I'm often asked about what photography gear I use or what software I use in my day-to-day business operations. Because it happens so frequently, I decided to keep a running list here on my blog. That way I can update it frequently as I try out and add new things.

Do I suffer from Gear Acquisition Syndrome? 🤔 Not exactly.

While I do love getting new gear, it's less about the dopamine rush and more about efficiency. I'm always looking for ways to make my bag lighter, my photo sessions quicker (especially in the summertime), and software that helps and automates my business.

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So read on to see items I currently love and use the most! Keep checking back as I will be updating this post frequently.

Camera Bags

I use almost exclusively Peak Design bags, but I've listed some other companies I love below too:

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

Peak Design Everyday Sling

Peak Design Clutch (I have one of all my cameras)

Peak Design Field Pouch

Peak Design Rain Cover

Epiphanie Camera Straps

Other Essentials

Rocket Air Blower (can't live without these! I have them stashed everywhere!)

5 in 1 Reflector

Cottontail Call

Squirrel Call


Earth Rated Poop Bags

Business Tools I Can't Live Without

Being a new business owner, it can be overwhelming all the choices available that will help you keep your clients and your project list organized. After months and months of research, I found what works best for me! I'll be adding to this list as I fine-tune my workflow so keep checking back!

Email Marketing

I highly recommend Flodesk for email marketing. I made the switch from MailChimp to Flodesk and it has been a game changer for by business. My favorite thing about the platform is how easy it is to design high converting emails that perfectly match my brand.

Video Messaging

This one is fairly new to me but I'm loving it so far! Not only can I add a personal video bubble to my website but I can add a personal video to my email signature! I also utilize this to send personal messages to potential clients. It's so much more fun than a boring email!

Pixieset - Gallery and Studio Manager

For delivering galleries and managing my clients, I have been a faithful Pixeiset user! This software has tons of automation and they are adding new features all the time. I've been really pleased with them so far and use their suite of software for most of my business!