What is in my Camera Bag?

Have you ever wondered what type of gear your favorite photographer uses?  I love photography gear, and I love trying new things.  I thought I'd share with you what products I love and have, just in case you were curious.  

What did I start with?

When I decided to get my first camera, I was pregnant with my first son, I knew I wanted to document his life and first years, and I knew I wanted something nicer then my iphone to do it with.  I called my wedding photographer and asked her what she recommended.  To my surprise, she recommended a Nikon D5300.  She used a Canon Mark II when she shot my wedding so I was expecting to get a Canon recommendation, but it turns out she had jumped brands and started using a Nikon.  So I got myself a Nikon D5300 and a 50mm lens. The perfect starter camera and lens set!  I learned everything I could.  I took classes in person and online, I practiced.  Eventually I decided I wanted to upgrade to a full frame camera.  I lived in Seattle and the winter season was so rainy and dark, I wanted a camera that was a bit more capable of handling the dark winters.  I have sold some lenses and bought some new ones, tried a lot and excited to try some more.

What is in my bag now?

Now I shoot with a Nikon D750.  I really love this camera! Its everything I could want in a camera.

I have 4 lenses in my bag. I use 3 of them for my professional sessions, and one just for fun with my family.

A Nikon 85mm 1.4/g.  This lens is my go to for my high school senior photo shoots.  It creates such a beautiful creamy bokeh (blurred background) 

.A Sigma ART 50mm 1/4.  This lens might be my favorite lens in my bag.  It produces such gorgeous colors and is tack sharp.  This is my go to lens for family shoots, I zoom with my feet, not with my lens.  I can get as wide as I want and get great close up shots with this lens as well.  

A Sigma ART 35mm 1.4.  This lens stays on my camera at home.  This is my lifestyle lens for my boys, I love how close I can get to them and still grab focus on them.  I love the way it provides more of the scenery indoors with its wider angle.  I also love the colors and sharpness the Sigma ART lens provide!

What type of camera bag do I use?

I have two camera bags.  I started with a Kelly Moore over the shoulder bag, its very sturdy and holds all my gear.  Its cute too, so that's a bonus! HoweverI really like a backpack style camera bag, over Christmas I snagged a Peak Design Backpack and I LOVE it!  Do you have a DSLR? What other type of gear to you use? What type of bag do you use for your gear?

 Taken with my Nikorr 85mm 1.4/g lens.  I love this for my portrait lens, the way it really makes my subject pop from the background!

Taken with my Nikorr 85mm 1.4/g lens.  I love this for my portrait lens, the way it really makes my subject pop from the background!

 This was taken with my Sigma 50mm 1.4 Lens.  This is my go to lens for my family sessions because I like the perspective it provides of the entire family.

This was taken with my Sigma 50mm 1.4 Lens.  This is my go to lens for my family sessions because I like the perspective it provides of the entire family.

 This photo is taken with my Sigma 35mm 1.4 lens.  This lens stays on my camera indoors.  It lets a little extra light in and is a wider angle for tight spaces.  I use this lens exclusively for in home newborn sessions.

This photo is taken with my Sigma 35mm 1.4 lens.  This lens stays on my camera indoors.  It lets a little extra light in and is a wider angle for tight spaces.  I use this lens exclusively for in home newborn sessions.