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Black Friday Deals for Professional Photographers

Black Friday is an excellent time to buy gifts for yourself, others, and your business. As we all know, Black Friday sales always comes with an abundance of electronic discounts on key items for your photography business. If you’re searching for your ideal wedding photography setup, now is the time to invest in equipment to set your wedding photography business up for success.

Imagine having the perfect equipment to seamlessly capture every detail of a couple’s special day – from the lace on a veil to the raw emotions exchanged in intimate moments. Black Friday sales offer the perfect opportunity to level up your photography game and make a small dent in that dream setup.

If you’re contemplating an upgrade this year, prioritizing your purchases is critical. While a shiny new camera body is tempting, smart photographers understand that building a backup system should be the first step in any equipment upgrade journey. After all, nothing is more devastating than missing a crucial shot due to equipment failure.

I will share my must-have items for your dream wedding photography setup, tailored specifically for the Black Friday sales. Whether you’re a seasoned wedding photographer looking to refresh your gear or an aspiring wedding photographer ready to make your mark, these deals are designed to help you capture and protect images to deliver the best quality to your clients.

Black Friday Deals on Hard Drives and Backup Gear

The first deals we are reviewing are the backup systems I use to protect my images. A robust backup system is essential for photographers to safeguard their invaluable collection of images. Losing digital files due to hardware failure, accidental deletion, or unforeseen disasters can be devastating. A comprehensive backup strategy ensures photographers preserve their artistic endeavors and protect their professional reputation and client relationships. It serves as a safety net, offering a means to recover precious images and meet client expectations, ultimately underlining the importance of a well-organized and reliable backup infrastructure.

WD 22TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive

SAMSUNG T7 Shield 4TB, Portable SSD

Lacdo Hard Carrying Case for Samsung T7 Shield

Want to know more about my backup system and why you should have one? Head to the blog post Why Professional Photographers Need a Backup System to learn more.

Black Friday Deals on Memory Cards and Memory Card Storage

Professional grade memory cards are one of the most important things a photographer can invest in their business. Opting for professional-grade memory cards is not just about having ample storage space. It’s about ensuring reliability, speed, and security for your precious captures. Professional memory cards offer faster write and read speeds, reducing the downtime between shots. Moreover, they are designed to withstand the rigors of professional use, providing durability essential for safeguarding your clients’ memories.

SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO

SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Type B

Camera Battery and Memory Card Case

Mini Clear Storage Containers

My Favorite Camera Bodies Right Now

Let’s get into the fun stuff (and, of course, the most expensive). We are talking about camera bodies that are on sale right now. I am a Canon user, so these will not apply to your business if you do not use Canon. If you are in the professional photography world, there is no doubt you have heard of the Canon R5 and R6 Mark II mirrorless camera. There is a reason people keep recommending these cameras: the image quality produced by these cameras is nothing short of breathtaking. Showcasing Canon’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology. One standout feature is their exceptional performance in low-light conditions, allowing photographers to capture stunning shots even in challenging environments. The R5 and R6 Mark II have advanced sensor technology and impressive ISO capabilities, ensuring clarity in every frame, regardless of lighting constraints.

For those currently working with a DSLR, it’s important to recognize that these cameras still offer excellent performance. If your current equipment is meeting the demands of your photography business, there’s no rush to upgrade. However, for photographers considering a new camera body, the R5 and R6 Mark II make a great addition to your photography business and are a current Black Friday deal happening now.

Canon EOS R6 Mark II Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera 

Canon EOS R5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera 

Camera Lens Deals

Choosing the right camera lens is crucial in capturing the magic of a wedding day, each lens serving as a unique tool to tell a specific part of the love story. For Black Friday deals there are four indispensable lenses that ensure a wedding photography business is prepared for any scenario. The 50mm f/1.2 lens is a portrait powerhouse, delivering razor-sharp focus, making it ideal for capturing intimate moments.

When it comes to larger ceremonies where discretion is key, the 70-200mm lens allows you to remain unobtrusive while still capturing every emotional nuance. The versatility of the 24-70mm and 28-70mm zoom lenses offers the flexibility to step back and document the broader scenes of the day, ensuring you can seamlessly blend into the background while preserving the authenticity of the celebration. These lenses collectively create a comprehensive toolkit, empowering you to adapt to diverse settings and scenarios, ultimately ensuring that every chapter of a couple’s special day is beautifully and authentically documented.

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens

Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens

Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM Lens

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens

My Favorite Photography Software Deals

Lastly, let’s talk about software and systems that are on sale that I LOVE using for my business. Pic-Time is the software I use to deliver my galleries to my clients. Pic-time also allows my clients to purchase prints directly from the site. They are currently having a sale where you can receive 20% off when signing up and free gallery migrations.

Another major sale happening right now is Tailwind, the platform I use to schedule out all of my Pinterest pins. They are offering 50% off all new annual plans, allowing you to start utilizing Pinterest for your business.

The biggest deal shock that hit my email was from the creators of Narrative Select and Narrative Publish, the system I use to cull my images and blog. They are now offering a Black Friday deal that gives you lifetime access to their software Narrative Select ($450) and Narrative Publish ($350). This software saves me so much time in my business, so I will undoubtedly be taking advantage of this deal!

Big Black Friday Investments

A new website is one of the big sale items I recommend investing in for your photography business. I just recently purchased a Showit website template from the Tonic Site Shop, which completely transformed my business’s overall look. Getting a custom-designed website can be pricey. Purchasing a high-quality website template for 40% off is the next best thing.

One not-so-fun Black Friday deal you should consider is purchasing photography contracts through The Legal Paige. These contracts are used by some of the most notable photographers in the industry. You’ve seen some of your favorite photographers you follow mention these contracts. If you do not want to worry about protecting your business, then make sure to invest in contracts you can trust and get 40% at The Legal Paige.

When making purchases for your business, don’t think you have to make them all at once. Look at what your business is missing, whether that be backup systems, legal contracts, or even a second camera body, and start there with your purchases.

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BEHIND THE LENS

Meet Bethany

Photographer, mother, educator, inspired by impromptu dance parties, good light, and you.

As an award-winning female photographer, I specialize in capturing moments of joy and love through timeless imagery and storytelling. With an eye for detail and a passion for creating magical memories, I'm dedicated to providing luxury and unique experiences to my couples.

My first memories are of my grandfather's camera - I have a deep-rooted curiosity and love for photography that has carried me through life and a decade into a career I am proud of. Everyone has a unique story to tell and deserves to be celebrated.

I take the time to design my shoots based on your unique love story, creating a photographic style and direction just for you. Whether it be to celebrate your engagement, wedding, or documenting your love journey, I will create memories that perfectly reflect your love in a way that is only yours.