Nikon D500 Camera Body
I hesitated between 2 camera bodies but decided on the Nikon D500 due to the 10 frames per second ability. This is amazing for photographing sports, children, jumping shots and dogs! It is a crop sensor camera and is an absolute beast. I am so happy with my camera body and would recommend it to any professional photographers.
Tamron 24-70 Telephoto Lens
I bought this lens in 2018 and it has not really left my camera body since. It is an absolute beauty of a lens and it is so versatile. I have used this lens for weddings, dogs, couples, families, products, travel.. everything! The 2.8 aperture is its real selling point and really creates beautiful bokeh photographs.
Sigma 10-20 Lens
This lens is a newer purchase and I got it specifically for travel and yoga photography. This is the lens that I will use in a hotel room, or on top of a high mountain. Or equally, I will use it in yoga studios and wellness centres to photograph the whole room. It's a great little lens and not too expensive if you won't be using it all the time.
Sony XQD Card Reader
This Sony card reader is what I bought when I got my Nikon D500 camera body as I switched from using a SD card to a XQD card. It works amazingly and has both the SD card slot and the XQD card slot. It's small and compact which means it is great to travel with.
Sony Professional XQD 64GB Memory Card
As the Nikon D500 uses both XQD and SD cards, I bought an XQD card for my new camera as XQD cards are faster and better than SD cards. I went for the Sony version but there were other options available. It's been great and I have never had an issue with it processing photographs or saving files. I would highly recommend this memory card.
Rechargeable Battery for Nikon D500
No matter which camera you purchase, I always recommend that you buy at least 2 extra batteries. You never want to go to a shoot and realise that you don't have battery. Get some extras and an extra charger if you need it. It is so worth the investment just to have peace of mind.
Lowepro ProTactic Camera Backpack
There are lots of pretty camera bags on the market, but I went for this one because I wanted comfort, safety, ease of use and durability over a cute pink camera bag. And this bag is all of that. It's extremely hard wearing and I know I can put it on the floor anywhere and it will be fine. I love the customisable compartments and overall size. It fits everything I need!
Optical Glass Triangular Prism
I have so much fun with this thing and even though it's not really an "essential", I wanted to include it on here as I think it's a really great tool to take with you everywhere. I use this during most of my portrait sessions to create something a little different and beautiful for my clients. Easy to use, lightweight, affordable and fun to use!
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