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Gear List

Gear Guide

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

Sony Flash:


Profoto 3′ Octa

5′ Softlighter


New Zealand Wedding Photography

First, let me say CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement!

New Zealand has always been special to me. After being introduced to it through the Lord of the Rings films, I spent years planning and saving and after finishing school I made the leap and spent two months traveling around the country. Little did I know that those two months would introduce me to not only an unbelievably beautiful country filled with truly incredible people, but also my wife Cushla.

In the past 5 years I’ve traveled tens of thousands of kilometers through every inch of New Zealand and fallen in love with this country and I promise if you choose Nicholas Gore Weddings to photograph your wedding day we’ll put every ounce of our love for this country into your wedding photos!

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Nicholas Gore Weddings - Harborside East Wedding - Charleston, SC
Nicholas Gore Weddings – Harborside East Wedding – Charleston, SC