Does what wedding photography equipment you use make a difference?

That said, I’m the first to admit that there is way more to wedding photography than great equipment. In my opinion, any serious wedding photographer should have the most cutting edge cameras, lenses, lighting, computers and software to guarantee that their photos are as crisp and clear as possible. Below you’ll find a listing of all our wedding photography equipment broken down by type (Cameras, Lenses, Lighting, Computers and Software).

Wedding Photography Cameras
Wedding Photography Lenses
Wedding Photography Lighting
Wedding Photography Computers and Software

Wedding Photography Cameras
Our Studio uses Nikon’s top of the line Pro level cameras made for wedding photography with unrivaled color and image quality.
Nikon D3

As the most technologically advanced professional wedding camera, the Nikon D3 has been a major game changer in the wedding photography scene. With a full sized image sensor and the ability to take high quality photos in low light make this one a must have for weddings. All of our photographers carry at least one D3 with them at all times.
12.1 Megapixels
FX Format CMOS Sensor (full frame)
51-point AF System
Weather Resistant Magnesium Alloy Body
low light specialty ISO settings

Nikon D4

As the successor to our favorite camera the D3, The D4 packs all the punch we need and morefor wedding photography. A
16.2 Megapixels
FX Format CMOS Sensor
51-point AF
Weather Resistant Magnesium Alloy Body
GPS, IA, & Wireless Options

GoPro HD Hero2

We use the small and versatile GoPro HD Hero2 Photo and Video camera to capture time lapse photos of the full wedding including set up and take down.
11MP sensor
11MP Photo Every 0.5 Sec Timelapse
Full 170º, Medium 127º, Narrow 90º FOV
120 fps WVGA, 60 fps 720p
48 fps 960p, 30 fps 1080p Video

Wedding Photography Lenses
Our Studio uses only top of the line Pro level Nikon lenses made for wedding photography with unrivaled sharpness, contrast, and saturation.

Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8

The Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens is an extreme ultra-wide zoom, wide-aperture wedding photography lens that delivers edge-to-corner sharpness that can surpass that of equivalent fixed focal-length lenses. We use this wide angle lens at weddings to show off the environment and venue.
FX Format (35mm Film Equivalent)
Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet auto focusing
Nano Crystal coating to reduce the effects of ghost and flare

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens is a fast aperture standard zoom lens designed for photojournalism and general wedding photography. The lens is optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on the Nikon FX (full-frame) sensor.
FX Format (35mm Film Equivalent)
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Nano Crystal coating to reduce the effects of ghost and flare

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens features an innovative Vibration Reduction (VR) system that allows handheld telephoto zoom shooting even in poorly lit conditions. We use this lens to get close ups outside and in low light indoor wedding venues.
FX Format (35mm Film Equivalent)
Nikon VR II Image Stabilization
9-blade Diaphragm yields natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements

Nikon 35mm f/1.4

The new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED Wide Angle Lens is a precision prime lens with a natural wide angle view and is constructed to deliver the crisp and distortion-free wedding photography image captures. This lens is ideal for group wedding portraits.
FX Format (35mm Film Equivalent)
Nikon Exclusive Silent Wave Motor AF
9-blade diaphragm which creates a natural appearance in out-of-focus areas

Nikon 50mm f/1.4

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Lens is a standard lens with an ultra-bright f/1.4 aperture, which allows for fast, accurate shooting with available light. We use this lens for wedding portraits with extremely shallow depth of field (blurry background).
FX Format (35mm Film Equivalent)
Nikon Exclusive Silent Wave Motor AF
Super Integrated Coating (SIC) delivers superior color performance

Nikon 85mm f/1.4

A fast f/1.4 aperture makes this lens a standout for fast action wedding photography and photojournalism. Its aperture has extra blades enabling the diaphragm shape to be a near-perfect circle. This ensures crisper images and more flattering highlights in the out-of-focus portion of the image.
FX Format (35mm Film Equivalent)
Ultra fast portraits
Nano Crystal coating to reduce the effects of ghost and flare

Nikon 105mm f/2.8 macro

The Nikon AF-S VR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED brings the benefits of vibration reduction (VR) to the domain of Macro photography. It offers high-resolution, high-optical performance for digital SLR Cameras. We use this lens for close ups such as wedding ring pictures and wedding table settings.
FX Format (35mm Film Equivalent)
Macro capabilities for close ups
VR Vibration Reduction

Wedding Photography Lighting
Our Studio uses only top of the line Pro level studio lighting made for wedding photography. Good lighting makes the difference between a very good wedding photo and an exquisite one. Ask around and you’ll see that most wedding photographers use on camera flashes. Although we are equipped with on camera flashes, we also bring our mobile studio lighting to each wedding to get unrivaled sharpness, contrast, and saturation.

Elinchrom Ranger RX

As the most technologically advanced professional studio lighting setup, the Elinchrom Ranger RX can provide you with the best in-house studio lighting in a mobile package. In addition to being used at weddings, the Elinchrom ranger is a must have at any fashion photo shoot. If you like the style of fashion photography we can use these lights to replicate that style for your wedding photos.
1100 watts/second
2.5 second refresh at full power
8 hours of battery per charge

Elinchrom Beauty Dish

The Elinchrom White Maxisoft Reflector is a Parabolic “Pan” reflector with adjustable deflector shield for eliminating specular light from the flashtube, and re-directing it back into the reflector. It is ideal for portrait and wedding photography where broad, soft, even lighting is required, but has more crispness than a softbox. The beauty dish is used to obtain the fashion and model style of wedding photography.
27 inch beauty dish
silver deflector for neutral color balance
gold deflector for a warming effect

Elinchrom Softbox

The Elinchrom EL Rotalux Octa Softbox is one of the most popular of the Elinchrom lighting tools for weddings. Its octagonal shape gives remarkably even illumination within 1/3 f/stop across the entire nearly 6′ diameter. It can be used very close to your subject for soft, even wrap-around light. We always bring along the softbox for sunrise or sunset photoshoots as it allows us to put a lighting glow on the bride and groom.
69 inches in diameter
Made for Ranger RX unit
internal and external diffusers

Elinchrom Skyport

The RX Trigger Set works at distances up to 196′ (60 m) indoors; up to 393′ (120 m) outdoors, and up to 1/250s shutter speed. It can control flashes in 4 selectable workgroups, and there are 8 frequency channels. These wireless triggers let us control our studio lighting during wedding photography sessions.
Remote Control of RX Strobes
Works at Up to 196′ (60 m) Indoors
Works at Up to 393′ (120 m) Outdoors

Nikon SB-900 Flashes

The Nikon SB-900 Speedlight is Nikon’s flagship wedding photography flash unit, and the most advanced in the Speedlight range. As a replacement to the SB-800, the SB-900 shares many of the same functions, but also has some innovative additions and improvements. This on camera flash is perfect for wedding photography photos where studio lights are inaccessible.
Made for both FX and DX formats
1/1 to 1/128 power settings
2.3 second refresh time

Nikon SB-800 Flashes

As the predecessor to our favorite on camera flash, the SB-900, The SB-800 packs all the punch we need for wedding photography. Although we have several new SB-900 flahses, we still keep the SB-800s around for hiding around the wedding alter and wedding dance floor.
Nikon iTTL System
1/1 to 1/128 power settings
2.7 second refresh time

Wedding Photography Computers and Software
Our Studio custom builds computers with the best components for image and video processing. This advantage lets us sort and process all the 1000′s of wedding photos and videos much faster than our competitors.

Custom Self Built Computers

Digital Gold Wedding Photography custom built computers are designed with wedding photo and wedding video post processing in mind. It’s not enough to use the most technologically advanced hardware so we overclock our processors and video cards with help from liquid cooling.
Intel i7 2600k processor
Nvidia GTX 590 video card
Overclocked and liquid cooled

Adobe CC

The Creative Cloud from Adobe includes all of the applications in Adobe’s Creative Suite series. Because of this, the Collection is up to any wedding media creative task: photo retouching, video editing, web design, page layout, sound mixing, 3D animation, and motion graphics.
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe After Effects CC

Adobe Lightroom CC

The Lightroom CC Software from Adobe is a complete wedding photo management and editing suite for Windows. Perfect for going through volumes of wedding photos, Lightroom takes a nondestructive approach to photo sorting and editing.
Photo organization and management
Raw conversion
DSLR video support