My Wedding Photography Gear

At every wedding that I photograph, someone always asks me about my wedding photography gear. What cameras, lenses and other equipment do I use.

Let me start by first saying that you can still take a terrible photo with the best camera in the world. Likewise, you can take an amazing photo with a very ordinary camera. The quality of the photographs depends entirely on the photographer, not the equipment.

Having said that, I do love cameras and new lenses. And I do believe that a professional wedding photographer should have an awesome gear, with backup cameras and lenses, and continually update it.

So this is my current kit. I will probably update it in the next year or so, depending on what is out. The new Canon EOS R is Canon’s new mirrorless camera, and I would love to get it, but it doesn’t have two card slots, which is a total deal-breaker for me. I might also move over to sony’s mirrorless system soon, but I do love shooting on the Canon. Canon’s new mirrorless lenses look pretty amazing, so I think I will wait to see what their professional body looks like before deciding if I’ll switch systems.

My Wedding Photography Gear

Canon 5D MK IV

 

I shoot wedding with 2 of these cameras and they are absolute workhorses that are extremely reliable, fast and weather sealed.

  • 30.4 Megapixels
  • Up to 7 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K video

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II

 

One of the best wedding photography lenses. You can shoot a whole day with just this one lens.

 

I currently keep it as a backup lens as I prefer to use primes on a wedding day.

 

Love this lens when on holiday and use it as a travel lens.

  • Professional zoom lens
  • Extremely versatile
  • Very sharp

Canon 85mm f/1.2L II

 

I use this beast at every wedding. Particularly for location photos and reception coverage.

 

At f/1.2 combined with the 5D MK IV, you can shoot without flash the whole reception if you wanted.

  • Fantastic portrait lens
  • Astonishing low light performance

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Lens

 

I would use this lens for 90% of a wedding day. I love the look of this lens and 35mm is perfect for me.

  • My favourite lens
  • Good for landscapes and portraits

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L

 

I love this lens for portraits and for sunflare portraits.

Amazing in low light as it is f/1.2 and I love shooting reception details with this lens.

  • Great sunflare
  • Astonishing low light performance
  • Wedding details

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens

 

This is a great macro lens that doubles as a great portrait lens.

I use this only during wedding preparation part of the day.

  • Macro lens
  • Great for portraits
  • Image stabilisation means you can do handheld macro shots.

Canon EF 135mm f/2L Lens

 

I love the combo of the 35mm on one camera and the 135mm on the other. Love this lens!

 

It is on my camera for about 80% of a wedding day.

  • My favourite portrait lens

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III

 

I used to use this lens a lot. But now I only really use it to get a group shot in a tight space or a venue room shot.

 

Is a favourite lens for landscape photographers.

  • Ultra wide

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L

 

This is my main reception and dancefloor lens. It stays with me for the whole reception because of its great low light ability and its wide angle.

  • Prime lens
  • Great low light ability

Holdfast Moneymaker

 

I've used a lot of different straps, belts and harnesses over my wedding photography career.

 

This is the only thing that stopped any back and shoulder pain when shooting with two cameras.

  • Straps to hold two cameras.
  • Makes shooting fast and efficient.
  • No more back and shoulder pain.

Canon 600 EX-RT Flash

 

I have 3 of these and use them whenever I feel like I need extra light.

  • Powerful and reliable.
  • For on camera and off camera use.
  • Radio triggered

DJI Mavic Pro 2

  • 1-inch CMOS sensor
  • Shoots RAW photos
  • Adjustable aperture

DJI Mavic Pro Platinum

  • Small and compact
  • The "Platinum" is very quiet.
  • Great travel drone.

Think Tank Streetwalker

 

I can fit two camera bodies, 4 lenses and a few small accessories.

 

If I have an interstate wedding with air travel, I just use this bag and take what I need. Fantastic backpack.

  • Great for air travel
  • Comfortable for long walks
  • Fits a lot of gear

Think Tank Airport Rolling bag

 

I normally take this bag to all weddings as it hold all of my camera equipment.

 

I have the option to take it on airlines, but I find it exceeds the weight restrictions if I fill it with gear.

 

Love the rolling bag feature.

  • Specifically designed to meet airline carry-on limits.
  • Rolling bag.
  • Fits a lot of gear including two cameras, variety of lenses and laptop.

Zenfolio

 

This is a great platform for anyone that wants to show off their photos.

 

The best feature is that they offer unlimited storage space on all their plans, making this an obvious choice for photographers looking for cheap cloud storage.

 

I use Zenfolio for client galleries before 2018 and for storing all my personal and family photos.

  • Free trial to see if you like it.
  • Easily create a beautiful website.
  • A great way to store high resolution images.
  • Unlimited storage space.
  • Very cheap yearly pricing.

Pic-Time

 

This platform is aimed at professional photographers and offers some of the most beautiful client galleries around.

This is what I currently use for client galleries and to deliver client images.

  • Offers a free plan with 20GB of storage.
  • Unlimited storage available.
  • Beautiful platform.

Pro Photo

 

If you are looking for a wordpress website theme, this is what I use and recommend.

 

  • Use this link and you can get $20 off the current price.

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