Last May I bought my first DSLR camera, a Canon. I’ve gotten a lot of use out of it, but I knew that I would use it even more if I had a better camera bag. I was using the standard boring, black bag that came with the camera when I purchased it last year. This black bag serves its purpose but it isn’t too easy on the eyes and can be a bit cumbersome when also trying to carry my purse at the same time. I had been on the hunt for several months for my perfect camera bag.
Here was my criteria: I wanted a cute bag, one that didn’t look like a camera bag so that wherever I went it wouldn’t be obvious that I had an expensive camera with me, and I wanted it to be made well and resemble a purse or tote bag so that it was multipurpose.
If you have been looking for a great, girlie camera bag then look no further…I’ve found it for you.
Initially I came across this bag designer, and great photographer, last Summer when searching for cute camera bags on Etsy. (Love Etsy.) Her bags were exactly what I was looking for: purse/tote bag shaped, mufti-purposed, so that I could carry my camera and use it as a purse, great design, fabric options to fit any personality…you get the idea. Her name is Ketti Phillips and her website is kettihandbags.com which will give you even more information about these awesome bags and it’s also where you purchase them.
I was so excited when I got my camera bag from Ketti last week and was itching to take it out into the wild. I headed to the Nelson-Atkins museum last weekend and this bag was exactly what I was looking for. It held my camera, protected it really well, and was also pretty light considering I had my camera, (heavy) billfold, a book, phone, car keys, etc. in the bag at once. Plus it was really easy to grab my camera when the art inspired me to snap a photo, but also quick to put away when walking from one exhibit to another.
If you’re in the market, here are a couple of things to note…the bags go on sale on Ketti’s website every Friday at 5pm CST. You have to move fast if you’re going to buy, because the bags usually sell out pretty quickly. Also, each season, Ketti creates new bags in different fabrics, so if there is one you love, then purchase it before she runs out of fabric (speaking from experience).
If anyone is interested in seeing more photos to get an idea of the quality of the fabric and work, click here to see my photo gallery of my camera bag and click on the pictures to enlarge them. This girl can’t complain, I’m a satisfied customer! Happy shopping and photographing!