Hello APNPI Community!
We are so excited to share this week’s #FeatureVendor interview with all of you! SHOOTBABY is an incredible resource for posing bags, jersey knits in beautiful hues, roll up floors and so much more!
We were so glad that Penny agreed to our interview to learn more about her incredible store and how she can help our #APNPIMembers create incredible imagery for their clients the worldover.
Tell us a little bit about SHOOT BABY! Store, what part of the world you’re based out of and how SHOOT Baby Store got started.
We are a small team of 3 (1 Australian – me! 1 American and 1 Brit) that operate the three SHOOT BABY! stores/warehouses located in the USA, Australia and the UK.
The SHOOT BABY! store first opened in 2009 with the launch of our pioneering product – the Newborn Posing Beanbag. Our beanbag was the first beanbag specifically designed for newborn photographers and remains as popular today as it was back then, with thousands of photographers around the world owning one.
The store has grown over the years to include other quality products for photographers and we are always looking for new items to add to the store.
What are some of your favourite products that SHOOT BABY! Store has ever created? What made it so special or exciting?
Definitely my favourite product is our Newborn Posing Beanbag. It was the first product I ever created so it has a special place in my heart. I have received countless emails from people, who have bought/owned other types of beanbags, that have gone out of their way to email me and say how much more they like their SHOOT BABY! Beanbag, which is really sweet!
How do you come up with new ideas or where do you find inspiration?
I have a bit of an entrepreneurial mind and am often thinking about new ideas. I look to see what is needed or missing in the industry and go from there. I created the Newborn Posing Beanbag back in 2008 because there wasn’t anything else like it in the market, at the time.
How can your business help our Maternity and Newborn Photographers?
SHOOT BABY! has been selling products for Newborn Photographers since 2009… it’s our 10th Birthday this September! We have been around since the beginning – when the newborn photography industry really took off in popularity. We remain on top of any current trends and have 3 warehouse locations around the world, so that shipping costs are minimal for our customers. We strive to offer quality products and excellent customer service.
Have any favourite quotes/motto’s you live by that guide your business?
‘Treat your customers like Gold’ is one quote from my old friend and newborn photographer Kristen Cook, that has always stuck in my mind. Without customers, your business is nothing.
Anything else you would like us to know about SHOOT BABY! Store?
Some news from just this past week is that our new Jersey Backdrops and matching Stretch Wraps will also be stocked in our UK and Australian stores this coming April/May 2019! These products can now be pre-ordered!
Also – for those who have followed us for awhile now – I am still working on creating the perfect Beanbag Stand! I have a prototype currently being built here in Australia so fingers crossed this is the one!
Thank you so much Penny for answering our questions! We are so happy that you are part of the #APNPIVendorTeam !!!
To learn more about SHOOT Baby Store you can find them here:
Website: https://shootbaby.com/ (USA Store)
https://shootbaby.co.uk/ (UK Store)
https://shootbaby.com.au/ (Australian Store)