I shoot with full frame canon cameras. And the best quality (L) lenses that the manufacturer makes. Pretty pictures can be made with your friend’s point-and-shoot camera as well, but someday you might want a coffee table photo book or a life size print of some of these pictures, and for that I am geared up.
At a wedding there could be low light, harsh light, big space, tight space, no space, still people, moving people and many permutations of these all. The equipment must be ready for it all. And it doesn’t come cheap at all. But people still wonder how do I come up with seemingly expensive cost sketches.