Citlalli Rico


I’m from Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico. I’ve been shooting weddings for 8 years and I like to keep my gear very light and simple so I can move around easily. I bought, tried, rented and borrowed tons of equipment during my first 2 years as a photographer. I finally decided to minimize all the weight and focus on making the best pictures possible with basic tools instead of worrying about techincal or heavy stuff. My sister Tamara shoots with me. She carries one camera body, one lens and 2 flashes (not in the picture)

My bag only has my two camera bodies (Nikon D700) and two lenses (One Nikon 35mm f/2 and one Nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro). I like to keep it simple so I only use those two lenses. I feel like anything that delays me from capturing a moment is not good for my photography, so I don’t waste time switching lenses, removing lens caps or setting up tons of flashes and transmitters.

A 35mm f/2 is my main lens. I shoot 80% of the pictures with it. It’s a wonderful and affordable wide lens and it’s very small and light. As I normally shoot with medium apertures the Nikon 35mm f/2 is perfect for me. Very little distortion. I simply love it.

The Nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro lens is mainly for portraits and details. I love how sharp it is and being macro it helps make a great detail of shots. Great for daylight conditions. My flash (Nikon SB800) is only to trigger off camera flashes. I’m not a fan of radios or transmitters and I’m also not a fan of on/camera flash either so I always have external flashes on tripods or monopods.

I carry a bunch of 16gb sandisk cards as I shoot in raw. I also have batteries and my Wonderwoman business card holder. The Mexican Giraffe just came by looking for some food.

Inside Citlalli’s camera bag:

  • I think he means that you listed him using Nikon bodies but a Canon 35 f/2 in the amazon link. :)

  • Incredible work with minimal but versatile gear! It makes you wonder how much really gets done with all the extra gear we bring and may not need.