Hello and welcome to our channel! Today, I’m talking about 7 things that you must keep in your trunk as a photographer. I’m going to show you all of the things that we keep in the back of our car to make sure that we are prepared for any circumstance that might come up.
Number 1 – Clear Umbrellas
So number one on the list of things you must keep in your trunk – we keep on hand a bunch of clear umbrellas. These are perfect for wedding days or photoshoots if something goes awry and there’s weather that we haven’t planned for. They’re beautiful because they still let in light, and honestly, they’re a vibe! They’re still beautiful and they really add to a rainy day shoot while keeping our clients dry.
Number 2 – Styling Kit
Number 2 is our styling kit. We keep our styling kit in a little tackle box/caboodle kind of thing. It has stamps, it has acrylic blocks, it has flower frogs, dental wax, it has ribbon, and ring boxes. If you want to know more about our styling kit, we have a full video giving you a tour. Check it out HERE!
Number 3 – Styling Mats
Related, we bring a tube of our styling mats. Our mats are from Holland Dee Design. They are hand-painted and they are stunning. They bring lots of depth and they allow us to photograph wherever the best light is on the wedding day. We can bring the styling details that the couple gives us to the best light possible, roll out our mats, and we have an awesome backdrop of all of our detail photos.
If you want to know more about our detail photos, we have tons of videos! I’ll link one HERE so you can check it out.
Number 4 – Pop Up Changing Tent
On shoots that are on location, we love to be able to change on the go. So next on our list of things you must keep in your trunk is a pop up changing tent from Amazon. This allows us to just pop it up on the side of the road, alleyway or anywhere! Our clients can change right inside it, have privacy, and be able to stand. They don’t have to change in their hot car or we don’t have to work our shoot locations around restrooms, especially public restrooms. It’s great because we can do it on the go and we can pick out the ACTUAL best locations, not just the almost best locations that revolve around a restroom.
Number 5 – Non-Toxic Bug Spray
We bring a non-toxic bug spray with us to shoots. In Minnesota, when it gets humid in the summer, the mosquitos are out to play! We want to make sure that we have a non-toxic bug spray for us in case our clients have a preference on that. Also, so that we have bug spray for them when the mosquitoes start coming out. We have had many shoots prior to bringing bug spray around with us and a mosquito bites them and they swell up immediately which creates extra work for us! That is us having to go in to every single photo and remove the bug bite from their forehead when we could have prevented it with a little bug spray.
Number 6 & 7 – Hairspray & Teasing Comb
The final two things are related. We keep a mini can of hairspray and a teasing comb with us. The reason we keep those with us is that often, especially on senior shoots, we get girls that haven’t hairsprayed down their curls. With a little bit of wind, their hair will kick up and create flyaways.
Similar to the bug spray, we want to save ourselves time on the post-processing end of things. So if flyaways start coming up, we just take a little spritz of hairspray and use our hands to get them in line. If that doesn’t work, I love to use the teasing comb to comb them down. We’re never using the teasing comb to tease more things. Instead, since it’s a little bit more of a rougher brush, it will get those flyaways in line with the rest of their hair so that we don’t have to worry about those with editing.
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