I have had several folks ask me for some gear recommendations. There are a lot of great dealers out there. Try MPEX for one, I like those guys.
If you are not sure of how to start out, let me share a few items that may get you going with minimal effort.
First we start with some basics: Stands, umbrellas, boom arms and reflector/scrims:
You should have a set of triggers to fire your flashes off camera:
I will add a page for larger, pro equipment soon.