In My Bag: Taranaki Wedding Photographer

About half my couples like to know what gear we shoot with on their wedding day and at a meeting last weekend the groom asked about flashes and aperture and what-have-you… probably a mistake as I could talk the leg off a chair about cameras and photography. I resisted the urge to bore him senseless (at least I hope I did) with photography chat and instead thought it’d be a good time to unzip the camera bag and show you what’s what. This has nothing at all to do with the latest addition to the camera family, which might just be my new favourite… see below.

If you’re not a camera geek, don’t be worrying about the numbers and letters, just know these are the best lenses for making you look even more fabulous on your wedding day (or any day, come to think of it!) They’re mostly fixed length (rather than zooms), which essentially means the images are incredibly sharp. Being a fixed length, if I want to zoom in, I walk towards you and to zoom out, I walk backwards. Actually, that should read: I walk backwards and hope I don’t trip over something and make myself look incredibly uncool or injure myself. It wouldn’t be the first time.

Left: My new baby, mostly for making your rings look ah-maz-ing – Canon 100mm Macro f2.8L
Right: My other fave, I nearly cried the first time I took a picture with it (it’s that good, I promise) – Canon 85mm f1.2L

Left: This is pretty much Kent’s domain as my pathetic arms struggle to lift it! – Canon 70-200mm f2.8L
Right: Great for getting lots in the picture -Canon 16-35mm f2.8L

Left: I use this lens the most, it makes everything look gorgeous – Canon 50mm f1.4
Right: Catches lots of people or lots of landscape – Canon 28mm f2.8

The little brother of our other 50mm, it’s our oldest lens but just so good – Canon 50mm f1.8

Yes, the camera bag gets kinda heavy after a while… especially when you add the camera bodies, flash and other goodies. Thank goodness for Kent, who just loves to carry things for me!

E xx

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