For the best wedding photos, all it takes is an awesome photographer, a smiling wedding party, and these exceptional wedding photo props on a stick! This week, we have expert photo prop maker Whisker Works in the spotlight for the latest in our special best handmade artists series. Amber and Alex Babcock are the owners of this charming shop that handcrafts fun props for wedding photo booths. Read on for the interview, check out our favorite props from the shop, and score a special discount code exclusively for our readers! Enjoy!
Wedding Photo Props on a Stick
Where is your company, Whisker Works, based?
“We are located in Sanford, Florida, and ship worldwide.”
“We began in January 2010.”
“Whisker Works is a husband-and-wife owned shop run by Amber and Alex Babcock. We celebrated our marriage in October, 2009, and at the reception we displayed a dozen handmade mustaches on sticks alongside disposable cameras for guests to have fun with. They were a huge hit and we received countless compliments from friends and family. Better than that, we have photos that show the happiness and hilarity the mustaches brought to our wedding – they’re easily some of our favorite photos from that night. After a couple of months in rural Missouri, where we relocated for Alex’s Army career, Amber realized she needed to find a creative outlet – and the wedding mustaches kept getting compliments. She decided to see if anyone out there might want to have some of their own. The day she opened her shop, she had her first sale! And here we are, 6 years and more than 100,000 props later!
Tell us more about any additional team members you have.
“Alex handles the day-to-day production out in our studio, making molds and pouring plastic. He also does the finishing work on the props. Inside the house, Amber handles all of the shop updates and email correspondence, in addition to most of the packaging and shipping. We also have a very energetic 5-year-old son who likes to help!”
“Whisker Works offers crowd-pleasing, high-quality, durable, long-lasting comical mustaches and lips on sticks that are sure to add a hilarious twist to any celebration! Whether used as wedding or party favors, silly photography props, photo booth accessories or for personal entertainment, nothing says fun as uniquely as Whisker Sticks. Thousands of satisfied customers agree.”
“Our best-selling product is The Compendium Mix of 25 props.”
What do you like best about working with couples?
Planning a wedding can be exciting for some — there’s a real sense of optimism and joy, and it’s contagious. Plus we LOVE it when our customers come back after their big day to share photos with us!”
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Do you have any new products coming out soon?
“We have new plastic wedding signs available in our shop now, including our keepsake “Save the Date” sign, plus are always looking for new ideas for our next batch!”
“Let your hair down and be yourself!”
“Please use coupon code “Emmaline” for 10% off your order of handmade props!”
“Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!”
Get your wedding photo props on a stick
To get your photo props, visit Whisker Works on Etsy or on their website. We are proud to have Whisker Works as a Featured Artist in The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride.