Photography Training Tuesdays – Selling All Things MINI

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This week we are going to get your business and creative juices flowing on new and different ways to use a few of our specialty products!  Dianne Foster of Studio 56 Lifestyle Photography shares a few unique ways she uses our accordion minis and companion mini books!  What are some ways you can use these unique products?

I love all things MINI!


Photo print mini accordion Printed accordion photo book


It was a very lucky day when I found my way to H & H Color Lab!  I love everything about them.  The products sell themselves to my clients.  Recently, they introduced some new specialty items with which I fell in love.  I am using the accordion minis for marketing my “A New You” campaign.  I featured 12 professional women on a square accordion mini.  I carry it with me as a portable portfolio.  They have a lovely magnetic closure, beautiful photo cover, and come in three paper types.

Printed photo book 

I created another accordion mini as a studio sample for my children’s photography.  This mini is 2 x 3” with the same fabulous features.  Having samples for clients to hold is so valuable.  Pictures just don’t do these products justice.  They make great brag books for parents and grandparents.  They are mobile for purses and diaper bags and what a great gift for grandma!

Photo lab accordion prints 

The third studio accordion mini sample is for my high school seniors.  The square accordion mini is a favorite of the seniors.  I love the quality of construction and the size options!  My seniors buy the most specialty items and these have become a fav.

Professional photo lab

I love all things MINI!  What a brilliant idea to create companion mini books.  To show off this little treasure, I decided to use it as a selling tool and highlight the fine art prints that we sell.  I take the mini along when meeting with a business as they look to purchase art for their office or a client looking for a stunning piece of art for their home.  They can browse some of our fine art in the comfort of their own home.

Mini photo book printing

I am also so excited to add fine art torn edge prints to my product line.  These beautiful watercolor paper prints with torn edges are available with a double mat and are ready to frame.  Can’t wait to begin showing this one I just ordered to my next client!  It is being featured on a floor easel in my studio.

Torn edge photo printing

Post Provided By Diana Foster

Professional photographerAbout Diana

Diana Foster, owner of The Studio 56 is a lifestyle photographer and card designer living and creating in Kansas City.  She is wife to one, mother of two, sister to many, a musician, blog addict, and a hopeless dreamer.  Her days are spent romancing ordinary life and everyday stories.  Lovely images captured by Diana have been published in Life Images, Kansas Magazine, Johnson County Lifestyle, and KC Health & Wellness Magazine.


“When we least expect it, we stumble upon a view through our lens that changes everything.”  Diana Foster

About The Studio 56

“Where life really happens is in those moments that hide in plain sight.  What’s behind the camera is ME. My history as a mom, daughter, wife, educator, and friend prepared me to tell your story.  My drive is to recognize the untold stories and give them a voice.  I keep looking past the surface to what really matters, the story behind the capture.”


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