I hope you all had an AMAZING thanksgiving. Despite a crazy year, I have so much to be grateful for and I hope you are feeling the same. Are you already feeling the winter vibes? For me this year, fall looks so different. I am preparing for my baby girl to enter the world (due December 2020) so I am not offering Christmas mini sessions this year and my fall bookings are already full! This time of year everyone starts looking for gift ideas for families, and as excited as I am for the next chapter, I have to admit – I am kind of going to miss the winter photography things!
I can’t wait for spring 2021 already which I know will be filled with engagement sessions and other photography sessions. If you are new around here, hello! I am Katie Ruegg, an Edmonton photographer. Photos mean the WORLD to me. I would love to help you document all the special moments in your life (like your wedding or newborn photography) as well as all the moments in between. Which brings me to today’s topic… how to gift photos!
Give the gift of a photography session!
This is probably one of the best ways to give the gift of photos if you want to give the gift of a meaningful experience. I recently made this incredibly easy for you to do. You can purchase a gift card for the amount of your choosing by clicking the link below. Most gift card recipients want to book a session for family, newborn, maternity, or anniversary milestones. These all fit well into Lifestyle Session Packages which are $300+ GST and include:
1. Photo Session Prep and consult call with Katie to ensure everyone is ready and excited
2. Up to 1-hour Session with Katie Ruegg Photography documenting their real life moments in a style that prioritizes true connection and genuie joy.
3. 50+ high-resolution, digitally processed and color corrected images delivered via an online gallery
4. Optional access to assistance desgining and ordering fine art albums through their online gallery
5. Exclusive invitations to yearly client only events held by Katie Ruegg Photography
Gifting printed and framed photos
Do you know what breaks a photographer’s heart? Beautiful photos that live as digital files that never get used. If you are looking for gift ideas for families or newlyweds, consider reaching out to their photographer to purchase photos from a recent session and having them printed and framed. This is SUCH an incredible and thoughtful gift. I can’t tell you how many couples and families invest in photography and only end up using the photos for social media and to “save for later”. This is a great way to give the gift of memories in a way that can be more affordable than gifting a new session!
Want to have a little more fun with it? Have your images printed on items like mugs or a canvas for them! Just make sure to use a high-resolution photo so that the image doesn’t look pixelated. Something like a mug they will use everyday which makes it even more special!
Create a fine art album
Or, give them a credit for creating their own fine art album. I will likely write a whole blog post on this one day but wedding albums (or really, any photo album) are SO worth it. A professional photographer can help you create an album with your best memories. Albums are designed for the long haul (heirloom quality) so you can show your children’s children. This is a gift that will be cherished for a long, long time. Albums are fully customizable and start at about $400.00 depending on what you are looking for so if this is something you are interested in, contact me here.
Gift Ideas for Families and Couples
Especially as I get ready to start my own family, I truly can’t think of a more incredible gift to give someone than photography. If you have ANY questions when deciding on gift ideas, you can contact me here. You won’t regret it. Looking to purchase a gift card? You can purchase a gift card for any amount you wish through the link below:
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