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Apr 13, 2017 // 10:38 AM

5 Wedding Photography Kits For Every Photographer

Written by Mike Duval

Often we’re asked our suggestion on what the right gear is for a particular shooting situation. One of the most common of those is wedding photography. Here, we’ve assembled our favorite gear for casual shooters and working pros alike.

The Wedding Guest Kit      

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Are you going to a wedding as just a guest? Still want to take some nice pictures? These two kits are just for you. We kept it simple with small, lightweight bodies and single lens solutions. Swapping out specialized f/2.8s for an all around f/4 zoom that still gives you plenty of focal length to play with. With the crop factor and the lens reach you can capture the action while staying out of the fray. This kit is perfect for destination weddings where you have adventures to document. We've added a flash for low light photos at the reception or as a fill light on those bright sunny days.

Canon Nikon
Canon Rebel T7i Nikon D5500
Canon 24-105 f/4 IS II Nikon 24-120 f/4 VR
Canon 430EXIII Flash Nikon SB-700 Flash
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Your First Wedding Kit  

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If you’re just starting to shoot weddings, this is a good place to start. We’ve optimized this kit to give you the fast and versatile f/2.8 zooms you need with a body that will get the job done without any frills to keep costs down. Featuring top of the line flashes, you’ll have a capable setup designed to let you document the wedding day.

Canon 80D DSLR Nikon D7200 DSLR
Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS Nikon 17-55 f/2.8
Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR II
Canon 600RT II Kit Nikon SB-5000 Kit
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 The Working Pro Kit

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This is far and away the most popular setup of working wedding professionals. These kits feature full frame bodies with fantastic high ISO performance and plenty of resolution. 

Both include the workhorse 24-70 f/2.8 and 70-200 f/2.8. We also include an ultra-wide zoom and a macro for capturing every detail. It's hard to go wrong with this setup because you've got every focal length covered from roughly 14mm all the way to 200mm. Add a second body to the mix, and you can have 24-200mm covered at a moments notice (and have a backup body)!

When it gets dark, you can let your creativity fly with two Speedlight flashes for dynamic off camera lighting. Add some optional light stands and a collapsible softbox and you'll have a portable mini studio. 

Canon 5D Mark IV Nikon D810
Canon 16-35 f/2.8L III Nikon 14-24 f/2.8
Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II Nikon 24-70 f/2.8E VR
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II Nikon 70-200 f/2.8E FL VR
Canon 100 f/2.8 IS Macro Nikon 105 f/2.8 VR Macro
2x Canon 600RT II Flashes 2x Nikon SB-5000 Flashes
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 The Prime Artist Kit   

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This is a play on our Working Pro Kit but with the upgrade to prime lenses. These kits are for shooters who want the best possible image quality. These lenses are designed for experienced pros who are familiar with the focal lengths they need during different parts of the day. Shooting primes will slow you down, but, in a good way. You’ll spend more time thinking about each shot, and walking around as you compose each shot. Shoot these lenses at f/2.8 for incredible sharpness & detail or open them up to f/1.4 and embrace ambient only low light photography. You still get two speed light flashes to give you lots of lighting options.

Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR Nikon D810 DSLR
Canon 24 f/1.4L Nikon 24 f/1.4
Canon 35 f/1.4L Nikon 35 f/1.4
Canon 50 f/1.2L Nikon 50 f/1.4
Canon 85 f/1.2L Nikon 85 f/1.4
Canon 135 f/2L Nikon 135 f/1.4
2x Canon 600RT II Flashes  2x Nikon SB-5000
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The No Expense Spared KIT


Nikon-NoExpenseSpared Kit-1.jpgWhen only the best will do, you can’t go wrong with the Canon 1DX MKII or Nikon D5. With frame rates well above 10fps and deep image buffers, you won’t miss a moment you can’t recreate. Both feature incredibly fast & accurate auto focus systems paired with the best high ISO performance in the business. This kit focuses on prime lenses again, but it adds the super exotic 200 f/2.0, and some wide angle zooms for full coverage. The 200 f/2.0 is arguably the best lens made by both Canon & Nikon. They create images with unparalleled sharpness, bokeh, and depth. Need a bit more reach? Add the 1.4x extender and have a 280mm f/2.8 for getting in close during the ceremony.

We’ve also added in a Profoto B1 trigger, and 24x36 Softbox. The Profoto B1 and soft box setup will give you the power you need to work in just about any lighting scenario. Get beautiful, studio-quality lighting on location with no wires to trip over.

Canon 1DX Mark II DSLR Nikon D5 (CF) DSLR
Canon 16-35 f/2.8L III Nikon 14-24 f/2.8
Canon 24 f/1.4L Nikon 24 f/1.4
Canon 35 f/1.4L II Nikon 35 f/1.4
Canon 50 f/1.2L Nikon 50 f/1.4
Canon 85 f/1.2L Nikon 85 f/1.4
Canon 135 f/2L Nikon 135 f/2
Canon 200 f/2L Nikon 200 f/2
Canon 1.4x Teleconverter Nikon 1.4x TC III Extender
2x Canon 600RT II Flashes 2x Nikon SB-5000 Flashes 
Profoto B1 Flash Profoto B1 Flash
Profoto Air TTL-C Remote Profoto Air TTL-N Remote
Profoto Speedring Profoto Speedring
Westcott 24x32 Softbox Westcott 24x32 Softbox
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Don't forget about the essentials like extra batteries and memory cards! For most cameras you can photograph an 8 hour wedding with 2 batteries. Having a 3rd is a good safety net. Cameras like the Canon 1DX Mark II and Nikon D5 can usually shoot for 8 hours on a single battery. 

How much memory you'll need is mostly up to your shooting style. With most cameras supporting dual card capture, and RAW files in the 30-40 MB range we'd recommend either dual 64GB or 128GB memory cards.

Finally, when it comes to lighting, if you need stands for your lights, we have a great 2 stand kit that can be added on to any order.

Topics: Wedding Lenses Photography Lighting Camera

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The Wedding Guest Kit - Canon
The Wedding Guest Kit - Nikon
Your First Wedding Kit - Canon
Your First Wedding Kit - Nikon
The Working Pro Kit - Canon
The Working Pro Kit - Nikon
The Prime Artist Kit - Canon
The Prime Artist Kit - Nikon
No Expense Spared Kit - Canon
No Expense Spared Kit - Canon