Wedding Photography Gear

We are Steve and Laura, two wedding photographers that love wedding photography.  We are occasionally asked what equipment we use.  so we thought we would put this list together shows you almost everything we use.

Wedding Photography gear List

Action... Camera... Lights...

If you ever wondered what equipment two wedding photographers might need as tools to do their job here is about 90% of what we use.

Not included are the bags that we carry it all in and the multitude of wires that get on Laura’s nerves!

Tripod * 2 – https://amzn.eu/d/7L0ONUT – Pixapro Retractable, Heavy Duty Light Stand. The legs expand as your place it on the floor and collapse as you lift it up. Makes the super convenient for moving them about in busy environments.

Pixapro 200https://amzn.eu/d/awPbFgJ The Pixapro PIKA200 PRO is useful for providing a powerful and portable lighting solution that can help to create stunning images in a variety of lighting conditions.

Godox Silicon Domehttps://amzn.eu/d/0KdKi2SThe Godox Silicon Dome is useful at a wedding as it helps to diffuse the light from a Godox AD200 Pro flash unit and create a softer and more even lighting, which can be particularly helpful in portrait shots or low light situations.

Sparklershttps://amzn.eu/d/7suolr1 – These are giant handheld sparklers that last longer than the normal ones. This makes it easier to capture a great sparkler exit photo at the end of the evening.

Manfroto Locking Arm https://amzn.eu/d/iovr6xoThe Manfrotto 244 Variable Friction Arm is useful at a wedding because it can securely hold lighting equipment or cameras in place, while allowing for easy adjustment and positioning.

Money Maker Leather Strapshttps://holdfastgear.com/products/bridle-leather-money-maker-luxury-leather-multi-camera-strapThe Money Maker straps are useful because they us to comfortably and securely carry two cameras at once, allowing for quick lens changes and capturing more shots in a shorter amount of time.

Pocket USB Heaterhttps://amzn.eu/d/cme4GX2 – Great for providing heat to keep our hands hands warm during outdoor weddings in cold weather.

Godox Sony V1https://amzn.eu/d/4LUUy2t – This is a powerful and versatile on-camera flash that can provide reliable lighting for both indoor and outdoor shots.

Peak Design Thin Strapshttps://amzn.eu/d/1BKO9qO – These provide a comfortable and secure way to carry a camera, without adding extra bulk or weight.

Peak Design Thicker Camera Strapshttps://amzn.eu/d/iaPvUDW – These are useful because they are designed to distribute the weight of heavy cameras more evenly, reducing fatigue and strain during the longer wedding days.

So much gear...

Bubble Machinehttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003721587630.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.115.3e1d1802xql3b3 – We use this when the weather is nice and there are children playing. They love a bubble machine and start chasing the bubbles, which helps us get some great photos.


Air Blowerhttps://amzn.eu/d/1zwlLrR – Every photographer has one of these in their bag. Useful for blowing dust out of a lens just before you change it on the camera.

PixaPo citi 100 Pro Flashhttps://www.essentialphoto.co.uk/products/pixapro-citi100-pro-ultra-compact-100ws-battery-powered-pocket-flash-ad100-pro – useful at a wedding due to its portability and high power output. Helps to create the right amount of light in some challenging environments.

Ulanzi LED Cntinuous Light (recharglable) – https://amzn.eu/d/9HJWgZI – This provides a constant, adjustable light that can help to illuminate subjects and create a more natural-looking light source in low-light situations. We especially use these for the sparkler shot.

Apple MacBook Pro M1 Max, 10 Cores, 64 GB RAM, 4TB Hard Disk – https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro/16-inch-space-grey-apple-m2-max-with-12-core-cpu-and-38-core-gpu-1tb – A very fast machine that really helps when its time to edit all the fabulous photos we have taken.

Prograde Card Reader – 2 Micro USB  – https://amzn.eu/d/fnz6BCc – Not all card readers are built equal. These are much faster than the average card reader which really helps when the are literally 1,000’s of photo to download off all the memory cards. This one is for the memory cards we use in the DJI Action camera, the drone and the Insta 360 camera. 

Prograde Card Reader – CF and SD card – https://amzn.eu/d/8dzrIZP – This one is for the SD cards that are used in all of the main cameras.


Sony Bluetooth SLR remote control https://amzn.eu/d/aXHUzTk – This allows us to trigger the camera remotely, enabling us to capture photos without physically touching the camera and potentially disrupting the moment.


Godox 400 Flashhttps://amzn.eu/d/1BbbY8B – This unit has a very high power output and fast recycling time, allowing for quick and efficient lighting for more challenging scenarios.


Godox V350shttps://amzn.eu/d/gWrRWAj – a compact flash that can be used on or off-camera in a variety of shooting scenarios.


RavPower 13amp USB power bank – This is a great charger to have to hand. We use it to charge various devices throughout the day.

Sigma 20mm 1.4 DG DN – https://amzn.eu/d/bDixBUb – Great for capturing wide-angle shots of the venue, group photos, and environmental portraits.

Sony 35mm f1.4 GM – https://amzn.eu/d/5CZyi3h – This lens allows us to capture wide-angle shots with a shallow depth of field, making it ideal for capturing candid moments and portraits in low-light situations.

Sony 85mm f1.4 GM – https://amzn.eu/d/bZA1jJV – This produces a beautiful shallow depth of field and creates stunning portraits with a pleasing bokeh effect.

Cameras... Lenses, Storage Cards...

Insta360 360 Camera RShttps://amzn.eu/d/cCbvHqV – This camera provides images that most people have never seen before, so it is great for capturing something a bit different. It is also great for capturing immersive 360-degree footage of the ceremony and reception, allowing viewers to relive the event from multiple angles.


Instag360 RS tripodhttps://amzn.eu/d/1kKPV03 – This is a special tripod for the Insta 360 camera as it is programmed to dissappear in the resulting images.


DJI Mavic 2 Drone – No longer in production but still great for capturing unique and stunning aerial shots of the ceremony and reception.


Godox AD300 Prohttps://amzn.eu/d/16e9wy2 – useful due to its powerful output and large flash head, which provide wider and more even lighting for larger or dimly lit wedding venues.


DJI Mini 2https://amzn.eu/d/hkOTYCL – We have this as a backup drone but it still great for capturing aerial footage and unique perspectives.


Sony A7Riii https://amzn.eu/d/gx2g6Pm – high resolution, fast autofocus, and excellent low-light performance make it a great choice as a wedding camera.


Sony 64Gb SD Card * 2 – https://amzn.eu/d/8CvBUFG – large storage capacity and fast data transfer speeds, making it a reliable and efficient choice


Sony A7Siiihttps://amzn.eu/d/9daTF1M – outstanding low-light performance, high-resolution 4K video capability, and fast autofocus.


Sony 160GB Tough CFexpress Type A Flash Memory Card – https://amzn.eu/d/2X7eBoR – large storage capacity, fast write speeds, and extreme durability.


Sony A9https://amzn.eu/d/7KfOB5Y – fast and accurate autofocus system, high-speed continuous shooting, and silent shooting mode.


Sandisk 128GB Extreme Prohttps://amzn.eu/d/2URw9PO – high-speed performance, large storage capacity, and durability.


Sony 128Gb https://amzn.eu/d/1gdifgC – fast read and write speeds, high capacity, and is durable and reliable for use in high-pressure situations


Sony A7Rivhttps://amzn.eu/d/5pWBpTP – high resolution sensor, advanced autofocus system, and excellent low-light performance make it a top choice.


Prograde 128GB SD Cardhttps://amzn.eu/d/f7cz5tD – high-speed performance, reliable durability, and large storage capacity.


Sony 128GB Toughhttps://amzn.eu/d/cZR5MK2 – fast write speeds, high capacity, and rugged durability.


Pink Leather Camera Strapshttps://www.theleatherrebel.com/shop/harness/?lang=en – stylish and durable design, comfortable, and ability to securely hold two cameras, allowing for quick and easy access to multiple lenses.


Sony 50mm f1.8 https://amzn.eu/d/8p6Sxqv – This is a cheaper lens that acts as a backup to our Sony 50mm f1.2


Sony 12-24mm f2.8 G – https://amzn.eu/d/hQdXYNy – wide-angle coverage, constant maximum aperture, and sharp image quality throughout the zoom range, which make it ideal for capturing dramatic wide-angle shots of the venue and the the wedding party


Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G – https://amzn.eu/d/iu5GhTa – fast aperture, versatile zoom range, and high-quality optics that deliver sharp, detailed images.

Studio Lights, Chargers, More Lenses...

Sony 20mm f1.4  GM – https://amzn.eu/d/3U71GAk – wide angle of view, fast aperture, and excellent image quality, making it well-suited for capturing group shots, environmental portraits, and low light scenes at weddings.


Sony 50mm f1.2 GM – https://amzn.eu/d/0fUKdpR – This is probably our favourite lens. Great for low light performance and shallow depth of field for beautiful bokeh, making it an ideal lens for capturing stunning portraits and detail shots.


Sony 135mm f1.8 GM – https://amzn.eu/d/dfVKaug – fast aperture, excellent bokeh, and long focal length for capturing candid and intimate moments.


Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS – https://amzn.eu/d/1wUhiaS – excellent sharpness, fast autofocus, and beautiful bokeh, making it well-suited for capturing stunning detail shots of the wedding details, such as the rings, flowers, and other small objects.


Micro SD Card Holder and spare micro SD cards


Godox X Pro-s Triggerhttps://amzn.eu/d/eOkbRAc – reliable wireless communication to control multiple flash units simultaneously.


SD Card Holder and spare SD cards – https://amzn.eu/d/0Ke0JnH


Sony Batteries NPFZ100 * 13 – https://amzn.eu/d/gBcMUew – You cam’t have too many batteries. We have never had a situation where we have needed more than 13 batteries on a full length wedding day. Each battery is supposed to enable the camera to take 700 shots which means we should have enough power to take over 9,000 photos on the day.


Newer Battery Holderhttps://amzn.eu/d/2IxnGqk – Great to store the spare batteries


Newmowa battery chargerhttps://amzn.eu/d/6EkZLgX – If ever we need to charge any batteries on the day, we can use this connected to a USB power bank.


Godox AD200 Pro * 2 – https://amzn.eu/d/bIGPwWH – We love these, they are very portable and they still have a high power output, with fast re-cycling times.


Godox griphttps://www.essentialphoto.co.uk/products/fg-100-flash-grip-handle – Great for attaching to the flash lights to hand hold them.


Enelop spare batterieshttps://amzn.eu/d/c5T669E – long-lasting power, quick recharge time, and low self-discharge rate. 

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