a peek inside | lora swinson

It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today we have Lora Swinson.

a peek inside | lora swinson

a peek inside | lora swinson photo

1. Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home

I have tried a few other bags that were much cuter but they never worked for me.  I started out with a bigger version of this bag and sold it for some of the ‘girly’ brands out there – I tried 2 different kinds – but just didn’t love them as much as I did the Crumpler bag.  It isn’t the most fashionable, but I feel like my equipment is much better protected.

2.  Canon 5dMkII, 50mm 1.4 and 135mm 2.0

My 50mm lens is my most used of the two.  I adore it!  I am so used to working with it that I struggle even putting the 135mm on my camera.

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3.  Brochures with all my information, including pricing.  Sometimes I’ll give these to my clients at the end of the session to hand out to their peers if they mention a friend who is looking for a photographer.  It is great marketing to have all the information someone would need about me in one place.

4.  Business card holder with cards.  I print from Milller’s and love their quality.

5.  Lens cleaner from a local camera shop.  I have a small microfiber towel I use with it.

6. My wallet!  I don’t carry a big purse with me, ever.  So this is always tucked in my camera bag somewhere.

7.  16GB and 32GB cards.

8.  Hand sanitizer.  This is a great thing to have when you’re working with toddlers.  Sometimes kids will get dirty and even freak out about it, so this is great to have on you.

9.  Toy airplane.  My youngest stuck this in my bag when I wasn’t looking and it came in handy at a session once, so I’ve kept it in there ever since and have used it many times for distraction!

10.  iPhone5 with a Speck Cover. I love this case for my phone, it comes off easily when I want to use my Olloclip but still keeps it protected without adding too much bulk.

11.  iMac 21.5inch.  I love this computer but I CANNOT wait to upgrade to the new 27inch!

12.  Belkin card reader. Believe it or not I used to just plug my camera into my computer via the USB port but this is SO much easier!

13.  My ever present cup of coffee.  See how there is so little coffee that you can’t see it, it is because I am constantly drinking it – preferably with vanilla creamer!

14.  Bamboo Create Tablet by Wacom.  I love this thing!  I’ve been using Wacom for a few years and I don’t think I’ve touched my mouse since then.  It has sped up my workflow ten fold.

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15. My kiddos computer area!  I love having them in the office with me when those times come up that I have to be at the computer.  They keep me pretty entertained!

16.  White board from Target.  I need organization, I feel like a big hot mess without it.  This way all my clients are organized and I check off tasks as I complete them.  It is out in the open so I see it multiple times a day – reminding me just what needs to be done.

a peek inside | lora swinson photo

a peek inside | lora swinson photoLora Swinson, Colorado
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Happy wife and mother of two young boys, Lora enjoys life in the quiet state of Colorado. As a sophomore in high school, she began her photography journey with a roll of film and a darkroom. Her style has evolved over the years into the natural, timeless, and heartfelt photography that it is today. She is a Canon girl at heart shooting with a 5d mark II and both 50mm and 135mm lenses. And although she proclaims to spending her days off as being lazy, Lora loves crossfit and running. Reading, music, and coffee are among some of her other favorite things.

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23 Responses to “a peek inside | lora swinson”

  1. Jan 31 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    It is so great to learn more about you, Lora! I love what you said about cats … there can be a perfect one out there for everyone, I think. ;)

    • Stephanie
      Jan 31 2013 at 3:53 pm #

      This has 0 to do with this article but you seem to be the only blogger with a photo. How on earth do I have such an unsightly one as mine? I have no clue how it got there or how to edit it. Please, help!

      • Stephanie
        Jan 31 2013 at 3:57 pm #

        Figured it out! Whew.

  2. Jan 31 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    i just love learning more about you, lora!!! i have a recipe for the BEST oreo cake balls… i’m thinking of making some and mailing them to you bc i love them so much and want you to try them, but i’m not sure if the cream cheese in them will stay good in the mail. boo hoo! what a great peek into your life and space! <3

  3. Jan 31 2013 at 3:02 pm #

    Loved getting to know you better, Lora!!!!

  4. Ligia
    Jan 31 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    Love learning more about you, I also despise cats and have one cat that somebody left behind in one of our rentals, love that kitty. You rock, thanks for sharing with us!

  5. Jan 31 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    I loved reading about you Lora! I have a crazy issue with locking myself out of things, too!

  6. Jan 31 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    This is great! Thanks for letting us peek inside your world, Lora.

  7. Jan 31 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    You are the best for sharing, thanks, I too obsess over my keys! I’ve been know to have them in my hand shooting! Had 2 oreo’s last week :( but soooo good and the coffee cup is never empty either! Too cool and Love my Canon!!!!!!! Hate my bag, like what you found! I’m looking!!!!!!

  8. Jan 31 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    ::waves:: I am always paranoid I will make a plane reservation for the wrong day. i check, double-check, then triple-check ;)

  9. Stephanie
    Jan 31 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    You had me at underground hip hop…

  10. Jan 31 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    You girls are so nice! :) Thank you got the kind words <3 Once, I left my keys in my car and running the whole time during a wedding, thankfully no one stole my car!

  11. Jan 31 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    Wow, I had no idea your family was so large! How fun!!! Great read, Lora :)

  12. marsha
    Jan 31 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    Loved the peek inside of you! 13 siblings – wow!

  13. Jan 31 2013 at 10:57 pm #

    lol I obsess about my keys and my debit card:)

  14. Jan 31 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    And I had to comment a second time now after reading about the tablet I am going to have to add that to my list of wants /needs….

  15. Jan 31 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    Loved getting to know more about you, Lora! I’ve been eying tablets so I am so glad to read about your love for yours. :)

  16. Feb 01 2013 at 9:23 am #

    Loved this! My husband comes from a family of 9 children, and his family gatherings are always a blast :)

  17. Feb 01 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    14 kiddos?! Wow!! Loved reading about you Lora!!

  18. Feb 01 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    ohmygoodness!!! I had no idea you had that many siblings…that is so cool, Lora. love seeing your space too!

  19. Feb 01 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    Loved this peek! It is awesome you come from such a large family! :)

  20. Feb 06 2013 at 3:50 am #

    Loved learning more about you, Lora! Big families are so much fun!!

  21. Jun 04 2014 at 11:06 pm #

    This is great! Thanks for letting us into your world!

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