Some of the most popular questions I get (especially through Instagram) is about the equipment I use when shooting senior sessions. So I thought it might be a good idea to have all of it listed out for you guys.
I’ve recently made a switch over to Sony, and I’m absolutely in love with the quality of the images. There has definitely been a learning curve but well worth the time invested.
Sharing behind the scenes images on my InstaStories from senior sessions also strums up a lot of questions about my lighting. While I do love natural light (it’s so beautiful), there is just something about off-camera flash that I am drawn to. Maybe it’s the consistency of the white balance, the crispness of the images, the beautiful catch lights or the ability to get those beautiful blue skies in my images. And let’s not forget the flexibility of being able to shoot any time of day!!!
So here ya go guys! All of my equipment details below . . . enjoy :)
Sony a7iii (x2 - ALWAYS have a backup)
Bulbs (again, ALWAYS have backups - ask me why haha)
Lightweight Step Ladder (yes, I’m short)
Extra Sony Batteries (these do not last as long as I’d like so I always have 2 fully charged ones for sessions)
Other things I take with me on sessions are an emergency bag of things like first aid items, bug spray, lint brush, hair spray, bobby pins, oil blotting papers, scissors, rubber bands, change for parking meters, etc. This has saved me several times!!
So now that you know what I use. How about you? What are your go-to tools for your senior portrait sessions?