Wedding Photography Gear For Any Budget: Canon Edition

Wedding photography presents a unique challenge for any photographer. With a mix of indoor, outdoor, still life, and event photography, it can be difficult to choose the right combination of wedding gear. Follow our gear recommendations below to make your next wedding shoot a breeze. We’ve separated the gear by price point to make it even easier to find the perfect combination.

We will also be creating wedding guides for Sony and Olympus gear. Stay tuned!

Canon Professional Wedding Photographer Gear

Professional wedding photographers know that a top of the line camera is essential. The Canon EOS 5d Mark IV is the perfect match for wedding photography due to its superb image quality, smooth auto focus, and convenient features like built-in WiFi and a touch screen LCD. That’s why we’ve selected the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV for this set.

We’ve matched the 5D Mark IV with four essential lenses:

From soft portraits captured with the Canon EF 50mm, to low-light indoor action shots taken with the Canon EF 135mm, you will have the perfect lens for any moment. Also included are two must-have lenses: the EF 24 – 70mm for wide angle shots and the EF 70 – 200mm telephoto lens for beautifully crisp portraits and that long shot across the room.

For this gear set, we’ve selected the Canon 600EX II Speedlight as the flash of choice. With its quiet recharge phase, and ultra fast recycling time, the Canon 600EX-RT Speedlight is the ideal flash for any wedding.

Canon Semi-Professional Wedding Photographer Gear

Professionals with a slightly smaller budget might opt for this lighter Canon wedding gear combination.

Included in this set are all the must-have lenses:

This light two lens combination gives the professional the range they need on a budget without sacrificing quality. Replacing the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, is the more affordable full frame Canon 6D DSLR. This kit also takes advantage of the the Canon 580EX II Speedlight.

Canon Second Shooter 

Second shooters can provide an indispensable advantage for the photographers they assist—capturing the shots their counterparts could not otherwise get. It is important for second shooters have quality gear so there is no discrepancy between the second shooter and the main photographer’s shot.

For this reason, we recommend the Canon 6D DSLR and two versatile lenses:

In addition to these, is the Canon 580EX II Speedlight, a must-have for indoor event shots.


 Canon Beginner Wedding Photographer

For beginning wedding photographers or those on a very restricted budget, having a quality camera and a single prime lens can do the trick. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 sees roughly how the photographer’s eye can see, making a great choice for photographers at the start of their careers. The versatility of the Canon EF 50mm lens makes this simple combination a hit for photographers at all levels. With the Canon EOS 6D and the Canon EF 50mm in tow, you can guarantee great close up and wide angle shots.

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