Your Photoshoot Goodie Bag

Pack a goodie-bag for your photo shoot
While not essential, a ‘goodie bag’ or ‘emergency kit’ may just save the day!
And the happier and more relaxed you are, the more genuine your smiles will be!
So whether it’s a wedding or family photo-shoot,
consider which of the following may be useful to you.


      Snack food:
  • Bite sized (preserves lipstick)
  • Non-staining (think wedding dress!)
  • Neutral smelling (avoid fish or garlic breath)
  • Protein based and/or low GI (for longer lasting energy)
  • Bananas are perfect - come in their own packaging (no sticky fingers) and are a great energy boost.

  • Dehydration is an energy sapper and the fastest way to spoil the mood of a shoot, so ensure that every person is equipped with (and uses!) a sizeable water bottle.
  • Avoid alcohol until the reception if possible, as it will dehydrate you even more quickly.

      Make-up kit:
  • Oil blotters to remove excess facial oil
  • Pressed powder compact to pat down a shiny face                                                                                            
  • If you’re retouching your makeup while sitting in the car, cover your dress with a towel to avoid getting dust on your dress!
  • Lipstick
  • Compact mirror
  • Brush / clips / hairspray
  • Clear nail polish to minimise any stocking runs

  • Anything to make your shoot more personal and more fun: parasols, golf clubs, cigars, rugby ball …

      Also consider:
  • ‘Sensible shoes’ for getting to out-of-the-way photo locations
  • Plasters in case of blisters from new shoes
  • Spare pair of shoes in case of really bad blisters!
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellent (check it’s non-staining)
  • Panadol
  • Dental floss
  • Emery board
  • Deodorant & perfume (travel size)
  • 'Body tape' in case of wardrobe malfunction
  • Tissues
  • Wet wipes for smudges
  • Safety pins and hemming tape
  • Small sewing kit for tiny rips or undone hems
  • Towel, to wipe feet after beach
  • Breath mints for before the reception.
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