There are not many professional photographers that are willing to allow you to look inside their gear bag as some feel like it gives away their secrets and others because maybe they feel like their gear isn't up to par with today's professional photography standards.
As for me, a wedding, portrait and birth photographer I use the gear I do because I've tested so many pieces of equipment out that I've honestly narrowed it down to some incredible tools. My gear list consist of specific equipment that has been with me over the years and when it's time to replace it, I tend to go with the same type of gear unless there's been a drastic change and improvement.
(2) Nikon D810 full frame bodies
(2) AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lenses
(1) AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens
(1) AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens
(1) AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8G ED lens
(1) AF-S NIKKOR 50mm F1.4G lens
(4) Wireless flashes
(2) Remote flash triggers
(1) Shutter remote
(4) Octoboxes with stands
(8) Fully charged camera batteries
(12) AA rechargeable backup batteries for my flash and triggers
(2) Portable battery chargers
(4) Multiple SD memory cards (I tend to bring more just in case)
(1) SpiderPro Single Camera System Holster with lens pouch and SD card holder
It's very important when you hire a professional photographer for your wedding that you ask them about their gear list. A professional should be using a full frame camera, crop sensor cameras are considered only acceptable for beginner photographers. Professional wedding photographers should always have a back up camera body as well as several lenses, batteries and back up SD cards.
The main reason I say this is because you don't want your wedding being an "Opps" moment when the photographer tells you they are having an equipment malfunction. As a professional
I am always prepared, minimizing and preparing for "opps" moments is important. It's always why I am fully licensed and insured to photograph your wedding, event, birth, boudoir and family portraits. Do not chance your one in a life time portrait stories to just anyone you find on the internet. It's important to do research, ask about their equipment, experience and background. Ask to see an entire wedding they have photographed, this will allow you to see what type of work they do and how your wedding will turn out.
As alocal Temecula Wedding Photographer and a recent bride myself, I know how much time and effort gets put into selecting the right wedding vendors for your wedding. With that said, I offer free consultations to all of my clients. Lets chat if you are in the market for a photographer, complete the client inquiry form below and we will reach out to you within 24 hours.
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Heather J. Keys
Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar Photographer specializing in YOUR story.