Celebrating a Year with Lola: Epiphanie Camera Bag Review & Giveaway

When I started out with my first SLR camera I lugged around a large, very awkward Canon bag. Now while it is great for holding a lot of gear it wasn’t exactly pleasant having to bring my camera bag, my purse, and possibly a diaper bag. I hated carrying around multiple bags but throwing my camera in my purse just was NOT an option. I didn’t want it getting damaged by the lack of padding. A bath towel or diapers just doesn’t do the trick – trust me! I began researching some different companies and their bags, looking at their websites and reviews online. Eventually one company really stood out to me, and that was Epiphanie by Maile Wilson. These bags are just plain awesome with their bright, fun colors & design.

I have had my ‘Lola’ bag for a year now and I seriously adore it! Now I carry ONE bag that safely holds my gear. I can easily fit my Canon 6D Camera body with a lens attached, two additional lenses, speedlite, extra memory cards, and batteries. There are two exterior pockets which are great for my phone and keys. The padding inserts can be arranged or removed to best support the gear I am currently carrying. There is also a removable cross body strap that I wear while I’m shooting so I can keep my bag at my hip in each reach when I need to switch lenses.

Lola has traveled all over with me and the truth is that I cannot imagine carrying another bag! My only regret with the Lola was not getting a bag slightly larger that would hold an iPad or laptop. Though I do believe it could easily fit an iPad mini. Sooo…I might secretly be hinting and hoping for the Clover bag in Gray for Christmas! (So here’s hoping maybe I’ll have another review for you soon!)


Pictured: Epiphanie ‘Lola’ Bag, Canon XT (though I carry my Canon 6D), 18-55mm, 18-135, 85mm, 430ex ii Speedlite, Battery Charger, Battery Grip, Extra Batteries, Memory Card Holder, Extra Batteries.

Don’t just take my word for it though, check out what Nicole from Nicole Crane Photography had to say about her Epiphanie bag!

stellabag“No one can believe that my Stella bag is an actual camera bag. It’s pretty cool because it looks like a regular handbag on the outside, but sort of has this secret photography life on the inside! It also has lots of zippered pockets, so I can stash my other camera accessories, wallet, keys, and phone, and I know that they will not fall out. Sometimes I even put diapers, wipes, and snacks in my bag, for my kids! 
 And I absolutely love all the adjustable compartments! I can rearrange the inserts to fit all of my lenses. And the inserts are padded, so I don’t worry about the lenses bumping against each other. 
 One other bonus: The outside material is durable and resistant to water, so even if I am outside taking macro shots of flowers or something, I am not afraid to leave it on the ground beside me. It’s functional and pretty, an awesome bag.”


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So now to celebrate a year with my dear Lola, we are giving one lucky winner any in-stock bag (ARV up to $229) of their choice from Epiphanie! How awesome is that? The winner will be posted here on the blog & contacted thru your email account connected to Facebook by December 10th. The winner will then have 48 hours to acknowledge that they won the prize. After I receive confirmation, they will be contacted by Epiphanie to arrange their order & shipment. The winner is responsible for shipping costs if they reside outside the United States.

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  • Hilary MercerDecember 2, 2013 - 11:24 am

    Oooh. I would love to try the Lola!ReplyCancel

  • Christina WilkersonDecember 2, 2013 - 11:39 am

    What a wonderful giveaway! I would love the lola in pink!ReplyCancel

  • CassiDecember 2, 2013 - 11:42 am

    Love the Lola! Such a great giveaway! Fingers crossed that I win! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey PavlyuchekDecember 2, 2013 - 11:43 am

    I would absolutely LOVE to have the Ginger bag in Slate Blue!!ReplyCancel

  • LaurenDecember 2, 2013 - 11:56 am

    I’d LOVE the Charlotte! So cute! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • ErikaDecember 2, 2013 - 12:01 pm

    Wonderful giveaway! How could you ever choose one? They are all fabulous!!ReplyCancel

  • SharleenDecember 2, 2013 - 12:22 pm

    Awesome giveaway Jess! <3ReplyCancel

  • SharleenDecember 2, 2013 - 12:22 pm

    Forgot to say that I would totally pick Lola too!ReplyCancel

  • KimDecember 2, 2013 - 12:30 pm

    I would love the Lola in mustard!ReplyCancel

  • Holly AllredDecember 2, 2013 - 12:31 pm

    Wonderful giveaway! Thank you! I have the black Lola and would love to try out another amazing epiphaine bag!!! I think Stella in gray would be fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • kaylaDecember 2, 2013 - 12:40 pm

    Oh, I’d love an Epiphanie bag! I need to graduate from my diaper bag!ReplyCancel

  • kaylaDecember 2, 2013 - 12:41 pm

    Oh, and I’d looove the Lyric in mustard.:)ReplyCancel

  • JessicaDecember 2, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    Camera bag + diaper bag = genius. Especially in yellow 😉ReplyCancel

  • Rosaileen BermejoDecember 2, 2013 - 1:16 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Jesse BlakeDecember 2, 2013 - 1:34 pm

    Oooh I love the last teal bag on the bottom!ReplyCancel

  • Amber - Hilton Head PhotographerDecember 2, 2013 - 1:44 pm

    Lola in yellow!ReplyCancel

  • Kayla LeibDecember 2, 2013 - 1:54 pm

    I can’t even pick! I love the Lola bags but I think the shape of Ginger is more my style. I always carry a black purse so I think with my photography bag I’d go out of my comfort zone and get turquoise!ReplyCancel

  • Lilian ObreroDecember 2, 2013 - 1:56 pm

    If I won, I would most definitely want the London Backpack bag in black! How cute and perfect! Thank you so much for this give-away!ReplyCancel

  • Lidiya ErvinDecember 2, 2013 - 2:00 pm

    All of them are so adorable!! I think I would want the SYDNEY in Grey!ReplyCancel

  • Jimmy ArcadeDecember 2, 2013 - 2:01 pm

    AUSTIN – GreyReplyCancel

  • Jennifer GDecember 2, 2013 - 5:56 pm

    ahhh so many awesome bags to choose from! I love the Ginger bag in Caramel and the London Backpack in Brown..so either of those!ReplyCancel

  • heatherDecember 2, 2013 - 5:59 pm

    I would love any bag that is turquoise, such beautiful bags!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria HershmanDecember 2, 2013 - 6:08 pm

    This is awesome!! Thank you Jessica!!!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney PDecember 2, 2013 - 8:45 pm

    LOVE the Madison in Teal!ReplyCancel

  • Katie GDecember 2, 2013 - 10:21 pm

    LOVE these bags- I would love to have the Grey Austin <3 thank you for opportunity to win!ReplyCancel

  • Deanna H.December 2, 2013 - 11:45 pm

    ahhhh… love all your bags. i’m actually trying to pick one to put on my Christmas wish list for the past 2 days and I cannot decide! I’m loving the Brooklyn backpack in blush but also like the new Sydney in grey!ReplyCancel

  • AlannaDecember 3, 2013 - 7:13 am

    I’d love to win the Sydney in Caramel!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer VititoeDecember 3, 2013 - 9:01 am

    They are all great. I have hard time deciding.ReplyCancel

  • MeganDecember 3, 2013 - 9:24 am

    Oh I would LOVE Lola in Mustard!!!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie AnnDecember 3, 2013 - 9:26 am

    OMGoodness… this is the sweetest surprise! I adore you & am crazy for Epiphanie bags! I would LOOOOOVE to own Miss Charlotte in burnt orange!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer SharpDecember 3, 2013 - 3:35 pm

    I would LOOOVE an Epiphanie bag!! I love them all!
    Thank you for the opportunity!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Alison HDecember 3, 2013 - 5:47 pm

    Stella in olive would be my choice.ReplyCancel

  • Katlyn SpencerDecember 3, 2013 - 6:15 pm

    I would LOVE a Teal Lola! How generous of you to do this Giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • CarolDecember 3, 2013 - 6:57 pm

    Love these bags, but I would love to own the AUSTIN – Grey or the GINGER – Caramel…My heart would be happy with either!ReplyCancel

  • EuniceDecember 3, 2013 - 9:23 pm

    Love my Lola, but the others are calling my name..ReplyCancel

  • Leigh Ann AtwellDecember 4, 2013 - 4:45 am

    Awesome giveaway, I would love to win. Thank you so much for the chance to win. Happy Anniversary to you and your Lola!!! Haha 😀ReplyCancel

  • MatthewDecember 4, 2013 - 6:31 am

    Can I win a guy bag?ReplyCancel

    • since010501@yahoo.comDecember 4, 2013 - 6:54 am

      If you win, Epiphanie does have some guy bags! Check out the Austin & London bags! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • AnnaDecember 4, 2013 - 1:16 pm

    I would love the black Lola bag!! Thank you for the giveaway!!ReplyCancel

  • KeriDecember 4, 2013 - 2:17 pm

    Ugh….hard choice! I think one of the backpacks. London or Madison.ReplyCancel

  • PhyllisDecember 5, 2013 - 4:26 am

    I would LOVE a Lola!! Right now I lug around a huge backpack that is so not user friendly!! Great give away!ReplyCancel

  • Heather ClarkDecember 5, 2013 - 5:19 am

    I would LOVE a Stella in PLUM!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Pam M - Grand Inspirations PhotoDecember 5, 2013 - 8:40 am

    I’m really loving the new Madison bag in teal 😀ReplyCancel

  • Megan CDecember 5, 2013 - 7:48 pm

    Would LOVE the Lola in Mustard.ReplyCancel

  • KelleyDecember 5, 2013 - 7:52 pm

    Getting a new DSLR camera for Christmas and would LOVE love love to have a nice CUTE camera bag (that would double as a purse and diaper bag)!ReplyCancel

  • KelleyDecember 5, 2013 - 7:54 pm

    Totally forgot to say which bag I’d like – the Lola or Stella bags are my favorites.ReplyCancel

  • Renate SalernoDecember 5, 2013 - 8:57 pm

    I love the Madison in black! I added it to my Christmas list.ReplyCancel

  • paula sDecember 5, 2013 - 10:35 pm

    I want the lola soooo bad 🙂ReplyCancel

  • paula sDecember 5, 2013 - 10:39 pm

    I love the LolaReplyCancel

  • ChristinaDecember 6, 2013 - 5:47 am

    Stella Blue! loveeeeeeeeeReplyCancel

  • Meghan McBreairtyDecember 6, 2013 - 10:14 am

    im in LOVE with Austin-Black!!!ReplyCancel

  • ErinDecember 6, 2013 - 6:16 pm

    Gorgeous bags! I honestly thought it was just a regular handbag when I saw them!ReplyCancel

  • ErinDecember 6, 2013 - 6:16 pm

    Forgot to add. Loving the Lola in pretty much any colour!ReplyCancel

  • Holly DonovanDecember 6, 2013 - 7:59 pm

    Cobalt or Chevron Charlotte 🙂ReplyCancel

  • CourtneyDecember 7, 2013 - 12:04 pm

    I’d get the lola or stella in teal to represent and spread awareness for FPIES for my baby girl too 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Melba WilsonDecember 7, 2013 - 11:08 pm

    I love the lola bags. Would love one!!ReplyCancel

  • KelleyDecember 8, 2013 - 11:31 am

    Would LOVE to win this giveaway. I love the Lola or Stella bags.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly W MarsDecember 8, 2013 - 1:24 pm

    OMG Sydney in Kiwi – love!ReplyCancel

  • Amy BallardDecember 8, 2013 - 1:44 pm

    I would LOVE to win the Lola Red!! Please oh please oh please!!!ReplyCancel

  • AmandaDecember 8, 2013 - 7:08 pm

    I adore the olive green stella! So gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • beth jasinskiDecember 8, 2013 - 7:24 pm

    thank you!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tamarae EllisDecember 8, 2013 - 7:31 pm

    I love the Madison in Black!! But they are all soooo cute!ReplyCancel

  • Rikki WestfallDecember 8, 2013 - 7:50 pm

    What an amazing giveaway! Thanks so much Jessica!!!ReplyCancel

  • DorothyDecember 8, 2013 - 8:13 pm

    Nice giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • LizDecember 8, 2013 - 9:22 pm

    Madison in Teal. Or something else. Lots of gorgeous bags.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie GomezDecember 8, 2013 - 10:50 pm

    Awesome giveaway! I would love to win the Lola in Mustard.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie GomezDecember 8, 2013 - 10:51 pm

    I would love to win the Lola in Mustard. What a gorgeous camera bag. Love it!!! Thank you…thank you for your amazing giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Meghan McBreairtyDecember 9, 2013 - 5:14 am

    I would LOVE the austin in black or grey!!!! Amazing giveaway and products!ReplyCancel

  • Jenifer CorbettDecember 9, 2013 - 11:49 am

    Thank you so much for this giveaway!!! I would love a Stella bag!!ReplyCancel

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