Before ever becoming a mom… I loved a good bag. I am sure I am not alone in this love – with a closet full of hand bags before the age of 20, and a terrible habit of switching my bag out daily depending on what I wore, was the norm. Once I became a mom, this however stopped. I no longer had the time to swap bags out & honestly, finding a good bag that fit my “personal fashion wants” – meshed with “mommy wants/photographer needs” was hard to find.
Ness Bags was a company I discovered a little over a month ago. I knew as soon as I read up on the company & saw their bags, I wanted one.The Eli bag is the bag I got to try and it is perfect. It honestly is a bag that I will use for far more than just trips to the park with my kids :) - it is just a beautifully made and designed bag, for not just moms, but women and even photographers.
What I personally found that was so practical was the fact it was built so incredibly sturdy. Floppy tote style bags, DO NOT work for me at all. Things get loss… my camera isn’t protected, stuff tips over… I really need a bag with shape, and organization. The creator of this amazing bag is also a professional photographer, like myself… and as a mom, who is a professional photographer, I like to have a bag I can use both for my “mommy needs” – but also for my camera. I have used this to carry around my Canon 5D or 7D with lens attached, with no trouble at all. I throw in a diaper at the bottom for a little extra cushion (just in case) – and it is good to go. The sides of the bag are thick enough that I feel totally comfortable carrying my expensive gear in it, all the while being out and about with my children.
Ness bags also has a lot more “thought” behind their bags than most realize. “Ness Bags, named after the Hebrew word for miracle. Each bag design is named for a special baby and its journey to survive birth, or an organization devoted to helping newborns and families in their struggle. Percentages of the sales go to support featured organizations that educate and support these babies and families. Ness Bags exists to inspire and encourage mothers while raising awareness and educating about issues like prematurity, stillbirth, and birth defects. We want to build a community where any mother can learn from and share with other mothers, and grow into an even better mama than she already is. Diaper bags aren’t just for diapers. They hold bottles and binkies, cameras and billfolds….”
With the option to go totally hands free, the Eli bag also offers a variety of ways to carry it. Tote Style, Messenger and Backpack. It comes in a variety of great colors with pops of color on the inside for even more fun. Ness also offers the Mamie Bag, which is great for nursing moms. It can fit most pumps and even has a insulated (detachable) bottom to store pumped milk. Great for the mom who is out working and doesn’t want a bag that screams breast pump. :)
Be sure to follow Ness on Facebook for chances to win a free Bag & discounts. They also are coming out with a new bag design soon, so keep an eye out for that as well :)