Okay, so I'm a woman. I'm a woman who enjoys looking stylish, and has developed a deep and abiding love for the perfect purse. (Or a collection of perfect purses.) And I'm also a photographer. So all those terribly ugly, utilitarian, personality-free camera bags on the market...well, to put it bluntly, they bum me out, man! Why can't I look cute AND tote around all my gear at the same time, I wondered?
Well, now I can! I recently discovered these wonderful camera bags from Kelly Moore! Let's see. They come in a range of cute colors, including hot pink, jade green, and purple, but also in basics like black and grey. From the outside, they look like fabulously elegant purses, but on the inside, there are customizable padded pockets for lenses and camera bodies. There are also two outside snap pockets and a back zipper pocket for other incidentals, meaning I could in fact pack the inside with my camera gear and slip my wallet, phone, and a tube of lipstick into one of the outside pockets and head out...with only one bag! The top of the bag is closed using a series of small magnets, making it easy to get in and out of it without fumbling with a zipper. And, as far as I'm concerned, the piece de resistance...the strap can be extended for cross-body wear! I LOVE cross-body purses, because I can sling them on and get them out of my way while I'm shooting. Nothing encumbers my shootin' arm worse than fumbling with a purse over my shoulder.
In fact, I love this bag so much, I MAY have just splurged a bit and purchased one in jade croc!