CAMERA EQUIPMENT: WHAT'S IN MY BAG
When it comes to photography the equipment you choose to shoot with matters a lot. Normally I would say the camera doesn't make the photographer anymore than a fancy kitchen makes for a great chef, but with birth and wedding photography it's a little different. Birth sessions are unpredictable and usually occurs in small, dimly/artificially lit spaces. Weddings are full of poor lighting conditions as well as an ever changing environment I need equipment that works well in challenging environments and responds without hesitation. And let's not forget boudoir, I shoot everywhere from in the water, to moody sunsets. I had to have equipment that could keep up with me. Every piece of equipment I shoot with was chosen for it's capability to perform well in any environment. I shoot stills & sometimes video at the same time to help not miss a moment, plus if one camera starts having issues (which does happen--technology can be finicky sometimes) I can easily switch and document both stills & video on one camera as a backup.
I bring my Nikon D850 with me to every session as well as a back up Nikon D750, and I started shooting with them in 2017. One of the reasons I purchased the D750 for my backup was because it had amazing reviews on on working well in low light. My favorite lenses for weddings are the 70-200mm 2.8 as well as my 70-200mm MACRO (for those lovely ring shots!). For birth I love my 24-70mm 2.8 as well as my 15-30mm 2.8 (for really tight spaces and low light which happens in home births sometimes. I have other lenses including my 50mm 1.8 as well as my 35mm 1.8 that I also love! Every occasion as a specific lens. I also bring several batteries, a charger in case of a marathon session, plenty of high-speed memory cards and backup high speed memory cards. Lastly, a flash just in case and a really cool/practical camera harness to help carry it all (and look like a boss babe) without taking up much space.
So this is it--these are the tools I use to document remarkable stories of birth & life.