I’ve only listed the items that I own (except for three items I’m saving for) and purchased myself.
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM – my current favorite
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM – go to lens for newborns and studio sessions
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM – go to lens for outdoor portraits
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM – go to for food, flowers and newborn detail shots
Lens/Gear Previously Owned:
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 – SUPER affordable entry level prime lens.
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash
Gary Fong Light Sphere – diffuses flash for amazing soft light
Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod – great for overhead shots
Manfrotto 498RC2 Ball Head – Attachment for Manfrotto tripod
ExpoDisc – White balance (I typically use Kelvin only, but this is a great alternative for custom white balance)
Learning Resources and Books:
Clickin Moms – Online workshops and forums for members
Picture Perfect Practice – Love this book. Great for those wanting to know more about portrait photography
The Luminous Portrait by Elizabeth Messina – Filled with gorgeous images (prefer it as a coffee table book)
Natural Newborn Baby Photography – Great resource for newborn photographers
Plate to Pixel – Food photography
I have a lot more photography related accessories, but this is the main stuff. If you have any questions about the gear I use, please send me a message!
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