When I first started out shooting weddings I would show up with a mountain of gear. I may have had everything I could ever need, but if you can’t move because of it it’s not a great solution. It’s taken me quite a while to pare down my kit to what you see here but this is absolutely everything we use on a wedding day.
Sony A9: This is my main workhorse. This camera is ultra fast, has incredible auto-focus and is responsible for 95% of the work that I do. It’s an expensive piece of kit, but it’s changed how I’m able to shoot weddings for the better. That said it’s also why my average number of photos I take at a wedding has gone up to something like 6000.
Sony A7rIII: This is my main portrait camera. Nearly ever photo that’s currently on my instagram was taken with this. With nearly 5 stops of shadow recovery, this camera is unbelievably good for portraits but when compared to the A9, the AF just doesn’t stack up.
Sony A7rII: This is now a backup camera. The tiny batteries make it impractical and the entire camera is SLOOOOOOW. Probably still an awesome choice for landscapes but definitely not a wedding camera.
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art
Sony 85mm f/1.4
Sigma 135mm f/1.8
Sigma 70mm 2.8 Macro
Profoto B2: My assistants got really tired of carrying the B1 around so I switched to the lightest option I could find. These days though I’d probably buy a Profoto B10. Fewer cables with a negligible amount of added weight. They are very expensive, but they just work.
Profoto B1: More than anything else I’ve ever purchased, this light changed how I approach wedding and changed how I shoot. That said, for wedding and event work I’d
Profoto 3′ Octa