Happy Tuesday, lovely PI readers!
Can I let you in on a little secret? Valentine’s Day is almost here… And I have the PERFECT item to add to your wish list. A GORGEOUS new camera bag from Loblee Bags!
Here’s the thing. I have a bit of an obsession with fashionable camera bags. I’ve tried almost every brand on the market. Loblee Bags are relatively new to the camera bag world, but LeeYen is a talented photographer AND mama, and let me tell you, she put a TON of thought into her bags before putting them on the market. We had a LONG conversation about what I was looking for in a camera bag, and Loblee Bags deliver on everything I wanted and more.
What do I want in a camera bag? Well, durable is the first thing – I don’t want a cute bag if it’s going to start falling apart after 2 or 3 sessions. I take my camera bag with me everywhere, and that includes fields (for sessions), urban sidewalks, my daughters’ school, Starbucks, and the passenger seat or trunk of my car. This bag can handle it – it has metal feet on the bottom (a MUST, in my opinion), and the faux leather isn’t going to start flaking off at the merest brush against anything rougher than satin.
I also want my bag to have lots of pockets. This bag has enough pockets that even I’m satisfied. There’s room for my wallet, my keys, memory cards, some lipgloss, and even two side pockets that are perfect for water bottles or baby bottles.
I also love a bag with pretty design features. While it’s not a necessity, the contrasting liner in my Loblee Bag is SO pretty. It just makes me happy to look at it!
We tend to travel a lot as a family. I refuse to check my camera equipment on an airplane, which means my camera bag has to meet the carry-on requirements for the airline. This bag will fit perfectly under the seat on most planes, and check out this SUPER AWESOME feature! There’s a zipper on the back of the bag that allows it to slide over the handle of a rolling suitcase! If you’ve ever tried to juggle children and luggage through an airport, you know what a priceless feature this is!!! Please ignore the battered suitcase – it’s been on a lot of trips. 😉
I also love a camera bag with attention to detail. The braided trim on my Loblee bag is so pretty! I get compliments on my bag every time I take it with me – most people don’t even realize that it’s a camera bag, which is a HUGE plus in my opinion. When I’m carrying my gear with me, I prefer to not carry a bag that screams “I’m carrying an expensive camera and multiple lenses with me!”
Want to see what I carry in my Loblee Bag? Here ya go! I have a Nikon D700 (normally my D600, but she’s headed into Nikon to have her shutter replaced) with an 85/1.4g attached, a nifty 50/1.4, a 60mm macro lens, SB-800, Memory Card Wallet, Radio Popper JrX system, my keys, my wallet, my iPad, a water bottle in the side pocket, and a lenspen and lipgloss in one of the many wonderful inner pockets. I usually have a Sigma 35/1.4 as well, but it was on my D600 to take this picture.
Want to see what else can fit inside your Loblee Bag? Check out the Gisele (just like my bag, but now available in Black and Teal).
And here is the Alex (available in 3 colors) – I absolutely adore the laser cut design on this little beauty!
Also in the works are a 100% leather bag, and a more masculine bag designed for the special man in your life.
As I mentioned earlier, you should totally get your hands on a Loblee Bag for Valentine’s Day! As a special gift, Loblee Bags is offering 20% off your purchase for a limited time. That’s a smokin’ deal, my friends! If you would like to snag one of these lovely bags for yourself, use the code INSANITY20 at checkout.
I also highly recommend that you become a fan of Loblee Bags on Facebook. You’ll be able to see new designs, hear about any special offers, and see purty fan pictures of Loblee bags in use around the world. How fun is that? You can also follow Loblee Bags on Instagram and Twitter.