Portable strobes combine the better of two worlds into a single entity; bringing the power and control of studio lighting together with the flexibility of speedlights or camera-based flash systems. Travel strobes are mainly used for location lighting situations, but can also prove to be a great all-around lighting system capable of fulfilling many studio-based tasks as well.
After cameras and lenses, the third slice of your wedding gear triad is your choice of lighting gear. The most basic system revolves around a dedicated TTL (through the lens) flashgun mounted on your camera’s hot shoe (or preferably on an adjustable flash bracket).
When it comes to studio flash systems, photographers face few limitations as per what’s possible. If you can sketch the shot on paper, you can shoot it. Power-wise, there are a number of power packs capable of banging out up to 6400 w/s symmetrically or asymmetrically into single or multiple heads.