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There are so many ins and outs to running a wedding photography business that it can be hard to keep up. One thing you may be overlooking is your physical photography kit. Beyond cameras and lenses, we’ve got some great suggestions of unexpected additions for your pack. Let’s take a look at some of our favorites.
One way to elevate your flatlay images is to use a styling mat. Organic backdrops available in the couple’s hotel rooms are fine to use, but a styling mat can really elevate the image. If you’re working on a fine art wedding photography portfolio, this is a must-have. Choose colors that will be versatile for your styling kit, like these mats from Olive & Oak Styling Mats.
Add a (well-sealed!) bag of biodegradable confetti to your regular kit. This will add a little extra fun to your images, in case you need a little something extra for your portraits. This will surprise and delight your clients, and add a little sparkle to your images. There are tons of options on Etsy, like this biodegradable colorful confetti or these confetti cannons.
Add a stylish crochet hook to your kit for your wedding photography business. You’ll be the one to save the day when it comes to doing up buttons on a dress. This can be a great way to show off your problem-solving skills. Show your clients and their loved ones that you’re prepared for any situation.
Not every florist will give you spare blooms for your flatlay images, and not every couple will have a stylish ring box on hand. Grab a flatlay styling kit so you can elevate your images for your clients–– and your portfolio. This will give your clients the fine art look they love, and make it easier for you to set up your shots.
Simple yet effective, adding some sticky tack to your kit can be a great way to keep your flatlay props in place. This is great for styling rings, keeping invitations in place when shooting outdoors, or working with stamps. It can also help keep vow books open to make sure you don’t lose any of the details.
Styling blocks can elevate your flatlays… literally! Use these to help prop stationery on different levels than each other, creating more depth and dimension in your photos. These are great for photographers who are looking for a simple yet effective solution for their flatlays. They take up minimal space in your kit but have a large impact.
Show your couples you’re prepared for any situation with an emergency kit for your wedding photography kit. From band-aids to gum, solve any problem for your clients with these items. This is a great way to show the whole group that you go above and beyond when it comes to your wedding photography business.
A power bank with your business logo on it is a great way to keep your business top of mind for any wedding party members who need a charge. Plus, it ensures that you’ll get your charger back at the end of the night. When you show others that you show up prepared, you have tons to back it up with.
Adding an Instax camera into your kit can make you a hit at the party. Just a few snaps here and there will make you a favorite among your clients. It adds a bit of a personal touch, and with the rise of analog photography, can be a surprise offering that your couples will rave about. You can also send through the final prints after scanning in an Instax print wood box to add a little something special to your delivery.
Our team of virtual assistants are ready to help you manage your wedding photography business. We can research styling kit props, pull inspiration for your images, or offer suggestions on building out your kit. Let’s make some magic together – shoot us a message today to get started!
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HEY I'm HOLLY!
Owner & founder of The Genie VA. A virtual assistant agency for wedding photographers