A curated list of my favorite tools & education for photographers.

FULL DISCLOSURE: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. This means I may earn a small discount or commission to fund my coffee obsession if you use them to make a purchase.

That said, I would never recommend a product or company that I didn't trust. I love all of these companies and products, and I think you will too!

Contracts, invoices, proposals, email templates... all beautifully customizable. Dubsado is everything you need in a CRM and more.

Use code CRYSTALLEEPHOTO or click here to start your free trial and get 20% off your first month or year. 

Need somewhere to host your email? I highly recommend the Google Suite! I'd love if you would click here to use my referral link.

Be sure to message me to see if I have any discount codes for US customers available!

My second place choice for a solid CRM is Honeybook. A great choice if you want to join an uplifting community and focus on networking with local professionals.

Click here to check it out and get 50% off your first year.

After many years of stubbornness I ditched my Excel spreadsheets and hopped on the Quickbooks train. Check it out... your accountant will thank you! 

Click here to get up to 50% off and a $50 Visa® Card to help with your business needs when you sign up.

Square integrates seamlessly with your Dubsado invoices and you can also send invoices right through your Square dashboard. Easily accept payments on the go right from your mobile device!  

Click here to sign up and receive free processing on up to $1,000 in sales.

A strong digital gallery system is a must-have in every 'togs toolbox. Choose a company you can be proud to support.

Pic-Time offers a 30-day free trial, no credit card required. Use code YHRQGS to receive a free month when you upgrade to any paid plan by the end trial. 

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Show off your most powerful images with this sexy, grid-style website design .

Corey & Dylan have been educating photographers on SEO for years, both in the FYP group and at prestigious events like Imaging USA, WPPI and more. Their SEO course and the included blogging course will change your life!

Ready to dive in and take control of your bookkeeping? Join the TidyBooks course to learn how to set up and use Quickbooks for your photography business! This course saved my sanity and makes my OCD very happy. 

Using Showit and Wordpress, Robyn will teach you plan your blog posts with intent, track your content’s performance and rankings, and optimize your writing while still sounding like a real person (and not an SEO-obsessed robot).

My favorite Books & Products

Gear & Techie stuff for

charge it up

Before I discovered Eneloops I was going through batteries like candy. These things are amazing!! I use these great plastic cases to carry them to weddings and location sessions, they hold 12 batteries. And the Titanium charger lets me charge 18 batteries at once, which is super helpful after a wedding. 

light it up

I love me some light! The MagMod system is amazing for those times where bounce flash isn't always possible, like an outdoor wedding or a dark ceiling. I don't like taking my expensive Canon flashes on the beach with me so I use these inexpensive Yongnuo manual flashes and my trusty Westcott Rapid Box. 

save it up

I don't trust my images to anything but Sandisk Extreme cards. And my Drobo 5C keeps everything at the studio backed up and safe. 

Books that will inspire you