10 Best Gifts for the Mom Photographer with image of woman holding cameera

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and some of you may be looking for that great gift to get your Mom or Wife.  This is a pretty special day and these Moms work really hard to take care of everyone in the family, so they deserve a little something special.  (Although just being a Mom is pretty special in my book!) If you are looking for the perfect gift for that Mom who loves being behind the camera, catching those precious memories, then look no further.  I have 10 photographer gifts, all of which I use myself, that Mom will love.

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1. Tripod:  It will help make setting up those family portraits easy.  And all Mom’s love great family photos.

2. Camera Purse:  This is an awesome gift for those Moms that love to stay stylish while carrying their camera.  No more using that utilitarian black camera bag that looks touristy. This bag will have her hopping around town with her camera in a stylish fashion.

3. Backpack Camera Bag: This peak design camera backpack is for the more utilitarian Mom but sleek enough to be stylish. Hands down this is the best camera bag I have ever owned.

4. Lens Cap Straps:  How many times has Mom lost a lens cap?  Maybe she hasn’t yet, but rest assured the day will come.  But not if you have these lens cap straps. I wouldn’t be able to live without them.  Did you know those nice sundresses we like to wear don’t have pockets to hold our lens caps?  Well, this is the solution to that!

5. Camera Strap:  This goes back to the moms who like to look trendy.  A fashion camera strap is just the thing to make carrying that camera more stylish. It’s also way more comfortable than the strap that came with the camera.

6. Camera Cleaning Kit:  Every camera needs a good cleaning every now and then and it’s not as simple as just wiping the lens down.  This kit will help Mom keep her camera in tip-top shape (not that she needs one more thing to clean!).

7. Lens Hood:  These lens hoods are great for reducing lens glare and harsh lighting.  I don’t shoot without one on any of my lenses. It will help keep Mom from being frustrated with overexposed pictures. Make sure to check the lens ring size to make sure you get hoods compatible with the lens.  

8. 50mm Fixed Lens:  Did Mom get her camera to get those awesome blurry background photographs of the kids?  (Makes them look like the angels they are!). Well, unfortunately, the stock lens that came with the camera is not going to provide that.  She needs a fixed 50mm lens to get that aperture setting low enough to blur out that background. I have never regretted this purchase, and you won’t either.

9. Fractals: These will help Mom get really super creative with photography. These are crystals that you hold up to your lens and shoot through to create some really out of the box photos. This allows Mom to just get out there and play with her camera. Truly a gift only for her!

10. Beginners Online Photography Course:  Does Mom have her nice camera but hasn’t really been happy with the pictures she has taken so far?  It might just be that she needs a little help understanding how to use the camera. I designed this course for moms, who may not have the time to go to a physical course, to be able to learn how to use their DSLR cameras and get those great photos they have been dreaming of.

That’s my top 10 list of photography gifts for Moms.  Like I mentioned before, I use all these products and wouldn’t want to be without any of them.  If you need any other ideas, please ask in the comments below.

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