Best Camera Bags for the Mom, Photographer and Girl on the Go
Let’s take a minute and chat bags. I get asked a lot which camera bag, diaper bag and purse I use. The answer to all of those is the same: JoTotes.
JoTotes is a camera bag company whose bags are designed with adjustable compartments to protect your camera and lenses. I have also found that they are the perfect for my diaper bag as well. The adjustable compartments keep my diapers and wipes in one area, snacks in another and wallet in another. They also have A LOT of pockets.
And a big plus, I love the owners. Like a forever love. My brother and sister-in-law started JoTotes. I remember my brother sending me some of the first mockups as we chatted on gmail chat. He was asking my opinion as a photographer and from those first pics, I have been their biggest fan. My sister-in-law, April, has classic style that makes your bags last through the years.
Let me show you my three essential bags.
My camera bag.
I didn’t know that I needed a backpack camera bag, but when I first used it on my family trip to Alaska, I fell in love. I carted around my laptop (there’s a pocket for that) my camera and my baby’s necessities over glaciers and through small fishing towns.
(See my bag below at the great glacier in Alaska with my hot husband.)
My other sister-in-law, JoEllen, takes her JoTotes backpack with her as she travels the world.
You can see her travels and beauty tips on her blogs:
She’s obviously the real model;)
(I’m including this picture because are you kidding me with that baby?)
I also love it on shoots. I used to leave my camera bag in the bushes as I moved throughout my shoot (I move a lot). Sometimes I would misplace my bag or worry that someone might take it. Not now. The backpack makes it convenient to take along with me as I shoot. This bag is where its at.
My diaper bag.
My little Miss Scarlett is still in diapers and with five kids, I need a big bag that carries everything. Look at all of those compartments! So, while it is technically a camera bag, it is perfect for all of my daily necessities. Those compartments are all velcro so that you can customize them. I make one compartment for diapers and wipes, one for my snacks and treats and one for my wallet. Then there are A LOT of pockets for my lipsticks, phone and keys.
My overnight bag.
The last few months, I have been traveling to speak places and to go on short family trips. The Wyndham bag is the best. It is just the right size for a quick trip. We recently went to San Diego and spent the morning at the La Jolla tide pools. This bag kept everything nice and organized.
Last is my purse.
I take this little beauty with me whenever I slip away without kids. It fits my camera with my 50 mm 1.2 lens, wallet, gum, lip gloss, and everything I need for me on the go. And don’t I look super chic visiting 7 Magic Mountains? I mean, come on.
In conclusion, buy a JoTote no matter what your needs are. They are my favorite and you are my favorite. It is a match made in heaven.
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(Those links to JoTotes are affiliate links and so are the above clothing pics. You know how I feel about affiliate links. You can check that out here)