Post # 1
A girl friend of mine is taking our wedding and engagement photos. She’s a pretty big deal in our town so I was super happy when she said she wanted to do our photos. On top of that, she’s doing it for half the price she usually does. Which is AMAZING.
So I was going to give her something special and camera related since she’s huge into photography. I was thinking something like these two things.
Something like a case:
Or even a fun camera (obviously this one has to come out first and be cheap):
Any ideas? What are you doing for fun gifts?
Post # 3
Lots of cute photography-related gifts here:
Post # 4
I love the products they have! Very cute ideas. I wonder what she would like best…
Post # 5
If this person is a true professional photographer, they probably don’t need addition bags (no matter how cute) that aren’t custom-purposed for helping them do their work like these:
or something less cutsey from the various camera bag manufacturers. While trying not to be a wet blanket on you, I’d similarly avoid looking to get ACTUAL photography stuff — if she’s a pro, she should already have everything she needs. You’ll likely either just be duplicating something she already has (my camera bag has over 40k in very well-researched gear) or will be getting her something she doesn’t need.
If you want to go down that path — and this is a wedding photographer, I’d suggest an R-strap. So many wedding photographers hate the camera strap, but never really go out and find something better. The R-strap is way better. Gorilla pods (for remote flashes) are also super useful, relatively cheap, and might be something she doesn’t already have too many of. Also, a ‘survival kit’ to carry with at weddings — bobby pins, some black tape, some white tape, super glue, safety pins, q-tips, small mirror, etc… nice for a wedding photographer to have handy when the groom rips his tux or the bride smudges her makeup while crying… etc…
Also, something like what you can get at photojojo is generally cute, fun, and not particularly expensive. The camera mug is kitchy, the usb film rolls, photoshop film magnets, photo hanger clips, etc.
Another idea would be to find when she has a particularly long wedding day and get her a massage for the following day. Weddings are physically demanding (10-20lbs of camera gear hanging off your neck all day while chasing around a ton of people). I’d love that.
Another unconventional thing you could do would be to get THEM a photoshoot with family or something. Lots of photographers never actually get on the other side of the lens…
Best of luck…
Post # 6
@FedererPhoto: Holy Toledo! I love these ideas! I hadn’t thought of a lot of that and I’m glad you pointed it out. A massage sounds like a great idea and something fun but not really camera related sounds good too. I just wanted something to show her that though she’s ‘working’ for me (kind of) she’s my friend and that’s why I picked her. Annnnd because she’s awesome at what she does. 😀
Post # 7
How about a B&H photo, Adorama, or borrowlenses.com gift card? I bet they don’t even have a point and shoot camera, which is all that camera case would cover.
Post # 8
Camera mugs that look like lenses are adorable
In fact, check out their whole store of photo goodies. Some really cute ideas 🙂
ETA camera cookie cutters!! http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/camera-cookie-cutters/
Post # 9
@crayfish: Hm… I’ve never heard of those places so I’ll be sure to check them out. Thank you for the tip!
@BrookeBQ: I saw that website and it looks super cute. I didn’t see the cookie cutters though. Ha! Love it!