Wedding Day Photography Gear Checklist

Wedding Day Photography Gear Checklist

Saaty Photography: Wedding Day Photography Gear Checklist. Photographing a wedding may seem like a daunting task, running around for an entire day trying to get the perfect shots that your clients will look at for years to come. But never fear! Shooting a wedding is an amazing experience, but it is one you need to be prepared for. Here is a checklist for the basic necessities to make sure you never miss a single moment:


Wedding Day Photography Gear Checklist



  • Multiple camera bodies capable of shooting in low light
    • Make sure they have appropriate straps for how you plan to carry them
  • Multiple lenses with fast apertures
    • At least one of these should be a zoom lens
  • Spare camera batteries
  • Spare memory cards
  • Any external lights, flashes, stands, and modifiers you will need (scope out the venue first)
  • Spare batteries for lighting equipment
  • Wireless trigger system
  • A tripod
  • Practical camera bag to hold and protect your gear
  • Lens cleaning kit
  • Something to cover your camera with if it starts to rain, like a plastic bag
  • Any props you plan to use for portraits (champagne, confetti, etc.)



  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Snacks
  • Small sewing kit in case needed by the wedding party
  • Small medical kit
  • Wear comfortable shoes!
  • Timeline for all scheduled events throughout the day
  • List of photos you will be taking, approved by the bride and groom beforehand
  • Business cards in case guests ask


Wedding Day Photography Gear Checklist


Wedding Day Photography Gear Checklist

By using this checklist to keep track of your wedding shoot essentials, you can be sure to remember all of the necessary equipment to make the day go smoothly. Remember, go over everything with your bride and groom first, but this checklist will set you off on a good start!


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