If you've ever attempted to wrap a newborn, you know how hard it can be to get that perfectly smooth wrap! Photo Contest Community Friend, and owner of HomeSewn Photography Props, Leah Severson, turned her newborn wrapping troubles into a business.
Leah says her inability to wrap newborns well in her own sessions led her to design four wrap styles that make wrapped babies look perfect every time... even if you're not a great wrapper 😉.
Along with HomeSewn Photography Props, Leah also runs The Photographer's Co-op. Leah says the community is a place for photographers to learn. They have LOTS of free videos from industry leaders who share their knowledge on posing, lighting, marketing, and more!
What are you working on right now?
I'm super excited about some new things I'll be launching soon in HomeSewn. We'll be offering a subscription service for our TuckWraps. Subscribers will get first dibs on new designs each month. I'm also adding lots of new floral fabrics and other fun designs to the shop - including a rainbow TuckWrap set that I'm working on designing right now.
What is the goal of your brand/community?
The goal of HomeSewn Photography Props is to help photographer "up" their wrapping game by offering unique, patent-pending newborn wraps that are easy to use. The goal of The Co-op is to provide photographers with a wealth of free educational resources from industry leaders.
What do you hope that photographers learn/take away from being part of your brand/community?
Education and inspiration.
What is your biggest piece of advice for a photographer that is just starting out?
Set your prices and policies from the very beginning so that when issues arise - and they will - you don't have to try to figure things out as you go. Price yourself appropriately. Always always always treat your clients with kindness, even if that's not how they're treating you. And remember that when you have an issue with vendors, to treat them with kindness as well. They're people too, after all.