Sometimes when I'm loading the car for a session I feel like I'm packing up to go on a week long vacation! I bring all of the normal things you'd expect a photographer to have:
If your session includes photos with kids you'll see that I also bring a colorful tote. This is what I call my "bag of tricks" that I use to capture or keep the attention of kids when I'm taking their photo. As you can see from the photo above, I bring:
Yes, I look kind of ridiculous wearing the headband and shaking a maraca. But, you've got to do what you've got to do to get those smiles, right? Sometimes I don't need many, if any, of the items. Sometimes I have to pull out everything and that's okay too.
So, if you see a crazy looking lady wearing a glittery headband, shaking a maraca and waving a purple monster in the air, it's probably just me taking photos ;)