My Wedding Photography Gear List

I have realized a long time ago that a person’s skill as a photographer cannot solely rely on the amount of equipment they possess. However, I have also come to understand that even the most talented photographer cannot produce their best work with cheap or subpar equipment.

Moreover, I have witnessed numerous times at weddings that having backup equipment is an absolute necessity. As a professional who is entrusted with capturing memorable moments on a one-time occasion, I must ensure that I have backups for everything I use.

Taking all these factors into consideration, I have invested in top-notch gear and I always carry an abundance of it. As of 2024, this is a list of the equipment I bring to every wedding:

Throughout the entire day, I typically have two cameras with me, and I have an additional third camera as an extra precaution.

I generally work with two cameras on me all day and have a third as extra redundancy.

Cameras:

1 x Canon R5
2 x Canon R6Mk2 cameras

Each camera uses two memory Cards for extra redundancy.

Lenses:

Canon RF 28-70 f2/L
Canon RF 15-35 f2.8/L IS
Canon RF 50 f1.2/L
Canon RF 70-200 f2.8/L IS
Canon RF 100 f2.8/L Macro IS
Canon RF 85 f1.2/L IS

Flashes:

4 x Canon EL-1
2 x Canon EL-5
2 x St-e3 RT v2 Remotes

Lots of back up batteries!

I fit all this gear in a single ThinkTank roller bag to make sure I am highly mobile. I carry a few light stands and modifiers too.

I have a few other lenses more suited for wildlife and sport and a 4th camera body I keep at home mainly for family and travel.

This wedding photography  gear list has been refined, tweaked and updated from years of wedding experience. I stay on the cutting edge of technology to maximize my creative freedom.

Wedding - Portrait - Event Photographer