Violet Lace Photography uses TOP of the line equipment for photography and lighting. While I've really tried to stick to natural lighting as much as I can, I still am always prepared. I have backups for backups!  I carry two cameras on each side holster with 2 different lens to avoid having my couples to wait for my change them.                 



  • Nikon D5 This is a HORSE. My main camera I wear on my right side...always. 


  • Nikon D850  This is on my left side....and another favorite. 


  • Nikon D750 My back up. :) 


  • Nikon D610
N I K O N   L E N S

AF-S NIKKOR 17-35mm f/2.4G ED (Use for wide angle views with some side distortion like at the top of the balcony overlooking the entire inside of the church or a group jumping!)

AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm F2.8G ED (Ex: Used for family portraits after church)

AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED (Perfect for small spaces like when bridesmaids are getting ready)

AF-S NIKKOR 50mm F1.4G (My favorite portrait lens. This is on a camera 90% of the time. Sharp and dreamy background blur like the picture behind here focusing on the rings.)

AF-S NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5 E ED VR (I use this when I'm positioned farther back to zoom in on candid moments. When people know I'm there--they tend to change their behavior. Being inconspicuous allows for natural candids. 
AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8E ED (This is a macro lens to get the details. I really only use this for rings and small items and sometimes portraits.)

Paul C Buff Einstein Strobe Light


2- Nikon 910 Speedlight. I carry one on each camera and use when necessary. 


                         4-Pocket Wizards (to set off lights wirelessly). 
Portable power box for lighting equipment (for outside)