Our Mission:  We believe special moments deserve quality photos so we make it easy to take your DSLR camera with you! Our goal is to produce great products and help as many people we can along the way! 

"A few years back we took a family trip. If you have kids you know how that is...bags, strollers, car seats, blah, blah...plus I was pregnant and had a 3 year old!  Since we were flying, our hands were especially full. I wanted to take my Nikon DSLR, but did NOT need another bag to carry onto the plane and didn't want to check my little bundle of joy. (Anyone nodding their head about now?:))

So, I went into problem solving mode. I had made a little fabric bag/holder/protector for my 3 year old's video game and decided my camera was more important...so I threw my camera in it, put it in the diaper backpack, and off we went.

It was life changing I tell you. My camera was protected and I didn't have to haul another bag around! I just used my camera's strap and the cute "cover" did the rest! 

I kept that little "Camera Coat" on my camera (wearing it around my neck) as we went to the beach, the Magic Kingdom, and everywhere else. I was in love. My little "coat" protected my camera from the bumps of crowds, kids spills, sun, rain, snow, sand, and anything else that came my way.

In July of 2011 my husband lost his job and I have to admit I was a little bit excited. After doing over a year of market research I had my chance to make "Camera Coats" happen! He works in the IT industry so I knew he would probably get another job sooner than later but since he was at home with the kids I could make Camera Coats happen! 

My husband got a job a few months later but that's all the time I needed to launch Camera Coats! Balancing a business with 2 busy boys hasn't been easy, but it has been worth it. As Aidan (our youngest) had special needs Camera Coats helped to provide means to get him the help he needed.  These services have been life changing. 

Camera Coats growth has been growing steadily and organically.  We've sold over 4,500 to date all while I have dedicated myself to being a mom first.  Unlike many of my friends I have do not have a nanny, cleaner, or personal assistant. My definition of success has changed as through this business adventure. 

I used to think bigger, better, faster, richer was the only way to succeed in the business world.  Now I define success as running a growing business while being there for my family. Is it hard? Yes! I wish I could have the growth that many of my friends have. But while they are flying to meetings, drowning in work, and having trouble with their children and teens at home, I will never regret being there while my kids are young.  

And there is a piece of my journey with Camera Coats. We hope you love them as much as we do!"

Emily Ashby


Emily's Creative Blog 

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