Jacob James

Wedding | Last Updated: October 30, 2023

Hi, I’m Jacob, a wedding photographer based in Singapore.

Photography started off as a hobby with my first camera being the Nikon D5500.

I then saw a potential to go professional when I had the opportunity to photograph my friend’s wedding, and I jumped into a full-frame Nikon D810, as it would do a greater job then a crop-sensor camera.

With my second official wedding, I realised my passion for photography and decided to make the jump and peruse photography as a career.

The first year of going professional, I used a Nikon D810 along with a Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 and a Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8.

Over the months, I developed my own style of documenting special moments and decided to adopt the photojournalism way of shooting.

During my second year, I sold off all of my lenses to make a switch from zoom to prime lenses. Now that I shoot with 2 bodies, Nikon D810 and Nikon D750, my go-to lenses are Nikon 35mm f/1.8 and Nikon 85mm f/1.8.


Nikon D810 (Main)

Nikon D750 (Second)


Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 – review here

Nikon 35mm f/1.8

Nikon 50mm f/1.8

Nikon 85mm f/1.8


Godox AD200

Godox V860II

Godox Xpro Wireless Trigger

MagMod MagBox 24” Octa Pro Kit

MagMod MagGrips

MagMod MagGrids

MagMod MagGels

MagMod MagSpheres

MagMod MagBeam

MagMod MagSnoot

MagMod Standard Gels

MagMod Creative Gels

MagMod MagMask

MagMod Wallet


LowePro PhotoStream RL150

HoldFast MoneyMaker Dual Camera Strap


Trident Carbon Fibre Tripod

Light Stands

Hardware & Software

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Adobe Photoshop


Nikon DSLR Batteries

Nikon MB-D12 Battery Grip

SD Card Case

SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB

Godox AD200 Batteries

Godox V860II Batteries

Eneloop Batteries

Final words

Master you gear.  Know your style of photography.  Shoot more.  Build a network of photographers that you look up to.  Have enough rest and keep yourself fit before weddings.

www.jacobsartography.com | @jacobsartography

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1 Comment

  1. Jacob James on February 21, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    I am so honoured to be featured here in ShotKit with all the other awesome photographers..

    Jacob James

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