What’s in my Camera Bag


Hello! I am a photographer in Alaska. I have owned my own business for 3 years now. I saw your beautiful images and then I came upon your post about asking questions and I have a few! I just recently upgraded to a canon 5D Mark IV from a Mark 3 And also upgraded to a canon 35 mm from a sigma art 35mm. I have had such a hard time getting a clear shot with it. My images also are a hit or miss with focus and it’s sooo frustrating. My usual settings are f1.8 low ISO and always higher than 160 for my shutter speed. I know it depends on the type of light you Shoot in but what are your go to settings to get such crisp shots?
What is your primary lens? I also have a canon 50mm 1.8 that I use occasionly. What would you suggest for my next lens? Also, I am trying to find new presets to work with this year and I love the crisp but yet golden color in your edits. What do you use for your presets?
Thanks so much!


Hey Jesseline!

Thanks so much for reading + following along! I’ve heard it can be hit or miss with the Sigma 35 mm for some reason. Mine has been reliable so far – hopefully your Canon will be nice and sharp! I’d maybe try to bump your f-stop up a bit, 1.8 is pretty shallow and could be the reason why you’re missing focus. My go to settings are usually 400 ISO and f/2.2 for couples!

I’d try a 100 mm for your next lens if you shoot weddings! That one has been such a game changer for me. I use a custom preset but I’d suggest bumping up your warmth a bit to achieve more golden tones!

Hope that helps!

Thanks for this sneak peak into your bag! It was very informative 😊


Thanks for reading! xoxo

Hi Kayla!!!I’ve been following your work for a while now and what can I say, your photos are AMAZING!!! I recently started photography and I am so excited to be shooting my first wedding in June. I don’t have the budget to buy a new, full frame camera just yet so I have to use my canon rebel T5 for a while. I was thinking about renting a extra body and a extra lens because I currently use my canon 50mm 1.4 for all my photos and it works okay but want something different for this wedding. Should I rent the sigma 35mm 1.4 or the sigma 50mm 1.4 for this wedding?