CWP Gear | 5d Mark III

A new friend has joined the party!!

CWP Gear | Canon 5d MarkIII | Cinnamon Wolfe Photography | NJ Wedding Photographer

I've had my Canon 6d for two years now. HOW is that possible? Time has just flown by. I LOVE that camera, do not get me wrong or think that since this new baby has been added to the lineup that I love the 6d any less. The 6d is a FANTASTIC camera and in many ways on par with the Markiii. In fact if I wasn't focusing on shooting mainly weddings in the upcoming years, I would likely have just kept with the 6d and enjoyed how well it worked for me. 

I mentioned in my post about the 6d the main two differences between that camera body and the Markiii: 1) dual card slots 2) the number of AF points. 

In reality, the dual card slots is the #1 reason I decided to go with this camera for shooting weddings. Having a CF and SD card both recording images simultaneously is such a good protection in case something happens and one of the cards fail. In wedding photography I feel its just too much of a risk to take to only shoot on one card. 

Now, many people may still shoot only on one card for weddings and that is totally up to them, the risk of something happening is LOW, but its still a risk and it is my prerogative to be as risk averse as possible when something as precious as wedding memories are at stake! 

Oh and did I mention I was able to score this bad boy on black Friday? While the price of the camera wasn't discounted, I did score a deal that included a photo printer, paper AND a rebate. Sold! 

I've had a chance to play around a bit with it and so far so good. It feels good in my hands. A little heavier than the 6d. The body style is very similar to the 7d and honestly I prefer the body style of the 6d, but it is what it is. 

This will be my main camera when shooting weddings and the 6d will be 2nd camera or backup for me. Once Paul starts shooting more regularly with me, we will likely pick up another 6d for him to shoot with. 

I'm super excited to finally have another full frame body to add to my gear for weddings! I'm sure I'll be posting some image examples soon! 

#CWPGear {Whats in my bag?}

Ahhh the eternal question that gets asked of any photographer at some point in their journey....

Whats in your bag?

Click on the pic for the list! 

Click on the pic for the list! 

I've been working on putting together an extensive list of pretty much EVERYTHING I use in this business 'o mine and its finally done! I'm sure it will get tweaked from time to time...(and by time to time I mean hopefully during the holidays somehow a Canon 5d Mark iii ends up on the list somewhere????) ;-)

But for the most part, this is it. Everything. The whole kit and caboodle. I tried to think of literally EVERYTHING I use. Down to what I put my memory cards in. I'm sure I've forgotten something as last week when I thought I was for sure done, I instantly thought of three other things I had forgotten once I was cuddled up with my face in the pillow. 

Even though I love this list and I feel like if I had a list like this when I first started out it would have been UH...Maze...ING since everything is right there in one still doesn't directly answer the question, "What's in my bag?" I obvs don't carry everything with me all the time and most of these things never leave my desk. 

So here is a general list of what I take on sessions or shoots and what I take to weddings! 

Engagement Session:

  • Camera <---brilliant right?
  • 35, 50 and 85 lenses and 100mm macro for ring shots
  • Extra batteries and cards JIC
  • Bottled water
  • Reflector
  • Stool
  • Blanket

Family Session:

  • Camera
  • 24-105mm, maybe an 85
  • Batteries and Cards
  • Water
  • Stool
  • Blanket
  • Stool for kids
  • Bubbles


  • Camera and backup camera
  • All lenses 
  • 2 Speedlights, lightstand, bracket, umbrella
  • Reflector
  • Stool
  • 3-4 bottles of water and some snacks
  • Batteries and SD/CF Cards
  • Battery charger

I might bring some other non-equipment related things to a wedding for styling etc...

So there you have it, whats in my bag. Make sure you click on over to my new gear page and let me know what you think!