Today I officially started shopping for holiday gifts. It. was. exhausting.
Let me take some of that stress off your shoulders, I’ve collected special gifts for the camera lover in your family. (If you are the camera lover in your family feel free to forward this article to your loved ones !)
Here is my holiday gift guide for photographers and camera lovers:
- Photography Books
Photography books are a great way to keep inspired and learn from other creatives. I recommend Tim Walker, Brooke Shaden and the A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book.
- Camera Bags
Who wouldn’t want one of those cute bags? They are perfect to keep the photography gear safe and the big ones can also double as a diaper bag . My favorite bags for women are by epiphanie and Kelly Moore. And here is a great bag for men called Compagnon.
- Camera Straps
For personalizing a camera. I found these cute ones here: lunaviz, mod and Capturing Couture.
- Comfy Shoes
Every photographer needs
one pair a lot of comfortable shoes to keep the mood up while location scouting or on a long day shooting. These Toms are cute for a wedding, the Vans are perfect for a fun day with friends and the Sorel boots keep the photographer toasty warm while hiking through the snow. (I own similar ones of all three!)
- Cute Shirts
You can’t go wrong with these: Lovely shirt spotted at ModCloth, beautiful artwork that can be printed on various shirts (for men and women) on Redbubble and this awesome shirt by huebucket.
Bonus: - Time
This may be one of your most special gifts. Spend some time with your camera lover and assist on a photo shoot, model for testing a crazy idea or look through inspiring magazines and books together. Because “I always have time for you” is the new “I love you”.
Happy holidays everyone!
Some images from a recent weekend trip to Vienna. All taken with my iPhone or EOS 5d mkii + 50mm 1.4 Lens.
Hope you are having a great week!
Always in love with beautiful words and illustrations. Found this lovely card on pinterest, you can buy it here.
I do make my christmas cards by hand and am still looking for inspiration. Have you spotted any lovely ideas? Do you write christmas cards? Can’t believe Christmas is so near already !
Have a great week everyone!
Do you know “Kaiserschmarrn”? It’s a typical Austrian dish, basically a scratched pancake served with applesauce or compote. We like sweet meals for lunch or dinner over here!
And I’m really lucky to know where to get the very best Kaiserschmarrn, namely at our place! D has perfected his technique for the past years and now regularly cooks it for the two of us. He’s a keeper .
Happy weekend everyone!
In the past few weeks I have finished some books that tell stories about men or women (or both). Fall is the perfect time to go out and read in the sun oder stay in bed on a rainy day accompanied by a good book. Here’s what I have been reading currently:
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
This was probably the longest time it took me to finish a book. I started to read the biography in spring and only finished it in time for the movie (that I haven’t seen yet). I found the very early days and the last years (from the invention of the iPod on) most interesting to read, but the whole book was very confusing to me with all the people and names that I kept messing up. Glad I read it though.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
A friend recommended the book to me and as I already had it on my Amazon wish list I decided it was time to give it a try. The story is beautifully written, unique and pretty sad too. The characters stayed with me for weeks after I finished the book. Perfect for fall with tea and cookies, definitely a recommendation!
The Other Woman’s Shoes by Adele Parks
A light and quick read that I would have loved some years ago but to me lacks depth now. It’s a story about two sisters that struggle with their current relationships but find love again in the end.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I didn’t know what to expect from this one and nearly gave up after the introduction (don’t read that part unless you are very interested in the story behind the story and some analysis of the text). But I really enjoyed Fitzgerald’s style of writing and the story too. Too bad it’s so short!