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Things I have as a Wedding & Elopement Photographer - so you don't have to.

Are you getting married soon and planning for your big day? As a wedding and elopement photographer, I have had the pleasure of capturing numerous couples' special moments. Over the years, I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry, and I know the importance of being prepared for all kinds of situations. In this article, I will be sharing with you some of the things I have as a wedding & elopement photographer so you don't have to. From clear umbrellas for the rain to wooden hangers for clothing, film photographer equipment, and resources, you'll have everything you need to ensure your big day runs smoothly and reduce wedding day waste. Double win.


Weddings are beautiful and emotional events that require meticulous planning and attention to detail. As a wedding and elopement photographer, I know how stressful it can be for couples to plan their special day. That's why I make sure to have all the necessary equipment and resources to help them have a seamless experience. Here are some of the things I have as a wedding & elopement photographer so you don't have to:

  1. Clear umbrellas for rain

  2. Details

  3. Wooden hangers for clothing

  4. Flags & More

  5. Film photographer equipment

  6. Adventure

  7. Resources

  8. Odds 'n Ends

Clear umbrellas for rain

It's essential to have clear umbrellas on hand in case of unexpected rain on your wedding day. I always have a few on standby to ensure that my clients stay dry and their outfits don't get ruined. The last thing you want is to have wet and uncomfortable guests, so having clear umbrellas is a must-have.


Stunning details photos truly come from having beautiful details to capture. I often ask in pre-wedding consultations to have jewelry, perfume, rings, florals, invitations, etc gathered to capture detailed photos. To add to the layout or flat lay I often include vintage stamps from the area, postcards, ribbon, and other small trinkets to add in. If we did an engagement session together I often bring a print or two from that session to add as well.

Flags and Pendants

Since 2021 I have been adding assorted college flags, pride flags, etc from reception group photos. If you have a reception group photo and want an organization's logo represented either bring an item you already have or reach out and see if I have an item already. I love the growing number of reception group photos I have of MTU or NMU alums and growing the representation of LGBTQ+.

Wooden hangers for clothing

Your wedding dress is one of the most critical aspects of your big day, and it deserves to be treated with care. Wooden hangers are an excellent option for hanging your dress as they provide sturdy support and prevent any creases or wrinkles - plus they look better in photos than plastic dress hangers. As a wedding and elopement photographer, I always bring a few wooden hangers to ensure my clients' dresses are displayed beautifully in their wedding photos. I love the personalized hangers but if this is an element you want to opt out of, I have options to still achieve the look. Dark brown and natural wood hangers are available for wedding party gowns or coats.

Film photographer equipment

Film photography has made a comeback in recent years, and it's easy to see why. The film provides a unique and timeless quality that digital photography can't replicate. As a film photographer, I always have my equipment ready to capture the most beautiful moments of my client's weddings. I bring my film cameras, a variety of lenses, and film stocks to ensure that I have everything I need to capture stunning images. I often share the film camera with kids, guests, etc to capture a variety of perspectives from the day. I am looking at investing in a Polaroid camera as well in 2023 weddings.

Adventure gear

For my elopements, I offer a wide range of gear and resources to ensure a successful elopemyn adventure. Reach out directly to learn more about my adventure elopement offerings. Paddleboards, hiking gear, rain gear, hiking resources, insight, and more. The more adventurous the better! I am trying to continue to expand my elopement gear so reach out if you have an idea.


Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. As a wedding and elopement photographer, I have a wealth of knowledge and resources that I am happy to share with my clients. From recommending vendors to providing timeline suggestions, I am always happy to help make the planning process as stress-free as possible. You can find resources on my website or reach out and I would be happy to work with you to achieve the wedding or elopement day of your dream.

Other Items

- Medicine

- Pens

- Assorted throw blankets

- Lint Roller

- Snacks & Water

- Stool/Small ladder

- Small scissors

- A lighter


  1. Do I need to provide clear umbrellas for my wedding? No, you don't have to have clear umbrellas for your wedding. However, it's a good idea to have them on standby in case of unexpected rain. If you already have them, great!

  2. Why do photographers use wooden hangers for clothing? Photographers use wooden hangers for clothing because they provide sturdy support and prevent any creases or wrinkles in the fabric.

  3. Do these resources come at a cost or will be charged to my invoice? I do not charge for these. If you notice you have them after a wedding day, reach out and I would happily meet up to get them back, but there is no cost.

  4. Can you recommend any vendors for my wedding? As a wedding and elopement photographer, I have worked with numerous vendors and am happy to recommend some based on your preferences and budget.

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