Hi there! My name is Penny and I’m the owner/manager of the SHOOT BABY! store. Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit more about us. We are a small team of 3 (1 Australian, 1 American and 1 Brit!) and we operate the 3 SHOOT BABY! stores located in the USA, Australia and the UK.
The SHOOT BABY! store was created back in 2008 when newborn photography was really starting to grow in popularity. The idea of the store originally came about from the dissatisfaction I had with my beanbag at the time. I found it too tall, too narrow and too soft. It also wasn’t waterproof. My babies keep sinking into the beanbag and they were too close to the edge of the beanbag for my liking (I am very passionate about newborn safety, as you will probably gather from the website!)
I thought about it for some months and decided that a more suitable beanbag would be shorter, wider and firmer. The only problem was this type of beanbag wasn’t readily available. I also discovered that I could do with a few other bits and pieces (that also weren’t on the market). Products that would make photographing newborns that bit easier. Less than one year later, the Ottoman Posing Beanbag was ‘born’ (excuse the pun!) and was the first product to be sold in the SHOOT BABY! store.
The Australian SHOOT BABY! store started trading in September of 2009. By February 2011, the store was doing so well, we opened a branch in the USA. Another year on and we have just opened a store in the UK (in January 2013). We're excited to be able to offer our products to UK and European photographers. Not only will larger products, like the Blanket Stand, be available to these photographers but shipping will be far cheaper and faster!
Thank you to all our customers for your business. We look forward to bringing you some exciting new products in 2013 and wish you the very best in your photographic journey/career/hobby.