Great Gifts for the Momtographer

From smartphones to fancy digital SLRs and everything in between, moms are snapping pictures everywhere you look. Whether she shoots candid shots of her own perfect kiddos or she is a professional photographer, we all know a momtographer who is obsessed with all things photography. In fact, kids now are the most photographed generation to date and that’s because of all the fabulous momtographers out there. There is so much more to this art than a camera and a lens. Because of our passion for excellent photography, we have pulled together a collection of the best gifts for momtographers or even just the photographers in your life this year.

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Dm Divider9Lomography Lomo’Instant Kyoto

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About Lomography

Lomography is a globally-active organization dedicated to experimental and creative photography. With millions of followers and friends across the world, the concept of Lomography encompasses an interactive, vivid and sometimes even blurred and crazy way of life. Through their constantly expanding collection of innovative cameras, instant products, films, lenses and photographic accessories, Lomography promotes photography as an inventive approach to communicate, absorb and capture the world.


The Lomo’Instant Kyoto Edition evokes the spirit of this scenic Japanese landmark. But no matter where you are in the world, this special instant camera will capture your fondest memories in the most creative way possible. The Lomo’Instant Kyoto is the perfectly sized instant camera to pack along when you’re on the go. With three different lens attachments and a beautiful floral and peach design, it’s the perfect companion for instantly capturing all your adventures.

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Features You Will LOVE

  • 3 Different Modes: Flash-On Auto Mode, Flash-On Manual Mode, and Flash Off Manual Mode
  • Built in, wide angle (27mm) lens allows you to shoot up-close-and-personal shots with its 0.4m closest focusing distance
  • Fisheye lens attachment lets you take 170° snapshots
  • The portrait lens attachment, 35mm equivalent, is suitable for shooting both indoors and out
  • The close up lens allows a 10-15cm closest focusing distance for striking close-ups
  • Long exposure setting
  • Multiple Exposures
  • Color gels
  • Shooting technique cards
  • Aperture: f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22, f/32
Perfect For

The Lomo’Instant Kyoto Edition will be so much fun for any budding photography enthusiast, along with anyone in their household. It utilizes the popular Fuji Instax Film and paired together makes the perfect gift. It can easily be thrown into a backpack or diaper bag, and is durable enough to even let your child snap a few pics, and experience life through their perspective (or even a fisheye view!).

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About Spider Camera Holster

Founded by passionate professional photographers, Spider Camera Holster‘s mission is to develop revolutionary, ergonomic, quality camera carrying equipment for photographers from all walks of life. Their revolutionary SpiderPro system has become a trusted carrying tool for worldwide photographers looking to protect themselves against neck, shoulder and back strain, while also providing a lightning fast quick-draw access and a secure attachment point for even the heaviest pro-DSLRs. Every element of Spider Camera Holster’s expanding line of carrying solutions and accessories is designed to solve real-life problems for anyone with a passion for taking pictures. 


The SpiderPro Camera Holster is Spider Holster’s breakthrough product, offering unique, unparalleled comfort and safety for professional photographers, enthusiasts and momtographers with professional-grade equipment. Developed by professional wedding photographers, the SpiderPro Camera Holster allows photographers to carry their camera on their hip, relieving them from the neck, back and shoulder pain associated with carrying their equipment on their upper body. The SpiderPro is the original and best camera holster for professional photographers.

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The SpiderPro Hand Strap is designed for professional camera bodies and shooting environments. Its unique, thin and extremely durable material slides in-between the camera body and any tripod plate, making it the first truly universal hand strap on the market. The camera slot connection is carefully designed and crafted from proprietary materials that allow both a sound connection to the camera body (allowing easy access of user’s hand in and out of the strap) and flexibility to handle the controls.

The Hand Strap’s unique curved “S” shape positions the user’s hand at optimal shooting position (at 45 degrees to the camera body), allowing easy access to the trigger and all other controls while offering clear access to the battery door and memory card slots. Its combination of design and materials provides real weight support in the correct places: over and above the knuckles, and close to the user’s wrist.

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Features You Will LOVE

SpiderPro Camera Holster

  • Patented ball-joint system gives your camera just enough freedom of movement so it’s not rigidly bolted to your body.
  • Your lens is positioned to point backward, allowing you to squat freely without the worry of damaging your lens, no matter the size.
  • Positions your flash to run parallel with your leg, keeping it safe and out of the way.
  • Quick release system allows you to remove your camera from its locked position with ease, ensuring that you’’ll never miss a shot.
  • Allows for Quick attachment of any third party neck/shoulder straps to be used — either as a strap or tether. 
  • Allows for a D-ring attachment for wrist straps.
  • Available in single and dual camera systems, so you can carry one or two cameras at a time!

SpiderPro Hand Strap

  • Proprietary materials include genuine leather, which “remembers” and curves to the shape of your hand, providing a high degree of functionality, –especially important for users with camera bodies without a vertical grip.
  • High-quality memory foam on the inner side of the strap provides greater comfort over longer periods of time.
  • Adjustable to any size wrist.
  • Compatible with extended battery pack/vertical grips.
  • Compatible with any tripod or Spider plate.
  • Clear access to your memory card slots and battery door.
  • Includes a Snap-On Wrist Strap. 
  • Available in Black, Red, Cream and Kodiak
Perfect For

The SpiderPro Camera Holster and Hand Strap are the perfect gifts for any photographer in your life whose back, neck and shoulders are sore from carrying their gear around all day on their upper body. These products are sure to better the way you carry your gear and take photographs.

Dm Divider9Artifact Uprising Lay Flat Photo Album

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About Artifact Uprising

If you are looking for a more beautiful way to display all the photos you take, you need to know about Artifact Uprising. Founded in 2012 by a group of creative and passionate photographers, Artifact Uprising offers professional quality photography products like albums, prints and gifts. The creators of Artifact Uprising are inspired by the fact that photography allows you to make an experience into something permanent. You can get the beautiful artwork that is your photography off of your computer and onto some walls or shelves. They offer several gorgeous options that would make personal and heartfelt gifts to give to anyone on your list this year.


Artifact Uprising has four types of photo books to choose from: layflat photo album, hardcover photo book, softcover photo book, and Instagram friendly book. The layflat photo album is made with professional grade materials, including ultra-thick pages that lay flat when open. This album is a pleasure to design and create with Artifact Uprising’s in-site design program. You can use their page layouts as you please or design your own. Also, choose your cover color and foil stamping cover for the name of the album. What makes the layflat album a true masterpiece is the seamless panoramic feature available for pictures that you want to spread across two pages. This feature used to only be available to professionals and now anyone can use this for their panoramic shots, allowing you to really take in a photo’s full beauty.

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Features You Will LOVE

  • Lots of options to choose from during the design including: 3 paper choices, 11 fabric cover color choices, 4 stamping color choices, and 3 size choices ( 8.5 x 8.5, 10 x 10, 8.25 x 11)
  • Quick production time of only 10 days or less
  • Easy to upload your photos and design the album right on Artifact Uprising’s site
  • The seamless panoramic page option will blow you away!
Perfect For

Give a gift card to your favorite photographer so she can make her own layflat photo album with Artifact Uprising or design an album with your own photography and give as a gift this year. An Artifact Uprising album is the perfect gift because it is personal and will last forever, truly becoming an artifact of loved ones and experiences that will be enjoyed long after the holiday season is over.


Layflat Photo Album


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iPhone & Android lenses by Photojojo

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 About Photojojo

In 2006, two friends who shared a love for photography and all that it entailed sat down in a coffee shop in Brooklyn and made a list of all of the cool photo ideas they could think of. Over two iced coffees and a Rice Krispie treat, their list grew and grew. A few months later, Photojojo was born. Since then, founder, Amit, and a team of contributors have spent their days looking for all of the coolest and most innovative photo ideas and gadgets. In their own words:

… we scour the internet, rip pages out of magazines, ransack our friends’ closets, and go through dumpsters to find the very best photo tips, DIY projects, and gear.”


Long gone are the days of lugging your DSLR camera with you wherever you go. As much as it pains the photographer in all of us to say this; it is often just not practical to carry a camera bag with all of the other bags you have to tote to the park, dance class, soccer game, etc. So, what’s a photo lover to do? Well, Photojojo’s got you covered with their innovative line of lenses for your smartphone.

That’s right – they have an entire line of tiny but impeccably designed lenses that fit perfectly over the camera of your smartphone. With the wide & macro, fisheye, super fisheye, polarize and telephoto smartphone lenses, you will never have to feel guilty again for not having your “good” camera on hand when a photo op arises.

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Each one of Photojojo’s smartphone lenses is crafted out of solid aluminum and thick, high-clarity glass. Your lenses will come with a circular magnetic sticker that can be placed directly around the camera on your phone. This sticker is nonabrasive and can easily be removed at any time. The magnet will not damage your device in any way or cover your flash or microphone. Leave the magnet on your phone to easily switch out your lenses as you desire.

Features You Will LOVE

  • 5 high quality lenses to choose from
  • Each lens works with any iPhone, Android, Blackberry, iPod, iPad, Macbook – any device with a camera!
  • Lenses work with most cases intact
  • Lenses are made from aluminum and high-clarity glass
  • Easy-to-remove magnetic sticker to attach and detach lenses
Perfect For

Photojojo’s smartphone lenses are perfect for the photographer and smartphone junkie in your life. These high quality lenses will take their smartphone photography to the next level. These lenses would make great stocking stuffers for the ever-so-difficult to buy for teenager as well!


Wide & Macro | Fisheye | Super Fisheye | Polarize | Telephoto


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About Artifact Uprising

Artifact Uprising specializes in premium quality photo products worthy of your coffee table. The website gives users the opportunity to create beautiful photo books, prints, and gifts from their own digital photos. Using recycled materials and reclaimed wood, all of Artifact Uprising’s items reflect the photography firm’s passion for design, storytelling, and environmental responsibility. Driven by a mission to move pictures off your various electronic devices and into your life, Artifact Uprising’s photo products are unique, easy to design, and, simply put, gorgeous.


Artifact Uprising’s Wood Calendar takes the standard photo calendar to another level. Made from reclaimed beetle pine, this wooden clipboard calendar allows users to upload 12 of their favorite photos to enjoy all year round. The calendar’s minimalist design and print quality will elevate your favorite family photos to stunning, professional level. The best part is, this easy-to-create gift calendar is updated on a rolling, 12-month basis — so you can customize the start month, and refill once your 12 months are up.

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Features You Will LOVE

  • Magnetic mounting hardware means you can mount it on the refrigerator
  • Printed on high-quality paper for a flawless, professional finish
  • Updated on a rolling 12-month basis, meaning you can customize the start month
  • Reclaimed beetle pine gives this calendar a rustic-yet-sophisticated look
  • Each calendar page is 5″ x 7,” with the actual photo size measuring 4 9/16″ x 4 9/16.” Consider framing the photos in 5″ x 5″ frames after use!
  • Quick, two-day production equals a fast turnaround for gift-giving
Perfect For

Artifact Uprising’s Wood Calendar is a perfect gift for parents who work in an office or outside of the home. This is a unique alternative to the standard photo calendar, with high-quality prints that make beautiful-yet-functional office decor. Because of its magnetic side, this calendar is also a great option for the family fridge!


Wood Calendar


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