Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Shutter Buddies {review + giveaway}


Prepare to make your days of photographing tough subjects a little easier with Shutter Buddies, a must have lens accessory!


I know we've all been there:  "Look here!  Look at the camera!!"  And then, when they do finally look, they've got a scripted cheesy smile and a totally unnatural look!  Well, Shutter Buddies happens to solve a huge part of that with a little camera bling!




And I'm sorry, but what kiddo can resist cute animals... that squeak!!??  That's right, these go beyond incredibly adorable and move into functional with a squeaker that's embedded right in the animal!  



The fabulous Leora is not only super creative with crafty photography accessories, she whips up these gorgeous baby bracelets and has tons of different photo-op hats -- for boys or girls!


And I must admit, the details and love put into Shutter Buddies make this such an affordable and useful tool!  My girls just adored the sun Leora sent over for us to check out...


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...How cute?  My fingers are right on the squeaker!  So, I know what you are thinking:  do these really work?  Well, think of the studios in the mall, and their arsenal of toys and noisemakers to get kiddos to look.  Shutter Buddies are like all of that combined into one!  I especially have found it helpful when shooting more than one child, as I always have a tough time getting the attention of both my girls at the same time!  My 18 month old particularly loves Mr. Sun, and she'll sit and smile and then run over to play with him!  While I'll never be able to hold attention for too long, but this lil' baby helps extend that time, and can get you just a couple more great shots!





Guess what?  The very sweet Leora is offering the Grey Owl Shutter Buddy for a giveaway!!  Yay!!




**Mandatory Entry**:  Start shopping at Shutter Buddies for lens accessories and handmade photo props and come back here to leave a comment of your favorite item!  What will it be?


And if one entry is not nearly enough. . . (please leave a separate comment for each extra entry)


Earn one additional entry:
- Heart an item or the entire Shutter Buddies shop on etsy!
- Like Shutter Buddies on Facebook and leave a little Ivy Twines love!

- Follow The Ivy Twines (publicly) using Google Friend
- Follow The Ivy Twines on Twitter and leave twitter name
- Like Ivy Twines on Facebook
- Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway and leave link! {daily!}


Earn TEN additional entries: - Make a purchase from Shutter Buddies!!


Good luck readers and happy shopping at Shutter Buddies!!




Giveaway will end April 27th at 11:59pm CST. Winners will be chosen via random.org and contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond.  Must be 18 to enter, US only! Thanks to the fab Leora and her beautiful family for sending us a sun Shutter Buddy to review!  We love it!  Thanks for offering up a Shutter Buddy for the giveaway too!!  All opinions are my own, honest and heartfelt!!






30 comments:

  1. I love the Alien sutterbuddy in the shop.
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  2. i hearted the shop on etsy-butler83
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  3. i follow ivy twines - gfc and reader
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  4. Oh man! These are so cute. My favorite is the CATERPILLAR with SQUEAKER!

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  5. What great ideas! Love it & all the items in the Etsy shop. I have a thing for sock monkeys so really love the kids' hat.

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  6. I follow Ivy Twines publicly via GFC.
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  7. I hearted this item on the etsy shop:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/68605645/shutter-buddies-sock-monkey-hat-for?show_panel=true

    (katfries: etsy name)

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  8. I hearted that caterpillar that I love!

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  9. I follow The Ivy Twines publicly!


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  10. I have LIKED The Ivy Twines on Facebook!

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  11. I like the Shutter Buddies Claire CATERPILLAR with SQUEAKER-

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  12. I hearted the Shutter Buddies Claire CATERPILLAR with SQUEAKER-

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  13. I love the Clair Caterpillar also...it's so adorable and what fun colors!

    Lorie

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  14. These are ADORABLE!! I definitely need one...

    I like Shutter Buddies Claire CATERPILLAR with SQUEAKER

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  15. I made the catetrpillar my favoritre item at her shop

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  16. I now like Shutter Buddies on FB

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  17. I follow The Ivy Twines blog

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  18. I follow The Ivy Twines on Twitter

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  19. OMG, these are adorable and such a great idea! My favorite is Alien Adam :)
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  20. Hearted the entire Shutter Buddies shop on etsy. skjohnson11
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  21. Like Shutter Buddies on Facebook and left a little Ivy Twines love!
    Stephanie Klemm
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  22. Follow The Ivy Twines (publicly) using Google Friend. Klemm Family.
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  23. Follow The Ivy Twines on Twitter. @momtoemmett
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  24. Like you on FB. Stephanie Klemm
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  25. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/momtoemmett/status/59288594057138176
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  26. I like the frog fred shutter buddy
    Rhonda
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  27. I hearted the shutterbuddy shop on etsy
    Rhonda
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  28. I'm a fan on fb
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  29. I follow your blog
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