What equipment do you need to shoot a wedding? Find out what gear pro wedding photographers use with our guide.
If you have ever yearned to become a wedding photographer it is crucial to invest in gaining the necessary skills, experience and importantly photographic equipment.
This blog offers a quick guide to the important pieces of kit that a wedding photographer will have in his or her bag. We also consider the benefit of shooting full frame, to help you achieve that perfect wedding photo.
Training and experience is important and most wedding photographers initially start by photographing a friend or relatives wedding. This was the case for wedding pro David Peake.
Additional training can also be undertaken to supplement your knowledge - pay a visit to our School of Photography page to see what courses are available.
There are some compelling cases to shoot full frame. We'd even suggest that you are better off using an older, used full frame camera body rather than a newer, smaller sized sensor. Check our used equipment here.
Reasons to use full frame to capture the bride and groom:
There are some clear benefits to shooting full frame for wedding photography, but that is not to say that it is the only option.
Mirrorless offers something a bit different to a DSLR - namely discretion. The cameras, as a rule, are smaller, and offer a silent shooting mode. They can also offer higher frame rates than a DSLR.
The good news is that there are plenty of options now for full frame mirrorless cameras:
Sony a7iii, Sony a7Riii and the mighty impressive Sony a9
Canon EOS R
Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7
Read how wedding photographer Stuart Dudleston found the discreet size offered by his (APS-C sized sensor) Fujifilm X-T2 reinvigorated his approach to wedding photography.
By Park Cameras on 18/10/2018
Trade in your old equipment
Fast and easy trade in service ensures your old gear is collected efficiently and you are paid quickly! It's very simple to trade in your unwanted photography gear. Just head over to our dedicated Sell or Part Exchange page, fill out the details, and we'll get back to you with an offer for your old gear. Take the cash, or put it towards the cost of your new gear. It's up to you! Find out more