Five Pieces of Gear That Will Change Your Wedding Photography

What are the obscure items that you carry with you on the day of shooting a wedding that make the day run smoother or make your results that little bit more pro? Here are five things you might not have thought of that could make a big difference.

John Branch IV has shot a ton of weddings, and as a Fujifilm X-Photographer, you can be sure that he knows what he’s talking about. Branch has put together a list of items that probably aren’t in everyone’s kit bag that he thinks are essential to getting more from a couple’s big day.

There are a few more nuggets that I might add to this list depending on how light you like to travel. If you’ve ever shot a wedding where the preparation is taking place at a budget-friendly hotel, you’ll know that a wooden clothes hanger for the wedding dress can be incredibly useful. If it’s a rented dress, the hanger that comes with it might be cheap and nasty, and the hotel won’t necessarily have a decent substitute. What's more, I’ve found that some hangers are designed so that they’re impossible to remove from the wardrobe.

In addition, a tacky bedside table can sometimes be transformed by the addition of a silk handkerchief for those shots of the rings, but be sure to keep it rolled rather than folded to avoid creases.

What would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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