What equipment do you use?
iKell Aerial utilizes a DJI Inspire 1 Pro for aerial photography & videography. This is a well-respected system among the industry.
what advice would you give to someone looking for an aerial photographer?
Hands down, the winner answer for that question (to me) is this: Look for someone who isn't just in it to fly their drone and make money. Look for a real photographer who simply uses the perspective a drone can afford. Also, make sure that your operator is FAA certified.