Jennifer Moher


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My name is Jennifer Moher and I am wedding photographer based in Ontario, Canada. I started shooting 5 years ago with the intention of being able to document human relationships. This gave me an outlet to ìpeople-watchî which further developed into a love of others love stories.

I initially started with the Nikon D60, and loved Nikon right away! My upgrading process was tiny steps at a time, from the Nikon D60 to the Nikon D90 to the Nikon D7000.

In 2011 I purchased a Nikon D700 which stayed with me until I finally took the plunge in 2013 and bought my Nikon D4.

I have bought, owned and sold many lenses for many different reasons. Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 came with my first camera. Being self-taught, this lens served its purpose well as it allowed me to learn about composition and focal length without spending a lot of money.

The Nikon 50mm f/1.8D was referenced by many people in the industry as the lens I must purchase next. Given its price tag, I agreed.

In order to get more range I purchased the Nikon 80-200mm f2.8D. Then, when I finally upgraded to full frame, I went a little purchase happy and bought the Nikon 105mm f/2.8, Nikon 135mm f/2D, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, Nikon 20-35mm f/2.8D, Nikon 45mm f/2.8D tilt shift and the following which now make up my current kit:

Nikon 35mm f/1.4G – This lens is on my body 80% of the time. I find it versatile and beautiful.

Nikon 50mm f/1.4D – I use this lens through the ceremony and the occasional portrait.

Nikon 85mm f/1.4D – I love this lens. I love how quick it focuses and the look of the images. I use this lens mainly for ceremony and photos during speeches when I need that extra bit of distance.

At the time of purchasing the Nikon 20-35mm f/2.8D, I only had the 50 and 85 and needed something wider. I found it used online for a very reasonable price and as money was an issue and I could not afford the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G or the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 at that time, I opted for the cheaper route. It ended up being a wonderful lens, I sold it about a year later and purchased the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G as I found I was never using focal lengths wider than this. It was great for me to determine which wider focal lengths I felt more comfortable with.
The Nikon 80-200mm f2.8D was purchased for the same reason. I owned the 50 and 85 and felt that I needed a longer focal length, but could not afford the 70-200mm. I found a used Nikon 80-200mm f2.8D online and used it for ceremony and reception photos. At this time I had discovered my need for a macro lens and purchased the Nikon 105mm f/2.8. About a year later I sold the Nikon 80-200mm f2.8D and bought the Nikon 135mm f/2D as I was never using the 80-200mm past around 135mm anyway.
Ultimately I prefer how primes feel and work. I find I am more thoughtful with my compositions. Experimenting with so many different lenses was a wonderful thing for me as I was really able to see what worked best for me. I would highly encourage others to do the same. Lenses are not one size fits all, you need to shop around!

I love the simplicity of my kit, I am able to wear my camera around my neck, with my Nikon SB-910, and two lenses in my Kelly Moore bag. I am able to move around quickly and never feel weighed down. I still own my Nikon D700 as a backup and a Fuji X100s for travel and day to day photos. I also have a Polaroid SX-70 that I bring to the occasional wedding for something a little different!

www.jennifermoher.com

**Jennifer will be speaking at Mystic Seminars 2016**

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5 Comments

  1. Matt on June 17, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    “The Nikon 80-200mm f2.8D was purchased for the same reason. I […] felt that I needed a longer focal length, but could not afford the 70-200mm. About a year later I sold the Nikon 80-200mm f2.8D and bought the Nikon 135mm f/2D as I was never using the 80-200mm past around 135mm anyway.

    At the time of purchasing the Nikon 20-35mm f/2.8D… I sold it about a year later and purchased the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G as I found I was never using focal lengths wider than this. ”

    > Err… sounds like you don’t know very well what you’re doing.

    • Mark on June 19, 2016 at 7:39 am

      Most photographers buy the wrong gear the first time around, Matt. Your shooting style changers over time, so it’s only natural.

  2. Joel Legault on July 18, 2015 at 2:48 am

    It’s always so much fun to see what gear our mentors use! Jennifer, you are an inspiration that my partner and I look up to very much! Amazing work and we hope to attend one of your workshops one day!
    Keep on being awesome!

    Joel

  3. Cy Sawyer on April 3, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Jennifer,

    Your work is mesmerizing. I often find myself viewing an image for 10 minutes straight. I love your work, your attitude towards it, and your cheerfull personality.

    Awesome job!.

    Cheers,

    Cy

  4. Jennifer Moher on January 15, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Thank you for the feature guys!

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