gypsygirlsguide

Gypsy Girl's Guide Photography

24 Sales

gypsygirlsguide

Gypsy Girl's Guide Photography

24 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   *** NEWS & SPECIAL SALE ***

Nine to Five magazine in Australia, just published an article on my Gypsy life and Photography! So in order to celebrate the love received from "down under", I am running a 60 day special offer for Australian customers only (valid till May 31):

* Every 8x10 print purchased by May 31st, will be shipped with a complimentary Fine Art Archival Quality Matte.*

Enjoy!

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Hello dear customers ~

I offer two types of high quality Fine Art Prints. I work with Fujicolor Crystal Archive photographic paper for superb matte or gloss laser prints, and I also work with Silver Rag thick & rich paper, for beautiful, warm and ultra-fine Giclee prints.

All my prints now come with a printed message highlighting its story & meaning ~ just like what I have in the post ~ and it will also come with a detailed explanation regarding the paper and printing process for archival & gifting purposes!

If there is anything you see in my shop that you would like to request in a different size, with or without matte, framed, gift wrapped or whatever your heart desires, please just ask. I love to work on custom orders!

I take huge pride in packaging with love and I truly hope that you enjoy receiving these photographs, as much as I enjoy knowing that they will find a lovely home with you.

Thank you for visiting and please check back for updates.

For other news, please visit me at my blog: http://www.gypsygirlsguide.com

Warmly ~

Gypsy Girl

Announcement

*** NEWS & SPECIAL SALE ***

Nine to Five magazine in Australia, just published an article on my Gypsy life and Photography! So in order to celebrate the love received from "down under", I am running a 60 day special offer for Australian customers only (valid till May 31):

* Every 8x10 print purchased by May 31st, will be shipped with a complimentary Fine Art Archival Quality Matte.*

Enjoy!

***

Hello dear customers ~

I offer two types of high quality Fine Art Prints. I work with Fujicolor Crystal Archive photographic paper for superb matte or gloss laser prints, and I also work with Silver Rag thick & rich paper, for beautiful, warm and ultra-fine Giclee prints.

All my prints now come with a printed message highlighting its story & meaning ~ just like what I have in the post ~ and it will also come with a detailed explanation regarding the paper and printing process for archival & gifting purposes!

If there is anything you see in my shop that you would like to request in a different size, with or without matte, framed, gift wrapped or whatever your heart desires, please just ask. I love to work on custom orders!

I take huge pride in packaging with love and I truly hope that you enjoy receiving these photographs, as much as I enjoy knowing that they will find a lovely home with you.

Thank you for visiting and please check back for updates.

For other news, please visit me at my blog: http://www.gypsygirlsguide.com

Warmly ~

Gypsy Girl

Alessandra Cave

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Anonymous on Sep 15, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

The pictures are beautiful! Alex is very personable and easy to work with.

Anonymous on Apr 25, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Gypsy's photography is like wonderful tonic for your day. Beautiful images, beautiful soul.

Anonymous on Jul 31, 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Love the image!

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2011
Hello dear customers ~

Thank you for visiting! It is my greatest joy to share my photographs with you!

. I strive to have a kind, sustainable and eco-friendly business, while still producing beauty that captures my artistic vision. I support green processes, fair trade products and global-peace awareness organizations. I am also developing a system for replanting the equivalent number of trees for all the non-recycled paper I utilize in my prints and to offset the carbon footprint from my travels.

. In 2009 I will contribute a percentage of my business profit, to non-profit groups that are doing work I admire: Kids with Cameras & Carf. Both groups work with Photography to raise awareness, heal and take children off the streets.

You can read more about my favorite charitable organizations here:

http://www.gypsygirlsguide.com/2009/01/10_resources.html

Thank you for your support!

Accepted payment methods

Payment
All orders are custom made and will be shipped within 5-10 business days. Matting and framing may take a few additional days, but I will keep you informed during the process.

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If you do not wish to use Paypal or Credit Card via Etsy, please contact me regarding other options. I will accept money orders and ocasionally,personal checks as well. Please note that whenever payment is done outside the Etsy system, I must receive and verify payment prior to shipping items.
Shipping
ADDRESS: I will ship to the address provided to me by Etsy. I will not always check the paypal address (but when I do, it gives me peace of mind if both shipping addresses match). I am happy to ship directly to your gift recipient as well, and I even gift wrap for an additional fee. Just ask :)

US: Within the United States all orders are shipped via Priority Mail without Delivery Confirmation.

INTERNATIONAL: International orders are shipped via Global Express or Priority International. Please inquire and I will create a special shipping profile for your order.

OTHER: If you'd like me to send your order via UPS, FEDEX or any other carrier, please inquire and the applicable shipping fee will be added to your order's profile.

INSURANCE & DELIVERY CONFIRMATION: Insurance and delivery confirmation are not covered. If you'd like to add insurance to your shipping, please inquire and I will add a special tag to your order's profile.
Refunds and Exchanges
CANCELLATIONS: I do not accept cancellations once items have been requested and payment has been received.

RETURNS: All my orders are carefully processed and shipped. I put on a lot of time and love to ensure that you will be fully delighted with your package. With that said, if you are not happy with what you receive, please contact me within 5 business days of receiving your order and I will replace or exchange it. Returned items must be in the original condition (within the sealed plastic sleeves) and shipping fees will be your responsibility. I will not grant refunds, though. :( Sorry.

LOSS/ DAMAGE: I pack all my orders very carefully and damage proof. However, shipping is never 100% risk free of damage. If you wish to be 100% covered, you may need to consider insuring your order. (SEE SHIPPING INSURANCE ABOVE). Gypsy Girls Guide Photography cannot be responsible for shipping loss or damage.
Additional policies and FAQs
INSPIRATION ENCLOSURE ~

As of 2009, all Gypsy Girl's Guide Photography prints come with an inspiration enclosure including the message outlined in the item's post. The enclosure is a lovely way to keep the image's message at hand for everyday inspiration.

TECHNICAL SPECS~

GICLEE PRINTS: Giclée is French for "fine spray" and refers to prints done on high quality fine art papers with or without texture, and canvas. I print with a professional Lab that uses Epson Ultrachrome Inks, and prints are archival for 90 years!

The paper I use for the Giclee prints is Silver Rag Glossy. After many experiments with several papers, I thought this one was the very best artistic match for my images. It is thick and has the look and feel of traditional fiber photo paper. It has a smooth glossy "coated" surface. This paper has an ivory tone to it, producing glowing whites and deep blacks, and it also makes color prints slightly warm. I love it! It is something else, in my opinion. It really jumps to me as Art rather than just a print.

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CRYSTAL ARCHIVE: Printed on a professional laser machine. The Fuji Crystal is a resin-based paper that is noted for its unmatched archival quality. The look is semi-matte and the colors come out flawless, but with just a tiny bit less punch than the Silver Rag (above). This one has long been considered the finest color photographic paper available and is the #1 choice of professional photographers and commercial labs.

Recent independent studies show that Crystal Archive is the most fade-resistant photographic paper of all that are currently made, outlasting other major brands by almost a 3-1 margin. These independent studies showed that under normal display conditions, Fuji Crystal Archive lasts 60-70 years before any noticeable fade (the nearest competing paper was estimated to only last 15 to 20 years before fading).

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In summary, now that you know that I am a total geek about this stuff, you can make your decision and rest assured that all choices are enchanting and top quality.

However, if you like a particular paper or printing technique that is not mentioned above, please contact me and I will be glad to customize your order to your taste!

Still confused?

If you had both prints described above in front of you, I'd say that you'd be most drawn to the thickness and richness of the Giclee print, but you'd also be absolutely pleased with the Crystal Archive (especially without the comparison in hand!).

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MATTING: A nice mat adds value and focus to an image. I only work with high quality mattes that are backed with acid-free, Archival Museum Quality material, to protect your photographs from fading and discoloration. I will carefully lay the image over the matte but will not glue or stick the image onto it permanently. I mostly work with Bainbridge Artcare mats for superior results.

If you are looking to send a gift, for a small additional cost, matted images definitely gain immediately more presence with the gorgeous presentation. It is definitely worth the extra dollars!

FRAMING: I have experimented with several frames and I love the look of my images in the FRAMATIC "fineline" frames.

CANVAS: Photographs are also available on CANVAS. Please inquire. This is a very exciting new option!

GREETING CARDS & POSTCARDS: I will soon be offering greeting cards and postcards as well. Stay tuned.

WHOLESALE, LICENSING AND CONSIGNMENT: Serious inquiries are absolutely welcomed! Please contact me via Etsy or at gypsygirlaguide [!at] gmail.com

SERVICES: I am also available for personal and editorial photography assignments all year round and will be happy to travel and do location work. Please contact me via Etsy or at gypsygirlaguide [!at] gmail.com

MARKETING AND PROMOTION: If you would like to promote my work in your site or publication, please contact me and I will be thrilled to provide applicable materials and high resoltuion images.

DIGITAL IMAGE: If you'd like to use any of my images/ writings for personal or commercial online use. Please inquire for fees and policies.

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COPYRIGHT:
All images & writing used on this site are the property of Alessandra de Souza.