First, thank you for appreciating my work for all these years... as a creator who's sensitive about their shit it really does mean something to me. So thank you
As for my gear, it's really nothing special: a nearly 10 year old Canon T3i (the same exact one I had years back) with two lenses -- a 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 and a 70-200mm f4.0 for the zoom work. Then over the years I've learned Lightroom inside and out and although my camera produces really good colors and contrast on its own, I definitely use the software to make sure I get my preferred color palette.
My camera has this white balance/tint grid in the settings, and I use it ALL THE TIME. I don't even bother with the standard white balance settings unless I'm inside shooting under fluorescents or whatever. It allows me to make a lot of micro adjustments in person that really helps the colors breathe more naturally and spares me from a metric fuck ton of potential editing later on down the road. I use it so much and I love it so much.