Tech Essentials

From professional shoots to solo adventures, these are the products I actually use and love. Here, you will find everything you will need to produce all sorts of content. No need to buy everything, but depending on your project, this is a good starting point to find what you need.  Some of the links below lead to affiliate pages, but purchase wherever you find the best deal!

Camera Essentials

Canon T6i Creator Kit

The latest version of my very first DSLR. Highly worth the upgrades!

Canon G7X

This is my everyday walk around camera. The flip out screen makes it fabulous for vlogging and selfies. It connects to my phone via the Canon Camera Connect app.  This is good for taking photos remotely (full body self portraits, group shots, etc) and for immediate transfer of images for editing/uploading.

Canon 80D

Crop sensor DSLR I use for work – event photos, sizzle reels, looking official so I can get past security.  Great for filming yourself because it has a flip out screen and really amazing auto focus.

Canon 5D

Full sensor camera I have used for work. More robust and professional than the 80D, which in turn makes it more expensive.

Ricoh Theta S 360 Camera

If you want to get some cool 360 shots, this is a great camera to go with.  I love it for photos, but it doesn’t impress me for video.

DJI Osmo

THIS is what you need for some sexy, steady, cinematic shots. I love this camera so much.  Bonus Feature: using the DJI Go App  you can livestream to Facebook + Youtube directly from this sexy little beast.

Snapchat Spectacles

Used to be able to only get Snapchat Spectacles through a vending machine. Now available for online purchase. There goes the neighborhood.

Lenses

Moment Lenses

I LOVE THESE LENSES. My favorite and the one I use the most is the 18mm Wide Lens. I also have the 60mm and Macro lenses, which come in handy when the shot calls for it.

Travel and Storage

ThinkTank Airport Roller Derby

This is my current favorite travel buddy when taking a lot of gear. It stores everything I need and rolls with me wherever I need to go. Very sturdy and has plenty of modular dividers for customizing your storage. I love this piece!

Incase Icon Backpack

I’m surprised this hasn’t fused to my back yet. This travels with me everyday, everywhere, all the time.

Lighting

Diva Ring Light Nova 18" Ring Light

When I am shooting at home, this is my favorite light.  I will always prefer natural lighting but this is good when that is not an option.

Stands and Tripods

THE BEST ON THE GO STAND EVER

NOT for use with heavy DSLR cameras but this stand is absolutely amazing for your lightweight cameras including your phone, GoPro, point + shoot, and 360 camera.  This fits easily in my backpack or camera kit.  I use this ALL THE TIME.