The Ultimate Photographer's Kit | What's in My Bag?
Let’s Take a Look at the Good Stuff
Have you ever wondered what we bring to every photo session that helps us create our unique experience? From photography gear to beauty products and everything in between, we have all the necessities for any situation that arises. Over the years, any time we’ve needed something during a session, we’ve added it to our ultimate photographer’s kit.
Let’s start with the wagon!
One summer, I decided to take an ice chest to keep us cool and hydrated on a shoot. The ice chest had wheels, so we stacked my bags on it as we ventured from location to location. Then it hit me: WE NEED A WAGON. Enter the rolling cart of necessity. I joke that it’s the best investment I’ve made, but I’m starting to wonder how I ever got by without it! Once you realize what I bring along to shoots you’ll see what I mean!
Amazon.com : Navatiee Collapsible Folding Wagon, Heavy Duty Utility Beach Wagon Cart with Removable Wheels, Large Capacity Foldable Grocery Wagon for Garden Outdoor Use, S1
Next up, the bag(s):
If you need a bag that holds, organizes, and protects, this backpack will do the job. It has tons of storage and is waterproof.
T&YFOTOP Trolley case Camera Bag Camera Backpack Waterproof Camera Bag Anti Theft Nylon Camera Case Fits for 15″ Laptop Travel Day-Pack for Unisex Phot (X-Small, Black)
The Most Essential Part of the Ultimate Photographer’s kit. The cameras:
I’ve had many different cameras over the years. This is my collection as of now!
Nikon Z6II Mirrorless Digital Camera (Z6 II Camera Body) 1659 B&H (bhphotovideo.com)
Nikon D780 DSLR Camera (Body Only) 1618 B&H Photo Video (bhphotovideo.com)
Amazon.com : Insta360 GO 2 – Small Action Camera, Weighs 1 oz, Waterproof, Stabilization, POV Capture, 1/2.3″ Sensor, with Charge Case and Wearable Camera Accessories for Travel, Sports, Vlog : Electronics
Amazon.com: Camera Strap Accessories for Two-Cameras – Dual Shoulder Leather Harness – Multi Camera Gear for DSLR/SLR Strap by Coiro : Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry
Because I photograph weddings, boudoir, creative portraits, branding, and lifestyle photography, I had to find the perfect combination of lenses to suit my needs. These are the winners that fit my style: sharp, high contrast, bright highlights, vivid color, and buttery smooth bokeh.
Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S Lens 20095 B&H Photo Video (bhphotovideo.com)
Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens for Mirrorless Cameras with (bhphotovideo.com)
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F 259955 B&H Photo (bhphotovideo.com)
Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon F AFF013N-700 B&H (bhphotovideo.com)
Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens for Nikon F 476306 (bhphotovideo.com)
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED (Renewed)
Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G Fixed Focal Length Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens
Camera and lighting gear:
Capturing the perfect photograph takes more than a great camera and lens. All of these extras play a big part in our sessions. Knowing when and how to use them is key!
Godox Ving V860III TTL Li-Ion Flash Kit for Nikon Cameras
Godox VING V850II Li-Ion Flash Kit
Amazon.com : Godox X2T-N 2.4G Wireless Flash Trigger Transmitter Compatible with Nikon Camera Support i-TTL HSS 1/8000s Group Function LED Control Panel : Electronics
Amazon.com : Fractal Filters Classic Prismatic Camera Filters, 3-Pack : Electronics
Amazon.com : Sedremm Compatible with 67mm Star Filter 3 Pieces Starburst Lens Filter Canon Nikon Sony Olympus Pentax Tarmon Sigma and Other DSLR Cameras 4 Points 6 Points 8 Points : Electronics
Amazon.com : Tiffen 82LLPOL 82mm Standard Rotating Low Light Polarizer Filter : Camera Lens Polarizing Filters : Electronics
Amazon.com : KODAK 62mm CPL Lens Filter | Circular Polarizing Filter Removes Reflections from Glass & Water, Enhances Contrast Improves Color Saturation, Super Slim, Multi-Coated 12-Layer Nano Glass & Mini Guide : Electronics
Amazon.com : MagMod MagSphere – The Most Beautiful, Versatile, and Effective Flash Diffuser Modifier : Electronics
MagMod MagBounce 2
MagMod MagGrid (2-Pack) – The Most Efficient Way to Control and Focus Your Light
MagMod Standard Gel Set – Color Correction Gel Kit for Flashes Bundle with MagMod MagGel Holder
MagMod MagMask Pattern 1 Set for MagBeam Flash Modifier (Dots, Wave, Orb, Dream)
Amazon.com : MagMod MagShoe – Universal Cold Shoe Flash Mount for Off Camera Flash, LED Light Panels, Umbrella Modifiers, and GoPro Cameras : Electronics
MagMod MagBox 24″ Octa Softbox with Integrated Gel Slot and Fabric Diffuser – Compatible with Speedlights and Strobes
Amazon.com : Neewer 8.5ft/2.6m Heavy-Duty Light Stand with Casters, Adjustable Aluminum Alloy Tripod Stand, Photography Wheeled Base Stand for Photo Studio Softbox, Monolight and Other Photographic Equipment : Electronics
Amazon.com : Flashpoint 7′ AutoStand : Electronics
Amazon.com : Flashpoint 9′ AutoStand : Electronics
Amazon.com : Fovitec StudioPRO Single 1000 Watt 32″ Octagon Softbox Continuous Output Lighting for Portrait Photography, Photo & Video Studio Shoots : Electronics
The Yongnuo Ice Light is a powerful, constant LED light. Its long, thin shape mimics the shape of the human body which allows the subject to be the focal point.
Amazon.com : YONGNUO YN360 LED Video Light with Adjustable Color Temperature 3200K-5500K : Electronics
Amazon.com : RGB Led Video Light, 10000mAh Rechargeable 18.5W 360°Full Color Gamut 21 Light Effects CRI>97 3200-5600K RGB LED Video Light Panel with Aluminum Alloy Body for Camera Photography Shooting YouTube Vlog : Electronics
Amazon.com : GODOX 59”x79” 150x200cm 5-in-1 Collapsible Portable Disc Light Reflector with Bag for Studio and Photography – Gold, Silver, Black, White, Translucent. (RFT05-150x200cm)
Amazon.com: Honsky Aluminum UHS-I SD Micro SD SDHC SDXC TF SecureDigital Memory Card Carrying Case Holder Organizer Box Keeper for Computer Camera Media Storage Organization, Black : Electronics
Amazon.com: Memory Card Case, GoFriend 12 Slots Water resistant Shockproof SD Card Holder Memory Card Protector Cover for 12 Pcs SD SDXC SDHX Card with Carabiner & Card Reader : Electronics
Amazon.com: SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Card – C10, U3, V30, 4K UHD, SD Card – SDSDXXY-064G-GN4IN : Electronics
Amazon.com: Lexar Professional 1667x 128GB SDXC UHS-II Card, Up To 250MB/s Read, for Professional Photographer, Videographer, Enthusiast (LSD128CBNA1667) : Everything Else
Amazon.com: Lexar Professional 1066x 64GB SDXC UHS-I Card Silver Series, Up to 160MB/s Read, for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras (LSD1066064G-BNNNU) : Everything Else
These extras are so important to our client’s comfort! Our changing tent provides a convenient, private dressing area for on-location photography sessions when there are outfit changes. The umbrella combines both a prop and shelter for unexpected weather. And a shower curtain is an absolute must have for keeping our brides’ gowns clean!
Amazon.com: GigaTent Portable Pop Up Pod Dressing/Changing Room + Carrying Bag
Amazon.com: totes Signature Clear Bubble Umbrella : Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry
Amazon.com: Amazon Basics Water Resistant Vinyl Shower Curtain Liner with Metal Grommets and Plastic Hooks – 72″ x 72″, Clear : Home & Kitchen
iSuperb Heart Shaped Ring Box LED Light Engagement Ring Boxes Jewelry Gift Box for Proposal Wedding Valentine’s Day Anniversary Christmas (Golden)
Mrs Wedding Hanger, Bride Hanger, Bridal Wedding Gift, Decal
PRETYZOOM Elegant Clothes Hangers Pearl Beads: Clothes Hangers Dress Coat Hangers Closet Coat Storage Organizer Dry Rack 2PCS
Apple Watch Series 8
Outdoor Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker,Kunodi Wireless Portable Mini Shower Travel Speaker with Subwoofer, Enhanced Bass, Built in Mic for Sports, Pool, Beach, Hiking, Camping (Black)
Amazon.com: Silicon Power 5TB Rugged Portable External Hard Drive Armor A60, Shockproof USB 3.0 for PC, Mac, Xbox and PS4, Black : Electronics
Amazon.com: Seagate Backup Plus Portable 4TB External Hard Drive HDD – Black USB 3.0 for PC Laptop and Mac, 2 Months Adobe CC Photography (STDR4000100) : Electronics
Amazon.com: SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable External SSD – Up to 550MB/s – USB-C, USB 3.1 – SDSSDE60-500G-G25 : Electronics
Amazon.com: Screen Cleaner Spray – TV Screen Cleaner | (1) 8oz & (1) 2oz Gel Cleaner Bottles + (2) Microfiber Cleaning Cloths for Computer Screen Monitor, TV, Phone Screen Kit Cleaner Spray for Electronic Devices : Electronics
What’s in my beauty bag – the essentials:
Over the years, when we’ve been out on a photoshoot and thought “I wish I had this with me,” we’ve added it to our ever-growing kit of beauty essentials. These items are especially important to have in our humid Louisiana climate!
Amazon.com: 2-Pack Upgraded 5000mAh Portable Handheld Fan 3 Speed Mini USB Strong Wind 7-20 Hours Runtime Personal Electric Small Fan for Travel Office Outdoor : Electronics
Amazon.com : NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP HD Finishing Powder, Pressed Setting Powder – Translucent : Beauty & Personal Care
Amazon.com : L’Oreal Paris Makeup Double Extend Beauty Tubes Lengthening 2 Step Mascara, Black, 1 Tube : Mascara : Beauty & Personal Care
Amazon.com: stila Stay All Day Liquid Matte Lipstick Long Lasting : Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry
Amazon.com: SexyHair Big Powder Play Volumizing & Texturizing Powder, 0.53 Oz | Colorless on Hair | Fragrance Free | Instant Lift : Beauty & Personal Care
Amazon.com : NatureLab Perfect Shine Oil Mist – Color + Heat Protectant Hair Oil Spray for Shiny Hair with Antioxidant-Rich Grape Stem Cells, Pearl, Platinum Fiber + Hyaluronic Acid – Sulfate-Free (4 fl oz/120 ml) : Beauty & Personal Care
Amazon.com : Eva Nyc Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer with Argan & Sunflower Seed Oil 1 oz : Beauty & Personal Care
Amazon.com : Dove Antiperspirant 3.8oz Dry Spray Beauty Finish (2 Pack) : Beauty & Personal Care
Amazon.com: OFF! FamilyCare Bug Spray & Mosquito Repellent, Smooth & Dry, Great for the Beach, Backyard, Picnics and More, 4 oz. : Patio, Lawn & Garden
Amazon.com: Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier – Lemon Lime – Hydration Powder Packets | Electrolyte Drink Mix | Easy Open Single-Serving Stick | Non-GMO : Health & Household
Amazon.com : Glaceau Smart Water, 500ml (Pack of 12) : Sports Drinking Water : Grocery & Gourmet Food
Amazon.com: Celsius Celsius – Peach Mango Green Tea, 12 – 12 fl oz (355mL) Cans : Grocery & Gourmet Food
Amazon.com: Munchies Flamin’ Hot Flavored Peanuts, 36 Count, 1.625 oz Bags : Grocery & Gourmet Food
Amazon.com : Smartfood Popcorn Variety Pack, 0.5 Ounce (Pack of 40) : Everything Else