As we all know the holidays are usually no holiday for photographers. We are crushed with all the editing that we are backed up on. We are getting inquiries for family photos and mini sessions. While trying to bake pies and shove bread into a dead bird.
So I am compiling a list of gifts for that memory maker in your life.
1. A Day Off
Take their computer, their camera, their phone, and lock them in a room with some ambient music. Like some Enya or something. Tell them to chill out and take a nap.
2. A Stiff Drink
Doesn't matter if it is wine, whiskey, or a six pack. Maybe just one, maybe a whole bottle. It all depends on the year that they had.
This is an awesome gift. The Whiskey Advent Calendar
3. A Hot Tub
You can sneak into a rec center, or a community pool, a local apartment complex, or just go buy one. After a summer of weddings and sessions a good soak in a hot tub will be good. The best part is there is one for every budget.
4. A Puppy
People with dogs have less stress, and live longer. Buy that special persona puppy. Then they can take photos of the dog instead of you!
Its not like you have to do anything. They take care of themselves.
5. Hasselblad H5D-200c
This will shut them up forever. You will never have to give them any other gifts. EVER.
6. Large Format Film Camera
Megapixels be damned. If you get them this, they will have a resolution NASA will be jealous of. If it was good enough for Ansel Adams it is good enough for your photographer.
7. Taco Bell Gift Card
Weddings run late. Help your beloved photographer out and get them the 4th meal. They will thank you later.
$100 should cover the whole year.