I developed a passion for photography back in high school. It made me feel alive to take photos and I’d spend hours in the dark room. I decided to minor in photography once I got to college. I’ll never forget it, my first college photography class where my teacher gave us the cold hard stats that for every professional photography job posting, 10,000 people apply for them. EEKK! Needless to say, it scared the bajeezees out of me. All of you professional photographers out there, I applaud you. I continued on with my minor, but mentally decided to keep it as a passion/hobby versus career. A few years went by and I never picked up a camera…ever! I modeled for two years in my early 20′s and spent a lot of time with the photographers developing some of the photos in the dark room and I felt that same fire burning inside of me again. The problem with photography is that it’s definitely NOT like riding a bike. Once you stop using it, you have to teach yourself everything all over again. Now, being in a dark room does come back to me like it was yesterday…but that’s slightly outdated now (funny how things change in just a few short years).
Once my daughter was born, I finally saw a good reason to pick up my old skill and document my daughter’s life. Thinking that one day she’ll love all the photos I have of her and so will her children. We’re almost always on the go at our house and although I don’t need a diaper bag anymore, I still do carry around snacks, water and other things for my daughter while we’re out. I found that throwing my camera in my purse was not a wise move for several reasons. While looking for a new handbag that would also keep my camera, flash and additional lenses safe all while also allowing me to carry around my daughter’s items, I stumbled upon Ketti Handbags. These bags were created by a mom for the sole purpose of having a stylish handbag while being able to carry family and mommy gear in tow. I purchased their Plum Plaid, which I have to say is absolutely perfect for Fall/Winter and seriously making me giddy over how much I love it!
I’ve noticed that as my skills come back to me, my collection of accessories also grow. I now carry my camera and external flash with me every where I go. Never know when you’re going to need it! My Ketti Handbag came with my family and I to Wisconsin this past weekend and people were complimenting my bag everywhere I went. I was able to keep my video camera, camera, external flash, wallet and about 20 other essential items I needed for the flight! The construction of this bag is truly impressive and is made to withstand even the roughest wear and tear.
They just upgraded their website, so bear with them as they get all of their bags up on the site to purchase. Head over to Ketti Handbags here and figure out which bag you want to ask Santa for this year! Be sure to mark them on your favorites, their patterns change every few months, so check out their Fall/Winter collections now and check back again in the Spring for fresh new options. She hosts giveaways every now and then on her blog, so bookmark that and keep up to date on the latest additions.