2021 Photo Gift Guide

Everyone loves printed photos. It’s a fact. Scientific, really.

But actually making the prints can be a hassle, which is why it’s a task that often gets postponed indefinitely.

Prints are an honest-to-goodness gift that lasts, though, not like the caramel popcorn in a tin kinda gift (though hey, it is delicious, which photos are not).

There are also like a GAZILLION photo product options on the market and sifting through them is kinda like going to pre-pandemic Target on black friday at midnight.

SO, to ease the load, here’s a list of my favorite consumer-facing products and companies to print your personal photos for family gifts this year.

(No influencer-status here, link-backs, or anything shady under the hood here – just sharing my recommendations from friend-to-friend.)

photo gift guide from professional photographer for family photos

Chatbooks instagram series

starting at $10 / 10% off for subscribers

If you’ve already curated favorites to share on social media, connect your account to chatbooks and it will load + design your book for you.

Artifact Uprising Walnut Tabletop Calendars

$35 + shipping / 10% off for subscribers

Beautiful quality printed photos on a modern designed desk calendar. Choose favorite images from each month in the previous year to keep the memories and joy front-of-mind.

Pinhole Press spiral-bound names and faces book

$40 + shipping / 10% off first order

Babies and toddlers will adore flipping through this little book. It’s a great resource for parents to talk to their kids about family and begin to teach them all the the important people in their lives, even those who live outside their home or aren’t technically related.

Fracture’s Storyboard Shelf

$65 + shipping / 20% off for subscribers

This gorgeous minimalistic + sustainable wood shelf has smooth grooves to slide and layer mounted prints — such a fun (yet not chaotic-looking) way to mix up your displayed photos throughout the year! (And hey! You can get mounted prints from your session right though your Firefly gallery!)

Framebridge 10×12 Frame with Captioned Mat

$85 + shipping

This is a beautiful keepsake that takes a simple personal photo – even a phone snapshot that has sentimental value – and elevates it to heirloom artwork.


Part of the Firefly Family?

I’ve got some favorites from my shop, too, and it’s super easy to order keepsakes from your session with me directly through your gallery. But first, let’s chat why.

Storyteller frame in barnwood

$380

  • 20×20 frame
  • 9 5×5 images mounted on white styrene to prevent any ripple or warping
  • secured with archival, linen tape against a 2” white acid-free mat
  • solid, modern frames made in Portland, OR and hand-assembled by yours truly in Charlottesville, VA

My absolute favorite product and clients rave about them, too:


“WE LOOK AT OUR STORYTELLER FRAME EVERY DAY ON OUR MANTLE AND IT JUST BRINGS US SUCH JOY, ESPECIALLY ON THE HARD DAYS. OUR FILES ARE SOMEWHERE ON [HUSBAND’S] COMPUTER THAT WE HAVEN’T TURNED ON IN YEARS, BUT WE GET TO SEE ALL OUR FAVORITES ON A REGULAR BASIS, AND THAT’S WHAT’S IMPORTANT!”

-Firefly family client


See behind the scenes making of a storyteller here!


6×9 photo book

$135

  • layflat pages with up to 30 images
  • choice of photo and text on the cover
  • thick, matte paper with UV protective coating
  • archival materials

The sweetest low-key tabletop option to keep special moments top-of-mind.

Loose + mounted prints / 4×6 – 11×14

starting at $10

The simplest, most classic option, of course, are loose prints. These are printed on archival papers with fine texture and lustre coating, so they feel and look amazing PLUS, they won’t tear, ripple, or yellow over time.

If you’ve worked with me this year, your gallery is open for ordering and you can use the code HOLIDAYLOVE for 15% off all prints and products in the Firefly shop! Reach out with any issues or questions and I’m right here to help you out.

Happy gifting!

keepsakes

11/18/2021

2021 Photo Gift Guide