Some people will tell you that the gear doesn't matter. That what matters most is the person behind the lens shooting the image. I do agree that it absolutely takes more than just amazing gear to create a beautiful photograph. Composition, lighting, and emotion are all things you have to really have an EYE for. But...great gear really does help. When I started shooting weddings, I came equipped with a cropped-sensor DSLR, a terrible zoom "kit" lens, and one flash that I pointed directly at my subject at all times while indoors. Since then, we've upgraded a bit. Here is our full gear list (between two photographers).


1 Nikon D850

2 Nikon D750s

1 Nikon D810

1 Fujifilm X-T2


Sigma Art 24mm 1.4

Nikon 35mm 1.4

Sigma Art 35mm 1.4

Sigma Art 50mm 1.4

Nikon 85mm 1.4

Fujifilm XF 23mm 1.4 (50mm equivalent)

Fujifilm XF 56mm 1.2 (85mm equivalent)

Super old 60mm 2.8 macro that no longer autofocuses (for ring shots)


1 SB-910 Nikon speedlight, 1 Yongnuo speedlight, 3 Neewer speedlights, flash modifiers, 1 AlienBee 400 flash unit + softbox

Various random really old lenses used for flare and free-lensing

Various random objects such as prisms, copper piping, etc for creating interesting lighting effects