What's In My Bag? | Twin Cities Photographer

Twin Cities Photographer

So in addition to writing my About page I thought I'd introduce you to all of the guys I work with.  My posse and I show up ready to roll to every client session.  Let's jump right in!

My Bag:
*Theit Lula Bag - I've had this bag for about a year and a half now and it's held up like nobody's business.  It's sturdy and solid and I never worry about having my gear in this guy.  It's got reposition-able padded inserts and quite a few pockets.  Check it out here.

Twin Cities Photographer

My Camera Bodies:
* Nikon D750 x2 - my primary camera.  I bought this guy in November of 2015 and immediately fell in love!  So I bought another to have as a backup!  This is always paired with my Black Rapid cross body strap when I'm on a client shoot.
*Instax Mini 25 - just for fun.  I don't bring this to every session but when I do it's always a hit.  Especially with little kids who love to watch the pictures develop!

Lakeville Senior Photographer

My Lenses:
*Sigma 105mm - my go-to portrait lens.  I use this guy 99% of the time when I'm shooting seniors and headshots.  I wrote a review of this lens awhile back if you want to check it out here.
*Tamron 28-75mm - Joined the family in November 2016.  So far a wonderful addition to my lineup!  Very clear, very nice, and very versatile.  A full review is in the works.
*Nikon 50mm - If I'm shooting a large family or shooting indoors in a small space you can bet this is the lens I'm using.  The focal length is perfect for groups and for a relatively inexpensive lens it's a true workhorse.
*Nikon 24mm - I use this guy mostly for personal projects though I'll admit to taking a couple shots with it during my sessions to add a bit of mystery and more of the story into client images.
*Lensbaby Spark - I keep this guy in my bag for two clients - a quirky senior who wants to play around with something a bit different and an inquisitive child who loves make-believe and fairy tales.   

Apple Valley Portrait Photographer

*Touchable Bubbles           *Crystal Ball         *Extra Batteries          *Lens Cloths       *Kleenex

Basically a smorgasbord of accessories to ensure that the shoot goes smoothly.  Even though I've never had to resort to a back up battery (I charge fully before a shoot and my Nikon has excellent battery life) I'll never meet a client without a spare.  You just never know!!

And the crystal ball?  I like to see into the future...ha!  Actually I use it as another accessory that I shoot through to get more unique images for my clients! 

Apple Valley Photographer

So there you have it!  All of the stuff I keep crammed in my camera bag.  Not including of course my keys, phone, etc.  So what do you think?  Should I do a "what's in my studio setup" installment?  I have a lot of stuff crammed there too....


  1. I'm drooling over your Sigma. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your bag is so cute, Chrissy! Jealous of your Sigma! I have a dream of owning all sigma lenses....one day. ;)

  3. Your bag is so cute, Chrissy! Jealous of your Sigma! I have a dream of owning all sigma lenses....one day. ;)

  4. Yes, do a studio set up installment! Also, I have the D7100 and have been eyeing the D750, but just not sure I can justify it since I'm not in business. I'd love to hear more about what you love about the D750 vs the D7000 (which is pretty much the D7100).