Hi there! I’m Kylie and I’m a Portrait and Wedding Photographer based in Melbourne, Australia.
I thought I'd share my current gear I use on almost every shoot wether it be a wedding or portrait shoot.
Canon 5d MK III – This is my workhorse camera. If I only needed 1 camera and lens to shoot a job, it would be my 5d and my Sigma 35mm.
Canon 6D – This one is my backup camera. It’s very light and portable.
Fujifilm x100t – Got this little beauty a few months ago. I take it everywhere. It’s one of those awesome little road trip cameras. I’m a huge fan of Fuji gear, they make great stuff.
Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art – I love this lens! There’s something about it that really draws you in. If I had a choice of 1 lens this would be it.
Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art – A recent purchase upgrading from my nifty 50mm f1.8. So far it’s been amazing. I use this a lot when I shoot couples.
If I could give 1 tip when your starting out. Buy yourself a 50mm lens. It will change the way you shoot.
Canon 85mm f1.8 – I love shooting headshots and close up portraits with this lens. It’s even sharp at 1.8, which is amazing!
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC – Using mostly primes for my work. I have one exception, which is this 24-70 lens. It’s quite a versatile lens, especially shooting Weddings and Engagements.
Having the VC (Vibration Correction) really helps too when shooting in darker venues.
2 x Yongnuo (YN600EX-RT) Speedlights – When flash is required, I use these on the dance floor or creatively with my portraits.
Accessories - Some of my other gear/accessories that I can’t leave behind are:
Swe’ll bottle – It keeps my drinks cold for 12 hours and saves me buying a bottle of water, so really great for the environment.
UE Roll – This portable lightweight Bluetooth speaker is amazing and packs a punch in sound and also durability. Who doesn’t love music on a shoot.
Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket - Holds all of my SD cards in a safe place. Has 9 slots and a business card holder.
Giottos Large rocket blower - Great to have in the bag.
Notebook and Pen – Everywhere I go I bring a notebook and pen. You never know what ideas you might have when just grabbing a coffee down the street. I create lots of to do lists this way too.
Mints – Because everyone likes freshness in the mouth.
Business Cards – I carry a handful of my cards with me at all times. You never know whom you’ll meet ;) I seperate my weddings from my portrait work as it's a bit different ;)
Think Tank Airport International V2.0 – These bags may initially cost a bit but totally worth the investment. They are carry on and built like a tank. It has so many pockets for your gear and there’s 2 security locks. One for locking the bag and the other one is for locking to things like seats at the airport if you need to nap ;)
MacBook Pro 15” – Great for tethering on set and editing my photos.
2 x Godox AD600 (Bowens Mount) – I just bought these fantastic battery powered strobes. The best part is no more power cords! I don’t bring these to weddings but I do if it’s a portrait or commercial shoot.