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Favorite Photography Items and Recommendations

Try it before you buy it:




New Gear: 

B&H PhotoVideo

Adorama (directly from Amazon, I don’t trust many third parties)

Check your camera’s website for a list of other authorized dealers in your area or online:)


Reliable sources for used gear:

Nikon’s website (or Canon if you are Canon…or whatever brand :))

Trusted camera shops, authorized to deal refurbished gear from the manufacturer. Example is Dodd Camera. I love them! Here in Ohio, there’s a store in Dayton that I love to deal with.


Photoshop goodies:

Actions- Pure Photoshop Actions

Textures- Jessica Drossin Textures

Templates- Paint the Moon, Pure Photoshop Actions, Design Aglow, Red Boot Design

Lightroom Presets- the ONLY set I like, period, is the Film Art set from Clickin’ Moms



Adorable Props (hats and headbands)

Fancy Fabric (fabrics for newborn shoots)

Strawberry Girl Couture (headbands and stretchy wraps)

Adore (headbands and wraps)

Creme de la Baby (upcycled hats)



Photoshop CS5

Adobe Lightroom 3

Adobe Bridge (a sub-program of CS)



Camera Bags:

Kelly Moore Bag


Logo Design/Branding/Blog Design:

On The Spot Studio



Fun photo stuff to buy- Photojojo

Reflector/diffusor- Promaster



Website, easy yet customizable and professional- Photobiz

Blog Sites- ProPhoto Blog

Hosting: Bluehost and GoDaddy


What’s in my bag:

Nikon d700 full frame body

Nikon D3S full frame body

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G

Nikon 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon 105mm f/2.8G macro

Nikon 135mm f/2D DC

Nikon 180mm f/2.8D

Nikon SB-900 flashes (2)

Color-balancing gels for flashes

Battery grip for d700

Several CF cards, 4GB and 8GB sizes. Recommended brand: Sandisk Extreme III

Rechargable AA batteries

Pocket Wizard OCF trigger system:

– (1) miniTT1 transmitter for Nikon

– (2) FlexTT5 receivers for Nikon

– AC3 Zone Controller for Nikon

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 to be replaced..soon:)Sold during off-season to buy something else:)


What’s on my desk:

Apple iMac 27″- 1TB hard drive, 8GB RAM, Intel i7

Apple Macbook 17″- 750GB hard drive, 8GB RAM, intel i7

Western Digital MyBook external hard drive, 1TB

Apple iPad, 64GB w/ Wifi & 3G

Apple iPhone, 8GB

(Can you tell I love my Apple products! They’ve been very good to me and to my business!)

Energizer rapid battery charger

Lots of gorgeous vintage cameras:)