Meet Stella – My New Camera Purse

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I’m the slowest at making decisions. When I finally decided which camera bag to purchase in 2011, I went with the Kelly Moore B-hobo bag. I loved the green color, I loved how it laid against my body, but what I loved most was that it looked just like a purse. Sadly, I lost my B-hobo bag when I was second shooting a wedding in Atlanta with a friend – it looked so much like a purse, that some fool decided to smash in the car window and grab my green bag. I’m still mad about it.

That happend in October 2012. I really thought that I’d be able to make it without the bag that was stolen from me. I had my shootsac and it would do just fine. And for the sessions where I’m walking with my camera in my hand and need a bag that is light and holds only lenses, the shootsac was perfect. But for indoor sessions when I need a few more pieces of equipment or I don’t want to keep my bag on my shoulder the entire time, the shootsac failed. Mostly because of it’s limited space, but it also isn’t meant to be sitting in the floor.

It was high time I started looking for a new camera purse, something that would transition well between personal shooting and sessions, something that could hold my camera body as well as the flash and accessories. I started a new Pinterest board where every bag I encountered that I liked got pinned so I’d have a point of reference. (I love you for that, Pinterest.) I finally narrowed down the search and now have a new camera purse in my possession.

Meet Stella.

Stella by Epiphanie

Stella by Epiphanie

Stella by Epiphanie

Now, I find it funny that I ended up choosing a bag that is called Stella. Because last month I photographed a beautiful baby girl named Stella.  But this bag is in fact called Stella, made by epiphanie. I was torn between both epiphanie and Kelly Moore bags – they both have great styles and colors and functionality – but I went a different route this time. I had seen how my B-hobo bag had worn over time (the hardware wasn’t super friendly to the synthetic leather) and wanted a bag with a bit more sound construction. Thus Stella was my choice.  Also made out synthetic leather, but it has heavy grommet hardware, thick braided straps (as well as a long cross-body strap) and metal feet.

Stella by Epiphanie

Stella by Epiphanie

It’s completely different from what I had before, but it does hold everything I need it to. And there are pockets galore. Four zippered pockets on the front and sides and a long zipper on the backside of the bag. And it’s purple. I love me some purple. Although in these photos, it looks more fuschia. Eh, whatever, I like it no matter what the color is called.

Stella by Epiphanie

Stella by Epiphanie

Stella was definitely a good decision – now I just have to break her in and start carting my camera around more. Win-win.

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February 21, 2013 - 11:55 am

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