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Contest Winner Revealed

Contest Winner Revealed

Thank you for participating in the Photography by Axsys Design Posing Pillow contest! The winner is revealed in the following video:

If you are the winner, please contact me through a message on my business Facebook page.

Even if you didn’t win

Even if you are not the winner of the contest, I would be honored if you would review the detailed information below and consider if this posing pillow would be beneficial for you!

Reviews

Amanda Wermers Amanda Wermers Photography
(February 7, 2015):I wanted to review the posing pillow I recently purchased from Photography by Axsys Design! I used it with today’s session for the first time and it is truly the perfect posing pillow! This baby girl was 18 days old and a hot mess. She was reflux-y and would not settle at all. With my other posing pillows I would have spent more time fussing with the position of the pillow but with this new pillow it stayed in place and it was the perfect height etc for every pose I did. I filled the pillow with […] just as Bianca Colon Hubble suggests and it really made a huge difference!!! I am a believer!! —http://www.amandawermersphotography.com/

Amanda Wermers using Axsys Design Posing Pillow

Lisa Boyle Posh & Pretty Portraits by Lisa Boyle
(February 23, 2015):I am beyond impressed with this posing pillow! It is sooo worth the purchase. It helped me achieve exactly what I wanted and saved me so much time! xo —http://www.poshprettyportraits.com/

Lisa Boyle using Axsys Design Posing Pillow

Lisa Boyle using Axsys Design Posing Pillow

Michelle DeMoss Photographer
(February 28, 2015):I’m am SOOOO HAPPY with my poser!! I used it for the first time yesterday, and what a difference! I was always fighting with rolled up receiving blankets to try to prop up baby’s head, but they would squish down flat and move, etc. I placed my poser and never needed to move it again until I did the chin on hands pose. This is most definitely one of my best photography purchases EVER.
Rachael Wells Photographer
(February 20, 2015):I just wanted to say Thank you so much for the pillow I bought, I used it for the first time today and It was bloody great, soooo useful and well worthwhile buying it and getting it sent to the UK! Thank you !! Thank you! Rachael x
Melissa Photographer
(January 19, 2015):I purchased the pillow a few weeks ago. Initially, I wavered because of the price. I have lots of posing pillows and couldn’t decide if one more was really worth it. When I got it, I really liked the shape of the pillow. The design just made sense. I have used it for about 6 sessions now, and do use it on 80% of my beanbag poses. So, it looks as if it is paying for itself! Thank you Bianca!
Luciene Pestana Photographer
(January 4, 2015): I really love my pillow!!! And I highly recommend it for all the newborn photographers who, like me, were struggling to get the right poses on the bean bag. I use this pillow for all of my posing and it totally helped with my transition flow. Thank you, Bianca!!

Luciene Pestana using the Photography by Axsys Design Posing Pillow

Luciene Pestana using the Photography by Axsys Design Posing Pillow

Melissa Photographer
(November 12, 2014): I have been photographing newborns for quite some time and seriously debated on if I needed yet another “poser”, especially since I couldn’t “see” what it looked like [Please Note: Picture is available at this time. See Below.] – a big issue for me since I have multiple wasted poser pillows, etc. I was admittedly apprehensive but after much consideration I went for it and purchased this poser. The way I look at things is that if it saves me time or fuss, it is worth it. I got the poser and the first session I used it my assistant and I both commented on how much easier certain positions were. I do think you have to decide just how “full” you want the poser – once i got the correct amount, so I had the desired amount of movement – it worked quite well. This helped with my main adjustments and I still added minor tweaks but it was much easier than my previous rolled blanket method. I was already a strong poser so this was a splurge for me because what I was doing was in fact working. Having said that, this does make it easier and faster for me. I’ve also found that I use it as the base for several other poses as well. I think if you are new to posing, this will help you a lot and establish a good base. If you are set in your ways and love the rolled blankets – great, but this is easier : ) Aside from the poser, I have found Bianca to be really helpful in critiquing my set-up and lighting and offering advice. I don’t regret my purchase at all. -Melissa

Learn more about the training material

Posing Pillow with Crucial Training

The video training will show you exactly how to set up your bean bag and backdrop to achieve optimal results. Next up in the video you will see still photographs and short video segments that clearly show you the exact position of the posing pillow from various angles in 4 common newborn poses. You will also see where other commodity items are added in for posing contour when necessary.

Although the training is not a video that will teach you how to position a newborn into the various poses, having the correct posing contour and positioning it in the correct way will be clearly demonstrated. Having the right posing contour is extremely important to achieve a pose and for the comfort of Baby.

If you feel like your bean bag and backdrop set up is less than ideal, the training will put you off on an absolutely amazing start. If you are a serious pro with no complaints about the way you are doing it, then the small additional cost can still be very beneficial to gain insights into other ways of doing things.

The training material is also in written and picture form for those that do not prefer video training.

Posing Pillow with no Training

Diagrammed image samples are included so you can see where I position the posing pillow for 4 common newborn poses.

What does the posing pillow look like?

The posing pillow features one edge with an abrupt rise. The other edge is gradually faded out in a natural shape.

The posing pillow is used in conjunction with a standard bean bag as the primary or exclusive contour depending on the pose. I use it in every bean bag pose that I do. When two points of contour are needed (for certain poses) the examples will show how I use commodity items to achieve smaller levels of contour. The signature move of this posing pillow is giving you the beefy amount of contour that you desire that is smoothly transitioned out so there are no abrupt edges.

Please note: If you decide to make a purchase, I recommend choosing the option that includes crucial training so that you can gain valuable insights that will help your backdrop have a smooth contour!

diagram

Does it include filling?

The posing pillow will be mailed to you unfilled. This allows me to ship world wide economically.

Detailed filling instructions will be provided with your purchase. With the instructions that are automatically emailed to you when you place your order, you will see exactly what to fill the posing pillow with and exactly how full I like to fill the posing pillow that I use.

If you are worried that the recommended filling will be expensive or aggravating to purchase, don’t be. It is super easy to find and is readily available world wide. It is least expensive and easiest to purchase the filling locally.

Inexpensive shipping from the United States is provided for most countries.

When available to order, your posing pillow will generally ship the same day from the United States. The checkout is handled through PayPal and you will receive an exact shipping quote during the checkout process. Please see below for a list of shipping prices to countries that I commonly ship to:

Australia $6 USD
Brazil $6 USD
Canada $3.50 USD
Germany $7 USD
Italy $7 USD
New Zealand $7 USD
Portugal $7 USD
Qatar $7 USD
Spain $7 USD
United Kingdom $6 USD
United States $3 USD
Many Other Countries $7 USD

When necessary, PayPal will handle currency conversion or let your credit card company handle the currency conversion.

I have two easy ways that you can get your hands on the Photography by Axsys Design Posing Pillow:

Purchase Posing Pillow with Crucial Training


$180 USD

Purchase posing pillow with crucial training on setting up your bean-bag, backdrop training, posing contour training, and enhanced examples of how to use the posing pillow (training is highly recommended in order to gain the full benefit from your setup)

Purchase Posing Pillow with no Training


$119 USD

Purchase posing pillow with no training. Simple examples of where to position the posing pillow will be included. Please consider purchasing the option that includes crucial training–valuable insights can be gained from the training no matter your experience level.

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If you choose to purchase the posing pillow, you agree not to attempt to copy the design of the posing pillow. If you purchase digital training and examples, you agree not to share the training and examples with anyone else.

Special Notes

  • Recommended filling, which is locally obtainable, is sold separately
  • Limit of 1 per customer while supplies last
  • The posing pillow is designed to greatly enhance the posing surface of a standard newborn posing bean bag. The posing pillow will help to add dynamic contour to the top of a posing beanbag which is relatively flat. The posing pillow simply lays on top of a traditional bean bag to create desirable contour in key areas.
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