Below is a list of the tools and equipment in my kit. In addition to my photography gear, I also bring a
number of items designed to make the wedding day as easy and stress-free as possible. All items are hyperlinked affiliate links to make it easy if you want to purchase them for yourself, as well as supporting me and my work at no extra cost to you.
The Camera - Nikon Z6ii
Sporting the latest and greatest in mirrorless technology, the Z6ii allows me to capture both high quality photos and video. It has excellent low-light capabilities for those darker interior shots, and shoots at 14 frames per second so we don't miss a thing!
The Other Camera - Nikon D750
Lauded as Nikon's "Camera of the Year," the D750 sports a 24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, state of the art focusing and low light capabilities, 6.5 frames per second shooting, and full 1080P HD video recording at up to 60fps. This camera has been my bread and butter for years, and with it I have been able to capture so many amazing moments and memories.
Lens - Tamron 35mm f/1.4
This prime lens is light weight, with an incredibly wide aperture, giving me that shallow depth of field even at such a wide angle. It has amazing colors and sharpness, lets in a ton of light, and focuses quick, so it's a perfect event lens competing and even besting the quality of equivalent Zeiss glass.
Lens - Nikkor Z 85 f/1.8 S Line
This lens along with the 35 mm are my bread and butter. Nikon's new S Line lenses are incredibly sharp, quick to focus, and have fantastic protection against chromatic aberration and other drawbacks of traditional DSLR lenses.
Lens - Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 G2
The bread and butter zoom of event photography, the Tamron 24-70 G2 is a great all around lens for both wide-angle shots, and close up portraiture. the low f-stop allows for proper exposure even in dark rooms.
Lens - Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 G2
Although it's a little bit on the heavy side, this lens is amazing at portraiture and creating those creamy smooth backgrounds that everyone loves. Its long range allows me to get those intimate shots, while not being in the way. It's my go-to lens for ceremonies.
Lens - Laowa 100mm f/2.8 Macro
This lens is my personal microscope. Boasting a 2:1 macro ratio, it has no competitors, and perfectly captures close up shots of rings and other accessories.
Lens - Samyang 14mm f/2.8
A manual focus lens, the Samyang 14mm is great for wide angle landscape shots, or dynamic portraiture. It can also be used for wide angle macro shots or walk around event photos, and gives a unique look to any image taken with it. It's hard to miss your shot with such a wide focal length, and stopped down, everything is in focus. A niche lens, it serves its purpose splendidly.
Lens - Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Known at the "nifty fifty," I will sometimes pull this lens out when my 35mm is too wide, and my 85mm is too long. It's a sharp lens, and great in low light, which makes it an incredible value for the price point.
Lighting - Godox TT600
I love my Godox flashes. They're portable, powerful, and a reliable source of light for when the overhead lights just aren't cutting it, or to add creative flavor to portraits. I carry four of these in my kit at all times, along with my light stands in a bag. I attach the Godox XPro to my camera to control my flashes remotely.
Action Cam - GoPro Hero 10 Black
The GoPro is such an easy-to-use and effective camera for capturing those behind the scenes shots. I typically mount this on a light stand and use it to take video of me taking pictures! But it's very versatile, and can be used for a variety of circumstances.
Accessories & Camera Bag
I bring a variety of photo accessories that help me to capture the images I want to take, and to be prepared for a variety of situations. Lens filters, cleaning cloths, creative effect filters, tripods, extra batteries, SD cards, step-up rings, reverse lens adapter, camera flash, business cards, and a small selection of clothes pins, all stored in my Endurax camera backpack. It even has a spot for my iPad!
Wedding Survival Kit
This is a kit of my own design that has all the essentials to help your wedding day go smoothly. Included are clothes pins, safety pins, bobby pins, Tide-To-Go, shoe polish, bandaids, first aid kit, sewing kit, tweezers, q-tips, Ibuprofen, tissues, moist towelettes, bug spray, granola bars, water, tape, lint roller, and umbrella. It pays to be prepared!
Phone - Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Phones have come a long way! The S21 has an amazing camera that can capture 4k footage and offers an incredible zoom range. I use it as an extra camera when I'm doing video work, and to post Instagram stories while shooting. It's also great for making calls - who knew!
If you have any questions about my gear, or want advice on making the most of your kit, contact me!