Ask An Agent / Secret Santa Inspiration

Ask an Agent is a regular monthly feature answering your questions about the business of photography– the photography industry’s first Agony Aunt. If you have any questions you’d like to ask a photographers agent please send them to and we’ll choose one to answer at the end of each month.

For our Christmas edition of Ask an Agent and the last question of 2016, we’ve chosen a festive one!

Dear Ask an Agent,

Just spotted your LPA Christmas party pic on Instagram, looked like you were all having a good time! So come on then, what was the best Secret Santa!?

Ben Fellows


Hey Ben,

Thanks for your question. We did indeed have a lot of fun and we also got some fantastic Secret Santa’s!

Hard to choose, but I reckon the best one was The Ladybird Book of the Hangover (by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris). It’s so funny, the illustrations are brilliant and it’s a perfect Secret Santa gift.

‘’This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them’’ say the publishers, Penguin.

© Penguin

© Penguin

Well done clever Julian Calverley (genius landscape and people photographer) for buying it, and lucky Georgina (our wonderful ‘accounts department’) for being the recipient! By the way, we don’t get designated people to buy for with our Secret Santa, in case you think I’m implying our lovely Georgina is some kind of drunk. Although I don’t think a hangover over the festive period will be beyond the realms of possibility!

Looking forward to lots more Ask an Agent questions in the New Year. Merry Christmas all!

Ben also wins an LPA Gift card for the best question, so congratulations Ben. Our Gift cards are still available until Friday - so hurry and get your orders in, details here.