A gift that keeps on giving

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One place you can save money on wedding photography is by not purchasing disposable cameras for guests to use. This late 20th century/early 21st century wedding detail is no longer necessary since most of your guests will probably bring their own digital camera or take a few pictures with their cellphones. After your wedding, you’ll start receiving e-mails from guests sharing photos they took or getting Facebook updates that you’ve been tagged in a photo. These pictures are great for your wedding scrapbook.

You can ensure that some of these shots are great by gifting your parents, or your fiance’s, a new camera as a wedding thank-you gift. My dad took more than a hundred snapshots at my wedding and my sister’s and they were candids of my parents’ family and friends that my photographer didn’t capture.

A new camera just released by Panasonic would make a great gift for your parents, or even a wedding gift for you to give yourself—to capture great honeymoon shots. The LUMIX GF3 is a small and lightweight digital camera with interchangeable lenses and a built-in flash. The features on the LUMIX GF3 include all the features of a traditional DSLR camera but in a compact size. In additional to still photos and video, the camera can also shoot 3D photos. Available in black, white, red and brown for $699 with the 14mm lens kit or $599 with the 14-42mm lens kit (August 2011). For more information and to order the LUMIX GF3, visit panasonic.com/lumix.

Anne Chertoff is the author of The Wedding Organizer available at russellandhazel.com.