This is generally where the overwhelming majority of wedding photographers will post something disingenuous about how they've loved photography their whole lives so much they dream through their viewfinders. I love photography and I love what I do, but I was never supposed to be a photographer, and growing up, I rarely ever picked up a camera. In another life, I would have finished law school and gone on to become a prosecutor instead of deciding I didn't want to grow up and subsequently falling madly for photography. I hate the color purple. I'm addicted to Wintergreen Altoids. I'm a dog person.
What's in the gear bag?
I primarily shoot with my gripped Canon 5Diii and my gripped Canon 5Ds but I also keep a gripped 5Dii, a 1Div, and a 5D Classic in my hard case for backups/specific shots, as well as my trio of gripped Canon 60D's I use for video and timelapse. I'll shoot about 80% of most weddings with a combination of my Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART and Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L II, but I also tow along a Canon 17-40mm f/4L, a Canon 24mm tilt shift, a Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro, a Canon 135mm f/2L, a Zeiss 85mm f/1.4, a Canon 24-70 f/2.8L, and a Canon 300mm f/4L, and my video bodies generally shoot through Rokinon glass, both 35mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.4. In-studio, I use AlienBees B800 strobes, and I use Yongnuo 568ii flashes on-location with Yongnuo 622 triggers. I use Pelican hard cases, Black Rapid straps, and Transcend CF cards. I also go through at least a full tin of Wintergreen Altoids at most weddings. Not even kidding. Fresh breath for days. It's key.
THE GUY BEHIND THE GLASS
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