Holiday Photos & Cards

Holiday Photos Made Easy with Shoott


There’s one thing that’s certain: 2020 will be a year we will all remember for a long time. The Covid-19 pandemic has turned our world upside down. We’ve faced social upheaval, come face to face with Mother Nature’s fires and storms, and one of the most contentious elections in history. But, with the arrival of the holiday season, we cherish the tradition of taking a step back and reflecting not on angst, but on joy. At Paper Culture, we are privileged to be invited to be a small part of people’s amazing lifetime experiences: the birth of a child, a graduating senior, the joining of a couple in marriage, and yes, the celebration of friends and family that comes with the holidays. 

This year, so many of those friends and family have been far more than socially distant and unfortunately many are likely to remain so throughout the holidays. We’re obviously biased, but holiday cards have an amazing power to bridge that distance. The pictures of your wedding elopement, your baby now walking, of your son who no longer has his front teeth, of your now-in-college twins, or of your wife and you cutting a cake for your 20th anniversary - these are the stories of your 2020 that people really need this holiday season.

We really do believe that a picture is worth 1,000 words. Many of those pictures that you would have captured over the year from a family vacation or a big graduation celebration - they simply don’t exist this year. That’s one of the reasons we partnered with Shoott. Shoott provides an amazing service where you can book a photo session in your local area with a professional photographer without any obligation. If you don’t love your photos, you pay nothing. But, they are confident you will and allow you to buy as many or as few as you want starting at only $15/photo. Their service is Covid-friendly in that they shoot in local outdoor areas in over 400 locations across more than 40 cities. In a year where most people are probably struggling to find that perfect photo for their holiday and Christmas cards, Shoott provides a great solution.

Of course, we not only partnered with Shoott, we used them for many of our personal holiday photos. Alex, our Customer Service Manager said, “We loved our Shoott experience with Anna, our photographer. We are far from comfortable in front of a camera, but she was so personable that she put everyone (including our 2 dogs) at ease. She knew all the perfect spots. It was so efficient and fun. Just a couple of days later, we received our digital photos and were totally blown away by the quality. We had a blast going through them in Shoott’s easy online interface and ended up buying many more photos than we had planned. It was just a great experience!”

A couple of our favorite things about Shoott:

For Shoott Customers:

  • Free Mini Sessions: Shoott offers free “Insta-worthy” 30-minute outdoor photo sessions
  • Pay only what you love: Customers pay only for photos they love at $15 per photo or less. 
  • Great Service: Vetted photographers with 5-star rated service across Google, Facebook, and TripAdvisor 

For Shoott Photographers

  • Free Marketing: Shoott takes care of all aspects of marketing and sales, effectively aggregating customer demand and providing full days of back-to-back sessions 
  • Guaranteed Pay: Photographers are well taken care of and we provide a 60% commission on all net gallery sales, a minimum guarantee of $100/hour

Shoott is also offering a special deal for Paper Culture customers. Book now for 20% off your photos. Once you have your photos, we would love to see them in Paper Culture’s 2020 holiday cards.