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I am not a professional photographer. To be honest, I don’t have the patience. I hire in someone for all the biggest moments in our lives. I do however have what I consider to be the world’s most photogenic baby in my son Davin. When I wanted to get serious with capturing him in all his glory and action, along with needing a good camera for my website photos, I bought my first “new to me” DSLR from our family photographer. Let me rephrase that second sentence, I love taking photos, I dislike editing them!
JILL·E Designs was so kind to make my workaholic dreams come true! I was sent this stunning leather DSLR camera bag in order to facilitate my review. Not only that but they are sponsoring our Mommy & Me Birthday bash and allowing us to give one lucky reader the same bag in our October 2014 giveaway event as a grand prize!
ABOUT JILL-E DESIGNS
“Founded in 2007, Jill-e Designs creates bags and carriers in smart and stylish designs for daily use, tailored specifically for digital and mobile devices. Today everyone has a mobile device, typically a device they can’t live without. They need a way to carry them, protect them, easily access them, and keep them organized with all of their other everyday items. We satisfy these needs.”
“Originally a pro camera bag company, we combine what we learned satisfying demanding, creative photo professionals with an understanding of new trends and needs. The result is evident in every bag we make today – for mobile devices, for photo equipment, for travel, for the office, for a night on the town, for outdoors, for college, for everyday use. We offer the perfect blend of style, function, protection and classic appeal.”
Once I purchased the DSLR camera, I didn’t think of how to protect it! I was cautiously packing it away in the diaper bag, praying my husband did not toss it around. The other option of storing it in the box it came in was not quite suitable either. Neither were a long term solution for as often as I am taking it out for photos and needing to tuck it away, to jump to something else that calls in “Mom Life”. I needed something I could carry but would be versatile. The Juliette allows you to carry her by a handle, regular strap on shoulder, or cross-body, which is perfect when I am toting the camera and child at the same time
When Juliette arrived I was beyond myself! The exciting smell of leather was not even a match for the beauty that constructed this magnificent bag. Juliette is available in black, red, or teal and I chose teal as it is one of my favorite colors. The color in person is even more stunning than online photos. The gold colored hardware is so complementary to the bag, giving it a sophisticated appeal you do not come to expect when thinking of a “camera bag”. This bag is a hot piece of fashion, in essence, arm candy for your body!
SPECS OF JULIETTE LEATHER DSLR CAMERA BAG
- Beautiful pebbled leather exterior
- Exterior front storage pocket fits smartphone and quick-access items
- One-touch buckles open flip lid for total interior access
- Nylon Velcro compatible interior
- Padded exterior walls protect your gear
- Adjustable interior dividers for customization and security
- Quick access zippered netted pocket inside flip lid provide added secure storage for memory cards, wireless mobile adapters, and small items
- Sturdy leather top handle and adjustable shoulder strap can be worn cross-body or removed
- Durable exterior wipes clean with a damp cloth
- Dimensions: 9.5” L x 4.5” W x 7.0” H
- Weight: 1.50 lbs.
- Color: Teal
- What Fits Inside:
- DSLR Camera Body
- 1 or 2 additional lenses and flash
- Battery charger, extra batteries, memory cards, and accessories
One thing I did not consider, I can’t show my camera in the bag if I am photographing the bag! I own a Nikon D3100 and there is plenty of room to spare! The embossed logo is so discreet but makes me know I am carrying quality. Most of my bags are all designer so JILL-E fits right in with them! The bottom has studded feet so you are not setting your bag directly on surfaces, keeping your bag in pristine shape even when you try to use and abuse her. The buckles were a bit tricky at first but once I did them a few times they started unlatching easier. Have to break her in and make her feel loved!
In reality I was always so nervous of someone wanting to steal my camera, now I am nervous of someone wanting to steal my leather DSLR camera bag! Juliette is a friend. She travels with me on most of my outings and is diligent in doing her job in protecting my camera. Juliette and all JILL-E Designs bags come with a one year limited warranty. You want security in your investment? Each JILL-E Designs bag comes with a unique ID number stitched to the inside. When you register your bag, they can help you recover a lost bag!
I had never owned anything bigger than a wallet size camera in the past, therefore I never owned a real camera bag. This bag offers space for not just your camera but I could easily place my wallet, cell phone, and keys in there if traveling light. I am completely in love with the design, quality, and color of Juliette. I feel like a professional even if in reality I am not. Even my photographer is amazed at the beauty of this bag. Juliette is drool worthy, no doubt. If Juliette does not fancy you, you can meet her brother Jack or a few other family members. JILL-E is not just camera bags! They feature some of the most stunning laptop bags, mobile device carriers, backpacks, and so much more!
Don’t forget to connect with us on our social media by clicking the butterflies to the right of the page. You don’t want to miss out when this giveaway goes live in October 2014! There is always room for Juliette to join the family!
Author: Nichole Arnold
I’m the owner of Mommy Needs a Bottle . I’m a 30- something wine enthusiast that resides in Tampa, FL. I love family traditions, traveling, cooking, baking, reading, fashion, tattoos, beauty products, and being a Mommy! I have a background in marketing, public relations, copywriting, and sales.