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Pye’s Wedding and Engagement Photography Equipment and Software List – Updated

By Pye Jirsa on January 11th 2016

People often ask me “What’s in Your Bag?” This isn’t the easiest question to answer because I am constantly adopting new gear, trying new things, and evolving my collection of creative tools.

So I decided to write this list of gear for my wedding, engagement, and other portrait photography equipment that I’ll continue to update every so often.

Current Discounts and Deals

*If the code doesn’t work, please try the same code again with all lower case characters.
Mag Mod Grid + Gel Kit – 10% off using code slrlounge
UNDFIND One Bag | Discount Code: “creativeslr” for 15% Off
Photomechanic  | Discount Code for 10% Off “SLRTEN”

STANDARD GEAR (ALL SESSIONS)

Canon 5DM4 (Primary)

Canon 5DM3 (Backup)
Canon 5DS (Secondary)
Memory Cards
6x 5DM3 Batteries (LP-E6)

SHOOTING ACCESSORIES (ALL SESSIONS)

Optical Prism
Small Portable Mirror
Art Glass (Currently all out)
Sparklers/Lighter
LED String Lights
Spray Bottle
Tiffen ND Filters
Canon Free Lenses (50mm/85mm)
MeFOTO Globe Trotter Tripod w/ Arca Swiss Plate

NATURAL LIGHT MODIFIERS (ALL SESSIONS)

Westcott 5 in 1 Reflector
Westcott Omega Reflector
Scrim

PORTRAIT SESSION LENSES (Preferred/alternative)

Canon 24mm L/Sigma 24mm Art
Canon 35mm L/Sigma 35mm Art
Canon 50mm L/Sigma 50mm Art
Canon 85mm L/Sigma 85mm Art
Canon 24mm L/90mm Tilt Shift
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L II

WEDDING LENSES (preferred/alternative)

Canon 24mm L/Sigma 24mm Art
Canon 35mm L/Sigma 35mm Art
Canon 50mm L/Sigma 50mm Art
Canon 85mm L/Sigma 85mm Art
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II
Canon 24mm/90mm Tilt Shift
Canon 100mm Macro
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L II

POCKET STROBE LIGHT KIT (WHEN REQUESTED)

4x Canon 600EX-RT/Phottix Mitros+
1x Canon 600EX-RT Transmitter/Phottix Odin Transceiver
32x AA Batteries for flashes and tranceivers
2x Mag Mod Grid + Gel Kit
1x Westcott Rapid Box
1x Monopod
2x  manfrotto light stands w/ 2 regular brackets
1x 3 flash bracket
1x Shoot Through Umbrella
1x Black Umbrella (non-shoot through)

MEDIUM STROBE LIGHT KIT (WHEN REQUESTED)

Profoto B2
3x Profoto B2 Batteries
Profoto OCF White Beauty Dish
Profoto OCF Silver Beauty Dish
Profoto Canon Remote
8x AAA Batteries for Remotes
Profoto Reflector
Profoto Snoot
Profoto Grid + Gel Pack

FULL STROBE LIGHT KIT (WHEN REQUESTED)

Profoto B1
3x Profoto B1 Batteries
Profoto OCF White Beauty Dish
Profoto OCF Silver Beauty Dish
Profoto Canon Remote
8x AAA Batteries for Remotes
Profoto Reflector
Profoto Snoot
Profoto Grid + Gel Pack

Software

Culling

Photomechanic  | Discount Code for 10% Off “SLRTEN”

RAW Processing

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Lightroom Presets

SLR Lounge LR Preset System | Discount code for 15% Off “PJ15”

Advanced Processing

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop Plugins

Imagenomic Noiseware | Discount code for 15% Off “slr15”

Terms: #Monopod
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18 Comments

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  1. Holger Foysi

    http://www.linandjirsa.com/our-photography-equipment/ lists the 5div already but not the Sigma Art primes. Does this here represent your actual gear list? Why not using the new 35/1.4ii over the Sigma, I sometimes get AF issues in dim receptions with Sigma lenses?

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  2. Robert Smits

    Hi SLR Lounge team, I really love all your workshops (the ones I have seen this far anyway) and thanks to Pye, I discovered the PhotoMechanic software. I went through the free trial and want to purchase, but the discount code doesn’t work for me. “SLRTEN”. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

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    • Robert Smits

      I have had contact with Camerabits (developer of Photo Mechanic 5). Apparently, the code has expired some time ago.. So others will know this too…

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  3. Joe Terry

    Really enjoyed reading this post! I just tried to use the magmod code and it only gives $10.00 off not 10% off … not too sure if the error is in the text above or on the magmod site but just letting you guys know! Thanks again!

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  4. Bonnie DeLap

    Where is the discount code for the canned aerosol? Thanks

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  5. md Rasel

    Thanks for sharing this informative things with us its very useful things.

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  6. Seyi Owolabi

    Thanks for sharing this. Wondering what you use the prism for :)

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  7. Thomas Brydon

    Hi Pye, do you use the manfrotto nano stands to hold speedlites in the first dance or do you use something taller?

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  8. Tom Vartanian

    Pye, what do you like about the Phottix strobes that you wouldn’t get from Canon’s 580exii or the 600?

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  9. Paul Nguyen

    Last updated 8th Jan 2015? You sure you don’t mean 2016, Pye?

    Anyway, great info otherwise, it’s nice to see how the kit has changed and evolved over the years, including some interesting selections, such as the Sigma 24, 35, 50, 85 combo over the Canon equivalents. Also nice to see the Canon 100mm f/2.8 over the L (IS) version.

    Also surprised that there’s no ultrawide! Either way, I’m super impressed with your kit, Pye. You’ve somewhat convinced me to ease up on my GAS.

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    • Pye Jirsa

      Thanks Paul, the team helped me put this up while I was teaching at Creative Live. I’ll have them jump in and make the corrections. Appreciate the look out =)

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  10. Barry McDonald

    Thanks for sharing Pye. Any chance for a video on how you incorporate Photomechanic into your Lightroom workflow?

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    • Christopher Lin

      This will be covered in the Creative Live Engagement Photography Class as well as the new Lightroom Workshop Collection coming out later this year.

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  11. Vince Arredondo

    Thank you Pye for sharing this with us. A lot of the links lead to the main article not the store where we can see or buy them. Thanks!

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  12. Colin Woods

    So good to see the Sigma Arts there in a full time pro’s bag. Are you reading this Nikon?

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