There are some unsung heros of a wedding day as a photographer, and I wanted to share mine with you today.
Yes, I bring an extra travel size deodorant with me to weddings. Most weddings are in the summer and when I am standing up for 8 hours, its pretty much a given that I am going to sweat. And, sometimes the deodorant you put on that morning isn’t going to hold up until the end of the reception. I also have no shame in the fact that I LOVE Jared’s deodorant.
Sometimes you need a pick me up. And who is better than lifting your spirits than Chocolate? No one really. I like to bring a treat with me, so when I am driving away I can get a little bit of sugar to wake me up, and it makes me feel better. Its just a win-win. Never go to a wedding without a treat for yourself at the end.
3. Hair Ties.
You get ready in the morning, fix your hair, spray it several times for that extra hold, and then you get to the ceremony and its windy, and all of that prep work you did fails you. You like your hair down more, but its better to look put together with your hair up, than falling to pieces with your hair down. Never leave home without a hair tie. Oh, and bobby pins.
You want to look professional when you arrive at the reception even though it was 100 degrees during the outdoor ceremony? Well, you might need some tissues. Wipe under your eyes and around your nose and mouth to make sure your makeup isn’t smearing everywhere and to dab up any leftover sweat. You can also use them in a pinch to wipe a smudge off your lens. I do not ever recommend that, but JUST IN CASE.
I dont know about you but when I leave the reception, I just want to take off my shoes. Now, you can tease me about this one if you like, but my toes are happy in my fluffy comfy slippers on my drive home. I have driven home barefoot before and it just isn’t as fun. Just leave a pair under your seat and your ride home will be so much more enjoyable!
At most weddings, I get a head ache at some point. Whether its from dehydration, lack of sugar or food, or my feet just hurting, I always like to bring this with me. That way I am never at the mercy of others when in pain.
Those are 6 things that really help me make it through it each wedding with a happy smile on my face the whole time! Do you have any unknown essentials? Weird or silly ones? Id love to hear about it!