I have been photographing weddings for 5 years and have photographed over 150 weddings. I have always been a lover of photos but I didn’t get my first camera until graduate school. I was going to be an architect but it turns out I couldn’t draw a straight line but I can use a camera. I interned in NY and second shot in Maine while I was getting started in weddings. I have been lucky enough to be a full time wedding photographer for just over two years. I am not a “techie” but I do love the gear I have built up for my wedding photography arsenal. So what is in this Maine wedding photographers gear bag?
I use the duel holster spider belt. It holds both of my canon 5d mark III’s. I have the Canon 6d for backup. Generally my preferred set up is the Canon 35mm 1.4L and on the other camera the Canon 85mm 1.2L. I do own the 24-70mm 2.8L and the 70-200mm 2.8L. The 70-200mm 2.8L I will use for some ceremonies. I often use the 100mm 2.8 for my ring shots. I am mostly an on camera flash person–but I do bring the pocket wizards in case I need to use off camera flash. If I am going to add light it would more often be with the little video light just to add a tiny pop. The only lens left to buy is the 50mm 1.2 which I hope to have before the beginning of the season as I love shooting with it. Even though the 85mm is slow to focus it is still my favorite lens for its bokeh. Other things not included in the picture are a plethora of SD and CF cards, batteries, an alien bee light with a 3×5 softbox, a monopod and tripod.