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I’ve been blogging for the better part of 8 years now! It’s crazy to think that its been that long but when you love what you do, it goes by so fast. Of course there are times when I get burnt out and take a short blogging hiatus but doesn’t everyone at some point?

Since I have been on this blogging journey for so long, I thought it only fitting to share all my best tips and tricks with you. I get a ton of questions daily about this and photography so this is where I send everyone for the answers!

If you have any questions not answered here, be sure to check out my FAQ page or send me a message and I might just create another post about it!

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Cultivate Planner

I’ve always loved a using a planner but this year I wanted to try something a little different. This planner helps you set goals for the year instead of just being a calendar. I’m excited to try it out and see what I can get out of it!

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Lighting Reflector/Diffuser Kit

When the sun is just a little too harsh, I’ll use this to soften it. Or if there isn’t enough sun or light from artificial lighting, I’ll use one of the other filters it comes with to bounce the light back onto the food I’m shooting. It’s the prefect size.

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Extra Battery Pack

I am notorious for forgetting to check my battery level before taking the camera out with me. So I always make sure that I carry my spare battery, that is fully charged, in my bag in case I’m shooting and the camera dies.

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Seagate Backup Plus Hub

Once you start taking photos for you blog or even just your life in general, you will need a place to store them all that isn’t on your computer hard drive. Your computer will fill up fast and you’ll soon find you’ll need more storage. This 6TB one is plenty of space to save thousands of photos.

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I switched hosting providers to MediaTemple after my first couple years of blogging and have not looked back. They are amazing and I wish I would have started with them.

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Camera Backpack

After having another baby, carrying two purses/bags out all the time was getting a little cumbersome. So I took to Amazon again and found this little backpack that is great for keeping my hands free. It has a bunch of pockets and enough space for multiple camera bodies and lenses. And the sides also have elastic bands so you can attach a mini-tripod if you want.

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Canon Rebel T6i

I absolutely love this camera. It takes amazing photographs and also does full 1080p video recording for the off-chance that I actually record a recipe video.

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Wireless Shutter Remote Release

Want to take a selfie or get in the photo with your family or take a long exposure without risking camera shake… get a remote. It’s an intervalometer so you can set it to take multiple photos without having to push the button each time. Just set the time between each and press the play button.

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Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II

With all the traveling we’ve been doing lately, I decided to invest in a better travel camera. I did a ton of research and this is the one I found and absolutely love. You can control it in manual mode and it takes amazing photos. Plus, it’s small enough to fit in my crossbody purse.

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JOBY GorillaPod SLR

This is a fun little tripod that I stick in my backpack or purse for more long-exposure photography when I’m out and not feeling like lugging the giant tripod.

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