It has been a while since I last had a stroller for my kids, with our youngest aged 7 now. And even though it had only been about 4 years since we got rid of our “collection” of strollers, I was amazed at how much strollers have changed. One of my recent jobs was a marketing photo shoot for BabyWheels who provide professional reviews for some of the top stroller on the market. As I specialize in all things family and kids, I was delighted when I was contacted by them because of my reputation in the industry.
I had originally made contact with them when I took photos for new BabyJogger stroller brochures last year. And just a few months later they booked me in order to take some photos for their latest products reviews. Needless to say, the job was a blast and I had so much fun with the parents and kids; even if it was just a few hours.
One thing I took away from the job though was how much easier things would have been if some these new types of stroller had been around when I kids were small. BabyWheels mainly review umbrella, double and jogging strollers. I was only aware of baby strollers and didn’t have a clue that there were such a variety of different functions available now.
For me the most fun part was taking pictures of jogging strollers, as I got a chance to try them out as well. Who would have known that there was a market for people who like running and want to bring their toddlers along? I certainly didn’t, but I was very surprised how great the stroller worked.
I cannot remember what the brand of baby stroller was that we last had, but I remember thinking at the time that it folded up quite neat. I was quite mistaken about this. During the photo shoot I had to spend most of my time on taking pictures for their umbrella strollers reviews, which was being updated for 2014. Those things are truly small and weigh next to nothing.
What surprised me though was how incredibly sturdy they are. When you see these small strollers they initially look a little bit flimsy, but I can say for certain that they are not. Dependent on the price you pay you will see materials common in the aerospace industry, which means they are very light and very strong indeed.
Luckily for us we never needed a double stroller, but there really are some great models available. It was great fun working with a set of identical twins. I was actually contacted by the family later to book some time for family portraits and I am really looking forward to meeting them again.
Overall this was a really great photo shoot, one that I enjoyed immensely. All the people I met were so easy to work with and I hope to get some repeat business from Baby Wheels soon. The stroller industry certainly is incredibly popular with all parents, so I am glad to be able to help out with getting good and honest reviews of the latest products to parents around the country.