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What’s in my Wedding Photography Bag? Pt. I

This blog is for the enthusiasts, the fellow wedding photographers and anyone else who may want a glimpse into my wedding photography bag. This blog is a pt. I of a two part blog. I’ll cover my basics in this blog and then go into more detail in pt.2.

I’ve been shooting weddings since 2010 and have had many years of thinking a new camera, new lens, etc can lift my photographs to higher heights. It becomes apparent in all photographers journeys eventually.  There is only so long the photographer can look at the equipment until it ceases to hold the answers you are searching for. At this point of realisation you start to understand the biggest upgrades you can give to your gear is to upgrade yourself and your ways of thinking. Due to these revelations my current photography bag has been the same for a while and will probably be the same for a good while longer.

Holdfast money maker wedding photography

Here’s a little bit about every item in my wedding photography bag. Listed left to right in 3 rows.

Row 1

Moo Luxe Business Cards

Some people think the art of giving out business cards is dead… they’re wrong. Especially when it comes to these beauties.

iPhone 5s 16gb REPLACED iPhone X 64gb

The time came to change the phone up a few models so you can see my beautiful face in high definition on my Instagram stories.

Ratty old wallet with a photo of my girl

Sometimes you just need reminding of your amazing support network when you’re out alone slogging it.

Nikon D750 body x 2

Because you should never trust a photographer with only 1 camera.

Nikon 70-200mm AF-S Nikkor f2.8G ED VR II Lens

The long one which will get those impromptu natural shots.

Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 G AF-S ED Lens

An unorthodox lens for a wedding photographer. A direct result of my past love for skateboarding.

Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E AF-S ED VR Lens

The standard all around lens which plays back up to the other three.

Nikon 35mm f1.4 G AF-S Nikkor Lens (on camera taking photo)

A beautiful short focal length lens which stays on my camera all day.

Row 2

Polaroid SX-70 Instant Camera

Picked up in Berlin on a stag do. An absolute vintage masterpiece of instant photography.

Nixon Re-Run

One of the first watches I ever brought. Always need a watch to keep an eye on those times without glancing at my phone.

Nikon SB-910 Speedlight Flashgun x2 (plus one on camera taking photo)

Light light all around us.

Nikon SB-5000 Speedlight Flashgun

And a little bit more.

Instax mini 90 NEO CLASSIC

The modern, cheaper and smaller equivalent to the beautiful SX-70.

Row 3

Holdfast Money Maker in Water Buffalo Tan

An absolute game changer of a camera harness! I look like someone out of the wild wild west with this on. I can switch between two cameras in seconds.

Feel free to contact me should you wish to ask any specific questions about my wedding photography bag setup.