Friday, November 13, 2015

Are you a photographer?


You are? Wonderful! You love stationery, right? Would you like to work for La Papierre?


I’m looking for a photographer who would be ready to invest a few hours a month in making the La Papierre stationery look spiffy on the SSS website and in the Etsy shop, as well as on different social media platforms.


Do you get excited at the thought of playing with paper and snail mail related accessories, and your goal in life is to achieve the perfect white balance? Then I want to work with you.


To apply, just grab a notepad or a pack of stationery from La Papierre, be creative and take a minimum of 10 different photos to show multiple angles, including at least 2 close-ups. Edit them, resize them to 1500 pixels wide and 1000 pixels wide (horizontal pictures are preferred), and email them to me at by Sunday, November 22.


If you don’t have La Papierre stationery, don’t let that stop you! Just take your favorite writing paper and shoot away! (Please only include sheets and not envelopes.)


So what kind of photos am I looking for? Anything goes, just let your creativity flow,  but I prefer a staged setting to a white background. Here are a few ideas of accessories that could be included with the stationery: washi tape, pens/fountain pens, stickers, postal stamps, rubber stamps, typewriters, mugs, letter openers, was seals, ribbons, etc. Some photos could have handwriting on them, and someone could even be putting pen to paper, caught in the act! You’re the photographer, so you decide.


Bird Lady

This is just an example of a staged photo I took, and doesn’t necessarily represent

what I’m looking for. La Papierre stationery is leaning toward a more modern

style lately, so feel free to create a more contemporary atmosphere if you’d like.


If we work together, here’s the fun part: you’ll get paid in stationery! I’ll send you a free pack of SSS each month, and you’ll get option C, which is a $60 value. Six designs will be included, and you’ll receive 24 sheets of each. If you’re not familiar with the SSS, more information can be found on the La Papierre website.


Your job will be to take at least 10 photos of each design, and 10 photos of the six designs together, for a total of 70 photos. You’ll email everything to me, and your lovely pictures will be displayed for the world to see all over the Internet.


On top of that, I’ll occasionally send you another monthly stationery shipment to be photographed (probably between 2 and 6 additional items). Again, you’ll get to keep everything as a form of payment!


On a side note, I really wish I could work a few hours a month and get paid in sushi. Anyone know of any such gigs?! Please point me in the right direction.


Looking forward to some stationery porn in my inbox soon…

Posted under Stationery


My name is Julie and I'm 37.
I'm French Canadian and fell
in love with an American,
so I'm now living in Vermont
with my wife.

I write letters, I love stationery and I have a handwriting fetish. I often eat sushi, still feel like I'm 16 and only wear skirts & dresses (with colorful tights when it's cold).

I'm happier with a mind full of ideas, a mailbox full of letters from my penpals, a shop full of stationery, a house full of pens and a day full of hugs.

Read my Top 10 Quirks here.

This is me with my wife,
Denise. We met through the
League of Extraordinary
Penpals and are living
happily ever after in the
Stationery Kingdom.

Denise blogs here too and is
the one in charge of the
social media: Facebook,
Twitter and Pinterest.

She's 40 years old,
from South Dakota,
and in love with me, washi
tape & imperial rolls.

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