Every photographer has different needs, and so every photographer will have different items in their bag.  Click here to see what’s in our bags and the bags of your peers  But photography can be an expensive profession or hobby; so we have dedicated today’s Resource Wednesday post to the essentials you must have  in your bag that are under $30!! 

1. Spring Clamps

These clamps are great to hold things in place, especially backgrounds.

2.Expo Disc

Our go to for the perfect white balance in camera!

3.Rechargeable Batteries

Not only great for the environment but great for your pocketbook too!

4. 5 in 1 Reflector

Need to diffuse, add warmth, cool light, or create shade? Do it all with one tool!

5. Lens PalGreat for getting the attention of your smallest clients


Is there an essential we missed? Leave a comment below!


We are always accepting submissions for possible features on the blog. Please see our Submission information for further directions. We are looking to showcase family photo sessions as well as milestone celebrations (birthday parties, baby showers, cake smash, religious celebrations) and style inspiration for both home (nursery, kids’ rooms.. ) and family photography sessions (what to wear, packaging, etc.)

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Rachel + Lisa

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