A few weeks ago, I told you what was in my camera bag and I promised to tell you about my survival bag.
Being that I love the outdoors and being that I love gadgets, I have a few different types of survival kits. I have a pretty serious survival kit I take on hikes. I have a survival kit that I take to all of my daughter’s select softball tournaments… sometimes the “survival kit” is a cargo trailer I pull behind a truck. There’s also the survival kit I have in my purse: a Leatherman™, a flashlight and some pain relievers and Benadryl™.
Then, there’s my photo survival kit. Something inside me despises being unprepared. (I actually think it’s something I got from my dad.) I like to prepared for whatever life throws at me. It took me several portrait sessions in South Texas before I discovered I needed to make a survival kit for this too.
This bag goes with me to all my photo shoots. It’s almost just as important as taking my camera. Now, let me tell you what’s inside this survival kit.
If these are the most important items in the bag, they are definitely the items that gets the most use. It’s a mirror, comb, hair spray and static guard. I suppose the first three need no explanation, but the static guard comes in handy for clients with extremely straight hair on those days that are charged with a lot of static electricity. There’s no other way to control those hairs that want to stand straight on end.
Thankfully, I’ve never had to use either the safety pins or the sewing kit, but if any of my clients have a wardrobe malfunction, I’m on it.
Runny nose? Dry skin? I got you covered.
There was this one time I got into some poop, Germ X saved my life. Well, not really, but I was thankful for it.
If the comb and mirror are the most popular items, the mosquito spray comes in a very close second. There’s also various other things like band-aids, tape, pain relievers and some feminine hygiene products. I’m sure as time goes on, I’ll add other things that are deemed necessary.
So, there you have it. I am prepared for anything I encounter on a photo shoot in south Texas! Until next time, be positive, be happy, be healthy, and don’t forget to be photographed.
I started Ata-Girl Photography Co. in 2010 and I am one of the premier San Antonio wedding photographers who is available for local and destination weddings. In addition to wedding photography, I also specialize in high school seniors and family portraits in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. I am a professional photographer who enjoys documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I firmly believe that the unique set of circumstances I have faced in life has prepared me to take a personal and genuine interest in my photography clients. When I’m not photographing a wedding, family or high school senior, I enjoy watching my daughter play softball, hiking, cycling and listening to Elvis!