What's in My Bag - Lanett Franko, Beauty & Boudior Studio


This month we join Lanett Franko, photographer and owner of The Beauty & Boudoir Studio and Lovely Lulu Photography in Longmont, Colorado. With over 12 years in the industry, Lanett has built her career in focusing on the joy and empowerment which portraiture and beauty photography can provide to her clients. She's spent time today detailing her must-have gear - both in-studio and out - for creating her beautiful photo style.When I first fully ventured into photography in 2007, I was interested in learning what equipment other creatives were using to help create their photographs. Since then, I am frequently asked what are some of my favorite cameras, lens, and tools, so here it is!

Lanett Franko's two cameras, three lenses, and purple Instax which she uses on a daily basis.


  • Canon 5D Mark IV - Primary camera
  • Canon 5D Mark III - Backup camera


  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II (This is my current versatile, go-to lens, but my preferences change throughout the year.)Lanett Franko Posing with her camera and holster outside on a sunny day.
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II


  • Westcott Icelight 2 - provides a soft, beautiful, and controlled light source when needed.
  • Godox AD200 w/ modifiers
  • Canon Speedlights
  • I utilize the gorgeous, natural light in my Longmont studio, but I do use various lighting setups, and techniques when I want to create different stylized imagery.


  • Kelly Moore Libby Bag - favorite for everyday to/from studio, very stylish!
  • Hex Calibre Backpack - favorite for destination/air travel—this nifty bag fits everything I need and also acts as a carry-on if traveling.
  • Shootsac - favorite shoulder lens bag for on-location sessions—this soft and bendable bag keeps everything in reach while shooting.

Camera Strap:

  • Spider Pro camera hand strap + holster: favorite strap while I’m working in the studio.
  • Holdfast Money Maker: favorite strap on-location outdoors.

A few other things you'll find in my bag: camera batteries, SD memory cards + holder, Mefoto travel tripod, reflector, eneloop batteries, laptop, gum, pocket fold-up flats, Instax, notepad and creative shoot-through items (prism, lace, etc). 

Lanett Franko Boudoir Photos on  Metal Prints

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Lanett Franko

Lanett Franko

Lanett Franko is an award-winning, internationally published photographer. She owns and operates The Beauty & Boudoir Studio and Lovely Lulu Photography, which are located in Boulder County, CO directly in the heart of historic, downtown Longmont. Lanett has been a professional photographer for over a decade and specializes in Boudoir and Portrait photography. Lanett has had the distinct pleasure of photographing over a thousand women—and empowering them to recognize and celebrate their unique beauty is something she feels deeply passionate about and thankful for the opportunity.