What's in a Professional Wedding Photographer's Bag?

Wedding photographers often have to wear several distinct hats over the course of a day, and as such, they need a wide variety of gear in their bags to be sure they have all situations covered. If you are wondering what all it takes to pull off a full day of shooting, check out this great video that takes you through a professional wedding photographer's gear bag. 

Coming to you from Chelsea Nicole Photography, this awesome video features a tour of the cameras and lenses she carries in her bag to each wedding she photographs. As you will see, in addition to multiple full frame bodies, her bag contains a multitude of prime and zoom lenses, covering every focal length from 24-200mm and offering macro capabilities as well. It is not uncommon for wedding photographers to mix both zoom and prime lenses, as the zoom lenses offer a level of flexibility that can often be crucial in fast-paced situations, while prime lenses are often a better choice for the creative shots and for low-light situations. Being able to confidently and efficiently choose the right lens for each scenario is one of the essential skills of a wedding photographer. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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This is just one massive Nikon advert...


should have "sponsored by Nikon!" on the title too ;-)