It's a question all of us start asking ourselves once we start booking higher end clients and make the switch from being a shoot and burn photographer to a fine art photographer that wants to begin delivering an experience to their couples: "Is it time for custom USB drives?" That answer is a big, fat, yes!
After re-launching my business in 2012 to specialize in lifestyle and fine art wedding photography from a band/corporate/family/anything that will pay the bills photographer, one thing that has been important to me is really connecting with my couples - so that they continue coming back to me for all of the milestone events in their lives.
A few years ago, mailing off a package with a couple of CDs with hundreds of images on them (and maybe a custom sticker on top) was a sufficient way to deliver the precious moments captured during a beautiful wedding - now, with etsy, personalized gifts, and galleries, it's important for a photographer to stand out from the rest by delivering an awesome wedding package - and what better to go in them than a customized USB? There are so many amazing options out there on the web but what really stuck out for MY brand were these chocolate wooden USB's from USB Memory Direct with my logo imprinted on them.
The quality of the wood is impressive with an easy to remove magnetic cap - and the best part is, unlike many other USBs, it slides easily into the port - no sticking or breaking the port! These USBs, along with gorgeous customized wooden calendars from Artifact Uprising, are now an essential part of my "thank you" gift to my clients. What an awesome way to stand out from the pack!