Gear I Love
Canon 50mm 1.4*
The 50mm lens is the first one I'd recommend to any photographer (regardless of the brand of camera you use)
ThinkTank || Roller Derby*
It spiiiiins. That is all.
The Roller Derby
Kelly Moore || Kate*
This messenger style bag is perfect for short shoots, traveling, and trips to the coffee shop. I use it for toting just about anything, and all the pockets make me happy. Buy your Kelly Moore here!
Twitter "gave" me a Shootsac in 2009! Or rather, the Shootsac team needed unused/broken lenses to style their bags with at shows and posted their need on Twitter. I had two old lenses that just fit the bill and in exchange for their retirement, I received a Shootsac and cover! I use it at every wedding, it holds my lenses, batteries, etc. so well!
The perfect flashes for a budget. I have three Yongnuos and they work as well as the major name brands and are a fraction of the price. In the sad event that one is dropped, knocked over, or otherwise put out of commission, it's easy to replace.
Recently, I switched over from using the mega packs of AA batteries from Costco to using rechargeable Eneloops, and I'm so glad I did! No more changing out flash batteries half way through a reception and ending up with a mega pack of partially used batteries (flashes don't drain them completely). A set of four usually lasts for a whole reception, and I have a few extras just in case.
Affiliate links are marked with *. There's no obligation to purchase through my links, but I do get a lil' something if you do! The links direct you to full or discounted price gear, but if you can buy used from a reputable person or company, do it! I've personally had an excellent experience purchasing my camera bodies and lenses used, and if you want some tips send me an email! Memory cards, flashes, and batteries are best purchased brand new :)