I go out with my lovely mom and take outfit photos about once a week, sometimes twice. Since I’ve been doing this for about a year now, I’ve learned the hard way what I need to bring with me. Because anything can happen, from weather to camera issues, I try to never go out for photos without these things. However a majority of these things are in my bag in general, which makes it easier. I thought I would share everything that I bring with me for outfit photos, so if you’re a blogger it may give you some ideas. Or if you are just curious!
The bag that I bring with me for all of my photos is this “leather” tote bag from Target. I love it because it can carry everything I need, and has a variety of compartments for me to organize my things. I also can use for when I’m not taking photos.
Camera: I of course bring my camera with me. However, because I was using it for these photos this is the one I use sometimes for everyday photos (you can see all about the camera I use for my blog in this post here!). I also will bring both of my lenses depending on what types of photos I am taking.
Water Bottle: Because it is summer I never leave the house without a water bottle. I also make it a priority to bring some water every time I take photos because it is a bit of a walk from where I park. And if I am shooting multiple outfits it can take a bit of a long time, so being hydrated is important! I also will bring a small snack with me just incase I start to get crabby from not eating.
Extra Camera Battery: This is a must because some times I will forget to charge one battery fully, or I might take more photos than expected. I got these two extra ones from Amazon and you can find them here!
Makeup wipes: Although these are meant for makeup, I actually use these more for cleaning up anything I might get on my outfit. Or I will use them after a long day shooting in the hot sun.
Small Notebook: I like to have an idea of different shots I might want to shoot before I actually go out. I find having a small notebook to be the perfect place to note of these incase I forget them. Sometimes I will write them in my phone’s notes too.
Lipstick: Sometimes I do forget this, but I always try to bring the lipstick that I am wearing for that day.
Hair Ties: This is a must for me during summer. Once I am done taking photos, I throw my hair up.
Sunglasses: Since I have green eyes I will wear my sunglasses if it happens to be sunny where I will be standing.
Fan: On extremely hot days I will bring a small portable fan with me to use when walking to my photo spot. Sadly mine broke a little while ago, so I need to get a new one.
Deodorant & Mini Perfume: This one is pretty self explanatory on why I bring it with me.
Waterless Toothbrush: I’m the type of person who hates the feeling of anything on my teeth, so I carry these with me everyday. But for photos I find they’re great in case I have anything on my teeth or have just eaten.
Hand sanitizer: I always like to have this with me incase I need to clean my hands or anything else. This one is from Bath & Body Works and it smells like cologne.
Phone: Of course I don’t leave the house without my phone, but I also like to use it to do some Insta story if I remember while I’m out.
And that is a look at what I bring with me for outfit photos! Hope you found this interesting and helpful, and if you’re a blogger let me know what one item you bring with you for photos.