Finding the perfect camera bag has been a bit of a struggle. I regret that I've purchased a few, only to discover they were just not working for me. I wanted it to be functional, yet somewhat stylish - in other words I didn't want it to scream "I'm a camera bag!". I also needed it to function as a handbag to avoid carrying two different bags. Lastly, I needed it to be light in weight. When we travel abroad, or to NYC, we are on the go from early in the morning to late at night and I'm carrying my bag the entire time.
Thankfully, I recently discovered something that meets all my criteria and I absolutely love it! It's a very lightweight, padded foam camera insert that can be custom ordered in the size you need. I carry a Dooney & Bourke or Michael Kors tote/shopper handbag most days and the camera insert can be placed right into the handbag. This gives me the style factor I was looking for, plus quick & easy access to my camera whenever I want to take a photo. On the days I'm home shooting product, or photos for my blog, it holds everything I need and sits perfectly on any surface. I ordered mine in bright pink for a pop of color inside my tote. It's my new favorite thing!
I purchased my insert from Martilena on Etsy. If you don't see any bags currently listed in her shop, take a look at her sold items and send her an email with your questions or preferences.
Wishing you all a fun weekend, We're off to celebrate Sweet Pea's birthday and our wedding anniversary. Be sure to stop back in on Monday when I'll be posting a free printable I designed - perfect for a Mother's Day or hostess gift, the favorite baker or cook in your life and, of course, you!