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What non-photographic pieces do you have in your camera bag?

 
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May 11, 2010 16:32 |  #1

I have learned doing weddings that sometimes people forget things that, although are not necessary for a wedding sure do help to have. Today i started building my "toolkit" for things to have in case people forget something, so i wanted to know if anyone else did this and what do you have in your bag.

For example, i my toolkit consists of:
bobby pins
mints
chapstick (for me)
kleenex
Wet wipes
advil
Tide to go
Hairspray
Gel
An extra few pairs of black socks (in case someone forgets to wear a pair)

What am i missing? What do you guys find is nice to have on hand at a wedding, something a bride or groom always asks for that no one has?


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May 11, 2010 17:05 |  #2

I actually have my own bridal kit that I bring to every wedding that I shoot. I have all of those things, plus some....
needle and thread
Buttons...yes, buttons... have come in handy so many times.
spray deodorant ( I have many a thankful bridesmaid for that one)
Eye lash glue (I've had brides literally bow down to me for this one....not kidding)
But the one thing that gets used the most? A pair of mini scissors. haven't had a wedding yet in the bridal room where those haven't been needed.
Hope this helps. You're a hero with the stuff that you already have :)


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May 11, 2010 17:29 |  #3

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May 11, 2010 17:35 |  #4

^^^that always helps, too ;)


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May 11, 2010 20:56 |  #5

Those are good ideas Julie. Where do you keep this kit? Is it in your camera bag already or do you have it in another bag?


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May 11, 2010 21:37 |  #6

I keep a 6 inch wide hand mirror in my rolling camera case for all photoshoots. I will hold it up for women for a last minute detail check (hair, lipstick etc.) and they LOVE me for it.


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May 11, 2010 21:39 |  #7

(ps. I wouldn't do this for weddings though, as time is a factor.) So why did i chime in to this thread....I had portraits on the brain.


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May 11, 2010 22:09 |  #8

Bryan,

I actually have a small camera bag that I just pack full of this stuff (separate from my regular cam bag)... I just bring it to weddings where I am there to cover the preparations/ getting ready shots. I leave it at home for the quick ceremony/ partial reception only weddings.
Oh, I forgot one more thing..... I have a few Victoria's Secret body sprays, too... VERY popular :)


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May 11, 2010 22:45 |  #9

Imodium!!! (among other things) You just never know.......




  
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May 11, 2010 22:50 as a reply to  @ images by Paul's post |  #10

I have;

Safely pins
Gum or certs
Tide to go
One of those tape rollers for pet hair on clothes


Spray deodorant is a great idea!!!!!

The liquor isn't a bad idea either! LOL! hahahaha!!!!!


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May 11, 2010 23:23 |  #11

I was looking for one of the small lint rollers, but couldn't find it by itself. I'll have to keep looking.

Suecassidy, the hand mirror is a great idea for portrait sessions like you mentioned, and I think I'll grab one for engagement sessions and the like but your right, not too much on wedding days.

Julie, I think an extra bag would be great, and if i had time to run to my car after getting ready and before the ceremony it would be a great place to store it, but I just bought a big think tank so i wouldn't have to carry around other bags. And I'll check into those sprays, its nice to have a girlfriend who can help with that.


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May 12, 2010 07:53 |  #12

Panadol ... or whatever you guys call pills with paracetamol.

Aspirin if I don't feel like using Panadol.


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May 12, 2010 08:00 as a reply to  @ dche5390's post |  #13

Granola bars for me. I turn into a crazed lunatic if I don't have some "fuel" in me....




  
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May 12, 2010 09:37 |  #14

Water, granola bars, paracetamol, mints and tissues.

What is "Tide to go"??

Some good suggestions here, I keep meaning to pick up a small sewing kit.


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May 12, 2010 09:57 |  #15

Mike wrote in post #10167006 (external link)
What is "Tide to go"??

It's a felt tip marker that contains a laundry cleaning solution. Used for spot cleaning clothes without even having to take them off.


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