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entered the industry, there were things that were “cool”… and the “in” thing to do. One of those things was to buy a Shootsac and a cover to go with every outfit! Yes, Jessica Claire got a lot of money from me my first year in business because I was OBSESSED! I still LOVE my Shootsac and if I’m “light” shooting… like for fun or on a trip, the Shootsac may come in handy again. However, as I started to mature in my photography and I had a shooting style of my own, I realized that the Shootsac probably wasn’t the BEST bag for me! It’s a GREAT bag for photographers that don’t use the 85 1.2 or don’t like

 

to sit their bag down and who don’t carry more than two or three lenses at a time. I was doing the opposite of everything I just mentioned. I fell in love with the 85 1.2 the summer of 2010, I like to use my hands and talk when I shoot so I’m constantly sitting my bag down and when I start on a wedding day, I like to have my 50 1.2 on camera, 35 1.4, 85 1.2 and 100mm macro. Has anyone ever tried getting an  FAT lens like the 85 out of a Shootsac sleeve FAST? It’s embarrassing. I also love to carry (depending on the circumstance) an extra body with me so that I don’t have to run to my BIG bag in case of an emergency. You can’t accomplish all of this with a Shootsac. I ALSO carry my phone, keys, advil (just in case), a snack, extra batteries, card keeper and lipgloss in my bag too! I needed something different!  This is where Kelly Moore comes in. I walked past her booth my 2nd year at wppi and drooled a little.  Then I hosted the Sugar Shoot and the attendees surprised me with my FIRST Kelly Moore bag! It immediately became my travel bag because it’s the PERFECT size for that! Then I realized I wanted one for weddings. I wanted to make a switch and I’m glad I did. I ordered the Classic in grey and I LOVE it. Absolutely love it. Here’s why! :

 

– It stands up on its’ own! So I can sit my bag down constantly!
– It’s cute
– It has GREAT, easily accessible front pockets
– It has a LARGE back pocket that can easily hold a camera body
– Did I mention it’s cute?
– Comfortable shoulder strap
– Holds 4 lenses EASILY
– adjustable compartments inside

 

It was a little pricy but most nice things are. I really have enjoyed this bag and the freedom it gives me! I would recommend Kelly Moore to anyone! I also have one for my Laptop and it’s PERFECT as well!! So if you’re in the market for a new bag (I mean lets be honest, what girl isn’t in the market for a new BAG?!)…. this may be it for you! There are SO many options and colors! Happy Shopping!!

 

And ps, if the bags weren’t awesome enough… Kelly Moore herself has an incredible story  to share. Michael and I ran into her on the tradeshow floor. I thanked her from sponsoring The Workshop Experience and then we started talking somehow about her family…. and she shared this story. It’s amazing. If you have the time… watch it. It will BLESS your heart!!!

Chapel’s Adoption Story | the feature from stillmotion on Vimeo.

 

 

Have a GREAT Thursday everyone! I’m off to prepare for a The Workshop Experience tomorrow!! AHH!!!

20 Comments Photography
  1. Lydia reply

    I absolutely LOVE my Shootsac, but for all those reasons above, a Kelly Moore bag is starting to look pretty good! Wish I had looked into them more at WPPI!

  2. Gabby / En Route Photography reply

    I just bought the Kelly Moore Libby bag and the Shootsac and I ove them both!!!! ;D

  3. Jessica Cortes reply

    Thank you for sharing this! I have been struggling with this debate myself over which to invest in, and this made up my mind!!!! Thank you!!!! :)

  4. kim danley reply

    i as well did the shoot sac thing but didn’t like not having anywhere to put my camera body… i purchased the kelly moore 2sues bag at wppi and LOVED it so much that i am using it for a purse (LOL) and waiting until april when the JUJU comes back in stock and getting the big mama bag!!!

  5. Annia reply

    Wow, I’m really impressed. I’ve seen purses pretending to be camera bags before but this is definitely the most stylish by far! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Stacey reply

    I LOOOOVVVVE My Kelly Moore bags. I have the Posey 2 in raspberry that I use for my personal outings, small but REALLY cute and carries just what you need while being a tourist. And my recent purchase for weddings, the 2 Sues in grey…much like the Classic, it’s nothing short of PERFECT! Everyone should treat themselves to a Kelly Moore bag! They are worth the $$.

  7. Amanda reply

    Love my new Kelly Moore bag! I ordered the 2 Sues in mustard and love it!! I couldn’t be happier!! And the video of Kelly’s daughters adoption…gets me every time!!! :)

  8. Abby Grace reply

    I bought my first Kelly Moore (the B-Hobo) after the Workshop Experience and I LOVE IT. It’s my every day purse right now and I get so many compliments on it! I’m itching for a classic though. You’re right about the fats lens + ShootSac issue- I’m terrified I’m going to drop my 50 when I’m shaking my ShootSace, trying to extract my lens!

  9. Bethany reply

    My husband (then fiance) bought me a pink Kelly Moore bag when he first bought me my camera back in 2010. I love it!

  10. Jamie Dee reply

    Thank you SO much for sharing that beautiful and moving video from Kelly and the story of Chapel’s adoption! I watched the entire thing with tears in my eyes. Thank you :)

  11. Kari Jeanne reply

    I have the EXACT same bag – colour and everything!!! I beyond love it!! Also, found Chapel’s adoption story a little while ago – so, so, so beautiful. God works in amazing ways :)

  12. Brittani reply

    Wow this blog post was so timely. I love my Shootsac but am so dissapointed in how little it holds as well. I really want to carry my back up body on me and its just not possible to fit it in when I have so much other stuff to bring as well. Just last weekend I had decided I needed to look into the Kelly Moore’s so this gives me the push to look around. It definitely sounds like it would be much more suitable for weddings and I could still have the Shootsac for portrait sessions :)

  13. Shelley Hohe reply

    I have to agree with you I love her bags! I received her bhobo bag a few years ago which I use as a shoot sac and my husband just bought me the juju bag for our anniversary. It is an AMAZING bag which holds all my gear when traveling to my sessions. Also, what a beautiful story…I saw this before and I still cry when I watch this. What a blessing!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  14. Mia Bjerring reply

    That video was so touching. I’m sitting here in tears, but oh it was so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

    I’d love to one day own a Kelly Moore bag, they all look so great!

  15. Ashley Link reply

    i LOVE this! the purple is so pretty! i want to get one now! :)

  16. emily reply

    oh man, i originally went to wppi 2011 last year wanting a classic in teal, but left with a bright blue b-hobo. used it every wedding i shot since i bought it. i’m totally loving this silvery gray one… it might just be my next Kmoore purchase!

  17. SvetlanaHillKovich reply

    Wow These are VERY neat! ;) Make me want to get my own.

  18. Alexandra {Heart Love Weddings} reply

    I’m not a photographer, though I don’t think I take horrible pictures, and I’ll never need a camera bag as fancy as this. But I LOVE yours. Mainly because it’s purple on the inside!! Anything purple gets an A+ in my book! ;)

  19. Brenda James reply

    Katelyn, thank you for sharing the video! It was very moving and such a testimony to the power of God’s unconditional love and grace demonstrated in the lives of a beautiful couple, an amazing young mom, and some incredible friends all working together on behalf of one special little girl. P.S. Your Kelly Moore bag looks pretty awesome!

  20. heather reply

    Love my Kelly Moore bag as well for very similar reasons. I love her adoption story even more :)

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