As a photographer that does a lot of Newborn Sessions, we are always on the lookout for new props and vendors to create new and unique imagery for our clients. While some clients come in with ideas, many leave it up to us to create different sets and looks for their sessions.
We do our best to try to use local Canadian vendors whenever possible to support the other local small businesses. Two years ago, we found an Etsy seller based in Victoria BC that creates knitted baby outfits. Goodnight Baby by Nook, is owned by knitter Rebecca, and her baby outfits have become a favourite of ours, and our Gemini Visuals clients!
We asked Rebecca a little bit about her business and how she gotten started on Etsy, as we are always intrigued to hear the stories of other small businesses.
“I have always loved knitting. I learned how to knit when I was young. At 8 years old my Oma and auntie taught me. In 2000 I ended up picking up my needles seriously and have never looked back. I started by knitting for Jessica, the former owner, when the business was called Goodnight Mouse Baby Knits. We developed a fantastic friendship and I’m happy that I was able to continue on in the business when she decided to pursue photography.”
“I am always happy to work with custom requests too. As well as Goodnight Baby By Nook, I manage a professional sample knitting business, and work for a yarn company. I also teach knitting privately on Vancouver Island.”
A great thing that we’ve found about Rebecca is that she has definitely whipped things up in a hurry to get them out to our studio for an upcoming photoshoot. And her latest little panda outfit (a custom piece) is currently en route! Thanks Goodnight Baby by Nook for providing awesome props for newborn photography.