What’s In My Bag? | Minnesota Wedding Photographer

Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities wedding photographer

Ask any photographer and they’ll tell you it’s not the gear that makes the photographer, it’s the person behind the gear.

While I 100% agree with that, we’d be silly to say gear doesn’t matter.

So what’s in my bag? I’m glad you asked:

Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities wedding photographer

Camera Bodies

(2) Canon 5D Mark III – I shoot on two camera bodies during our clients’ weddings and on one body during portrait sessions (the other camera then acts as a backup…you know…just in case.)

Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities wedding photographer

Lenses

Prime lenses – Canon 35mm 1.4 L II USM, Canon 50mm 1.4 USM, Canon 85mm 1.8 USM, Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro USM

Zoom lenses – Canon 24-70mm 2.8 L USM, Canon 70-200mm 2.8 L IS USM

Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities wedding photographer

Other Gear

(2) Canon Speedlite 600 EXII-RT

MagMod MagSphere Flash Defuser

Oatmeal Lace Design Short Apron

Rose Anvil Dual Camera Harness

Seagate Backup Plus 2 TB External Harddrives (I get a new one for each season so I don’t have to delete anything)

SanDisk Extreme Pro Memory Cards

iMac Desktop

MacBook Pro Laptop

Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities wedding photographer

Styling Kit

Assorted trays in varying sizes

The Mrs. Box brand ring boxes

The Styling Mat brand styling mat

(4) KISS brand travel styling mats – 3 linen mats, 1 suede mat

(2) Bridal hangers

Assorted ribbons in neutral colors

Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities wedding photographer

And on a wedding day, you’ll see me toting most of my gear in these four bags.

Roller Suitcase: When I first started shooting weddings, I knew I wanted a case that could carry all of my gear. I wanted a Pelican case but at several hundred dollars a pop, I wasn’t able to afford it. So, naturally, I went the DIY approach and took an old carry-on suitcase, added foam inserts, and turned it into a rolling camera case.

Vera Bradley bag: My entire styling kit fits into a Vera Bradley Grand Weekender Travel Bag (except for the KISS travel styling mats which are in their own tube travel case).

Backpack: On wedding days, I bring my laptop and external hard drive in my Vinta Type-II Backpack so I can start importing and organizing the couple’s wedding photos during their reception. At photography sessions, I’ll pack my backpack with a single camera body and two camera lenses.

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