The perfect Vegan Leather Women's Camera Backpack | The Lyra by Kamrette | Personal

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Are you a photographer on the hunt for a new, super cute, stylish, practical, functional and sturdy bag for your camera gear? Last Fall I was on that hunt. I own a Langly backpack, which I love, but I wanted something a little smaller. I also knew that I didn't want a shoulder bag. Shopping for a new camera bag is a tad overwhelming. There are so many options to choose from! 

My search was over as soon as I stumbled upon an Australian brand, Kamrette, on Instagram. It didn't take me long to fall in love with the design, style and colors of their bags, specifically the backpacks! After several weeks of shopping around and contemplating, I kept going back to this bag and decided it was worth taking the risk! I bought the Lyra backpack. You guys, I have been so incredibly happy with it! This vegan leather bag comes with so many customizable options for your gear and the most practical pockets. The straps are adjustable and the back pocket is specifically designed for your laptop. I have to admit, probably my favorite feature about this bag though is the strap at the bottom backside. It allows for you to slip the bag over your suitcase while you roll it! How awesome is that?! 

I've had this bag for just shy of a year now and I've been super impressed with how well it has held up! Also, it is so comfortable and it is the only bag that when I'm wearing it, I get more compliments about it than I can count! 

Depending on what specific gear you want to carry with you will obviously depend what will all fit. I am able to fit two cameras, three to four lenses, a flash, plus numerous accessories. Sometimes when traveling, I will only take one camera with me, two lenses, my Beats headphones, my laptop and charger etc. This specific bag comes in tan, black and a cute light tan canvas. I've linked Kamrette's website and my backpack

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A Tropical, Retro-Styled Brunch at The Liquor Store | Collins Tuohy Smith | Memphis, TN

Happy Wednesday! 

I made it a goal (again), to start being way more diligent about blogging in this new year. So, I'm holding myself accountable and making it happen! Aside from being a Fine Art Wedding Photographer, I also am a Fashion/Blogger photographer as well! I primarily shoot for Collins Tuohy Smith and Laura Boswell (Walking in Memphis in High Heels)! I have always loved fashion, however I never thought I'd see the day I would get to include it in my work! 

Let's go back to May 2015. It's a long story, that if you'd like to hear it some time (it's a crazy, fun story), ask me in person and I'd love to tell you, of how I met Collins and how we got from there to here (present day). May 2015, Collins reached out to me about shooting a little project for her family's Making It Happen Foundation. I was honored to participate! I really thought this was a one time thing. Little did I know that Collins had other plans. Haha! At this point, fashion blogging was really starting to pick up, especially on Instagram. The company LiketoKnowIt took off running full steam ahead and Collins had a desire and interest in starting a fashion blog! :) 

Now, almost three years later, Collins' blog has really taken off and I've had the incredible opportunity to watch it blossom, but also be a part of it. She may not know it, but I consider her to be a dear friend, a huge, unexpected blessing in my life. Her friendship pushes me outside of my comfort zone both personally and behind the camera, she encourages me and believes in me. She has given me countless, incredible opportunities I could have only dreamed of and I know that we're only scratching the surface! Working along side Collins gives me new daily inspiration that is different from my wedding photography -- in fact, it helps challenge me and keep me inspired with my wedding work. I am really excited for where this will continue to take both of us! They say, "Team work makes the dream work!" 

Earlier this month we collaborated with a new restaurant on Broad Avenue in Memphis - The Liquor Store. This place is definitely one of our top 5 favorite places to eat brunch or lunch here in Memphis! They also (hence their name) make amazing signature cocktail drinks to go with your dish! You have to go check them out! 

I wanted to share some of our other work because it's just pure FUN and why not?! It's really cool to see our work transform over the years as well. :) Most of these images are edited with my signature work, while others are edited with a custom preset I created specifically for Collins (which we have refined over the years). For any bloggers who may be interested in working with me, YES, I do make custom Lightroom presets specific for your blog/Instagram profile. This keeps your content cohesive and consistent. Please email me to inquire about it! :) 

Enjoy! xoxo

MK

Memphis Fashion Photographer - The Liquor Store - Collins Tuohy Smith
Fashion Week September 2017 - New York City (my favorite city, eva!)

Fashion Week September 2017 - New York City (my favorite city, eva!)

La La Land inspired shoot!! Definitely one of our favorite ideas! 

La La Land inspired shoot!! Definitely one of our favorite ideas! 

That one time we got permission to shoot at Graceland!! :)

That one time we got permission to shoot at Graceland!! :)

Caroline Logan Workshop Styled Shoot | Personal

Back in October I had the incredible privilege of attending the Caroline Logan Workshop and I am finally allowed to share my own work from the day! Attending her workshop was a dream and business goal of mine for years and when the opportunity finally presented itself, it was surreal and a dream come true! 

Caroline, along with many other talented vendors, collaborated and put together a gorgeous styled shoot at the Excelsior in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Caroline taught me so much during the styled shoot and the workshop that I have since applied to my own work and business. :) 

Plus, who wouldn't fall in love and be inspired by all the beauty in this shoot? Thank you Caroline for putting all this together, for inspiring and teaching me so much!

Ps: Check out Caroline's work from this styled shoot published in Grey Likes Weddings

Vendors: Caroline Logan PhotographyMoss + Vine | Excelsior | Treasured Events | Unfading Beauty | In White | The Black Tux | The Baker’s Table | Sandpiper & Co