My photography gear with Megan Squires

what's in my photography gear bag by Megan Squires

1. Nikon 35mm f/1.4G

2. Nikon 85mm f/1.4D

3. Nikon 105mm f/2.8G

4. Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G

5. Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G

6. Nikon 50mm f/1.4G

7. Nikon D4 (Nikon D700 for backup)

8. My camera strap belonged to my dad, and it’s one of my most prized possessions that I have left from him. I love that I can take a piece of him with me on each shoot.

9. Shootsac – I use this for all of my outdoor sessions and love that I can wear all of my lenses and have them at arm’s length the whole time. I tend to set my things down and forget to grab them when I’m done (I’ve lost countless lens caps this way), so it’s handy to physically wear all of my gear.

10. SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro – The Big Daddy of all CF cards. My husband got this for my birthday, tired of hearing that I had to clean off my card before I could take another picture.

11. Business Cards from ProDPI – Though I’m usually too embarrassed to give them out, I keep a stack of cards on hand.

12. Lastolite Ezybalance Collapsible Grey & White

13. My current favorite purse – I love to find purses that can be used as camera bags. When I photograph my newborns, I only bring my 50mm and macro, so a bag like this is perfect to tote to the studio, and then carry with me the rest of the day.

14. Lens Flare – I photograph a lot of little ones, so I love to have something on my camera that will draw (and keep) their attention.

photography studio space by Megan Squires

15. My studio is where I photograph all of my newborns, as well as babies up to one year old. I also do some of my editing on my MacBook Pro there as well.

16. I have two huge, north facing windows that provide consistent, beautiful light regardless of the weather outside. My studio is on the third floor, so it also offers privacy for my brand new baby sessions.

17. Three years ago I found these incredible, vintage lockers and fell in love! I knew they would be perfect to house my backdrops and stands. Since my studio is only 600 square feet, storage is an issue. I loved this alternative to the typical closet.

5 things you may not know about California newborn photographer Megan Squires