Photography Style

Let’s Get Cute With Our Camera Bags

There are so many cute options for camera bags and straps these days. Which would you choose? There are a couple of fun bonus items to pick from too. I’ll show you my choices below.

  1. Lola Camera Bag
  2. Striped Canvas Camera Strap
  3. Millie Camera Bag
  4. Mimi Camera Bag
  5. The Brooklyn Camera Bag
  6. Tokyo Dreamer Strap
  7. Lonely Traveller Self-Portrait Tee
  8. Camera Key Fob
  9. Aperture Temporary Tattoo
  10. B-Hobo Camera Bag
  11. The Roma (Insert for Any Bag)
  12. Personalized Leather Camera Strap
  13. Belle Camera Bag

Maile from Epiphanie was at the Mighty Summit last year, so I have a red Lola bag (#1) from her. I also have a Tokyo Dreamer camera strap (#6 — mine’s gold), and I love it. I am thinking about picking up the insert since I always have a giant diaper bag with me that it would fit into, but then again, #5 is just gorgeous. Which were your favorites? Anyone go for the temporary tattoo?

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  • Helena
    July 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I love the epiphanie bags! I have a fun camera strap that I got on Etsy.

  • Emily
    July 14, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    I have the Belle bag from Epiphanie and it’s the best thing on the planet. I’m really loving that Brooklyn Bag too though!

  • @michelledrewes
    July 14, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    YaY!!!!! I am a professional photographer and I have been searching for stylish camera bags!!!!!! Thank you so very, very much for posting this!


  • Rebecca
    July 14, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Mimi gets my vote! So cute. They are all adorable tho. And the elephant tee? Love!

  • Janice
    July 14, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I just bought #5, the Brooklyn. I love, love, love it.

  • Ash
    July 14, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    OMG the Brooklyn bag – FAB!

  • bethany
    July 14, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Number 3 – the Millie bag! The color is toooo die for!!!!!!! I’m slightly obsessed with yellow right now.

  • Z
    July 14, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I have a timbuk2 insert that I use in my tote style purses and I stick it back in my timbuk2 when I travel. I do love the Ona Brooklyn bag though

  • janet
    July 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Ohh I love this collection!

  • Hanna
    July 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I have the Ginger Epiphanie bag. As a diaper bag actually.

    • Making it Lovely
      July 14, 2011 at 11:23 pm

      I’ve used my camera bag as a diaper bag too. They work really well.

  • lori
    July 14, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    I absolutely love my epiphanie “Lola” bag and it was well worth the wait! (At the time they were out of stock/redesigning so I had to wait for like 3 months for it to ship, but again, so worth the price and the wait) That Brooklyn bag is TO DIE FOR!

    It’s so nice to have more feminine alternatives to the big black square camera bag.

  • Monica
    July 14, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    This is soo funny, I just bough my first camera bag in order to store my new DSLR camera… and it was hard, since I was between the Lola Epihanie bag..but at the end the $$$ won out… plus FREE Shipping

    I got the red one… cannot wait!

    Now i’m on the hunt for a camera strap… maybe I should bite the bucket and just make one ….

  • Emily
    July 14, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I have the b-hobo in gray. It is so nice to find some feminine camera gear.

  • Kim
    July 14, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I’m desperately in need of a cute camera bag! I think number one is my favorite.

  • Loren
    July 14, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I have #11 it’s really convenient to take the camera & gear quickly out of my bag when I decide I don’t want to carry it.
    I just need to find a new bag to put it in.

  • katherine@katherineoliverphotography
    July 14, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I just purchased a FANTASTIC bag from Cheeky Lime. I love it! It’s so stylish and a great color.

  • M
    July 14, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Stella McCartney collaborated w/ LeSportSac several years ago & made several cute options! I see them on Ebay all the time!

  • Cindy
    July 14, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I am loving the LOLA bag in black!! I just may need to add that to my wishlist for my upcoming birthday!

  • Bri
    July 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I just bought the Roma insert and love it!

  • Bari
    July 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I have the ONA insert bag and its amazing. Changed my life! Really fits in every bag and I easily fit my dslr with the 50mm along with a larger lens with zoom. Its soft, well padded and it has pockets and really, I cannot recommend it enough!

    • Making it Lovely
      July 14, 2011 at 11:24 pm

      Good to know. I think I’ll pick one up.

  • Mary
    July 14, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    And don’t forget your laptop bags! In the summer I use a straw tote lined with a pad I made from some foam and fun fabric! I love the casual feel to it!

  • Dana @ House*Tweaking
    July 14, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I have a camera bag very similar to #5 that I bought on Etsy for waaaaaay cheaper. I absolutely love it! Check it out if you want…

  • Tara
    July 14, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Thanks so much for this! I have just been looking for a nice, simple bag to carry camera+diaper stuff. I love the Brooklyn, but a Kelly Boy from the maker of the Mimi is what I am going with, as I think it will give the most storage. Perfect timing on this post!

  • Jill V. /
    July 14, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I went through this search a few months ago when I got my first DSLR.

    I even did a post on it to help me with my research and for feedback too! I highlighted some of the same bags. Love the Lola, almost got that one.

    Instead, I chose the Roma insert and I am really happy with it. I use it all by itself and can throw it in a weekender or large tote without having to worry where all my camera “parts” are. Just grab and go!

  • rena
    July 14, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    i chose #11 (the Roma insert) recently and yeah – of you’are a bagaholic it’s the way to go, since it goes into everything :)

  • Sinea
    July 14, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I love #10…and I don’t even need a camera bag. It is so pretty.

  • Stephanie
    July 14, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    I’ll choose #5 The Brooklyn Camera Bag for travel, looks like a very sturdy bag to protect a camera during some trips, and #10 B-Hobo Camera Bag, for something elegant yet chic. Then, I will get The Roma (Insert for Any Bag) for everyday use=)It’s a bit sad though that I can’t get everything.

  • Severine
    July 15, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Timing could not have been more perfect. My husband told me to pick a camera bag as a present for mother’s day, but not too girly as he wouldn’t be carrying it otherwise…
    We even had a (small) meltdown earlier in the week as I could not find anything nice, but not too big (the only unisex we liked was the Kelly Boy, but it’s huge!). I just bought the Brooklyn thanks to you, I am so thankful for this article. We are both so happy, you’ve made my week!

  • Alison
    July 15, 2011 at 7:12 am

    These are adorable! I’m on the hunt for something equally cute that’s smaller. I got a gorgeous bag from etsy for Christmas, but still wind up using my very blah small bag/case 95% of the time… it’s just big enough to hold my camera with a prime lens, but the camera fits perfectly in it, and it’s sooo to get the camera quickly in and out as needed.

  • Elle
    July 15, 2011 at 7:55 am

    I really love the Brooklyn. And, I didn’t know until this morning that I *need* a new strap. Right now I usually just stuff the camera in my Duluth Pack diaper bag – wish they made a larger camera bag; I love the leather/canvas look.

  • Kate
    July 15, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I bought #3 in yellow about 2 weeks ago and LOVE IT! Highly recommended! The cross body strap is great for keeping your hands free to shoot if you are out walking around taking photos or on a trip!

  • Twenty's Girl
    July 15, 2011 at 8:28 am

    I’m loving the Mimi bag! GREAT post!


  • Bethany Kingma
    July 15, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I LOVE the Millie bag but in purple. And the Lola bag in red is just gorgeous. Oh someday… :)

  • jina
    July 15, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I can’t find the striped canvas strap with the link. Is it gone already? Thanks for these… they are amazing.

  • AP
    July 15, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    I didn’t know I needed a new camera bag until I saw these. I’m picking up the Millie bag.

  • Dariela
    July 16, 2011 at 12:55 am

    I have a Joe Totes turquoise camera bag that I adore but I so want another one to interchange! I use it everyday and it’s getting rundown too. I need to take my camera everyday cause I don’t know what I might find!! I love your pic #1 and #4 but the insert might be my next pic since I would be able to interchange it in any bag!!

  • Jen
    July 16, 2011 at 4:44 am

    I have PORTEENGEAR one from etsy, LOVE IT!

  • Corrin
    July 16, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    I have two Epiphanie bags, and as much as I want to love them, I don’t. The leather has peeled on the straps and I find them difficult to rummage around in. The hunt continues! That Brooklyn bag is a looker.

  • Amanda
    July 17, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I’d pick, 11, 5, and 6. They’re all so pretty, but I love the Brooklyn bag, it’s drool worthy.

  • Laura Ryan
    July 24, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I originally had bought an ephiphanie bag and found it to bulky for regular photoshoots ( i am a wedding photographer and do a lot of engagements.. going to be throwing it up ebay soon..
    Just recently I bought this kelly Moore bag – posey .. its back ordered but it looked a little more fuctional then the epiphanie bag .. here it is

  • Astarta
    August 9, 2011 at 5:23 am

    I picked up Nr.1 first but then realized a new brand for camera bags and went crazy! This read beauty is now all mine!! :)

  • Widia
    August 13, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Ordered Brooklyn bag and it is on its way, i think it is a timeless and durable one!

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  • Lindsay T
    August 31, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Thanks for sharing! LOVE this roundup of bags – would have a hard time making a choice so I’m glad to hear your opinion!

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    March 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I have an older Epiphanie bag and I just got the new Silhouette Bag at in the Chestnut color. It’s beautiful and very functional.

  • Lana
    October 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Lovely blog, I just bought a Jo Totes bag from in the UK. Couldn’t be happier :-))

  • Toni
    December 5, 2012 at 3:37 am

    I bought the B-Hobo in grey from Kelly Moore bags. I loved it for the first couple of days, I still think the design is great but within a fortnight the leather had started to peel from the straps and the metal-ware that attaches the straps to the bag had started to flake the chrome colour off leaving it patchy and sharp so that it nicked my leather jacket and snagged a jersey knit. I’m quite light on handbags, normally I get bored with them way before they show any signs of wear so I was so disappointment that I didn’t even get 2 weeks use out of this one.

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