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I decided I wanted to buy a purse/camera bag a few months back. Not a purse, or a camera bag, but one that doubles as both. Basically, it’s a camera bag that is pretty.
So, I started to look at my options, many of which included Epiphanie Bags, Jo’s Totes, Jill-E’s bags and Kelly Moore’s bags. All are great in their own way, and I decided the choice was too tough so I’d sit on it awhile.
Well, after an etsy fiasco, trying to get a generic type shootsac bag, I was sorely disappointed with it. It was ugly, poorly sewed, and it didn’t even fit my lenses inside. The slots were way too small for normal sized lenses.
This disappointing letdown pushed me to the extreme: I needed a shoulder camera bag, a pretty one, that I could wear when I shoot. I needed to carry my gear around with me so that I can change lenses and change cards of need be. The price tag wasn’t as much of a deterrent like it was before, after wasting money on the etsy fiasco. [I’m obviously still bitter.]
So. I had a choice to make. I decided on a Kelly Moore bag, particularly the B-Hobo bag in Red.
The deciding factor of the B-Hobo for me was that it was a little slimmer than the other choices, and the thing I like the most is that it has an interchangeable short purse-type strap and a shoulder/across the body-type strap. The other brands had the option of attaching a shoulder strap, but the shorter straps didn’t come off, so they would be hanging along my body while I wore it. The Kelly Moore Hobo lets me remove the short strap, and attach the long body strap.
It’s so pretty, it feels awesome and it is such a quality bag. I have never, ever spent more than like $25 on a purse before [and only own 2 boyish camera bags/backpacks], so I have officially joined the expensive purse/camera bag club. I love it.
Without further ado – meet my newest photography sidekick. Since getting it a week or two ago, it’s been with me on every shoot since. I think we’re almost reaching 8 or 10 shoots already! We have a LONGGGG future ahead together, and I think [know] I’ll be buying another Kelly Moore bag in the future.
Visit the Kelly Moore Bag website to shop their current line which includes 20 different types and styles of bags that work as camera bags, purses, diaper bags, computer bags or really, a gorgeous every day bag!