Packaging and Client Gifts for Photographers | USBs and Other Things

"Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String... These are a Few of My Favorite Things"

Today on the blog, I'm sharing my favorite things for packaging.  I've changed up my packaging over the years, both with my client gifts and with the final products.  When I first started this business, my client gift was a Starbucks gift card and a hand written note.  My clients loved it! It was a sweet gesture, but also at a price point that coincided with what my prices were back then.  For the final delivery... I sent them DVDs of images (face palm). But that was the norm! They were also in little sleeves that I hand stamped :).  We all know that discs are becoming obsolete or maybe they already are and so I've adapted with the times.  

Products and Packaging for photographers

Today, whenever a client books me, I still like to send them a little gift of some of my favorites. Currently it includes a cute little Belvoir Lemonade, MAST chocolate, a Well Known conversation book and of course the classic Starbucks gift card :) . They also get a PDF of helpful things to do with wedding planning such as deciding factors about first looks, how to prepare for your engagement session, and how to make a photo timeline.

photography client welcome gift

Once the wedding is over and all of the photos have been edited, I send my clients a link to a PASS gallery.  This is my biggest and easiest ways to keep up with the times.  However, an online gallery wouldn't be enough for me so I send my clients a custom wooden box, which contains a set of prints from the day as well as a USB drive. 

photographer usb drive

I just got these new custom USB drives from USB Memory Direct, which is a wholesale USB company.  They did a great job, were easy and friendly to work with and the wooden USBs match my packaging perfectly.  They have different styles and can customize anything.  This style is the Tower.

usb memory direct

Online galleries are awesome, but there is a peace of mind knowing that you have a back up of images on a flashdrive, plus they are a tangible keepsake from your wedding day!

wholesale usb distribution

Finally, everything gets sent off in the mail, but the shipping box gets some flair with fun stickers by MOO and my custom stamp by Ashleigh Kimmel of With Wonder Paper.

products and packaging for photographers

If you're a photographer, what do you do for client gifts or final delivery of images?

Fun Stuff

Belvoir Lemonade

MAST Chocolate

Well Known Book

Starbucks Gift Card

Online Gallery | PASS

USBs | USB Memory Direct

Wooden Box | Photoflashdrive

Prints | WHCC

Business Cards and Stickers | MOO

Logo | Designed in Collaboration with Katie Tuttle 

Stamp | With Wonder Paper

Maybe for my next post I'll show you what's in my styling kit or my camera bag :)