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Liz Banfield

Dishes her picture-perfect packing tips.

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  • GOLD GLADIATOR SANDALS
    “I’m always on the hunt for comfy, dressy flat shoes that I can wear with shorts or my rehearsal dinner outfit.” $168, by Cole Haan, from Nordstrom, Mall of America, 952-883-2121, nordstrom.com
  • Clear bags from The Container Store
    CLEAR BAGS
    “These zippered cubes are sturdy, cheap, and fabulous.” $4.99–$5.99, from The Container Store
  • Pareo from robertarollerrabbit.com
    PAREOS
    These ultrathin printed cotton wraps go from beach to dinner. “[It] makes a nice hostess gift, too,” Banfield says. $50, from robertarollerrabbit.com
  • Sharpie marker
    MAGNUM MARKER
    “At risk of jinxing myself, I’ve never permanently lost a bag with an airline. I think one of the reasons is that I always emblazon my name in large letters on the outside. Do it.” $4.49, by Sharpie, from office supply stores.
  • Epiphanie Bag
    EPIPHANIE BAGS
    “The Lyric style is water-resistant, with extra padding and movable panels. If you are carrying multiple lenses or accessories, this is a darling camera bag that looks just like a purse.” $155, from epiphaniebags.com
  • Padded camera wraps from West Photo
    PADDED CAMERA WRAPS
    “Personally, I think people are way too precious about their cameras. If it’s tucked away in a bag, you are less likely to use it.” Starting at $18.95, by Tenba, from West Photo, 21 University Ave. NE, Mpls., 612-379-2321, westphoto.com

BACK UP YOUR PICTURES
“I know someone who went on a dream vacation in Paris only to lose her camera before downloading any of her pictures. Twin Cities–based crashplan.com is a great option for backup.”

This summer will find Minneapolis-based photographer Liz Banfield shooting weddings everywhere from San Francisco to the Berkshires, and Nisswa in between. She’s a precise packer who has mastered the art of being prepared for anything from a black-tie dinner to sand in the camera case. Here’s what’s in (and on) her Samsonite ultralight roller bag.

MORE SUMMER TRAVEL TIPS:

From best beach bag to favorite travel apps, see more of Liz Banfield’s advice here.

Where To Buy


The Container Store
3825 Gallagher Dr., Edina, 952-831-3780

epiphaniebags.com

Nordstrom
Mall of America, 952-883-2121

robertarollerrabbit.com

West Photo
21 University Ave. NE, Mpls., 612-379-2321

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