I sometimes get asked by friends and followers on social media what equipment I use, and what I recommend to start taking pictures. So, I decided to give you all a little sneak peek at how I make my pictures come alive. If you are a photographer or someone looking to start don’t be afraid to reach out and ask questions, I love to help!
1. Canon 5D Mark iii: I own two of these… finally! These are my full frame bodies. I use two at the same time for wedding days. I’m not a big fan of switching out lenses throughout the day, if I can, I like to keep a wide lens on my left hip and a portrait lens on my right hip.
2. Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens: This is my baby, it hardly ever leaves my body. I enjoy this lens because it is so versatile and I know I will always get the sharp images I love.
3. Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens: My first ever purchased lens. This was a favorite for the longest time, and what made me enjoy prime lenses. I like to use this one when I work with seniors and couples.
4. Canon EF 70- 200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens: This was a lens that shocked me when I first got it. This thing weighs a TON and I look forward putting back in my bag when i’m done with it, Ha. But seriously, it creates a gorgeous background and creates very sharp images, but the weight of this thing kills my wrists.
5. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens: This lens was a hard one to purchase, I knew I needed a wide lens for wedding days, but was really debating between this and the 35mm. As I do wish I would’ve saved up and went for the 35mm this one gets the job done and gives me more wiggle room with the zoom which I thoroughly enjoy.
6. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens: This bad boy gives me those gorgeous detail shots. I have never tried using this during portraits, but someday I want to try. This guy is amazing.
Credit to Karli Cope for this one!
7. Holdfast MoneyMaker: My saving grace on wedding days, lugging around my bags and all my equipment puts a toll on my back and having this guy lets me be hand free and distributes the weight evenly on both sides of my body. I get to have both bodies with me at all times and change out lenses when need be.
And then my favorite accessories
All of my lenses are canons, I hope to break that soon and try a Sigma lens, just for fun! As well as a rolling suit case for my equipment. If anyone has a recommendations for those, I would love to hear!