As a wedding photographer, your equipment is one of the most important aspects of your business. You need to have a camera and lens that captures the beauty, emotion, and details of the day.

However, not everyone has the budget to buy additional top-of-the-line camera equipment every year. Fortunately, there is an option that can save you money without sacrificing quality – renting camera gear. This can be helpful, whether you are starting out as an amateur wedding photographer or a professional seeking to add a lens or backup camera body to your kit.

Rent additional photography gear for your next wedding

Rent a camera

When considering what type of camera to buy, we would recommend opting for a mirrorless full-frame camera. They are lightweight, which is ideal when shooting continuously for long hours. It offers both speed, quality stills, and video, even when shooting in RAW. Additionally, with manufacturers now prioritising them, they feature the latest technology. 

Our top picks for photos:

Canon EOS R6 II – At a wedding, a photographer can quickly shoot between 4000-5000 stills which impacts your computer speed for editing and storage space. The R6 offers the perfect amount of megapixels to capture striking stills, especially in natural light and low-light conditions without taking up too much space. It also makes switching to video effortless, ensuring you never miss a moment.

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 4K60 10-Bit Internal Video, C-Log 3
  • Up To 12fps Electronic Shutter

Sony Alpha a7 IV – Incredible autofocus and quality stills to showcase every detail. Please note that it has a 1.5 crop when shooting 4K video.

  • 33MP Full-Frame Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 4K60 10-Bit Internal Video, S-Cinetone
  • Up To 10fps Electronic Shutter

Canon EOS R5 – Offering high-quality images and video in RAW, enabling you to crop extensively when editing. For blue-hour images, you might need to add external lighting.

  • 45MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 8K30 Raw & 4K120 10-Bit Internal Video
  • Up To 20fps Electronic Shutter

Nikon Z6 II – An all-rounder you can depend on. This hybrid produces quality images and videos with built-in creative features.

  • 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • 4K30 10-Bit Internal Video
  • Up To 14fps Electronic Shutter
Rent additional photography gear for your next wedding
Rent additional photography gear for your next wedding

Our top picks for video:

Sony Alpha a7S III – Producing video capabilities that raises the bar for wedding content creators. Featuring outstanding speed, autofocus and stability combined with supreme sensitivity and ultra-low noise. The S-Log3 gamma and S-Gamut3 enable a wider dynamic range and easier colour matching.

  • UHD 4K 120p Video, 10-Bit 4:2:2 Internal
  • 16-Bit Raw Output, HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • 12MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor

Canon EOS R5 C – Combining the cinema EOS with the EOS R into one, offering a portable video hybrid solution that performs in low light.

  • 8K 12-bit (Cinema RAW Light) up to 60fps
  • 45MP stills at up to 20fps
  • Canon Log3, PQ and HLG capture

Canon EOS C70 – A dedicated cinema camera for wedding videos with the option to add RF lenses. Offers two XLR mic options for crisp audio.

  • Super35 Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor
  • Canon Log 2, 3, PQ & HLG Recording
  • 4K 120p, 2K Crop 180p HDR Capture
Rent additional photography gear for your next wedding
Rent additional photography gear for your next wedding

Rent a lens

When capturing a wedding, your kit will require you to apply macro, portrait, fashion, architecture, family and landscape photography in one day, so getting the right lens combination that offers new creative possibilities and makes it easier to apply these genres, is vital. 

Shooting with a fixed focal length inspires creativity and forces you to move around and experiment with different angles and compositions. Enhancing a personal style that stands out from other wedding photographers who only use zoom lenses.

Recommended lenses for weddings:

Ultimately, the type of lens you use will depend on your personal style and shot-list.

Rent additional photography gear for your next wedding
Rent additional photography gear for your next wedding

Rent accessories

A flashlight, continuous light or softbox can offer you the element needed to highlight key features of the bride and groom, without depending on the lighting condition of the day.

If you’re shooting a wedding video, a gimbal stabiliser, recording monitor or video motion control unit like a SliderONE might just be what you need to elevate the detail and scenery of the day. 

Capturing emotion and speeches is one of the moments dearest to the couple when looking back on their wedding day. A quality microphone to place on your camera adding voiceovers to your videos creates a beautiful personal touch.

Rent additional photography gear for your next wedding
Rent additional photography gear for your next wedding

Rental information

  • When renting a lens for a wedding over a weekend, the costs often add up for essentially one day’s usage. For this reason, we decided to allow you to collect on a Friday and return on a Monday morning and pay for one day’s rental cost. 
  • Please note that our rental application process takes up to 4 working days prior to your booking date for new applicants. 
  • Popular gear gets booked out well in advance, so ensure you book in time.

For more information on our rental process, you can read this blog.

Rent additional photography gear for your next wedding