Thanks for the criticism, everyone! As for the reflectors, is there any possible way to use one with some sort of harness or tripod mount? I'm kind of a stickler for the most minimalistic kind of setup I can get and having an assistant is not something I'd want to waste time with.
I know I have somewhat of an unorthodox approach, but I think that just comes with the territory of being a young/modern photographer. At least I'm not using disposable cameras for that horrible, undeveloped, CVS look like most of my contemporaries!