• Wedding Gear

    Michele Belloni

“People only look at the world through the eyes of their profession.”

– Boris Ostanin –

What about the wedding photographer gear? The equipment for all of us is one of the reasons why we enter this visual art, there is no need to deny it. It is a fetish and must be controlled, otherwise it risks senselessly consuming our finances.

Although, let’s face it, buying a new camera or a new lens gives us so much joy and energy that it is immediately visible in the photos we are going to take.

When a couple decides to rely on a photographer, they should inquire about the kind of equipment he/she uses, its maintenance and professional certifications that guarantee continuous check-ups and quick timings on replacements and assistance for bodies and optics (take a look to my certifications).

I have been a photographer for over twenty-two years and over time I have tried all the existing brands in the DSLRsrangefinders and mirrorless area. And with the advent of the latter I understood the great series of advantages that technology has brought to the world of photography, especially the professional one. Speaking of innovation, we must mention Sony, which has always invented, innovated being revolutionary: and it is in photography that it has dictated laws, forcing its competitors to adapt to new market rules, raising the bar of performance and quality to every new product launch, whether cameras or lenses.

The value that a modern mirrorless camera offers to us photographers is immense: to give an example, it is enough to remind myself when at the end of every wedding day I had anxiety and anguish of going back to the studio to check the focus and the absence of blur in my client’s pictures: two problems now completely solved thanks to flawless autofocus and phenomenal image stabilizers of these cameras. Now I can concentrate much more on the compositional and expressive part instead of continually making sure that the subject is perfectly in focus, looking away from the scene and losing unrepeatable moments.

The era of DSLR cameras, for me, has passed since I picked up my first Sony A7RII. Definitely.

To date I choose Sony once again and with the rewarding title of Sony Pro Photographer I tell you about my equipment with which I make the wedding shots you see here on the site or on the Instagram profile.

My style is a mix of high fashion editorial photography and photojournalistic one: to support it, I therefore focus exclusively on very fast fixed focal lenses, high resolution sensors with a very wide dynamic range.

Sony Alpha 1 - Michele Belloni Sony Pro Photographer
Sony Alpha 1

Named the “Flagship Among the Flagships”, it is a concentrate of quality, speed and power.

Sony Alpha 9M2 - Michele Belloni Sony Pro Photographer
Sony Alpha 9II

Submitted to the rigors of a professional environment, the Sony A9 II demonstrates how fundamental its upgrades are.

Sony Alpha 9 - Michele Belloni Sony Pro Photographer
Sony Alpha 9

The first of its kind, revolutionary in everything and still today a faithful workmate, allows us to work in total silence.

Sony Alpha 7C - Michele Belloni Sony Pro Photographer
Sony Alpha 7C

The most compact full frame camera actually on the market, give me the opportunity to be unobtrusive with people, taking so spontaneous pictures.

Sony Alpha 7III - Michele Belloni Sony Pro Photographer
Sony Alpha 7III

It was the best-selling camera of all time and, owning it, you understand its endless motivations.

Sony Alpha 7RII - Michele Belloni Sony Pro Photographer
Sony Alpha 7RII

My first Sony full-frame mirrorless camera, carried with me in a thousand work situations and even extreme travels, always reliable and with a very high resolution.

Sony FE 24mm f2.8G - Michele Belloni Sony Pro Photographer
Sony FE 24mm ƒ2.8G

High-quality wide-angle is ideal for eye-catching wedding shots. Fast, precise and quiet autofocus is perfect for capturing important moments.

Sony FE 28mm f2.0G - Michele Belloni Sony Pro Photographer
Sony FE 28mm ƒ2.0G

Small and fast, a wide-angle lens that I always carry with me to shoot informal and often fun situations, such as throwing a bouquet.

Sony Zeiss FE 35mm f2.8 - Michele Belloni Sony Pro Photographer
Sony Zeiss FE 35mm ƒ2.8

The most compact Sony lens, always in the bag to ensure discretion in all those situations that is required.

Sony FE 35mm f1.8G - Michele Belloni Sony Pro Photographer
Sony FE 35mm ƒ1.8G

Reliable and precise, it is ideal for any shooting need as well as for video shooting. When portability is a must it comes to the aid of us wedding photographers.

Sony FE 35mm f1.4GM - Michele Belloni Sony Pro Photographer
Sony FE 35mm ƒ1.4GM

Its lightning-fast autofocus guarantees perfect focus even during dimly lit dances in the heart of the night party, in poorly lit churches or non-illuminated venues.

Sony FE 50mm f1.2GM - Michele Belloni Sony Pro Photographer
Sony FE 50mm ƒ1.2GM

It is often mounted on the second body to have an all-round lens available both in the church and in outdoor engagement photographs.

Sony Zeiss FE 55mm f1.8 - Michele Belloni Sony Pro Photographer
Sony Zeiss 55mm ƒ1.8

I use it especially outdoors or at the bride’s house where spaces are often cramped and you need to keep more than one person in focus inside the frame.

Sony FE 85mm f1.8G - Michele Belloni Sony Pro Photographer
Sony FE 85mm ƒ1.8G

Portraits of guests outside the church, during the ceremony or reception, rather than medium close-up portraits of the couple.

Sony FE 135mm f1.8GM - Michele Belloni Sony Pro Photographer
Sony FE 135mm ƒ1.8GM

It leaves the bride and groom speechless just by reviewing the photos from the rear monitor of my cameras.


The editing sessions, essential in the digital world we live in today, is completely developed in first person with professional quality guaranteed by over twenty years in the photo editing sector, with various Adobe certifications.

I exclusively use Apple environment to guarantee security and freedom from viruses and malware in files you will receive, precision and calibration of monitors for a perfect rendering of every single shade in your photos.

Well, we did it! Again, let me know if you have any questions about Sony gear. I hope this article has been useful to you both as a photographer and as a client, to understand the commitment and passion that I put into my profession day after day.

Thank you for following me and for taking the time to read what gear I use to photograph weddings.

If you like, check out my wedding portfolio to see what my gear can do.

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