The type of session I am shooting determines what I will bring. My most popular sessions are for families so I will give you an idea.
I bring some portable chairs and stools for posing. If it's indoors I bring backgrounds and professional lighting too. If there are small children I like to bring some things to engage them like feathers for tickling. They seem to love that! I make sure to have reviewed your 'Portrait Session Booking Form' so I know names and good info about all of you. I like to be as prepared as possible for your session!
I occasionally bring candy and/or treats to a session for the little ones because a little bribery can win a LOT of smiles!
For a child session I will bring more chairs and props and for newborns I bring all types of baskets and things to put them in as well as hats, diaper covers, ect. I love to work with my clients for a custom look. If dad is a painter, perhaps we will have a newborn session with paint cans and brushes.
The more original and creative my families are with ideas the better their session will be. Session planning with your photographer makes it so much more fun!