Best Lenses For Wedding Photos 2019

The best wedding photography lenses. We look at lenses ideal for wedding photography, including macro, portrait, wide-angle, and zoom lenses, suitable for all aspects of wedding photography.

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Lenses for wedding photography need to have great portrait ability as well as a good aperture range to allow a variety of depth of field options for photos. Weddings can be varied in terms of the types of photos you'll need to take, ranging from macro images of flowers and accessories to candid portraits and wide-angle group shots. 

Here, we've put together our pick of the lenses we've reviewed that we think will be ideal for a wedding photography shoot. 

  • For Macro Images - Couples like to appreciate the smaller details to their day - they get so caught up in the moment that they can miss out on these things the first time around. They'll really love being able to see close-ups of the table decorations, bouquets of flowers and button-hole flowers for the men. We've listed a lens from each of the main mounts that we think will serve you well in capturing the smaller details to your day. 
  • For Candid Portraits - A key part, if not the main part of wedding photography is capturing the happy couple and their friends and family celebrating their special day. A big trend at the moment is candid photography, so choosing a lens that can snap away and capture people laughing and enjoying themselves whilst throwing any distracting background objects into a pleasant blur is a must. We've listed prime lenses here that provide top quality optics and should help you to capture natural images of the day, from start to finish.
  • For Group Shots - The candid shots of couples and faces are great but it's also important not to forget that weddings bring together people that might not have much opportunity to meet up. We've included some wider lenses here that will enable you to fit more people into the frame without compromising on quality.
  • Versatile Zooms - Sometimes the situation calls for a zoom lens, enabling you to quickly adapt to changing photography opportunities. Here's our pick of the best zoom lenses, enabling you to get that extra reach. 

 

 

Other wedding photography ideas

If you're not in the market for a new lens for wedding photography, but you are wondering about creative photography ideas for your own wedding, have you considered the following:

  • Instant cameras - Allowing guests to take their own photos is a popular option, and instant cameras get rid of the need to wait weeks to see the results. Check out our best instant cameras list to choose the ideal one for your wedding. 
  • Photo booths - Ever popular, booths enable people to have a lot of fun, dressing up and getting photos to keep for themselves as well as a copy for the bride and groom to keep. Talk to your venue about hiring one for their list of trusted suppliers. 
  • Disposable cameras - Disposable cameras are a fixture on many a guest table, and they are a fun way for guests to take images. Whilst they can take a while to get processed after the big day, There's a nostalgic factor to them which lots of people still love, plus they'll fit nicely in traditional photo albums. Disposable cameras can be purchased in packs of 10 for around £60 on Amazon*.

 

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