

Megan  – (January 7, 2011 at 8:53 AM)  

this is so lovely!
My goal for 2011 is to kick start my business that I have been working on for a year now. It's time to actually take my ideas and put them into action

t a n y a  – (January 7, 2011 at 9:18 AM)  

beautiful branding. the rubber inital stamps are so sweet!

My 2011 business resolution is to hone in on my bookkeeping skills. It's never been my strong suit and it's time to get organized!

Allison Waken  – (January 7, 2011 at 9:44 AM)  

The New Years resolution for my business (and life) this year is SIMPLIFY! I've noticed that I tend to make everything so much harder than it really needs to be.

Caitlin  – (January 7, 2011 at 9:56 AM)  

What a lovely giveaway! For 2011, I want to build my interior design portfolio so that I can start getting my own clients. Fingers crossed!

Megan  – (January 7, 2011 at 9:59 AM)  

Megan B -Love this! The stamps are amazing! Nancy is my wedding photographer and I'm amazed by her talent and addicted to her blog! so great:) I'm making it my resolution in my professional life to get the ball rolling on my own blog, research more into party planning/stationary/event design and creat a plan to dive in when I'm ready!

Yvonne  – (January 7, 2011 at 10:30 AM)  

I decided to cut out the drinking and it has lead me to start my own blog. I am hoping this will renew my passion in my design work and life :) I am so excited!

Krystal Nicole Photography  – (January 7, 2011 at 11:48 AM)  

WHAT AN AWESOME WAY TO HELP SOMEONE OUT!! MY 2011 GOAL IS TO NOT JUST LOOK AT GREAT WORK BUT TO BE TRULY INSPIRED BY IT. TO NOT BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP AND TO CONTINUE TO DECIDE WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT AS A PHOTOGRAPHER. I WANT TO STEP OUT AND START MY BUSINESS. I KNOW IT'S A SCARY STEP BUT A GREAT LIFE CHANGING ONE. I'M EXCITED!

Kelsey –   – (January 7, 2011 at 11:49 AM)  

This is cool! My New Year's resolution for my professional life is to start up my own blog this year, which is a little intimidating. It's also really exciting for me! Hoping that writing a blog is as fun as reading one. :)

Asia  – (January 7, 2011 at 12:59 PM)  

Asia’s 2011 resolutions: I’d love to be very fun&fancy and also creative, adventurous, less scatterbrained, more concentrated (the last one is gonna be hard!) I wish my business would bring me as much satisfaction and fun as possible, cus I really love what I do:)

fromthebaywindow  – (January 7, 2011 at 1:52 PM)  

MY new year's resolution for my professional life(songwriting)is to have fun doing what I love to do and to be confident in being different! I want to release a digital copy of an EP by summer and actually enjoy listening to it.

Ginny  – (January 7, 2011 at 9:00 PM)  

MY 2011 RESOLUTION IS TO FOLLOW DAVE RAMSEY'S BABY STEP PLAN. ALREADY ROLLING WITH THE CASH ONLY AND HOPING TO SEE THE SNOWBALL BUILD SO THAT I CAN BUILD BETTER PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT DEBT FREE!

Nee  – (January 8, 2011 at 2:07 AM)  

My New Year's resolution for my business is to take my designs and finally open up an online shop. I've been holding back out of fear and I've realized that I just need to go for it!

Dear Evie  – (January 8, 2011 at 10:40 AM)  

I love Mae Mae's gorgeous stamps. ;)

My goal for 2011 is to get my own business off the ground and get noticed. :D

julie  – (January 8, 2011 at 1:44 PM)  

I love how prominent the ampersand sign is in the design.

Cheers! -Julie

emily  – (January 8, 2011 at 8:00 PM)  

Beautiful! My professional goal for 2011 is to pitch more stories and hopefully get published in a national magazine (I'm a freelance writer) :)

umama  – (January 8, 2011 at 10:22 PM)  

My resolution is to get organized and stay optimistic! I have a giant note by my work station that says "Stay positive" because I find it's always a challenge for newbies!

xo's

Christine Chitnis  – (January 9, 2011 at 7:46 AM)  

I LOVE your initial stamp...I could see so many uses for it!

This is a big year for my writing career as my first book is hitting bookstores in May. My New Year's goal is to give my book release all of the attention it deserves, while balancing life with my 3 month old!

kristincookphotography  – (January 9, 2011 at 5:07 PM)  

Very rad work! Totally love it! Here it is again. TO BEGIN! THAT IS MY RESOLUTION. I AM BRANCHING OUT (PUN INTENDED :) & STARTING MY OWN BUSINESS. I AM WORKING ON IT ALL LOGOS-WEBSITES-TO BLOGGING!

Molly Kate Photography  – (January 9, 2011 at 6:24 PM)  

Love your work! My Resolution: Market my new little business more and get all the legalities worked out.

Heather Ritchie  – (January 9, 2011 at 6:36 PM)  

What a great prize! My goal for this year is to be able to pay for my equipment in cash this year to get my business off the ground!!

BeautyParler  – (January 10, 2011 at 9:26 PM)  

Just discovered your site & Branches & Light. Excited as I'm getting married this year. Also, tweeted & following:)
NYE--bigger & better blog for me

Lauren  – (January 10, 2011 at 11:33 PM)  

This year I want to start my own business, plan my wedding, and live simply, healthy, happy, and with peace. Love your work!

Melissa R.  – (January 11, 2011 at 7:35 AM)  

Awesome initial stamp. My goal is to START the business that I've been talking about for the past 10 months...get over the fear and just do it!! Thanks for a great chance to win!!

Eugenia Woods  – (January 11, 2011 at 7:41 AM)  

This is so lovely! Nice, clean photos. Great blog!

marysia reeves  – (January 11, 2011 at 12:05 PM)  

LOVE YOU BOTH! MY RESOLUTION FOR THE BUSINESS IS FOR MY LINE TO BE SOLD IN 4 CONTINENTS! THANKS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Caroline  – (January 11, 2011 at 9:46 PM)  

Thanks so much! What a fabulous giveaway.
My resolution for 2011 is to put more time into posts for my blog. Time slips away so easily.
Oh! And also start having sponsors as well. I would love to be able to start soon.
Caroline
sundayevening.net

Essner  – (January 11, 2011 at 11:29 PM)  

Congratulations for your inspiring work!

Hard to get down to one and only resolution..!
My number 1 resolution for 2011 is to stop thinking about everything that could happen (or not happen!), to actually start what I know would make me a happier person:my own design/stationary business and to expose all my creations to the public!
Sandra

Hannah Huff Photography  – (January 17, 2011 at 7:54 PM)  

MY 2011 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION IS TO GIVE UP CONTROL OF MY BUSINESS TO THE LORD. GIVE OVER MY WORRY, MY CONSTANT ANXIETY AND GIVE IT TO HIM EVERY SINGLE DAY. AND BECOME A DILIGENT AND PURPOSEFUL BUSINESS WOMAN. I WANT TO HAVE AT LEAST THREE MARKETING STRATEGIES DONE BY THE END OF THE 1ST QUARTER.

Penelope –   – (January 17, 2011 at 9:00 PM)  

If it's not too late to post:
Since I just moved to a new city, my new year's resolution is to network and to build a new body of work inspired by my new location.

Kristina  – (January 20, 2011 at 3:26 AM)  

Oh, I love your crafts. The stamps are all lovely. I also want to start my own business, but still finding some financial aid for the extra expenses. This kind of challenge reminds me of one the former deputy city comptroller in New York, Michael Geffrard, who is now the CEO of his investment banking company which helps small and big business owners in funding. Ya know, when your business becomes a success and big, you should really give back to the community, too. It's one of the things I learned in a seminar I've attended last month. Anyway, I really do hope to see more of your works. Cheers!

saveria  – (January 21, 2011 at 1:31 AM)  

I'M FROM GUATEMALA, CURRENTLY LILVING IN MADRID AND MY GOAL FOR 2011 (& THE FUTURE) IS TO LEARN THE ART OF BOOKBIDING. I WANT TO MIX MY LOVE OF ART, PAPER, ILLUSTRATION AND GRAPHIC DESIGN TO MAKE CUSTOM MADE BOOKS FOR WHOEVER NEEDS THEM!
NICE JOB GUYS!!

blythe  – (January 24, 2011 at 10:16 AM)  

How fun!

My business resolution is ...to start one! I started building my inventory and brainstorming my branding, and soon I plan to open an etsy store offering vintage housewares. !

blythehill@gmail.com

blythe  – (January 24, 2011 at 10:18 AM)  

i'm such a nerd. Obviously missed this one! :x


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elissa @ faucethead  – (January 25, 2011 at 10:13 AM)  

beautiful work for a lovely event. this pieces make me want to go without even knowing the wonderful content behind the program.

Adie Andrews  – (May 19, 2011 at 11:21 PM)  

Those are looking great you both really did a great job :)

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Soren Duus  – (September 2, 2011 at 8:43 AM)  

The artistic factor that both have in their repertoire, in addition to how you made the branding for their workshop, will surely rake in a lot of would-be attendees interested in participating.

Ava Venson  – (February 21, 2012 at 7:45 AM)  

My goal last year was to open up a small business of my interest, and it happened. =) This year, my goal is to make my small business more organized by improving my bookkeeping and inventory skills. Hihi!

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