Photographer’s Guide to Holiday Discounts

This is a first for me this year, a little blog post about all the holiday discounts, Black Friday Sales and Cyber Monday deals on photography related products that I use on a regular basis. There are MANY more discounts out there, but I wanted to be sure I had first hand experience with the products that I blog about. I will keep this updated with sales that I hear about for products that I use over the holiday season, so please check back!

Noble Presets

I have already written extensively about the digital preset that I use to match my film scans here. Noble Presets are on sale Black Friday for 30% off. This is the biggest sale I have seen since their launch, so take advantage of it in this link. No code necessary.

The Mrs Box

If you haven’t heard about Mrs Boxes, they are a a great addition to your styling kit and come in handy if you want an aesthetically pleasing ring box to photograph the rings in. Hooray for so many colors! On Cyber Monday, November 26th from 12am - 11:59pm PST, all items will be 30% off. Take advantage of The Mrs Box sale here.

Tave Studio Management Software

I have been using Tave since the very beginning of my business and it has been crucial to managing my leads, sending out quotes, invoices, documenting expenses, etc. Pretty much everything a photographer needs to keep their business organized. They are having their annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale for prepaid subscriptions going on from November 22nd - November 26th. 16% off when prepay for 1 year, 25% off when you prepay for 2 years, 40% off when prepay for 5 years, and 60% off when you prepay for 10 years. Find out more here.

Pic-Time Client Galleries

Pic-Time has literally been life changing for me. I deliver and manage all my client galleries through them. It is such a beautiful platform and incredibly easy to use! They have 15% off all Yearly Plans from November 23rd - November 26th. You also get one free month when you sign up! Find out more about Pic-time here.

Pixellu Smart Albums

The absolute BEST album designing software out there. It is easy to use and I can design an album quickly and beautifully. It is 40% off until November 26th. You can find out more about Smart Albums here.

Make and Stow

The most beautiful wooden print boxes! They are on sale 20% off Friday, November 23rd only. Use code FRIDAY. You can find the Make and Stow website here.

Sandisk Extreme Pro Cards

How often do you replace your memory cards? The answer is likely, “Not often enough”. Amazon is having great sales on my favorite memory cards. $42.99 for 32GB CF cards and $21.69 for 32GB SD cards (95MB/s), I only use the 32 GB cards to be sure I do not put all my eggs in one basket. I am always writing to 2 cards. My RAW files to the CF card and JPEG backup files to my SD card.

Fuji 400H 120 Case Sale at The FIND Lab

If you are a film photographer, these are the best prices I have seen on Fuji 400H in a long time. 6.10 per roll, but you have to buy it in bulk! 100 rolls. Find out more information on the Black Friday sale here.

Apple 15.4” Macbook Pro

This one popped up in my email this morning from BH Photo and couldn’t believe this laptop was $1,000 off its original price. I paid full price on this bad boy in April. I always go for the fastest laptop due to the amount of editing I do on it. Originally $3,399, it is now $2,399 for a VERY short time. Head on over to BH Photo to check out the Apple Macbook Pro, watch the countdown clock and seriously consider it! Make a note you will need USB C to USB adapters for this computer, as Apple loves to make things super complicated :)

Photo Mechanic

Is culling images a drag for you? Photo mechanic is literally life changing. It is the fastest way I have been able to cull though my wedding and portrait sessions. $30 off of Photo Mechanic through November 26th. Find out more about Photo Mechanic here.

Holdfast Gear

I have been using their money maker dual camera strap for years. It helps distribute the weight of two incredibly heavy cameras across my back. I opted for one WITHOUT the D-Rings, as they are known for catching hair. So don’t forget to note that on your order. On Black Friday (November 23rd), their products are 10% off with code BLACKFRIDAY18. On Cyber Monday, their harnesses are 17% off with code CYBERMONDAY18. Find out more about Holdfast Gear here.

Rebecca Yale Flat Lay Styling Course and More than Pretty Tones

Incredibly talented, Rebecca Yale is having a sale on two of her great e-courses. Black Friday (November 23rd) is 30% off with code THANKS30, Saturday (November 24th) is 25% off with code THANKS25, Sunday (November 25th) is 20% off with THANKS20 and CYBER Monday (November 25th) is 15% off with THANKS15. Find out more about Rebecca’s courses here.

And as a housekeeping note, I am an affiliate for Noble Presets. I receive a small referral fee for purchases made through my website.  I appreciate if you purchase the presets after finding my honest review helpful. Only products I fully believe in and ACTUALLY USE will be presented and reviewed on my website. #keepingitreal

Brooklyn New York Wedding | Elisa and Neal

Insert happy, teary-eyed, heart-eyes emoji for this one. My incredible 2018 wedding season officially ended with Elisa and Neal tying the knot at The Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY. Don’t worry, I still have one amazing couple and wedding to blog before the end of the year (yes, I am talking about Jane and Chris!). Elisa and Neal are a couple near and dear to my heart, as they wanted to make every single loved one in attendance feel just as important as the person next to them. They opted out of a traditional bridal party and opted in for extended bride and groom portraits and family portraits. After meeting many of Elisa and Neal’s loved ones, I saw how difficult it would have been to have selected a “small” bridal party. I could tell how much every single person in attendance meant to Elisa and Neal. They made their day just as much about the guests as they did the celebration of their marriage. I love how they invited some dear friends to stand with the hand-held Chuppah decorated with Neal’s grandfather’s Tallis. Just one of the many “close to home” details they incorporated. The Hora and schtick resulted in some of my favorite images from the evening.

I know Elisa and Neal are somewhere very warm and filled with the bluest waters only my dreams can produce. I hope they are enjoying your first few weeks as a Mr. and Mrs. and that these images make you smile just as much as they do for me. Thank you to Elisa and Neal for inviting me to document the most perfect November day. Your day. For MANY years to come.

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NY Wedding Photographer: Michelle Lange | Brooklyn Wedding Venue: Liberty Warehouse | Day of Coordinator: The Day of Company | Brooklyn Floral Design: Rosehip Social | Hair: Styles on B | Makeup: Sally Duvall | Band: Groove Authority | Bride’s Dress: Pronovias from Anna’s Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaid Dress: BHLDN | Groom’s Attire: Blu Jacket | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Digital Film Editing: Noble Signature Preset


The Apawamis Club Wedding in Rye, NY

Natalie and Tim’s wedding at The Apawamis Club in Rye, NY was a color feast that made my heart so happy. It wasn’t just because of the colors, but also because of the warm welcome that every guest felt when they walked into the room. It was yet another gloomy weekend, with rain and winds that kept only the die hard golfers on the course. 2018 has continued to teach me to think outside of the box and challenged me to still be creative while capturing portraits indoors due to weather circumstances. When a couple is as in love as Natalie and Tim are, it makes my job very easy. Whether in the corner of an empty room, or in a breathtaking outdoor location, their connection to each other is the only thing you notice. Their eyes light up when they see each other and they instantly feel at home when they are together. It is something I wish every person in this world could feel. Congrats Natalie and Tim! It was an honor to document such a special day with you. Hope you are having a wonderful honeymoon. Sending lots of love. Xoxo.

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NY Wedding Photographer: Michelle Lange | NY Wedding Venue: The Apawamis Club | Wedding Planning: Jack and Grace Events | Event and Floral Design: Nancy Ladd and Emmy Klarberg of STEMS | Lighting and Event Production: Fabrico Productions | Dress: Naeem Khan from Saks Fifth Ave | Wedding Shoes: L.K. Bennett | Groom’s Attire: Isaia | Invitation: J. Papers | Hair: John Christopher Salon | Makeup: Blushington | Cake: Lovely Cakes | Band: Silver Arrow Band | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Digital Editing: Noble Presets