So, I have been getting emails and messages asking what I cary in my camera bag for weddings and shoots. I took a few shots of my basic kit (minus a few lights and lightstands and random battery packs etc.). I also tried to find shot that I took with these lenses so you could see what I am talking about when I mention how I use them. There are still a couple lenses I want and they are the 135L and the 35L.
Ok! First up, here are the two bags I use. I use a ThinkTank Airporter, but I dont see it on their site, so here is something similar. I also use a Shootsac that I wear on myself along with all of the cards from the day.
The camera body I mainly use is the Canon 5D Mark III and the Mark II as my backup (waiting to upgrade that as well)
I have two favorite lenses and I think because at heart I am a portrait photographer. I use both the 50 1.2L and the 85 1.2L. The 50 allows me a little more room and I can really get up close. The 85 give such a gorgeous compression and creamy skin. I also will use the 50 for details at a wedding and the 85 gets smaller portrait groupings.
Here is the 50
For those super tiny details like rings, jewelry, dress detail I use the 100 2.8L Macro lens. I’ve heard people love this for portraits, but I have yet to try it for that.
During the ceremony and toasts and even first dances I like the 70-200mm 2.8L, I use the version 1. For the toasts and first dances I would love to get the 135 2.0L so that I can get a break from the beast that is the 70-200 lol
While i shoot venue details or large bridal parties I like to use the 16-35 2.8L. I have to admit, this isn’t a favorite, but when I need it I love it.
I did add some lighting just because they were in my bag. I have the Canon 600EX-RT and the 580EX-II Flashes that I use for receptions or dark getting ready rooms.
Hope this helps some of you and let me know if you have more questions!