Pro wedding shooter Vanessa Joy shares the camera kit she can’t live without

Professional photographer Vanessa Joy, lying on a blue floor surrounded by her camera equipment
Professional wedding photographer and Canon Explorer of Light, Vanessa Joy (Image credit: Vanessa Joy)

Taking on a wedding is a big responsibility. After all, if you mess it up, you can't ask all the guests to come back for a reshoot! As photographers we're commonly asked by friends and family members to shoot their weddings, but there's a few things you should know before agreeing to shoot the big day!

We recently caught up with award-winning photographer, Vanessa Joy, who has been a pro wedding photographer for over 20 years. She focuses her business in the Austin, Texas and New Jersey / New York City areas, alongside her partnerships as a Canon Explorer of Light and Profoto Legend of Light. For over a decade she’s been helping photographers take their craft to the next level.

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Dan Mold
Deputy Editor

Deputy Editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Dan also brings his technical wizardry and editing skills to Digital Camera World. He has been writing about all aspects of photography for over 10 years, having previously served as technical writer and technical editor for Practical Photography magazine, as well as Photoshop editor on Digital Photo

Dan is an Adobe-certified Photoshop guru, making him officially a beast at post-processing – so he’s the perfect person to share tips and tricks both in-camera and in post. Able to shoot all genres, Dan provides news, techniques and tutorials on everything from portraits and landscapes to macro and wildlife, helping photographers get the most out of their cameras, lenses, filters, lighting, tripods, and, of course, editing software.