Starting out as a photographer, I literally had zero idea how to use my camera, let alone what kind of gear to buy to do the work I was passionate about. I’ve had some changes of heart over the last year and a half, but have finally landed on a set of equipment I vibe with.
TEAM CANON OR TEAM NIKON?
Now, the biggest question in the photography community is: Team Canon or Team Nikon. I can confidently say that I honestly love both. What? I know — just choose a side right? But, I can’t. Each one has its pros and cons for different photographers. I started out as a Canon girl in college with my trusty Rebel T2i, moved to a Mark 5D ii and then switched systems entirely to get my baby I have now, a Nikon D610.
I loved the Canon interface, but I just can’t argue with Nikon glass.
So, what’s in my bag? Let’s break it down (insert party boy music).
- Nikon D750
- Nikon D610
- 50mm 1.8 (basically never leaves my camera)
- 28-75mm 2.8 (perfect for large group shots or details of the rings)
- 70-200mm 2.8 (gotta love this low-light lens for everything from the ceremony to reception)
- Phottix Strato ii Transmitter and Receiver for off-camera flash
- Four 64GB SD Cards (my main cards for both of my camera slots since I shoot RAW)
- 32GB (backup)
- 16GB (super backup)
- Pack of AA Batteries (for my flash)
- Extra Charged Camera Battery
- Lens Hoods
- VINTA camera bag (a true life changer)
I tend to keep my arsenal pretty simple in comparison to other photographers, but that’s my style and how I love to operate. I don’t use off-camera flashes until the reception or set up extravagant scenes for my photos. I want the images to be as natural as possible because, in the end, that’s when the authentic and genuine moments you’ll love come through.
I’m a firm believer in natural light, telling jokes to get a smile and a little silly butt grab from the groom to bride that always loosens the mood 🙂
So, that’s it! That’s my go-to gear for shooting all of my weddings and boudoir sessions. Do you have some favorite gems in your bag or have a favorite photography style? Let me know in the comments below.