Whats In My Camera Bag

I thought I would take a second from blogging weddings and engagement sessions to share the type of equipment I use. I get asked all the time “How do you get your images to look like that?” “How did you create that blurred backdrop?” “What lens did you use?”  And while it is important to have a creative mind when it comes to wedding photography I also believe you need to have professional grade equipment in order to get the look and feel of the images. I’m a Nikon girl. In high school I had a pentax film camera {which I still have} but for weddings I use all full framed censored Nikon cameras. These camera bodies paired with my Nikkor Lenses equal some magic that is waiting to happen. I prefer to use natural light as much as possible but when that isn’t available I am ready with two other types of lighting. For lighting I use my Nikon SB-800 flashes with pocket wizards or two Flashpoint video lights. I shoot solely in RAW/NEF files. This allows the range of the image to be utilized greater. The majority of my editing takes place in Lightroom, where I edit, adjust exposure, change temperature, sharpen images, etc. People ask if I photoshop, and I do, however I use it sparingly. And because a picture of all my equipment is, well, just plain boring, I thought I would add a few sea shells, sharks jaws and drift wood. And no, I don’t bring the coral or drift wood with me to weddings 🙂

Camera Bodies ::

Nikon D700

Nikon D750

Lenses ::

Nikkor 70 – 200 2.8 VRII

Nikkor 24 – 70 2.8

Nikkor 85 1.4 G

Nikkor 50 1.4  D

Nikkor 35 2

Sigma 60 Macro

Flashes ::

Nikon SB-800

Pocket Wizards

Flashpoint Video Lights

Not featured but in definite need of a shout out is my spider holster belt. This thing is a God sent!!! It absolutely saved my neck and back. No more throwing cameras over my shoulders I just click them in at my hip and walk around.