6 Best Nikon Lenses To Use In 2021 for Wedding Photography

Have you ever tried to make a decision on which Nikon lens you need? If you are worried about it, then bid farewell to your searching woes. We will share with you our list of the best Nikon lenses you can use for wedding photography.

After going through the post, you will have figured the secret recipe to choosing the perfect camera lens for wedding photography. We will make your decision easier when you are buying a new lens. So, without further ado, let’s go through each of the six lenses. These are the lenses that will get you through any scenario on a wedding day that you come across.

The bonus part? It all comes without feeling anxious or stressed because you have the right tool at the right time during the wedding. We are going to divide our post into two different sections: prime lenses and

Prime Lenses

As a photographer, you can benefit from prime lenses in a way that they have fast apertures. With the help of fast apertures, you can maximize the amount of light available in the scene. We are going to discuss four prime lenses here, starting with 35mm.

Nikon Prime Lens 35mm f/1.8G

Nikon Prime Lens 35mm is beneficial when it comes to taking landscape shots. In a wedding, you can get a full sweep of the venue, the stage, ceremony, and reception where you want to capture everything you need. Now, we often get questions like, ‘Can I ask 35mm for portrait photographers?’

The answer is yes. At Bright Focus Photography, we had used a 35mm lens for portrait pictures because, in our experience, it gave us a lot of variety when we wanted to get those tight middle wide shots. So, a 35mm is a must-have on a wedding day.

Nikon Prime Lens 50mm f/1.4G

Most of wedding photographers are straight away recommend that they go for a 50mm lens because it is partly called a clear lens. If you want to fetch beautiful creamy-dreamy skin, a 50mm lens should be your go-to option, but it will not give you a lot of variety.

Nikon Prime Lens 85mm f/1.8G

For someone who likes to travel with more than one lens in the bag, an 85mm is compact and offers many features. It sits well with the requirements of an expert photographer. So, you’d be thinking it is a mere figment of our imagination, but no, it exists in real life as well.

In addition to its beautiful features, it will let you capture amazing editorial dancing shots on the dance floor… without you or your gear getting elbowed.

Nikon Prime Lens 105mm f/1.4E

You can utilize a 105mm for detailed shots, but it also comes in handy if you need good compression. In doing so, it gives you a unique look at your portraiture.

In conclusion, you must be asking, ‘why not use zoom lenses instead of prime lenses?’ The answer is relatively simple – prime lenses have better glass, and the bokeh on them is often a lot better. Furthermore, they give you creamy beautiful skin, and the imagery is sharper.

We are done with prime lenses. Now, let’s move to zoom lenses.

Zoom Lenses

The term ‘zoom lenses’ is pretty much self-explanatory as it possesses the ability to alter its focal length. We will discuss a couple of zoom lenses down below to get you a fair understanding. Let’s begin.


Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G

You can use 24-70mm for family portraits and other portraiture sessions outside of weddings as well. There are times during a wedding when you have a limited time, and you need to cover a lot in that superficial lens. In that case, 24-70mm comes in handy. At Bright Focus Photography, we often partner up in zoom and prime lenses because it gives us the ability to navigate quickly and capture more photographs in that time.

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G

The last lens we are going to talk about is the 70-200mm lens. Imagine yourself in a situation where you are far off from an important event occurring, such as being in a catholic church and the bride and groom kiss. You don’t want to miss that, do you?

A Nikon 70-200mm is big in stature, but it brings many benefits to the table when you need to capture perfect pictures in tight spaces. Another reason why we would recommend a 70-200mm is that because it gives immense background compression.

All in all, we recommend that you invest in lenses that will bring results to your photographs. Even if you have a good camera body and a cheap piece of glass as a lens, you will not get crisp results. So, invest well and see where it takes you.


We hope that the post has helped you narrow down the list of lenses you can use for weddings. However, we have a question for you coming right up. What is your favorite lens among the lens mentioned above? If you have a favorite lens of your own, let us know in the comments section below.

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