Let’s welcome Haley back as our Guest Blogger this week. This is the second part in her four part series of reviews of photography equipment and accessories.
Hey again, guys! I hope you enjoyed reading my last photography equipment review on the Real Promises blog of the Canon 50mm 1.8 lens.
Like I said last time, I’m just beginning to gain experience in the field of photography and I am still new to all of the different types of equipment available to purchase! Being that I’m still a senior in high school, my budget is pretty limited. But as I make purchases to add to my photography toolkit, I want to share them with others!
Review of Jo Totes Camera Bag
My camera bag is the second of four photography-related items I’ll be reviewing here. I actually ordered my camera bag from Jo Totes before I ever even got my current camera (late-summer 2013)! I knew I needed a sturdy, reliable camera bag that was stylish and one that spoke to me, personally. It’s retro-style and bright color makes me so happy to carry around on a shoot.
Mine is the Millie bag in Mustard, which I just recently found-out was unfortunately discontinued in November of this past year (So glad I got it before they discontinued it!). I can’t express how much I love this bag. It feels like it’s seriously attached to my hip when I go out. And it’s in my favorite color—bright yellow! Pretty hard NOT to spot this one in a crowd! The same goes for a lot of the camera bags Jo Totes carries. They tend to have very bright colors in their online shop. They also have some more subdued tones, but I love that the majority are so bright and cheery!
I also love the amount of storage I get in this bag for its small, accessible size! With this cross-body bag, I never really feel “out of place” lugging my equipment around. It has two inserts that come with the bag which can be used to section off parts of the bag for the camera body, extra lenses, wallet, keys, etc. The possibilities are endless!
Another thing I love about this bag is that is multifunctional. I use it most often for carrying my camera, but you could easily use it as an everyday purse, too (thank goodness for those detachable, Velcro inserts!). I love when someone tells me they love my purse and asks where I got it. I tell them it’s actually a camera bag, and they’re like, “WHAT?!” And then they ask to see, because they can’t believe it! Haha.
In conclusion, I would definitely recommend Jo Totes and their bags to photographers—newbies and even the experienced photographer looking to take a load of excess equipment off their backs. The quality for the price is terrific and I am still in love with it months later!
If you’re interested in Jo Totes and their bags, you can see some more by following the link to their website. Looking for something similar to the Millie bag? The Betsy bag in Mustard is very similar in style (slightly larger) and is by the same brand. [Sidenote from Summer: I have owned a few bags from Jo Totes, most recently the Betsy in Teal and the Rose. I find them to be excellent quality and the customer service is top notch. For functionality, cuteness, and affordable price, we give Jo Totes two thumbs up!]
Nashville TN Senior Picture Photographer