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A cool photography tool that wraps around your camera lens, squeaks and extends to interact with kids.
140 backers pledged CA$ 6,076 to help bring this project to life.

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Phoxi Friends are the perfect way to grab children's attention. They are soft toys that have a built in squeaker, extend + interact and wrap around any camera lens or anything for that matter.

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Phoxi Friends, DSLR Camera Lens wrap (fully extendible and adjustable)
Phoxi Friends, DSLR Camera Lens wrap (fully extendible and adjustable)

 OUR NEWEST FRIENDS THAT JUST ARRIVED!

Phoxi Friends, Camera Lens Wraps
Phoxi Friends, Camera Lens Wraps

We all know how hard it is to get and and keep kid's attention when you pull out your camera. You've tried singing, dancing, waiving around your hands, making crazy noises etc just to get the kids to look your way.

More often that not, you may be holding a heavy camera in one hand and a stuffed toy in the other hand, which isn't always easy. The kids are looking off to the side or at mom and dad or their feet or basically anywhere but the boring black camera lens.

By creating this patented innovative design, our product allows so much more than what is on the market now. Other products don't have the visual, audible and physical interaction like the Phoxi Friends have. These three components are essential in creating the best chance for success in getting and keeping the child's attention. Phoxi Friends makes photographing kids easier. This is your new Go-To Tool!

Phoxi Friends -  wrap around your camera lens. They have a built in squeaker and are completely adjustable to fit any DSLR/SLR camera lens and manipulated anyway that is best suited for your camera. The colourful and bold soft toy sits close to the camera lens so that the child looks at the lens.  

We chose the bold patterns and bright colours as it is perfect for the developmental stage in babies.  The squeaker is used to get their attention and the wire wrap can be unravelled and be used to reach out to interact and tickle the kids. 

If you photograph children for a living or just like taking photos of your kids, this is a must have tool.

Phoxi friends camera lens wrap, extender toy
Phoxi friends camera lens wrap, extender toy
Phoxi Friend, Camera Lens Wrap Photography Accessory
Phoxi Friend, Camera Lens Wrap Photography Accessory

Phoxi Fish 

Phoxi Friends - Phoxi Fish, camera lens wrap around photography tool
Phoxi Friends - Phoxi Fish, camera lens wrap around photography tool
Phoxi Fish
Phoxi Fish

Phoxi Caterpillar 

Phoxi Friends  - Phoxi Caterpillar, camera lens wrap photography tool
Phoxi Friends - Phoxi Caterpillar, camera lens wrap photography tool
Phoxi Friends, Caterpillar lens wrap
Phoxi Friends, Caterpillar lens wrap

Phoxi Fox 

Phoxi Friends - Phoxi Fox - Camera lens wrap around
Phoxi Friends - Phoxi Fox - Camera lens wrap around

Phoxi Squirrel

Phoxi Squirrel
Phoxi Squirrel

Phoxi Elephant

 Phoxi Dino

Phoxi Dino
Phoxi Dino

 Our New Friends that just arrived!

Phoxi Friends, Camera Lens Wrap
Phoxi Friends, Camera Lens Wrap
Phoxi Friends - Camera Lens Wrap
Phoxi Friends - Camera Lens Wrap
Phoxi Friends  - Camera lens wrap, extended out to interact
Phoxi Friends - Camera lens wrap, extended out to interact
  • Assist you when you don't have an assistant
  • Stimulates visually
  • Stimulates audibly with built in squeaker toy
  • Stimulates physically - extends out to interact with kids
  • Completely adjustable to fit any lens
  • Multifunctional  -  can be wrapped around camera strap, hand, hat anywhere for that matter.
  • They're cute, bright, bold and perfect for developmental stage, animals are recognizable 
  • They're affordable and a must have tool for anyone taking pictures of kids that owns a DSLR
  • Innovative design that has everything that current products don't have
  • Keeps kids looking in the right direction towards the lens.
  • When shooting above a child, extends out to tickle the kids or let the kids give the Phoxi Friend a squeak.
  • We're photographers, so we understand what the photographer in us needs to get the child's attention.
  • This works for pets too!
  • Dogs love the squeaker!
  • You will receive the best customer service, EVER!

We have sourced out manufacturers for our products, sampled and tested with kids and other photographers. The kids and photographers both have responded well to our creations.  Our Phoxi Friends are set to begin full production as soon a our campaign ends. 

The manufacturing is expected to be completed within 35-40 days after the order is placed and then delivered to us. All orders will then be shipped. We have a great team that is full on and ready to go full speed to fulfil all orders. We do not expect any delays with our suppliers. Their quality and turn around time has been great up to this point and very attentive to our wishes. We have a few retailers lined that are interested in selling our products.  We are planning to retail for $25 USD plus shipping.  They will never sell less than for what you are getting them on Kickstarter.

As a professional photographer at Memories By Marie photography, we are always looking for the latest and greatest tools to make our jobs of photographing children easier.  We had no luck in finding the perfect tool that could stimulate a child, visually, audibly and physically.  We wanted to find a toy that could be easy enough to hold, and have it interact with the child.

The Phoxi Friends were then created! We feel it's what the photography industry was missing.  We created our designs, tested them out, patented our idea, and here we are with Kickstarter!  

Current products on the market are missing key features that we feel would greatly improve workflow and make the job or leisure activity of taking photos so much easier.

We recently created a company called Phoxi Tog which is the brand of this product.  This company will develop really cool and essential photography tools for professional photographers and parents with dslr cameras.  

We hope you like the friends as much as we do.

Risks and challenges

Since the production has already started, we expect no manufacturing delays since we have been working closely with our manufacturer. We will always do our best to give you the best customer service.

We’re extremely passionate about the Phoxi Tog comany and our Phoxi Friends in this campaign. We’re committed to doing everything in our power to solve any challenges that may arise along the way.

We will try our best to make sure everything goes according to plan to meet our promised deadlines. We have our manufacturing and operations all ready to go. As soon as our campaign has ended and our goals are met, we expect the product to be shipped within 45 days and then we will ship out to you, our awesome supporters!

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    Double high five!! and receive my personalized custom created photoshop workflow actions and a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart. Please send your email where we can send you an email with our Memories By Marie Photography action workflow.

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    Pick your favourite 4 Phoxi Friends. Thanks for your support.

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    Pick any three of our Phoxi Friends Lens Wraps and receive our PDF magazine that includes our high key lighting setting tutorial and our low key lighting set up tutorial.

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    Pick any 4 of our Phoxi Friends!
    Receive our soft cover booklet - including how to work with natural light and understanding how to work in Manual mode. This book will also include our low key and high key set up as well as how we photographed the products. It will also include post production for the products that were used in this campaign.

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