ONA Capri Review

I believe that finding the perfect camera bag has been way more difficult than finding the right camera, lens, or flash. I have owed several different camera bags throughout my photography journey. I have liked details of all of them, but I have not loved everything about a bag until now. There has always been something that I wanted to change about my camera bags. I have owned two Kelly Moore Bags and they are gorgeous but not as durable as I want. They seem to fall apart quickly. My Copper River Bag is gorgeous and it is real leather so it will last forever, but it is not the right size and shape. I had a difficult time carrying it throughout a photo shoot. I had to put it down a lot (which I didn’t like). It is too heavy and bulky and did not lay right on me. This bag is also not as padded as I would like. I always worried about my camera in it.

I have been researching and looking forΒ a new camera bag for a couple of years now. There are several different companies out there. I found this one bag that I had been drooling over for quite a while from 3 Annies. It was pricey and from Australia so I kept putting it off. I knew that I was going to have to spend a good amount to get the bag I wanted, but I wanted to make sure it was the right one this time. Then I found the Capri bag from ONA bags. πŸ™‚ At first I thought that it would be too simple and did not have enough pockets to hold everything. But the more I looked at it the more I realized it was just want I needed! And here is why..

My needs in a camera bag,….

to hold my 5D mark III and 3 lenses

to hold my CF cards, batteries, phone, and keys

to keep my gear safe and protected

to have easy access for quick lens changes

to be small and light enough to carry during a photo shoot

to be stylist and not scream “I am a camera bag”

to be durable and last a long time under continued use

This gorgeous bag accomplishes all of these things. My gear easily fits and is well protected in the soft lining. There are two compartments in this bag. The main section is where my camera and lenses go. The other section, I believe is made to be able to safely hold an I pad. This is where I keep my batteries and CF cards. And then there are two small pockets on the interior that hold my phone, lip gloss, EpiPen, and lens cleaner. I have been using this bag for a couple of months now and I love everything about it!! You can wear it as a shoulder bag or it has a detachable long strap for cross-body (which is how I wear it). I know that it is difficult to choose a camera bag to fit your needs, so I hope that this has helped someone in their search for the perfect camera bag. If you have any questions about the bag please feel free to ask me. Here are a few photos of my ONA Capri. πŸ™‚

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Photo Albums

I have been looking at several companies lately for wedding albums. I finally narrowed it down and ordered a sample album from one of them. And I LOVE it! It is a hard cover, layflat design. Their albums have many different options for the cover including several colors of fabric, leather, or a photo on the front. I ordered a small one to see if I like it and I can’t wait to get a bigger one! Here are a few quick photos of the one that I got. πŸ™‚

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It is finally up!!!

After months of working on my logo and building a brand that represented me I am finally done!!! The website went up yesterday around lunch time. I was so excited when I checked on my phone to see if it was up yet, and those beautiful purple and pink colors were staring at me. πŸ™‚

I finished building the site on Wednesday and it will suppose to launch Wednesday afternoon but there were some complications getting my domain name changed over to the new site. Luckily the issue was resolved fairly quickly. So here is the new site, please check it out and let me know what you think.


Website Delays

Ok, so my website was suppose to be up yesterday. 😦 I am having difficulties getting my domain name changed over to the new site. It is finished, you just can’t view it yet. I am hoping that the problem will be resolved soon! I will let you know the minute it is up. πŸ™‚

Here is what the Home page of the site looks like!!!


It’s Tomorrow!!

My new website and brand launch is tomorrow!! I cannot believe how quickly the time went. It has been a ton of work, but I am so glad to have a website that I enjoy looking at. πŸ™‚ Tomorrow I will talk more about what all went into my new site and logo. For now here is a sneak peak of the site.