I was there in your shoes before: wanting to start photographing, wanting to start a business, having questions without knowing where to get the best answers. Here’s a full list of gears and everything I use to start my wedding photography business.

Of course, this list will grow as I grow over the year. Please come back to learn about updates.

Best Cameras For Wedding Photography (Sony Alpha Mirrorless)

Sony A7iv (x2)

Sony ZV1

Leica M6

Best Sony Lenses for Wedding Photography

Sony E-mount FE 24mm F1.4 GM (Best for landscapes and elopement photos. My most favorite lens ever)

Sony Distagon T FE 35mm f/1.4 (Most versatile. 2nd most used lens I’ve owned)

Sony 55mm F1.8 Sonnar T FE ZA (Best for sunset portraits)

Sony 85mm F/1.8 (For the dreamiest golden light, use this lens)

Sony 50mm f/1.2 G Master

Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master II


DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Camera Bag:

WANDRD PRVKE 31L Travel and DSLR Camera Backpack with Laptop/Tablet Sleeve

Accessories I cannot live without

Most affordable flash for Sony Cameras: Godox V860II-S

Memory Card Case: Pelican 0945

Best SD Cards (speed and quality): SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO

Best Camera Strap for Weddings and Elopements: Holdfast Gear Money Maker Two-Camera Harness 

Best Camera Strap for Travels and Adventures: Peak Design Slide Lite Camera Strap

Best Lens Filters: Black Pro Mist Filters

Lanterns: LED Vintage Lantern

Headlamps: Black Diamond Head Lamps

Portable Lights: Aputure Amaran MC Lights

Tripods: Manfrotto Tripod & Manfrotto Tripod Mini

All Software + Apps I use for my Wedding Photography Business:

Client Management System:

HoneyBook (Save 50% Now)

Client Galleries:

Pic-Time (Use code: 567BFB to save 15%)

Blogging Software:

Narrative (Save 10% now)

SEO Tool for Wedding Photographers:

SEMRush (I use this tool to come up with key words, view my ranking position, view my competition’s ranking, identify gaps in keywords, and how I can improve so I can rank higher in Google Search. Yes it is more expensive than other tools you’re probably used to but this is the best investment I’ve ever done for my business)

Music For Slideshows and GIF Videos

Musicbed (the best place to get licensed songs for your work)

I’m also excited to share that this list is also featured on Sony Alpha Universe. For a deeper dive into the items mentioned, check out the article below!

What’s In My Bag: A Ready-For-Anything Adventure Elopement & Intimate Wedding Photography Kit


Have questions about gears and any other softwares? Ask me in the comment box below

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