What equipment do I use?
MY tools THAT assist in making memories
The 5D Mark III is the top of the line Canon camera that we shoot everything with. We have two of these babies and they are treated like a member of the family. This camera focuses quickly, creates beautiful RAW files and won't be parted with until Canon comes out with the Mark IV.
This full frame camera is a great member of Canon's lineup and we have two of them which we use as "backup" cameras should something happen to our 5D's. It is always reassuring to have a back up in the event one of our 5D's fail (has yet to happen, but we are equipped).
When a unique perspective is needed, or, if we're really trying to paint a broad picture, we turn to this lens. The viewing angles at 16mm are 2.5 times greater than a human's angle of view. Because of the super-wide angle, our eyes see a distorted image, but it's rather pleasing to look at if used correctly.
This lens is on one of our cameras much of the time. It allows us to be close to clients. I love the bokeh (the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image) this lens creates, just wow! It focuses quick, great in low light and produces a very sharp image. We will never part from this beauty.
A 50mm is a must have if you are a photographer. This lens is equivalent to the angle the human eye views the world. This lens captures beautiful portraits, captures amazing photos in low light and is a staple item we carry on wedding days.
This is one the best lens' we own in terms of photo quality. The price tag is justifiable with the bokeh and sharp image that is produced. No lens we have shot with compares to this 85mm. We use this lens often for portraits during weddings and engagement sessions because the photos come out so dreamy. I am blown away every time I reflect on the photos I have taken with this lens.
This lens is great for tight spaces, creating dramatic landscapes and helps tell a story. I think every photographer must own a wide-angle zoom lens and this one is perfect. I could probably shoot an entire wedding with this camera, but it's nice to have a variety of imagery.
I call this lens "the sniper". It allows us to capture emotions from afar without being intrusive. This lens is mostly used during wedding ceremonies and other moments during a wedding day. I would love to shoot more sessions with this lens if it wasn't so heavy and allowed me to be closer to my subjects. This lens produces amazing photos, especially when shot at 200mm.
This lens is used when wanting to show up close detail such as wedding rings and jewelry. It is a must have for wedding photography if you want that awesome ring shot!
We own six of these speedlites and am super happy with their performance. Depending on the lighting situation, we may not use flash or we may use all four of these. This allows us to ensure a favorable lighting environment for illuminating the dance floor/cake cutting/speeches and to help create killer portraits.
This transmitter allows us to control our 600EX-RT speedlite's remotely in the event the situation calls for it. I can control all four speedlites with this transmitter. Just a little gadget that helps get the results we're looking for.