Black Friday Deals for Photographers and Creatives 2018

Anyone else overwhelmed with the amount of Black Friday ads yet?! If you’re a photographer or creative I’ve created a list of all my favorite Black Friday deals. That being said, it can be easy to get swept up in the hype and feel like you need to buy everything.

Whenever I’m buying something for my business I think about the following things first: 

1. Is this purchase going to move the ship forward? If I buy that course/gadget/program is it going to have a clear positive impact on my business? What positive return will I get from this purchase?

2. Does it solve a problem I’m having? If you’re struggling with lighting a course on lighting specific to what you’re trying to learn would be helpful. If your client communication is disorganized a good CRM would improve their experience.  

 (I’ll be updating this list as I find new deals. Some of the names don’t have links because their deals aren’t released yet or I haven’t found them) 


Camera Gear

SAN DISK - Extreme Plus 32 GB for $12.99 (originally $25.22) I like these ones because they write extremely fast. I was using a different type of card and it would lag if I shot too fast.

CANON 5D MARK IV - $500 off. I just bought this camera and I am so incredibly excited!! No more driving to the camera rental place every time I shoot a wedding or something inside. My 6D lasted me 4 years but it was time to upgrade :) (Affiliate link)

CANON 24-70mm - $300 off. This lens is a versatile portrait lens especially when shooting indoors. (Affiliate link)

CANON 50 mm 1.4 - $100 off. A good all around portrait lens (Affiliate link)

CANON 85mm 1.8 - $120 off. This lens is my favorite child. It gives beautiful bokeh and soft creamy backgrounds. It is slow to focus so I only use it for stationary subjects. (Affiliate link)

Client Management Systems

HONEYBOOK- 50% off your first year which works out to $200 (Disclaimer: I use Honeybook and this is my referral link)

Dubsado- The CRM I would use if I didn’t have Honeybook. On sale until November 27th no code needed. $25/month or $250/ year (Regular $30/month or $300/year)

Shootproof- 40% off. Shootproof is a great all in one CRM. They have photo-proofing, contracts, and client communication all in one system.

THE CONTRACT SHOP - 40% off contracts starting at 10PM 11/22. Christina sells contracts for Photographers, Calligraphers, Coaches, Designers, and other wedding pros

Gear Bags

HOLDFAST- 10% off with code BLACKFRIDAY18 on Friday. 17% off with code CYBERMONDAY18 on Monday

ONA BAGS - 30% off during black Friday weekend

Photography Courses

JUSTIN & MARY- Discounts on the lighting, posing, editing and business course and monochrome presets

AMY & JORDAN- $200 off courses, 45% off style guides, 50% off templates,

KATELYN JAMES - 20% off Lighting & Locations, Consistency, and Posing course. 30% off KJ all access, the bridal guide, and pricing templates.

HOPE TAYLOR - Sale on her photography course and senior posing course

LAURA FOOTE- Laura has a sale on her shoot in manual course, one hour work flow, and coaching calls.

SWIFT GALLERIES PRINTMAKER SYSTEM - $50 off In-person sales training

SLR LOUNGE - 30% off SLR lounge store

CREATIVELIVE - Up to 60% off everything


KINDRED - The presets I use and love. They haven’t announced their sale yet but I’ll update when they do!

MERIDAN - 50% off any order on Nov 23rd with code BLACKFRIDAY. Dark and moody style presets

NOBLE- 30% off. Light and airy film style presets

MASTIN- 25% off. Film style presets

TRIBE ARCHIPELAGO - 30% off Nov 22-26 with code THANKFUL30. Dark and moody style presets.

Products, Prints and Templates

BITTERSWEET DESIGN - 50% magazines and marketing sets off with code BLACKFRIDAY50

ARTSY COUTURE- 40% off products until Nov 25


MINTED - 20% off with code NCHOL18

CHATBOOKS - 20% off everything with code JOY



ABBY GRACE PHOTOGRAPHY - 50% off email templates, pre-wedding questionnaire, and posing guide.


STOMPSOFTWARE - Includes Blogstomp, Albumstomp, and Albumprufur. 50% off when you buy all 3

KAJABI - Save up to 60% on their course hosting platform

PHOTOMECHANIC - $30 off Nov 23-26. Life changing photo culling software. Photomechanic allows me to cull my sessions in record time without having to wait for lightroom to load.

PIC-TIME- My personal gallery delivery platform. 15% off yearly plans

PIXELLU- Smart albums and smart slides. 40% off

Stock Photos

SC Stock Shop - 40% off with code FALL40. The SC Stock Shop is the gold standard for stock photos

SOCIAL SQUARES - On sale for $19/month with code FALL4YOU for unlimited social media images. SC Stockshop’s sister company.

PIXISTOCK- 40% off and lifetime access

KATEMAX STOCK - 15% off annual membership with code blackfriday2018

HAUTE STOCK - $100 off annual membership

Website Templates

GOLIVE HQ- 50% off Showit and Squarespace templates

MEGAN MARTIN- 30% off showit templates. Megan’s work is so unique and beautiful, her websites are thoughtfully designed to be easy to use and to convert!

TONIC SITE SHOP - 20% off Nov 22-26 with code THANKSGIMME