My Photography Gear | Photography Equipment for Weddings

One of the questions I get asked the most is what kind of photography gear I use. I remember when I was first starting out, I looked and asked for guidance from other photography camera gearphotographer friends. As I got more established in my photography business, I was able to figure out the kind of camera and lenses I needed for my style. Below is a list of some of my most trusted camera equipment!




Nikon D810 – If you are shooting weddings, this camera is a beast in low light situations. The only negative is the size of the files. They are huge! However, this is my all-time favorite camera and I would recommend it to anyone looking to invest in a higher grade professional camera. It has a dual card slot which requires a SD + CF card.


Nikon D750 – I own 2 of these beauties which are comparable with the D810! The noise at higher ISO (2000+) is minimal. The dual card slot takes 2 SD cards, which I like better than a SD+CF card.


Nikon D600 – This used to be my backup camera, but I am looking to find this trusted friend a new home as I recently purchased a new D750 as a backup. If you are starting out and don’t want to invest thousands into your first camera, but want to go full-frame, then the D600 is the camera for you.


Nikon D3100 – This old friend was the first professional camera I ever owned. It was a wedding gift and I used it to teach myself almost everything I know now. This is not a full-frame camera, so I wouldn’t use it to photograph weddings or bigger events, but it would be a great family owned camera to take on vacations and trips. I still have this little guy but haven’t used it in years.




Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8

Nikon 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon 50mm f/1.4D

Nikon 35mm f/1.8G

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8

Sigma 24mm f/1.4




Yongnuo YN 560 III




Yongnuo RF-603NII-N3




Koolertron Waterproof Camera Bag




SanDisk Extreme PRO 32GB CF Card

SanDisk Extreme Plus 32GB SD Card

SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB SD Card

Lexar Professional 64GB SD Card


And there you have it! :) I know it looks like a lot, but photography gear accumulates over time! What is your favorite piece of equipment that you can’t live without?

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