March 2, 2018
Most of my clients like to know what I shoot with, equipment wise. So here is a transparent look at what is in my “bag” – so to speak – at any given time.
I shoot with full frame digital cameras (Canon 5DIII & 6D), my Contax 645 medium format film camera, and my Canon 1V 35mm film camera. I use my trusty Pentax 645N for my medium format backup. I won’t turn this into a Nikon vs. Canon debate, because in all honesty, they are so competitive with each other that both systems are very similar. I have just always been a Canon woman, and I probably always will! A lover of prime lenses, I have a few trusty lenses in my bag at all times. I love my 50L 1.2, 85L 1.2, 135L 2, and my ever-so-wonderful only non-prime 24-70L 2.8. As far as my film cameras go, I have the Zeiss 80 f2 for my Contax, and it is just the dreamiest. Another benefit of shooting with a canon film camera; all of my lenses are interchangeable (convenience = the best)!
I LOVE details. I always have my Heirloom Bindery styling boards on me. They really help create a neutral, bright palette to use for backgrounds and flatlays. It is especially helpful when we are photographing in less than ideal situations, such as a hotel room with a patterned floor, or outdoors in the grass.
I have collected many real antique ring boxes, as well as quite a few Mrs. Boxes. I am a sucker for velvet and textures, and these really help bring the attention to your engagement ring and wedding bands.
I have a few different hangers that I bring with me to my weddings. Sometimes the dress shop doesn’t exactly have the prettiest hanger with your gorgeous, once-in-a-lifetime dress, and to really make an impression, and a beautiful photo, it helps to have a hanger that is up to par. It may seem like a small detail, but it can make all the difference in your dress photos!
FABRICS & RIBBONS
Like I said, I am in love with textures. I have a ton of ribbon in a variety of textures from velvets to linens to silks in colors ranging from bold accents to neutrals. The same goes for my fabrics.
Like styling boards, trays and other vessels can really help create a certain “look”. They bring the eye towards your invitation suite, or ring, or vows, etc.
One thing I pride myself in is customization for my couples. No two love stories are the same, and I like to bring little things that speak to your story alone. I like to forage florals and greenery from the venue, or take extra florals from the palette that you are using to remind you even in the details of the day. Stamps, strings, little mini details that are in your wedding colors, or scripts that you like. Your flatlay details are part of the art, and it is beautiful and fun to keep it all cohesive and pull from your energy and vision.