Preparation is everything. Make your own Photo Shoot Emergency Kit with these 10 items, and cut out the stress during your photo shoot. Although some of these items are small, it can make a world of a difference for your shoot!
1. Water Bottle
A water bottle is a major key, especially if your shoot location is outdoors in the summer. I love S’well bottles because it keeps ice frozen in it for up to 12 hours!! This marble one is my favorite of their designs.
2. A Straw
Any straw will do!. I highly recommend a straw to keep you hydrated during your shoot and so your lipstick doesn’t get messed up!
3. Your Fave Lip Color
You know what works on you, so bring what makes you look good AND feel good! My personal favorite is MAC lipstick in Driftwood. It’s the perfect pink-nude.
4. Hair Accessories
While your hair will probably be styled at the beginning of your shoot, you may want to switch it up for your last look. Hair ties are great for fast braids, messy ponies, etc. It’s important to make sure every shot doesn’t look the same and changing up your hair is a great way to get some variety.
5. Comfy Shoes
When moving from location to location, you may not want walk around in your best heels. We have been known to go to some crazy places to get the best shot! Bringing comfy shoes can make your journey from location to location much less treacherous than if you were in those 5 inch heels. These Tory Burch sandals are SO comfy.
6. Sentimental Accessories
If these are senior pictures or a becoming session, you and your family will look back on these pictures for a long time. This is a great chance to get out the family heirlooms. Having sentimental accessories in your photos can give a picture a whole new meaning. Grandma will appreciate it too!
7. The Right Undergarments
What’s the number one most forgotten thing at a shoot? Yup, you guessed it: proper bras and underwear! Make sure to pack a strapless bra, nude underwear, Spanx if necessary and even a backless bra like the picture above! This will save you from awkward poses and shots trying to conceal a neon bra with your beautiful backless maxi.
8. Blotting Papers
Tennessee summers are hot, and I mean HOT. These blotting papers will save your life. Goodbye, oil and grease and sweat. With these NYX Tea Tree blotting papers, your makeup will stay put and your face will stay dry.
9. A Healthy Snack
You never know how long a shoot could last, and faking a smile when hungry won’t make for the best experience. Pack your snacks! It’s not the time to go for chocolate, so choose things that won’t get messy. I love this Nature Valley popcorn bar. It makes for a quick snack that isn’t greasy.
10. A Backpack
Where would you carry all of this stuff? A rose gold backpack of course! This backpack from dollskin.com is SO cute. It’s definitely big enough to hold all of your photoshoot necessities.