Preparing your camera bag is a big part of getting ready for a shoot.

You want to make sure you have everything you need, but also don't want to bring everything but the kitchen sink. Here's a peek at what's in my camera bag: 

  1. Camera body. I think this is pretty self-explanatory 😜 One of my goals is to purchase a new camera body so I have a spare. 
  2. Lenses. I'm a prime lens girl, so I usually have a few options handy. My favorite lens is a 50mm, but if I have the room or am outdoors an 85mm is so dreamy! I also carry a 35mm if I might be indoors or space is an issue. 
  3. Extra memory cards. I've never maxed out a memory card on a shoot, but I'm a little paranoid that one will become corrupt! Having extras puts my mind at ease. 
  4. Lens cleaning supplies. Even if you're really careful, dust or smudges can get on your lenses. It's good to carry at least a lens cloth to wipe your lens and keep it clean. 
  5. Wallet. I typically carry a slim wallet with just the essentials. Something light is definitely a necessity on shoot days. 
  6. Hand sanitizer and mask. Because...COVID. 
  7. Phone. For the obvious reasons, but also in case I have the opportunity to capture some behind-the-scenes moments.