Thursday, March 17, 2011

10K Fans and a HUGE giveaway--Week 1

We love our fans.

When we first started all of this, we really had NO idea how amazingly it would grow and how many friendships we'd make and how much fun we'd be having. About 7 months ago, we were photographers who were just having fun shooting weddings and newborns and loving what we did. After a lot of requests for workshops, we decided to do a webinar to show some of our
newborn post-processing techniques, and as a part of that we decided to dedicate some of our processes to actions for our attendees and voila! Pure Photoshop Actions was born.

Who would have even imagined that from that very small beginning, we'd be hitting ten THOUSAND fans only seven months later? Not us!

And the even more amazing part of it all is just how wonderful all of our fans are. We've laughed together, cried together, learned together and become friends. There is such a sense of community on our fanpage. People feel comfortable asking questions. Others are happy to share. We share images of our families, our children and our lives.

So it only seems appropriate that as part of our big celebration of 10K fans, we celebrate just how awesome our fans are! So for the next month, we'll be showcasing the talent of our fans who are also vendors. Each week there will be a new group of awesomeness to check out and more chances to win.

Each week one lucky winner will win all of the featured items in the post and a second lucky winner will get a chance to choose a set of Pure actions! We'll be randomly selecting each from the comments. Please fan each of these amazing vendors, as we'll be checking on that as well. (We also figure it is easier to fan smaller groups rather than one gigantic group, right?)

We also have a free sampler set of actions on our facebook page, so please make sure to grab those actions and enjoy!

Without further ado, here is our first group!

SHOOT BABY! will be giving away a GORGEOUS newborn posing ottoman. Have you seen these things? They are AMAZING. In fact, Crystal and Rachel are green with envy for this winner of this week. These posing ottomans are HUGE and perfect for newborns and even small children. They are also gorgeous. You will look like the coolest photographer in town as you bring this fashionable bean bag to your newborn shoots.


And what would be better with the SHOOT BABY ottoman than an AMAZING newborn posing
guide from the fabulous Rachel Vanoven? She is a Jedi master of newborn posing, and
she has graciously provided a posing guide for this giveaway. Woo!

Heather of Bugaboo Boutique will be giving the lucky winner a DARLING orange tutu dress! Heather says, "Bugaboo Boutique offers custom made tutus, tutu dresses, personalized t-shirts with embroidery, and personalized towel sets. All items are custom made to order. Pick the color and style you want and I will create it for you. I love to get special orders from you with all your creative ideas and mingle them with my ideas to make something special and adorable for your little one."

Ok, this next one is adorable! Chi from Sugar Petunia Photography is giving away some photographer bling! It is called the Sugar Shot necklace and you can choose the color of the bling! Red, Turquoise, Clear, Blue or Pink! Seriously, these are just way too cute. What photographer would not want one?


Our next vendor, Kristen, is offering a Wee Wrap from her shop Son-Kissed Knits and Props. The wraps are just so gorgeous and very high-end. In fact, it looks so comfortable, I would love to be wrapped up in it. Check out her beautiful prop offerings for your next newborn shoot!

Naja of Naja's Prop Shop is offering a headband to the lucky winner! Naja says of her shop, "All of our hand-made props, from headbands to blankets, are carefully made with TLC, and we also offer trench bowls, fur blankets and more at unbeatable prices!" Check her out and fan her!

And finally we have Kathy of The Photog's Helper. Kathy is a virtual assistant for photographers. She will help people with everything from image manipulation, correspondence, social media and marketing. A wide variety of services are offered including, but not limited to: basic cloning and skin correction to full blown artistic edits for sessions. Email organizations, newsletter creation and processing, Twitter/Facebook/Blog account setups and management. Again, Crystal and I are incredibly jealous of the winner!

Make sure you fan all of these awesome vendors and comment below for your chance to win! Remember we will be hosting giveaways for a few weeks, and each week will have one HUGE winner of awesomeness and one winner of a set of our actions. It's going to be so much fun!


  1. This is Awesome! You guys are Awesome!
    Sheri LaPlante

  2. Awesome giveaway thanks ladies. Love your actions btw!

  3. fanned everyone....amazing you guys are absolutely amazing Congrats!

  4. Fanned all of the above pages! You guys are all awesome for doing this! Love all of your stuff also.

  5. I fanned all the vendors! Those Vendors have some great stuff!!

  6. Love EVERYTHING you guys do. Love the quality of products. Love the amount of different actions you have. Love the kindness you give off and make it feel like ur right door and not miles away. Love how you manage to juggle family and always seem to get to all the questions people have, abd you can tell your family's amazing. And mostly I LOVE YOUR CUSTOMER SERVICE. I WOULDN'T BUY ACTIONS ANYWHERE ELSE!!!!!!

  7. I "like" all the vendors on FB! What an awesome giveaway!

  8. I am simply amazed at all of your work! Thanks for sharing your time and talents with all of us!! The vendors you are working with are fabulous as well!! I have been doing photography for about 5 years now, and have learned so much, and gained much inspiration through the work of others! Thank you again for your creative work, and willingness to share!

    Jaley Cox
    (Blink Photo Design)

  9. Wonderful giveaway. I am trying to move to professonal. Your actions are amazing!

  10. I fanned all the awesome vendors!! Thanks for the opportunity to win all these great items!! Congratulations on 10k!!!!

  11. Congrats on all your deserve it! This is an awesome giveaway!! : )

  12. WOW! What a fantastic giveaway - great vendors. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. I have fanned them all on FB. Some neat things that I have never seen before. I would most LOVE to win Rachel's posing guide though. It has been on my wishlist since she mentioned thinking about writing one. I just purchased all of your actions and can't wait to start playing with them and seeing how what they can do to my portraits. I have never used actions before and have followed your site for a looong time and fell in love with your stuff. I was finally able to make the jump thanks to your generous sale. I bet you ladies will be having that 20K sale sooner than imagined b/c your actions are wonderful and your customer service is great. Thank you for sharing so much with other photographers like myself. It is truely appreciated!
    -Christy Euclide

  13. What an amazing giveaway. I adore all your work and love how open you are with your knowledge. I love your actions, take my photos to the next level

  14. What a great job! Thanks for putting together such a great giveaway. Your actions are awesome!

  15. Wow!!! That is the only word I can come up with. As a fairly new photographer I have been trying to find my niche... I had a short career break after giving birth to twin girls. I have found my passion. Newborn Photography! This giveaway would be a godsend as funds are short with 2 new little ones. THANK YOU for the opportunity to even enter!!! I love your actions, and even completely reprocessed my last shoot with them as soon as they were downloaded.

  16. everyone's been fanned. You guys are awesome!!

  17. Amazing Giveaway! I like everyone very much! Leeann Hadgis

  18. What an exciting giveaway! I am just starting out as a photogapher and the items in this giveaway would be invaluable to me! I am now a fan of all the sponsors on facebook. Such neat things they all have to offer. Thank you for this opportunity!
    -Shelley (

  19. oh. my. gosh.
    This makes me so excited for our baby that is coming in September!
    I just recently stumbled on your site and I LOVE it! So awesome!

  20. I liked all of these fabulous vendors! Thank you for introducing me to them and for the great giveaway opportunity!