We believe, and we will always believe, that there is so much more to wedding photography than just nice equipment. However, that is not to say your wedding photographer shouldn’t have nice equipment. Here is our list of professional equipment. Besides the equipment listed below, we have a variety of tripods, filters, and other accessories.
To get an idea of “must-have-equipment” for wedding photographers, check out the “What kind of equipment do you use?” section in our article titled 15 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer.
1. Camera Systems
Starting with camera bodies, our studio uses the most current and high-performing wedding photography camera bodies available to date, the Canon 5D Mark III and Mark IV. Each of our master photographers is equipped with one of the following primary and backup bodies.
Primary camera body: Canon5D Mark III or Mark IV
Backup camera body: Canon 5D Mark III or Canon 7D or Canon 6D
We also have photographers who are all Nikon (D4 D5 and D800 or D810) and Sony A7R III or II) which I'm not going to list here.
Our studio purchases only high-end professional L quality lenses if Canon, and/or Nikon equivalents in order to get the best sharpness, contrast and saturation straight from our camera. Our lenses consist of multiple:
Note: the list includes canon but assume an equivalent lenses if the photographer has Nikon or Sony camera. Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS USM Telephoto Lens
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Canon 50mm F/1.2 USM Portrait
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens
Canon EF 8-15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM II Wide Angle Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM 1-to-1 Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
Canon Speedlite 580EX II and 430EX II Fash for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras
PocketWizard PWP-TR 801-125 PLUS II Transceiver (Black)
Yongnuo Wireless Systems
4. Photography Accessories
Lens Filter Case (not used that much)
Pelican 1510 Case
Tiffen Circular Polarizer Filters
Tiffen 58mm Neutral Density 0.9 Filter
Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod Legs (Black)
Westcott 750 Photo Basics 7.0-Foot Light Stand
Westcott 1303 30in. Silver White Reflector
Sanyo Eneloop AA NiMH Batteries
Drobo S 5-Bay USB 2.0/FireWire 800/eSATA Storage Array DRDR3A21