Weddings call for long hour days. But honestly, they’re my favorite. When I first started wedding photography, I had no idea what I needed to bring with me (aside from my gear. duh). Now that I have several weddings under my belt, here’s my take on wedding-day must haves (besides your camera gear) for photographers.
I rave about K-Swiss all the time! I mean, please share another business that supports entrepreneurs the way that they do. Their Startup collection is by far my favorite. I own almost every shoe in the collection, but the Court Pro Risk is probably my favorite. Each color-way and style in the collection is sleek, professional, and comfortable, making them perfect for long wedding days!
I’ve seen many different brands that offer camera harnesses. The Holdfast Moneymaker is extremely popular amongst photographers. If you’re looking for something on the cheaper side, but still great quality, I suggest RSVPhandcrafted! I had my harness and Brandon’s made with a custom engraving.
If you’re just starting out in wedding photography, you need a fanny pack! They’re perfect to hold extra batteries, memory cards, business cards, snacks, your phone. I’m a smaller girl, so my fanny pack is on the smaller side. However, opting for a larger one to hold an extra lens or two isn’t a bad idea!
Story time: I once did a photoshoot and left my water in the car. I thought “Eh, it’s only an hour. I’ll be fine.” Wrong. It ended up being extremely sunny, hot, and humid. By the end of the photoshoot, I almost passed out. Now imagine this happening on a 10 hour wedding day. NO THANK YOU! Bring water with you and an extra bottle or two. Bring some extra snacks, too. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Trust me.
Side note: Snacks can be a great way to calm down and bribe the flower girl/boy or ring bearer. Just be sure to ask permission before you offer them anything!
Sounds like something you’d already have, right? I wish I had a dollar for every single time I forgot to bring a microfiber cleaning cloth with me. Now, I have loads of them in my bag and in my fanny pack at all times. You never know when you’ll need a little lens clean! I don’t have a particular brand that I like. Any will do, in my opinion.