This is a question I get asked quite often. My answer is always, does it really matter as long as I'm producing high quality images? Yes, you have to have decent kit to produce decent images but if I showed you two images from different cameras and two different lenses, would you be able to tell which came from what camera? I certainly couldn't and I'm a pro photographer.
Certain online bride magazines say "Choose your photographer only if they use Canon or Nikon and full format!" Full format? No such thing, they probably mean full frame but really haven't got a clue. Full frame is equivalent to what you got back in the days of 35mm film cameras.
There are other different formats now we have digital cameras, from full frame, half frame, micro four thirds, large format, medium format etc., etc. Some photographers still use film and there's nothing wrong with that.
I'm one of the growing number of wedding photographers who use mirrorless cameras, lighter than their DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras. They're lighter because for one, there's no mirror box but they produce just as good quality images as a DSLR.
My preferred camera choice is Canon as that's what I cut my teeth on back in the early days of DSLR's. I don't always use Canon lenses, though I do have three in my bag. I use the best ones for the job and my three main lenses just happen to be made by Tokina, a well established Japanese company who also happens to make quality optics at a very reasonable price.
I always use two cameras for weddings and will usually have a zoom lens on each for the main ceremony as it makes life easier. I can get from wide to close up without getting in your face so to speak. If I need to go even wider, say for the low sweeping shot of the venue or for the larger group shots, then I have an even wider wide angle lens which will be nearby should the need arise.
Any professional photographer worth their salt will make sure they also have back up equipment and here, I'm no different. I will have a third camera with a couple of zoom lenses in the unlikely event my main kit fails.
For the individual portrait shots, I'll have a couple of prime lenses (fixed focal length) in my bag as well. Primes are the perfect portrait lenses and are known to be sharper than their zoom counterparts. They're perfect for isolating the main subject and for throwing the background out of focus to make the main subject pop.
I will also have a couple of flashguns but usually reserve those for the evening reception. My main lenses, including the two primes are capable of letting more light in thus eliminating the need for flash. Some Celebrants require that flash isn't used during the ceremony as it can be distracting, it can also spoil the ambience and the ambient light.
I will of course have other backup equipment, batteries, spare memory cards etc., and this is something to consider when choosing your wedding photographer as you only get one chance to get it right. Like life itself, there is no rewind button.
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I've been into photography from a very young age, starting with my parent's Kodak Box Brownie, back in the early 1960's - yes I am that old! I got to 18 and became more serious with my photography when I was stationed in Mold as a Police Officer and joined the Station's camera club which was run by my shift Sergeant.