Howdy, we’re Sarah and Darren! Bunny parents, health freaks, light lovers, succulent collectors and vegan foodies—that kinda sums us up! We’re pretty lucky to have a job capturing shiny happy couples in love—it’s real good.
We feel that being true to ourselves has gotten us to the level we’re at today. Oh, and being named one of Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars of 2016 was mind blowing and a huge boost to the old confidence!
So we have a simple kit and it goes a bit like this:
Canon 5D Mk III – It’s a camera we both love using, and whilst we’ve been mulling over the Mk IV, we’re not ready to part ways with this one just yet. Some great points about this camera are the overall colour and tonality, amazing high ISO performance, and the dual card slots. The quiet shutter is a bonus too!
Canon 35mm f/1.4L – This was the first lens we both fell in love with back in 2012 and is still to this day our primary and most versatile piece of kit on our bags. The bokeh is great and they are sturdy little things in general despite some knocks and bumps!
Canon 85mm f/1.2L – This lens goes hand in hand with our 35mm and compliments it beautifully. We love the depth and fine-art feel we get with it, especially when using it wide open. It’s a lens we’ve used more often in different scenarios than what we’re used to and found it to be hugely flexible.
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L – We don’t use this lens often, but crack it open every now and again just to jazz up some couple portraits and during wedding boogying for some wide open tilt-shift lens action.
Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC – This super long lens helps us when we’re not able to get close during those church ceremonies. Awesome quality and uber sharp.
Canon Speedlite 380EX Flash – These are mostly used during the dancing in the evening where we like to mix it up and get some nice slow shutter shots. Very nice when coupled with the 24mm tilt-shift.
Other Bits & Bobs
HyperDrive ColorSpace UDMA II – We take with us everywhere we go; it’s an amazing time saver and blasts through saving the data from each memory card in such a short time. It gives us total piece of mind knowing our work is backed up right after a wedding.
Large flask of green tea and some healthy snacks for energy throughout the day
A bag of random helpful things in case of emergency!
Extra batteries and memory cards
Smoke bombs, just ’cause