Must Haves: Gear I Bring With Me To Every Wedding

My Must-Have Photography Gear

As a wedding and elopement photographer, I know that every marriage celebration is unique and requires a different set of photography gear to capture its essence. However, there are certain pieces of gear that I bring with me to every wedding to ensure that I’m fully prepared for whatever challenges come my way.

My Must-Have Photography Gear:

First and foremost, I absolutely LOVE my Canon R6 Mirrorless cameras. These cameras are simply outstanding in terms of their speed and image quality. They offer a quick and reliable autofocus system, which is especially helpful when shooting fast-moving subjects. For example, the bride and groom during the ceremony or capturing the grooviness on the dance floor. Additionally, the cameras are compact and lightweight, making them easy to carry around all day long.

But a great camera is only half the story. To get the best results, you also need to have the right lenses. My go-to lenses are the RF 26-70mm and 70-200mm. These lenses are incredibly versatile, allowing me to capture everything from candid shots of guests to close-ups of the happy couple. They also deliver exceptional image quality, with sharp details and beautiful bokeh that make every shot look like a work of art.

Lighting and Posing Techniques:

Of course, even the best cameras and lenses can’t always overcome tricky lighting situations. That’s why I always bring off-camera flashes with me. These flashes help me to create the perfect lighting for each shot, no matter the conditions. I can adjust the intensity and direction of the light to create a romantic atmosphere for the ceremony or a fun, lively vibe for the reception. And because the flashes are off-camera, I can avoid harsh shadows and other unflattering lighting effects.

In addition to using off-camera flashes, I also pay close attention to posing. By giving clear directions and guidance, I ensure that everyone looks their best in every shot. Whether it’s a group photo or a couple’s portrait, I work to capture natural, relaxed poses that showcase each person’s unique personality. This helps to create timeless, beautiful photos that my clients will treasure for years to come.

As a wedding photographer, I know that preparation is key, especially with photography gear. By bringing the right gear with me to every wedding, I can be confident that I’ll have the proper gear. I’ll be able to capture all of those special moments that my clients will treasure for years to come. Whether it’s a teary-eyed exchange of vows or a joyous dance floor moment, I’m ready to capture it all with my trusty cameras, lenses, and flashes.



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Alex & brendan

"Elora was the ideal pick for us when it came to choosing our photographer for our engagement photos and wedding. She was incredibly fun to work with and put in a lot of effort to make us feel at ease. She provided us with a diverse range of photos capturing everything that was happening. Her presence was delightful, and she helped me stay relaxed throughout the night."

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