While I’ve talked before about what gear I take with me to a wedding, today I’m sharing my hands-down favorite lens of all time! The 85mm 1.4. I got this lens when I was photographing high school seniors and really only used it for seniors for a while. As I would go through and edit, I just wasn’t loving the lack of depth I was having in my 50mm and my 35mm on wedding days. I decided to switch things up and actually use my 85 during weddings and instantly fell in love!
I had to adjust my shooting distance quite a bit and that was hard right away but was so worth the creamy bokeh that comes with the 85mm. I use this lens for my sunset photos with brides and grooms now 100% of the time! It’s also pretty versatile when shooting reception details! If you haven’t tried the 85mm on a wedding day I definitely suggest renting one for your next wedding or shoot!
I have rented the Nikon version, but found the Sigma to be very comparable especially at the price point! Maybe one day I will step up to the Nikon or Sigma Art, but for now, the Sigma is what I’ll be rocking!
Some of my favorite images shot on the 85mm in the spring, fall and winter! As you can see I use this lens for all parts of the wedding day! What is your
Want to see more from these weddings? Check out Quinn and Nick’s rose gold winter wedding here. Kristina and Cole’s June wedding at Camp UMM here.
Just starting out with photography? Check out this post for the camera and lens I recommend to beginners.