Nikon D810 (main shooting camera)
Nikon D700 (backup camera)
Nikon F100 (film camera)
Nikon 35mm 1.4
Nikon 50mm 1.8
Nikon 85mm 1.4
Nikkor 105mm macro
3 Batteries for D800
2 Batteries for D700
Holdfast camera strap
2 SB900 Flashes
PocketWizard Flex + Mini
Nikon 58mm 1.4
On a wedding day, I use the 35mm most during the Getting Ready portion of the day, especially if the bride or groom is getting ready in a tight space, like a hotel room. I also use it for large bridal parties and large family portraits. I LOVE using the 35mm for fun dancing shots during the reception. Sometimes I will use it for portraits of the couple if I feel like the scenery around them helps to tell their story for the day. When I'm at home, I almost always use the 35mm with my kids. I love that it captures their lives in the most true-to-life form and allows for the setting of the day to be told in the story of the image.
The 50mm is my most used lens of all time. If I only had one lens to use during a family or couple session, this would be it. It allows me to get tight crops when I want to, but also gives me enough space to capture the whole scene without having to be too far away from my subject. There is still a bit of compression, to help separate my subject from the background.
I use this lens most for couple sessions! I love the compression, and I love that it is a long enough lens that I can back up and give my clients space if I feel like they need that to feel comfortable. I love the creamy background and bokeh this lens produces! It is sharp and fast! However, I hardly ever use this for family sessions (though I have occasionally), because I feel like I need to be too far away from my subjects to fit them all in. This typically means that I lose the kids' attention quickly. I will also use this lens if the background is especially distracting - this lens helps to soften that.
I LOVE this lens for all my detail shots - especially ring shots! However, I also use it as a telephoto lens during ceremonies or to get a super tight crop without being in people's faces. Sometimes I use this lens during cocktail hour if I want to capture genuine reactions from people without them realizing I am photographing them.
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