Our Featured Vendor today is Leora from
My name is Leora. I am proud Army wife and we have three kids. Two girls, one boy. We're pretty lucky since we were told at one point we probably wouldn't be able to have any. I enjoy making my products to keep me busy since the Army keeps my husband pretty busy. I also love reading, eating good food, college football and The Office. :) www.etsy.com/shop/shutterbuddies
What type of product do you offer to photographers?
I offer Shutter Buddies and photo props. My Shutter Buddies are the most popular of all the items in my shop. They are all handmade and all include a squeaker as an extra attention getter. Kids just think they are fascinating and then once they squeak, the kids think the Buddies are hilarious. They are fantastic to get kids to look at the camera and smile.
What made you want to start this kind of business?
I am very interested in photography, but honestly and truly don't have "the eye" for it. Nor do I have the talent like most photographers do. I wish I did. So, since I love business and I like to create, I came up with the Shutter Buddies. If I can't take good photographs, why not help those who can? :) Not only that, but nothing pleases me more than hearing from my customers how much they love my Buddies.
Are you a photographer as well, or at least a photo-taking junkie?
Like I said before, I don't have "the eye" for photography. But, I do consider myself a photo-taking junkie so my husband can see pictures of our kids while the Army takes him away from us.
Do you have a favorite photographer that you drool over their photos?
Oh man, I love so many. I love browsing all photography blogs and Facebook pages just to see people's work.
What do you do like to do when you aren't running your business?
Play with my kids, read, spend time with husband, cook, shop at Ross, mow my lawn (seriously) and just be with my little family.
Any advice to someone wanting to start a business?
Make sure it makes you happy. Working while you're unhappy isn't worth it.
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