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www.ShutterBuddies.com Thank you to all our backers! Please visit our site for future orders.

Thank you so much to all our backers!  With your pledges, we are one step closer to making Shutter Buddies™ available in global markets!  If you missed out on the Kickstarter project, you can order Shutter Buddies™ at anytime from www.shutterbuddies.com.  

For two years we have been in R&D mode designing and personally hand sewing a simple yet creatively dynamic product. Shutter Buddies are unlike any other idea because they produce smiles from children and adults alike to capture stunningly beautiful photographs. Shutter Buddies have been tested, perfected, and are ready for the next step... global distribution. This Kickstarter project will provide the path to transition from two years of R&D to global distribution. 

To Kickstart this I have dropped the retail price of $17-$23 each all the way down to wholesale pricing of $8 a piece for a complete set and $13 for a single Shutter Buddy.  Early bird gets the worm! These prices will never exist again!

ShutterBuddies FIT 99.9% OF CAMERAS WITH AN EXTERNAL LENS! 

ShutterBuddies fit nearly all lenses that are larger in diameter than a golf ball. They have been designed to fit virtually all brands' removable lenses.

More than 3,000 photographers and hobbyists have been our researchers around the United States testing Shutter Buddiesin the laboratories of their homes and studios. The results are in. They have been rated the #1 photography accessory! Photographers all over the internet have praised their ability to capture smiles and attention of children on hundreds of blogs. Including the ability to fit on virtually all lenses. And we have been able to do this focusing on keeping the product quality at its best and priced appropriate for you as lovers of smiles.

A Set of 10 Makes You a ShutterBuddy Addict!

The Gray Owl will soon be discontinued...
The Gray Owl will soon be discontinued...
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The flower is being discontinued...

This project seeks to raise funds to purchase a large quantity from our approved manufacturer that has begun production for us. They have provided us with hundreds of Shutter Buddies as test samples of equal if not greater quality than I have been producing for nearly two years. Thousands upon mountains of thousands are ready to be completed and shipped. We need your help to complete this project and fulfill our mission of bringing natural smiles to your photographs.

Our product is individually hand-sewn. In doing so they take nearly an hour each and must be done by a professional. On top of labor is the cost of quality and materials. Plus all Shutter Buddies include an attention grabbing squeaker and Scotch Guard protectant. In order to go global it has been necessary to form partnerships with manufacturers. In doing so, it has been of extreme importance to us to find an approved manufacturer with my similar ethical values that prohibits child labor. With our manufacturing partner we seek to end child labor through our initiatives of supporting the United Nations International Labor Organization. Our upper level pledges will in turn be supporting the ILO. 

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

To avoid any delays we have waited to present our project on Kickstarter.com until all obstacles have been appropriately addressed and overcome. In outsourcing we have secured the appropriate insurance, manufacturer, timeline, and escrow account. The pledges we have established here on Kickstarter are significantly lower than preferred pricing, but still allows room for changes in possible shipping cost fluctuations between the manufacturer as they tend to vary from order to order. The benefit we are seeking is the ability to mass produce ShutterBuddies through this project which drops the price for our fans and keeps my fingers from more needle pokes. This project takes us from the research and development phase to global distribution.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! 1 Shutter Buddy. You will receive 1 Shutter Buddy of the set of 10 Shutter Buddiesof your choice. FREE SHIPPING within the U.S. For outside the U.S. please add $7 for international shipping. Thank you! P.S. Make sure you specify which of the 10 Shutter Buddieswill meet your lens! 10 makes a set and an official Shutter Buddiessmile addict!

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    1 Shutter Buddy. You will receive 1 Shutter Buddy of the set of 10 Shutter Buddiesof your choice. You still get FREE SHIPPING within the U.S. For outside the U.S. please add $7 for international shipping. Thank you! P.S. Make sure you specify which of the 10 Shutter Buddieswill meet your lens! 10 makes a set and an official Shutter Buddiessmile addict!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! 2 Shutter Buddies NEAR WHOLESALE PRICING! You will receive 2 Shutter Buddiesof your choice. FREE SHIPPING within the U.S. For outside the U.S. please add $7 for international shipping. Thank you! P.S. Make sure you specify which 2 Shutter Buddiesyou want for your lens. As a special thank you I would like to place your name on our website announcing our global kickstart initiative through your support. You are now 20% of the way to making a complete set and official Shutter Buddiessmile addict!

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    2 Shutter Buddies. You will receive 2 Shutter Buddiesof your choice. AND FREE SHIPPING within the U.S. For outside the U.S. please add $7 for international shipping. Thank you! P.S. Make sure you specify which 2 Shutter Buddiesyou want for your lens. As a special thank you I would like to place your name on our website announcing our global kickstart initiative through your support. You are now 20% of the way to making a complete set and official Shutter Buddiessmile addict!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! 5 Shutter Buddies NEAR WHOLESALE PRICING! You will receive 5 Shutter Buddiesof your choice. FREE SHIPPING within the U.S. For you smile lovers outside of the U.S. please add $10 for international shipping. Thank you! P.S. Make sure you specify which 5 Shutter Buddiesyou want for your lens. I would like to list you on our website announcing our global kickstart initiative and include you also in our efforts of ending child labor through a donation from your pledge to the International Labor Organization (ILO). Congratulations, you are now officially 50% of the way to becoming a Shutter Buddiessmile addict!

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    5 Shutter Buddies. You will receive 5 Shutter Buddiesof your choice. AND FREE SHIPPING within the U.S. For you smile lovers outside of the U.S. please add $10 for international shipping. Thank you! P.S. Make sure you specify which 5 Shutter Buddiesyou want for your lens. I would like to list you on our website announcing our global kickstart initiative and include you also in our efforts of ending child labor through a donation from your pledge to the International Labor Organization (ILO). Congratulations, you are now officially 50% of the way to becoming a Shutter Buddiessmile addict!

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    10 ShutterBuddies. BELOW WHOLESALE PRICING! I welcome you to the complete set club. You are an addict to smiles! You will receive all 10 ShutterBuddies which makes the complete set. FREE SHIPPING within the U.S. For outside the U.S. please add $15 for international shipping. Thank you! P.S. I wish to offer all the extra thanks to you as listed above including the donation to the ILO in joining our efforts to end child labor. 10 Shutter Buddies has now completed a full set for you to use photographing clients, loved ones, friends, and family. You are now officially a Shutter Buddies smile addict.

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