Looking for Christmas gifts for photographers? You’re in the right place, my friend! Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, here are my top 10 Christmas gift ideas for portrait and wedding photographers.
1. 360° Phone Stand
With social media being such a huge part of every business these days, this 360° phone stand would make an amazing gift for any photographer! I personally like to use this stand for filming Instagram reels and video tutorials with my phone. The different angle options are amazing, whether you plan to film from above (flat lay style) or in selfie mode.
2. Camera Battery Case
I love a good organization hack! This camera battery case will keep your extra camera batteries all in one place. No more losing your batteries around inside of your camera bag. This case earns brownie points for being able to accommodate an entire battery charger as well!
3. Joby GorillaPod Tripod
I’ve talked about the Joby GorillaPod tripod on my blog before and I love it so much that it deserves to be included in this roundup as well. This mini tripod comes in handy on a wedding day in so many ways! I particularly love using it during the “exit photos” at the end of a wedding. If you’re curious why I use it and how, you can find out in my blog post: How to Photograph a Wedding Sparkler Exit.
4. Camera Rain Cover
This camera rain cover is a must-have piece of equipment that every photographer needs to have in their camera bag! I’ve tried multiple rain covers before and this Think Tank one is by far the best one on the market. It uses the hotshoe to attach to your camera and stays securely in place which is really helpful when you’re photographing a wedding in the rain.
5. Styling Items
You can never have enough styling items in your styling kit, am I right?! Here are some of my favorite items for stying flat lays on a wedding day!
6. Reusable Hand Warmers
These reusable heat packs are perfect for those cold wedding days or outdoor sessions! Need to be outside in the cold shooting? These heat packs will keep your hands warm. And the best part… they are reusable!
7. Mini Label Maker
This mini label maker is great for labeling your photography gear in case you forget it or lose it somewhere. You can design a label with your name and website straight from your phone in seconds. Such a great gadget all photographers should have!
8. Small Portable Charger
This portable charger is the size of a lipstick, so small it can fit anywhere. It’s great to have if you need to charge your phone on the go.
9. Acrylic Dry Erase Board
I love the look of this dry erase board — so elegant and perfect for every desk!
10. Mini Video Light
This mini video light is really useful to have during the sparkler exit or when shooting night time portraits in general. You can use the video light to help you focus on your subject whenever your camera can’t find focus in the dark. I’ve also found it to be useful at receptions when the lights are dim and you need more light in order to be able to focus on the people dancing on the dance floor.
And there you have it: my top 10 Christmas gifts for photographers! I hope you enjoyed this roundup! If you have suggestions for products you’ve tried and love, make sure to leave them in the comment box below.
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