The equipment a photographer uses should be just as important to you as their artistic ability. Having both professional grade camera bodies and lenses will make a difference in the product you receive simply because they have less limitations and produce a superior product in varying conditions.
Here’s a short list of the current professional bodies for Nikon and Canon.
D300, D300s, D700, D3, D3s
7D, 5D Mk II, 1D Mk IV, 1Ds Mk III
Below I’ve included what is in my bag. I use only professional Nikon camera bodies and lenses.
If you’re a fellow photographer, I enjoy second shooting and I’m available for events within 2 hours from Kansas City.