I’ve been wanting to get a “stylish” camera bag for quite a while now, and my recent trip to Costa Rica was the perfect excuse to finally invest in one!
I wanted something cute, stylish, functional, and discrete. Toting around all of my expensive camera equipment in another country made me nervous enough, I didn’t want to LOOK like I was carrying all of that expensive equipment.
I was reading through all of my favorite photo blogs one day, and I can’t remember exactly where I saw them, but I read about these awesome new epiphan!e bags, and totally fell in love.
Right now they have three styles available, and I agonized over which one would be the best fit for me. I love them all!!! The colors of Belle were my favorite, but the style of Lola was my favorite… and then there’s Ginger. Ginger would be perfect for weddings as far as being suttle! And not to mention, it would match just about anything. But in the end, Lola won my heart. First at least 😉
I love that it is a deeper bag. I’ve been pick-pocketed before, so a deeper bag makes me feel better about toting around things. Also I wanted to be able to throw a scarf or something on top to cover up my equipment if needed. This may sound silly, but my camera is my other baby and needs the utmost protection! Another thing I love about it is that it has a zipper!
This is the most purse-like camera bag I have been able to find! I know there are a couple of other brands that make “stylish camera bags”, but they are still camera bags. Epiphanie bags really look like purses, and can be worn either way! One of the great features of this bag, is that it comes with a matching detachable padded shoulder strap. A shoulder strap is a necessity when shooting for me. I don’t like leaving my bag places, and for weddings you’re constantly on the move. The hardware on this bag is nice and strong too!
Here’s a view of the top and inside…
Lola came with more then enough padded separators. They are soft, and have Velcro on 3 sides so that you can move them to fit your equipment exactly, which is really nice because photographers are always upgrading and changing out their equipment. It gives awesome flexibility, and I can rest assured that my equipment is packed away safe and sound!
There is even a nice hidden zip pocket inside to store things you want kept safe like money, id, extra memory cards, etc.
A couple more great features of this bag are the 2 deep pockets on the outside that I love to use for my cell phone, business cards (for easy access), and my shoot list. The photo with my iPhone doesn’t accurately portray the depth of the pockets, but I wanted to give you a size ratio. the pockets reach all the way down to the bottom of the bag.
The bag also comes adorn with an adorable little charm! This might have been my favorite detail, for funs sake!
I received my bag just in time for me to throw my camera in, and head to the airport (literally!). I couldn’t be happier with it, and I’ve gotten SO MANY compliements on it so far! I absolutely adore it, and I feel so stylish while shooting now! It also has enough room to hold my other “purse-items” like my wallet, point & shoot, pen, phone, etc. so I’m not lugging around 2 bags, which is a HUGE relief- literally and figuratively!
Here is a pic of Lola in Costa Rica enjoying the beach, she had a blast 😉
I can’t wait to see what bags they come out with next!!! I’m hoping for a cute purple one 🙂
The girls who I’ve been in contact with are all super nice too!! Amazing customer service!! Thank you SO much for creating a bag I could only dream of! This is truly an innovation that I’ve been looking for for quite some time now 🙂
Check out Epiphanie bags for yourself, what are you waiting for!?