Weekender | Bridesmaids Gifts | Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique

I recently got my new Jet Set Weekender from Bridesmaid Gift Boutique!

jet set weekender

I’m so excited to use it on my upcoming girls trip! We’re going on a cruise next month to Turks and Caicos and the Dominican Republic and I think this bag will be perfect to tote with me. It’s spacious enough to hold everything I’d need for a weekend, but I can also throw it over my shoulder for a trip to the pool. There’s a small inside pocket - perfect for keys or a phone. There’s also a larger outside pocket that I think will keep my passport safe and everything is lined with stripes! I chose the black and had my monogram done in Ivory. It also has a detachable shoulder strap if you need something a little longer.

jet set weekender

Bridesmaid Gift Boutique also has a bunch of other items that are all customizable. They have anything from drinkware, to boxes to ask your besties to be your bridesmaids, as well as robes, jewelry, and anything else a bride or her tribe might want. Also, their gifts are super affordable so when you’re choosing gifts for all your girls, your wallet will thank you.

jet set weekender
bridesmaid gift boutique

And let’s not forget the guys! If you're looking for gifts for the men in your wedding party, check out Groovy Groomsmen Gifts. This online shop features a wide variety of unique personalized gifts for groomsmen. Go take a look, as it won’t disappoint.

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 :)



Modern Map Art | Atlanta Map Print

Modern Map Art takes your favorite cities, mountains, and places and turns them into beautiful works of art. If you're looking for the perfect way to remember that trip to Europe, honeymoon, place you got engaged, your alma mater, hometown, or anything else, our maps are a great way to display that nostalgia in your home. They make great gifts, too!

I love all things Atlanta and this made a great addition to our home, plus it comes in a variety of colors and cities!

From the creator:

"Modern Map Art was founded in 2016 after I returned from my honeymoon where I was lucky enough to travel all over the world. I returned with an appreciation for the different cities I was in (Seoul, Sydney, etc.) and I wanted to take what I had learned about the culture and colors and turn that into something special.

Since I was very young, I was passionate about maps -- atlases, vintage maps, street maps -- anything I could get my hands on. I loved seeing how the urban sprawl had developed over time, and how when you look from above the lines look like an organized chaos over the city which tells it's own story. 

I started using city grids and imagery to put together with colors that represented that city to create posters and art that would look good in anyone's home or office. We started with cities we were familiar with here in the US and we're going to expand to cities all over the world. Our designs are elegant and modern, with a touch of nostalgia for anyone that has a connection to the city.

We hope that you'll love our designs, and if you don't, we're willing to work with you to help create something unique and memorable for you. I'd love to share my passion for travel and the world with you!" - Jennifer, Modern Map Art

Creative Conversations | Basic Invite | Wedding Stationery

I got to do some product photography recently, which is always fun for me, for Basic Invite.  I even got to play around on the site and customize a couple of invitations and truly everything is customizable.  There are so many options!  Shout out to my girl, Taylor of Taylor Dawn Design for coming to style these invitations with me!

What is different about Basic Invite from other stationery companies?

Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options. So, you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it - down to the littlest detail. This is what we feel sets us apart from almost any other online stationery company and is what we feel is our biggest draw.

Do I have to commit before actually seeing the invitations in person?

 Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.

What else can I customize?

Basic Invite is just as colorful with our envelopes as we are with our invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. All of our envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.

What else do I need to know about wedding stationery?

Each of our wedding invitations is part of a set. You can find everything from save the dates to wedding invitations and enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and even matching thank you cards!

What other services do you offer?

Use our free address collection service to request your addresses with just three simple steps. Share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing.  

We also offer Bridal Shower Cards.

Ribbons | Silk and Willow +  La Pomme et La Pipe

Ring Box | The Family Joolz

Perfume | Tocca

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