What's in my camera bag?
What I do I have in my camera bag for wedding photography?
Wedding Photographers usually own alot of gear. Most of this gear is due to the ever so famous "GAS" or "Gear aquisition syndrome"
I try and minimise the amount of gear I take to Weddings, this is mainly due to me not wanting to get in the way too much, setting up lots of stands around the room and being intrusive isnt my style. Thats great if it's yours, you get booked for it, but it's not mine.
For every wedding I take exactly the same photography equipment. I shoot Nikon mirrorless, sorry.
I have a box of random photography related things in my boot at all times (more on that down the page) my cameras on me at all times and a leather camera bag on my shoulder.
The Camera Bodies
I shoot with 2 Nikon Z6ii bodies, with a spare Nikon z6 I usually leave in the boot of my car during a wedding day or in my camera bag. It's important to not only shoot with 2 camera bodies on a wedding day but it's also really important to shoot to dual card slots. I've never had a card go bad on me, probably because I treat them very carefully and leave them alone but it always pays to be safe.
I shoot nikon because they feel good.
I shoot all prime lenses, which means I had to zoom with my feet which I enjoy. I am slowly becoming a 35mm/50mm dual shooter.
I am considering also getting the Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 S however I would only really use it during wedding speeches so it'll take alot of camera bag space up the rest of the day!
The extra bits I have in my wedding photography bag
My actual wedding photography bag
My camera bag
So I am a sucker for bags. I have a Lowepro pro-tactic 450 AW...which mainly stays in the car to be honest.
I enjoy having my gear on me at all times, so I move things over into my leather shoulder bag. I never leave anything unattended, especially cameras which have the wedding images on. I always remove my bag in transit to and from weddings, even if I only get out to fill up my petrol tank. It pays to be safe.
What about the box of treats?
I have a cool little box I got from a random website which is for "just in case I need it" scenarios.
It constains boring things like a 3 in 1 reflector, stands, a softbox, random stand adaptors and a huge box of coke zero cans.