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Who is Better?  Moo or Vista Print?

Moo or Vista Print Better

As many of you guys already know, right now I’m getting ready for my first bridal expo!  I knew there would a lot of work involved putting together a small event showcasing my work for hundred of future brides to see.  However, when placing an event like this together things can add up… and start adding up quickly.  Therefore you have to be really price conscience during this process.  Especially if it’s your first bridal show.

I have already signed up and paid for two more bridal shows in 2015 so I decided to spend a lot of money upfront.  Meaning  buy the things I know I need to spend the money on.  This includeds print, frames, books ,  business cards, and flyers.

Today we will be discussing the Moo flyers versus Vista Print.

I ordered Moo flyers because I was ordering business cards from them for the show.  Moo always provides great quality cards so I wanted to see how their flyers stack up to the challenge as well.

Moo’s interface is straight to the point and so incredibly easy to use.  As a photographer I use my fair share of photoshop and I like the fact that Moo provided the dimensions needed to create  your own flyer.  After taking the time to create a flyer based off Moo’s detailed instructions it was an easy upload and payment away.  I was able to pick a number of different front sides with Moo, and ordered 100 for $74.75.  As per usual with Moo, I got my order in a timely manner.  I’m always impressed with the quality of their work.

The next day I spoke with one of the advisors for the bridal show company I  am working with and she advised me that 100 flyers would not be enough.  There is to be expected at least 700 brides and I should have no less than 500 flyers.

I freaked out because $74.75 for a rack of 100 flyers is nothing to scoff at.  If I wanted 500 of the flyers I would have had to spend almost $375!  Geez.  So I remembered Vista Print did prints for cheap.  When I went to their site they were having a 33% off sale EVERYTHING on the site.  I only had a few minutes left so I jumped on the deal.  Unlike Moo, I can’t pick multiple front sides and had to stick to one photo.  While Moo lets you do glossy on both sides Vista made you pay extra for glossy.  I shelled out another $9.75 for one glossy side.  I ended up paying $56.53 for 250 flyers.

That would make a total of 350 flyers from both companies.   Still no 500, but I have a number of business cards that I can pass out as well.

So let’s do a pro and cons list for Moo and Vista Print orders:

Moo or Vista Print Better

Moo Pros:

1.       The color payoff is beautiful

2.       You get to pick more than one design (great of us indecisive people)

3.       Moo has a great easy to use interface

4.       Easy to follow instructions

5.       Quarter of an inch longer

6.       Packages ALWAYS comes way earlier than the estimated time of arrival

 

Moo Cons:

1.       The Price… lets just put it out there

2.       Not as strong as the Vista Print  flyer

Moo or Vista Print Better

Vista Print Pros:

1.       Stiff straight back

2.       The Price… 250 for $56 (Vista print always has some kind of sale)

Vista Print Cons:

1.       Shipping and processing time took WAY longer than Moo. .. However, the product still came a day before anticipated.

2.       The color was darker and didn’t show off the beauty of the photograph

3.       The glossy side of the print leaves finger prints all over them.

4.       Had to pay an extra $9.75 for the gloss

5.       Interface not as easy to use and understand

 

Moo or Vista Print Better

The Main Factors

For me there are two major factors here, color and price.

Color:  Moo clearly wins this.  It’s clear that Moo uses some incredible printers that are made to show off the customers art.  The colors don’t bleed and they are true to screen.  The colors are way more vibrant.  For Vista the color aren’t as vibrant and they bleed into each other.  In my example I couldn’t tell where the client’s hair ended and where the background began, but I could see the difference in the Moo version of the flyer.   The color is way more rich and inviting.

 

Price: Price is typically the deciding factor in most cases.  Lets remember the cost for 100 flyers at Moo was $74.75.  The price for 250 flyers at VistaPrint was $56.53.  Both prices include tax and shipping.  Therefore lets calculate how much each flyer cost.

 

$74.75/100= $0.7475 or $0.75

$56.53/250= $0.22612 or $0.23

 

That’s a $0.52 difference!

 

With Vista print I saved $130.00!  That’s a HUGE difference.  HUGE!

 

How do the people respond to them though?

Well, I have only asked one person what his thoughts were.  I didn’t tell him which company was which… I just asked him to tell me which flyer does he like better based of  look, color, and feel.  What are his first initial reactions?

Out of the two he chose Moo.  He stated that the color was way better and even though the Vista paper felt stronger the Moo paper looked more expensive and he liked that quality.

I will update this page after my expo.   I will evaluate how many brides actually came and if anyone mentioned the flyers.  I will then tell you which company I would use again for the flyers.

Have a great day!

 

 

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I love my clients and I love when they allow me to show off their beautiful their photos.  This week I want to showcase Maria.

Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas, Austin

Maria has an attitude that shines brighter than the sun.  I had the pleasure or meeting Maria through Jazzy, one of the main make-up artist I collaborate with.  Jazzy has worked with Maria in the past and knew that her personality and attitude would fall into sync with our vision of this project.

Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas, Austin

I love shooting in places that people don’t see the potential in.  One must look for beauty everywhere.  In Dallas there is a whole in the wall spot that looks like a falling Spanish community and I had been dying to shoot there.  Right now Dallas is going through a building renaissance. The city is tearing down buildings with character to put up highrises.  I needed to move quickly because I knew it was only certain amount of time before someone would tear down this unique area.

Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas, Austin

Originally we were only going to have a session outside the building, but when we go there it turns out that someone forgot to lock the gate… we went into the middle of this community and had a party.  It was so beautiful.  This place has probably been long forgotten. Faded turquoise doors, cleared out rooms, and uncompleted projects laced the property.  When we got there all I saw was potential.  The three of use wasted no time getting some amazing photos for this project.

Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas, Austin

The first look was experimental.  High wasted black panties, a beautiful lacy bra, leather jacket, and spiked heels.  Trust, putting together this outfit was just as fun as shooting it.  I wanted to create an editorial boudoir session.  My aim is to always show that women can be both sexy and strong. Maria was able embrace this ideology and bring it to life in this series.  I couldn’t have imagined a better result.

Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas, Austin

Next we took out one of my FAVORITE dresses and heels.  I love color in photos  and therefore a graffiti background near the Bishop art District was a great spot.

Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas, Austin

The last location was probably the funniest spot of all that day.  These photos were taken in the middle of the day on a Sunday afternoon.  For years I have fantasized about shooting a model next to an Ice Cream truck and I was able to get that.  The Ice Cream man was more than happy to oblige to our request.  I mean c’mon.  What man wouldn’t be happy to have a beautiful girl in luxury lingerie standing next to his truck eating a Popsicle?  You as the model, when would you ever have the opportunity to do the same thing?  In this life we have to live it to the most.  Do unconventional things and have fun with it.  This is what we did that Sunday.

Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas, Austin

 

I have to thank Maria and Jazzy for such an amazing session that day.  It was such a blast and I can’t wait to work with more ladies in the future who just want to have fun!

To see more photos check me out on IG: TheUrbanJungle

FB: https://www.facebook.com/wonderlandboudoir

Portfolio: WonderlandBoudoir.com

Wonderland Boudoir, Dallas, Austin

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Come Down the Rabbit Hole with Us

 

Hi! I have been fast at work with sessions, shoots, editing, and magazine shoots!  Did I mention I have a full time 9-5 job in a corporate setting?  LOL.

Recently I worked with an amazing model named Maria for her modeling portfolio.  Maria was BEYOND amazing!  Even though I’m not done with editing I wanted to show you guys a quick video I put together.  Now I am NOT a videographer… and perhaps at my next shoot I will have one, but I did want to create a small promo video of Maria.

I LOVE shooting boudoir sessions.  They fun, sexy, and liberating.  If you even THINKING about doing a session just go ahead and do one!  If you’re in the Dallas area please contact me for pricing and availability!

Check out my site and Facebook page below!

Wonderland Boudoir: www.wonderlandboudoir.com

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/WonderlandBoudoir

Quick Peek at a new photo of Maria

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You know you wanna book me!  Check out my work and contact information!

PS:  This photo has not been edited and has not filter.  Yes, you can look good without photoshop!

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Wonderland Boudoir of Dallas

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Wow! I cannot find ANY of my past OOTD photos that I took! Geez! I guess I’m going to have to wear all those outfits again soon! Well, since I can’t find any OOTD then I’m going to post some recent work from Wonderland Boudoir.
Wonderland Boudoir is new my boudoir website. I want to not only take great photos of you, but give women an experience. We cannot define our beauty or our sexuality by what society tells us. It is time that we women take that back and own our beauty an individual sexiness. We are rulers, we are all artist (we create children), and we are to be revered. Each of us is uniquely beautiful, but I feel like so many women don’t see this fact inside themselves and I feel as though it should be highlighted. Boudoir is a beautiful side of photography that lets me work one on one with women in an intimate setting so I can show them how beautiful they truly are. Not only on the outside, but the inside too.
All women are beautiful. It’s time for time you to step into the Wonderland.

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Sometimes I Just Want to Take Pictures of Pretty Flowers

Spring Rose, Black and White, Photography

Geez, I have been so busy lately in life that I seriously needed to stop and smell the roses.

I did.

Then I took a photo of it.  😉

This past weekend I had the honor of hosting a great engagement session at the Dallas Arboretum.  I love shooting here near the first days of Spring.  Especially with heavy overcast.  That’s actually the best time to shoot.  With life going as fast as it is right now I forget that the beauty is in the details.  Flowers are some of the most beautiful creations on this planet and I love it.

Never fear I will be coming back with a vengeance starting April 01st.  I needed this first quarter to reexamine what  means to be me and where my fashion taste is going.

Yellow, Spring Flowers Spring Tulips

PS:  I have reopened my Etsy shop.  Right now I am selling the photos (without the logos of course).  If you’re interested please feel free to purchase and I will personally sign the photos!

My Etsy Shoppe

Happy Spring 2014!

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DIY Lace Rabbit

This coming weekend I have a huge boudoir project.  I will be shooting five girls in an Alice and Wonderland inspired session.  I have five characters that I am prepping for and one of those characters is the White Rabbit.

The White Rabbit is a favorite to everyone.  However, I am having an issue with the ears.  I wanted to buy some fancy lace one’s from Etsy, but those bad boys are running between $45-$75.  Of course I’m like, “No Ma’am!”

What does one do?

Go to YouTube of course.

LOL!

Here we have Klaire showing us in a quick four minute video on how to a lace rabbit headband.

I’m sure I can pick up all these from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s for less than the cost of shipping these bad boys.

I will create a follow up post to show you guys how I did!

 

Happy Sunday Funday!

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Dallas Boudoir Photography Valentine’s Day Boudoir

Dallas ,Valentines Day 2014, Boudoir

Get something for him this year that he will never forget.  Schedule your own boudoir photography session for me this Valentine’s Day.  I am offering on location boudoir sessions with clients in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas.

Sessions are $125 for an hour

10 Fully Edited Photos from a private Gallery

Back in Time for Valentine’s Day.

If you are looking for a great female boudoir photography please contact me at info@urbanjunglephoto.com.  Also feel free to visit my Facebook page HERE!  To see additional samples of my work!

Happy Valentine’s Day Ladies!

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