Welcome to the blog, sort of like a digital garden where dreams are planted and grow wild! My name is Quianna and my family calls me “Qui” like key! I’m a traveling photographer based in Scottsdale and the Bay Area.
I love adventures and creating memories even more than I love photographing them—and I LOVE taking photos! In addition to capturing weddings, family milestones, and the best memories I also offer business tools, motivation and inspiration to help creatives turn their passions into their profession. We only get this one life, why not live our days doing what we love?
These days everyone is bombarded with photos on their facebook walls, but do they ever get updated down hall ways?Â It’s crunch time before Christmas and only a few ordering days left before over night shipping pricing! If you have a tough person (they already have EVERYTHING) to buy a gift for why not gift their recent memories?
Well I’m excited to share my secrets! My go to photo gifts and online print shops that I use ALL THE TIME! So if you’re in a bind and frantically trying to come up with sweet and meaningful gifts to put under the tree… check out these ideas!
1. Film Strip Photos – $10
TheseÂ Social Print StudioÂ film strips are my go to gift prints for my engaged couples, random surprise prints for my brother and his girlfriend and just because prints for friends! They’re perfect for refrigerators, office cork boards or just slipped into another frame on your dresser!
Pro Tip: You can break up this order of nine strips into three different sets of photos! Knock out siblings + cousins stocking stuffers in one batch! Plus, this shop has TONS of other great gift ideas like buttons, stickers, fun prints and frames!
2. Photo Book – $10
Chat Books are AMAZING! They can be sucked up directly from your instagram, a facebook album or direct uploads! They can even be set to automatically create a book for every 60 images posted! Super easy, very affordable + a crowd pleaser!
Pro Tip: These are great for small business look books, bloggers + proud grandparents!
3. Personalized Calendar – $20
Who doesn’t love a useful and efficient way of displaying our favorite memories of the year? Just upload your images to your Costco account and customize your calendar!
Pro Tip: Really personalize the calendar for your grandmother by adding photos for birthdays, special holidays and dates to remember in specific date boxes!
4. Photo Coasters – $20
The crafter in me cringes at having to buy something like this when I have all the supplies and hodge podge to make them myself… but who has time for that? Simply visit Shutterfly, upload your family photos or pretty adventure snaps and BOOM! They just arrive at your doorstep!
Pro Tip: When selecting your photos consider a variation of close ups + far away shots to show variety. Anyone in your family will be happy to receive these and prevent water rings!
5. Pallet Art – $35+
I think these pallet art photos are AMAZING! My Wood PhotoÂ prints your memories on these sweet wooden pallets! The prices are reasonable for the smaller sizes and can reach up to $95 for a 12×14… which is still affordable for such a cool gift!
Pro Tip: Snag a favorite wedding photo or even upload a photo of a favorite quote for a sweet farm house sign to hang in your home! I mean you can gift it to someone, too!
BONUS: More Favorites For A Bit More Money
Instax Mini 90 Film Camera – $122
I take this camera with me EVERYWHERE! It captures my adventures + wedding portraits for instant prints to pop in pockets! They bring a little old school into my daily life and I love it!
Pro Tip: If you gift this to a friend or family member include a couple extra packs of film, too! They’ll be SO grateful!
Sprocket Instant Printer – $130
Love this mini printer for instant prints on the go! Images are printed directly from your phone and you only need to replenish the paper! It magically doesn’t need ink!
Pro Tip:Â Great gift for mama’s on the go, teachers and friends!
Photo Session – $250+
If it’s REALLY crunch time and you’re running out of time to order and not even Amazon Prime will make it time for Christmas, consider purchasing a shoot from a local photographer! Your Mama, grandmother or sister will LOVE this priceless gift! Just contact your favorite photographer and ask to purchase a gift card! Then just schedule a time after the first of the year!
Pro Tip: Consider picking a date that not only works for everyone, but also make time to enjoy dinner together after! It’s all about the experience these days! These are also great for just anniversary photos as well! Trust me, I saved the BEST for last as always!
Interested in gifting a last minute session? Shoot me an email and we can make it happen! –> email@example.com
Hopefully you enjoyed these tips! Happy shopping!!
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