What I Bring Along For OOTD Shoots



OOTD photos can be challenging especially if you have no one to help out and have to take them on your own. There is more then just pointing and shooting when I head out to take my photos. I prep the day before so that I’m not scrambling around looking for items that might help me when I’m in a pinch.

  • Lotion – I like to take shots of my rings, watches, etc and I want to make sure my hands are hydrated. Ashy hands and dry cuticles are not appealing to the eye. Same goes for feet!
  • Nail Polish – I will bring the nail color I’m wearing just in case I chip my nails on the way to my location, I’ve already done it.
  • Hair Spray – For some extra oomph I will bring my trusty Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, you never know what the weather is going to do to your hair!
  • Lint Roller – Pretty self explanatory.
  • Cleaning Cloth – This will help with smudgy finger prints that might be on your sunglasses or on the face of a watch.
  • Change Of Shoes – More often than not I will arrive at the location in some sandals or boots, this comes in handy when scouting locations and don’t want to walk in 6in heels.
  • Makeup – Touch-ups may need to happen so I’ll bring concealer, lipstick, powder, blotting sheets and cream highlighter.
  • Hand Sanitizer – You might touch the floor or lean against a wall, then touch the camera, need I say more?
  • Screen Shots Of Inspo – Maybe there is a new pose you want to try out, taking screen shots on your phone is an awesome way to help with creativity.
  • Everydaymelissa

    Thumbs up girl!

  • Tara

    Definitely love the idea of screen shots for inspiration, definitely an essential item 🙂


  • Hannah

    Really interesting, so much more goes into taking these photos than you imagine!
    Hannah x

  • Elizabeth Murdock

    Great post ,the only thing I bring are pictures of inspiration on my phone. xx

    • Those really help me out too!

  • Tessa

    This is really interesting, I never really considered how much you’d need to bring along for a shoot. Brining nail polish is a stroke of genius!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

    • Yea I’m a bit of a freak when it comes to being prepared lol! Thanks love! xoxo

  • Angeline Lee

    Wow, I’ve never thought of all these, but thanks for the list!!


  • Kristiana

    I never thought of most of these! You’ve inspired me to put together a “kit” haha

    Kris | Love. Loft. Life.

    • Yay!!! go for it dear!

  • Annabel

    Interesting post, and you’ve covered things I never would of thought of in a million years!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

    • Glad I can give some insight on the topic xoxo!

  • Fabi

    Great post!! I hhad never thought about these points… I always tought about just going out with my camera and end of the story! Good to knowthere are some tips to make everything go amazing.

    Fabi | http://www.agirlandherstripes.com

    • You can never be too prepared lol!

  • Tania Jayne

    A really great post with a number of great tips that I’ll definitely be putting into place in the near future when I branch out to include some OOTD posts! Xx

    Tania | whentaniatalks.blogspot.co.uk

    • Sweet! Glad I could help in some way, good luck dear!

  • Dominique Jeter

    Very interesting. In modeling we have to carry a model bag. A blogger bag sounds cool too!

  • nueyork

    This was so interesting to read! There are so many tiny things that you don’t have to worry about when it comes to taking photos at home.


    • Exactly, there is so much planning when I go out and shoot!

  • Laarni

    Love you!!!!

  • Vanessa Buttino

    I totally didn’t think there were so many different items needed for an OOTD shoot. Holy cow. That’s crazy!

    • Yea unfortunately I’m on my own so I think of the worst case scenario lol, then prep for it!

  • Nik

    The screenshots one is such a good idea. Definitely going to remember that!

    Nik x
    NIKJAMESS | Fashion & Lifestyle

  • Carla @ Blush Parade

    It’s amazing to see the prep behind a shoot, something that can be seen as simple when you see the final product.

    I love how thoughtful you are and your attention to detail, and it really shows in your content and your pictures.

    • Thank you so much for all your kind words, I try my best! xoxo

  • tima

    i think this is a similar scenario to vlogging in public. do you choose locations that are isolated and how do you feel if people are around. also how safe do you feel if you are alone with your camera and equipment? thanks