A little bit about us
We’re two friends (Shaari & Anu) with an affinity for many great things - burger and lobster, buttermint tea, photos of babies and a bunch of other stuff. A chance meeting at a photography course in Atlanta, followed by a holiday-turned-5-month-extended-visit to London gave birth to the entity that is Omoba Photography.
We love photographing every aspect of motherhood visuals, from pregnancy through to baby's first year, but we have a particular love for capturing the stories of brown babies who are largely underrepresented in the media.
In our first year and a bit of business we've had the pleasure of working with some great families, capturing many timeless moments and forging life long relationships. But now we've decided that we want to do something big, something massive, something that will stretch us and propel us out of our comfort zone. And that thing is exhibit at The Baby Show, London - the UK's biggest parenting event. 20,000 people under one roof over the course of three days *gulp*- an awesome opportunity for us to meet with our target audience and for them to see and touch our prints, albums, canvases - you know, all the good stuff.
We need your help!
Exhibiting at The Baby Show is a pretty big deal, especially for a company as young as ours. We've made some big steps towards that goal but need your help to meet the rest of the production costs for our 6 sqm space. The list of items we need to pay for still feels endless and includes outfitting our stand, printing our canvas samples, brochures and mounted prints, and producing our marketing materials.
We're also using our time at The Show to launch our new line of fine art note cards - 'Baby Bits'. We've done all the designing and editing and tricksy stuff but still need to complete the packaging and your funds are pretty essential to that! Each pack at the show will contain 5 cards that customers can select from a set of 8.
All the money pledged will be going towards our production costs and your rewards.
A little somethin' somethin'
For your reward options we wanted to share with you something a little special, as well as being able to treat yourself to the complete set of 8 ‘Baby Bits’ note cards, you can also choose a fine art print of one of our other obsessions - Bridgescapes at Night. Shot in both London and New York you can pick any one of the four prints below as your fine art reward. See our blurb to the right for the reward descriptions. We thought it’d be nice to give you the option of a non-baby related reward (!) so just let us know which Bridgescape takes your fancy.
So, thank you for reading this far, and for even considering supporting our vision and project. We'd love for you to be involved in this next step of our journey by clicking the green 'Back this Project' button to the right. We fully intend to spend the next 3 months writing thank you cards to you all!
Follow our journey to The Baby Show at Omoba Photography
Risks and challenges
Whelp - The Baby Show is happening and that's a deadline that's set in stone. We've secured our exhibition space, so there is a 6 sqm plot with an Omoba banner flying above it just waiting to be filled with all our print goodies. We have about half of our print products and samples already and are working hard to complete editing and design of the remaining items. The note cards are designed and printed and we just need to order the packaging.
We will be working every hour God sends to complete prep for our stand.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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