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Welcome to The Modern Collective blog! We are Adam + Amanda. We are photographers who love fun and funky design. We design modern templates for photographers and sell them in our shop! Cool, right?

Learn more about us, here.

The Sale of the Year for Photographers is Here! // 50% off Everything in the Shop + Freebies!


It's the most anticipated sale of the year for photographers and this year's sale is BIGGER than it has ever been before! Now thru 11/29, receive 50% off all orders when you use the code SAVEBIG. It's the perfect time to stock up on holiday templates, marketing designs, and get ready for the busy senior grad card season that is just around the corner! 


But we have even MORE to share... keep reading ...


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Black Friday Sale for Photographer Templates PSD Photoshop template designs


We have FREEBIES! 

Spend $35 or more during this weekend's sale and we will email you a link to these wonderful freebies! 

Freebies include an 11x14 and 5x7 'year at a glance' calendar. These make perfect holiday gifts for your clients! Wrap them up and tie them with bow and top them off with one of the freebie gift tags that are also included!


PLEASE NOTE: Freebie download links will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your qualifying purchase. $35+ is after discount is applied. 


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Our New Shop is Here!

March 22, 2013   //   POSTED IN: SALE, theMC NEWS

Today is a big day for us! Our new home here at theMC is LIVE! We've been actively working on this new site since December 2012. It's been four busy months filled with head scratching, mock up designing, and we will admit there were a few drinks too! All of the hard work was worth it and today we get to share the new site with YOU! 


Here's a short list of some the things that our new site offers our customers! We encourage you to look around and click on things. We promise it won't bite! 


- Easier navigation. Browse by Category or Browse by Product. Then narrow your search with the category filters!

- Download links are now available immediatly following checkout. No more waiting for emails! Yay! 

- Larger product photos! Need we say more? 

- Integrated product videos (check it out on the Quoteables or The Canvas Collection Templates listings)

- Customer account area. Always have access to your orders + download links whenever you need them!

- Integrated blog. The shop and blog are all in one place to make it easy for you to find what you need! 

- FAQ page to answer our customer's most common questions.

- and an About theMC page so you can get to know us - the crazy people behing theMC! :) 


All of this was not done alone. We need to say a big thank you to our coding genius Zak Hardage for making our design and crazy ideas come to life and then adjusting them until they were exactly how we wanted them, Zoe Rooney for her valuable design input, and Keenan and Arianne from Aeolidia for connecting us with such a great team and for their help along the way! AND a big thank you to all of our customers who always push us to keep creating more fun + modern templates! YOU . ALL . ROCK! (how's that for an award speech?) 



Enjoy the new site, let us know what you think, and thank you for all of your support so far! 



Adam + Amanda // The Modern Collective


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Launch Sale - 30% off


We can't launch the new site without a little Grand Opening Sale! Now thru April 1st, use code LAUNCH for 30% OFF your entire purchase! 


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Show Us Your Holiday Cards! // Instagram Giveaway

December 10, 2012   //   POSTED IN: CONTEST, INSPIRATION, SALE

Tomorrow we will be posting our very own holiday card. Yes, the one we sent out to our friends, family, and studio clients! As we were taking photos of our cards to share with all of you, we thought it would be a lot of fun to see all of YOUR holiday cards too!!  We also happened to create our very own Instagram page for theMC yesterday so we decided there was only one good way to see your holiday cards and introduce you to our new little world on instagram..... AN INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY!


So here are the details! We hope you play along because a $100 shop credit to The Modern Collective is up for grabs!


So, as you can see it is really easy to enter! Just follow these steps!


STEP 1: Follow The Modern Collective on instagram: @themoderncollective

STEP 2: Take a photo of your holiday cards (finished cards or take some behind the scenes shots of your design in progress) and post it to your personal instagram

STEP 2: When posting, use the hashtag #themccardshare and tag us @themoderncollective.


We will choose one lucky winner at random to with the big $100 shop credit. Entries must be posted by 12/20/2012. Winner will be announced on 12/21/2012! PLEASE NOTE: only instagram users with public profiles will be entered into the contest. If your profile is set to private, we will not be able to see your photo entry. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administrated by facebook, instagram, twitter, or pinterest.



Don't have a holiday card designed yet? We can help with that too! Head on over to The Modern Collective Shop and enjoy 15% off any holiday template now through 12/21 when you use code INSTAGRAM at checkout. That should make things easier!

And the Winner Is..... // $900 template giveaway


Well guys, what do you think? Wasn't this birthday bash fun? We had a lot of fun and we are so thankful you all were able to join us! Thanks to all who shared our giveaways with your friend and all who have supported us over the last year! Here's to many more fun + modern template filled years! :)

Okay, okay... I know you are all saying "Enough with the sappy stuff! Who WON?" Well first things first. We need to announce the Daily Template Giveaway Winner from yesterday!



Congrats to Kristin Allen you won the Senior Year Lay Flat Book Template from yesterday's giveaway!




Here's what you've all been waiting for! Out of 103 giveaway entrants the winner of the Grand Prize $900 Template Collection is......................















Wooo Hooo! Congrats Rachel! Enjoy all of your new templates! Didn't win? Read on for a few other surprises below! (ahem... surprise discount codes!)




Bummed that you didn't win? Below are five one time use discounts worth 50% off your entire shop purchase. They can only be used once. Once they are used up, they are gone! So act fast if you have something in the shop that you are dying to get your hands on! If the first code doesn't work, move on to the others. We will post on our Facebook page when all codes have been used!








All codes claimed! 25% off still available until the end of the day with code HAPPYBIRTHDAY!

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All the codes taken? We have everything in the shop 25% off until midnight today! Use code HAPPYBIRTHDAY at checkout to receive this discount!

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Thanks for celebrating with us!

Final Day to Enter for $900 in Templates!


You read it! It is the final day to enter to win the Birthday Bash Grand Prize (all the templates in theMC shop valued over $900)! Check out today's daily giveaway and come back tomorrow to see if you are the lucky winner!



Congrats to Neka Rae! She is the winner Chalk Me Up Birth Announcement Template! Look below for today's daily giveaway for your chance to enter!




Also, remember that everything in the shop is on sale now thru Sunday June 24th. Use code HAPPYBIRTHDAY at checkout to save 25% off your entire shop purchase! Click here to browse theMC shop!




Today's Daily Template Giveaway is for the Senior Year Lay Flat Book valued at $95! Senior photographers have loved this book ever since it's been released! Your seniors will love it too!

Follow the instructions below to enter the drawing for this template as well as the chance to win the grand prize (the entire collection of Modern Collective templates - valued at over $900) that will be drawn tomorrow, Sunday June 24th!



1. Like us on Facebook @

2. Share this giveaway on Facebook or twitter: “ It's the FINAL day to enter for $900 in photoshop templates at The Modern Collective! "

3. Leave a comment below to tell us you did the steps above. (this is your entry) Comments for the second daily giveaway close at 11:59PM Central today, June 23rd. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left below! Today’s winner will be announced tomorrow, June 24th here on the blog! Good luck + come back tomorrow to see if you are the grand prize winner!




Thanks for celebrating with us!


It's Our Birthday // Over $900 in Giveaways!




IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY! First Birthday to be exact, and we can't believe that it's been a whole year since we've opened up The Modern Collective Shop! It's been a fun year and we are so thankful for all of you that have purchased templates, shared our shop with your friends, or sent us notes from time to time! We've enjoyed meeting new friends over the course of the year and helping all of you with your marketing and product designs!

We can't let our first birthday pass by without having a birthday bash! So let the festivities begin! Read on to get all of the details: daily giveaways, storewide sale, and a chance to win every template in theMC shop!



Everything in the shop is 25% off now thru the end of the day on Sunday, June 24th. Enter code HAPPYBIRTHDAY at checkout to receive 25% off your entire purchase! Click here to visit the shop!



We will be giving away three prizes over the course of the next three days and on Sunday we will draw one lucky winner from all daily giveaway entrants to receive the grand prize! Sunday's grand prize drawing winner will receive the entire Modern Collective template collection (every template in the shop - valued over $900)! You must enter the daily giveaways to be entered for the grand prize! You have three opportunities to enter by entering each daily giveaway - Today, Friday, and Saturday! Look below for today's daily giveaway + enter to win!


Today's Daily Giveaway is for the Senior Model How-To Marketing Set valued at $145! Step up your senior business with this complete set of marketing templates! Also included is a six page Marketing How-To Guide that will walk you through the steps of creating a model program of your own using each of the included templates!


1. Like us on Facebook @

2. Share this giveaway on Facebook or twitter: " The Modern Collective is celebrating their 1st birthday and giving away $900 in photoshop templates! Enter to win: "

3. Leave a comment below to tell us you did the steps above. (this is your entry) Comments for the first template giveaway close at 11:59PM Central today, June 21st. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left below! Today's winner will be announced tomorrow, June 22nd here on the blog! Good luck + come back tomorrow for the next daily giveaway! You could be the Grand Prize winner!

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Thanks for celebrating with us!

End of Year Sale! // 35% off

December 30, 2011   //   POSTED IN: SALE


This year has been a big one for theMC! We opened the doors to the shop in June and have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from our friends and customers! We have heard so many great things from all of you, and we just want to say THANK YOU as we welcome the new year! As a special thanks to all of you, any order placed between now and January 2nd is 35% off! Simply use code BUHBYE2011 at checkout to apply the discount! We can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for us! We promise to keep providing you with simple and clean designs that make your job as a photographer easier! Happy New Year!


Adam + theMC Crew

Sale of the Year : 50% off everything! // TODAY ONLY!

November 25, 2011   //   POSTED IN: SALE, theMC NEWS

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Hot Summer Sale! // 15% off your entire purchase

July 18, 2011   //   POSTED IN: SALE, theMC NEWS

It is hot hot HOT here in Minnesota and we have to make this heat a little more fun than what it is!! Add all of your favorites to your cart between now and Wednesday, July 20th and receive 15% off your entire purchase by using the code HEATWAVE15 at checkout! Yep, all because we love ya! Visit the shop HERE!

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