20 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Photographers

do you have a photographer in your life that always has you scratching your head when it comes to gift giving?  don’t worry, i’ve got you covered this year.  with mother’s day right around the corner, show her just how much you appreciate her with a gift that encourages her passion for photography.  here are 20 mother’s day gift ideas for photographers that will have her feeling special and appreciated this year.

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20 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Photographers

20 Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Photographers | bethadilly photography

 1. The Photographer’s Playbook

for the mother who needs a little photography inspiration, the photographer’s playbook is full of photography assignments and inspiration that will have her grabbing her camera and feeling inspired!

2. a trendy camera strap

for the mother who loves to look stylish, a new camera strap is a wonderful gift that adds personality to her camera.  and let’s admit it, the stock camera strap that comes on our cameras isn’t so cute.  plus, these camera scarves are so fun!

3. a photography magazine subscription

for the mother who loves to have inspiration and education delivered right to her mailbox, Click magazine is a wonderful magazine for photographers.  plus, it’s the gift that keeps on giving because it allows her to take some time to herself as she sits down, pours herself a glass of wine, and enjoys her magazine each time it arrives!  trust me, she will love you for it.

4. a new DSLR

for the mother who is in need of a camera upgrade, you will really be the husband of the year if you surprise her with a new DSLR this year!  i recommend buying the body only and then having her choose a lens that works best for her.

5. a 50mm prime lens

for the mother who is looking for a new lens, surprise her with a new 50mm prime lens!  this is a great lens for the mom who is simply taking pictures of her beautiful kids everyday or who is shooting professionally.  trust me when i say, my 50mm was my #1 best photography purchase.

6. a camera infinity scarf

for the mother who loves clothes and accessories, this camera infinity scarf is simply darling!  not only it is a cute way to dress up an outfit, but it is a subtle way for her to portray the camera lover in her.

7. a shutter hugger

for the mother who loves to take pictures of her beautiful children, but struggles with having them look at the camera…a shutter hugger is a life saver!  just place it around the lens and it encourages little ones to look right where you want them to.  she’ll finally get the pictures she wants.

8. a shutterbag camera bag

for the mother who loves to take her camera gear on the go, get her a shutterbug camera bag that not only looks like a purse, but also will protect her gear in the very best way.  because her gear is expensive, it’s important that it stays protected while she is on the go.

9. mom’s one line a day journal

for the mother who loves to document her everyday with her children, the mom’s one line a day journal is a fun gift that will encourage her to document one sentence every day for an entire year.  and because she loves to document with her camera, this is another great way for her to preserve her memories.

10. the styled photographer

for the mother who is trying to find or improve her own unique photography style, the styled photographer is a great ebook that will encourage her to find a style that truly represents her.  full of activities and inspiration, this ebook will have her picking up her camera and improving her skill.

11. the lensbaby creative mobile kit

for the mother who loves to take pictures with her phone, the lensbaby creative mobile kit is a way for her to create images that are fun and unique with creative blur…all with a tiny lens that attaches to her phone!  plus, its a great tool to take on vacations if she doesn’t want to pack her dslr.

12. a wireless remote

for the mother who feels like she is always taking pictures of everyone else and never is in the pictures, a wireless remote is a great way for her to step in front of the camera!  even better, get her a tripod too and she will be all set up.  trust me, even though she may not admit it, she will love being able to get in the pictures with her family too.

13. an ipad

for the mother who loves to read photography books, edit her photographs, and browse her favorite photography blogs, get her a new iPad so she can enjoy her favorite things whether she is sitting in the carpool lane or cuddled up on the couch after the kids go to sleep.

14. a year of mornings

for the mother who needs a little photography inspiration, a year of mornings is a beautiful book about how two ladies photograph the beauty of their morning routines.  this book will have her inspired to pick up her camera to photograph morning light and cups of coffee, and see the beauty in the little things.

15. a lens cleaning kit

for the mother who loves to keep her photography gear clean, a lens cleaning kit is a great gift for her to keep in her photography bag so she can freshen up her lenses and remove any little fingerprints!

16. a lensbaby lens

for the mother who really wants to get creative with her images, a lensbaby composer pro sweet 35 lens is a really amazing lens that will have her taking images that are unique and creative!  this is a great lens for any mother who feels like they really want to try something new with their photography.

17. a camera coffee mug

for the mother who is a lover of coffee and cameras, this adorable camera coffee mug is a fun way for her to sip some of her favorite caffeine.  even better, give her a gift card to her favorite coffee shop to go with it!

18. an olloclip

for the mother who loves to take pictures with her phone, an olloclip is an awesome phone lens accessory that will allow her to do fisheye, macro, and wide angle shots…all from her phone!  it’s a great tool for her to great creative with her phone photography.

19. adobe lightroom

for the mother who loves taking pictures and is ready to start editing them, lightroom is the best editing software and will help her get creative with her images and take them to another level through post processing.  to help her get started, also give her the adobe lightroom classroom in a book to help her learn how to confidently use lightroom.

20. fingerless gloves

for the mother who loves photographing outside during the colder weather, fingerless gloves are a wonderful gift that will keep her hands warm while allowing her fingers to be free to navigate all of the buttons on her camera.

with this list of 20 mother’s day gift ideas for photographers, you are bound to make the lady in your life very happy this mother’s day as you give her a gift that shows her she is appreciated.  even better yet, you are encouraging her passion for photography and showing her that you care about her interests.

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  • Sachi Ezura - This is interesting, but there is an easier way. Look at the pictures on this website fb.me/2y4SdQvjB. I learned how to do the same in 2 days. It turns out very easy 🙂 Now I process photos to friends by $ 5 per photo and earn $ 50-70 for 4-5 hoursReplyCancel

  • Kim - Hi! Congrats on your new baby girl! Just a quick question… Do you by chance use Lightroom Mobile? If so, which size iPad do you recommend, mini it iPad Air. I am needing a new iPad and while I love the size of the mini, I’m also toying with the option of a bigger iPad to use for culling photos and slight edits in Lightroom mobile. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • {beth} a-dilly - Hello Kim! I actually bought an iPad mini first, and then ended up getting an iPad Air 2, as I liked the bigger screen. However, I do not edit on either and don’t use Lightroom Mobile. Enjoy shopping!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Kaiser - This is perfect! Plus, what a brilliant blog post idea!ReplyCancel

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