Does this stand come with a beanbag?
No, it does not. But beanbags are easy to find on Etsy or Amazon. It does include at least one slipcover, a custom-fit background.
Is this backdrop stand unsafe or tippy?
No. The baby is resting safely on your beanbag. The stand only holds fabric over the stand and up around the edges – it’s not supporting the baby.
Does this work with a smaller beanbag? Do I need to fill my bag up with more beans before using it? Or do I have to replace my small bag with a new large one?
Smaller, travel-sized beanbags work just fine. What doesn’t work is bags taller than 14″ or wider than about 47″. (Image shows my beanbag size – yours may vary.)
How much room does this take up? Will it fit in my studio?
For comparison, this image shows a DIY PVC backdrop stand compared to our stand. The size is similar. If your beanbag is about 44″ wide, which is pretty standard for a full-size bag, the stand will be a few inches wider at the top than your beanbag, no larger.
It’s hard to disassemble the circle.
That’s a good thing! That means that it’s not going to fall apart while you’re using it. And if you follow these disassembly steps, it’s easy to get apart.
I layer blankets when I do a newborn session. How many blankets can I layer on this backdrop stand? Is there a weight limit?
This picture shows two blankets layered and then covered with a big heavy Flotaki rug. The stand sides aren’t drooping and are as sturdy as ever. They’re made of fiberglass rods and are very springy – like tent poles.
Your stand is just a rip-off of Paloma Schell stands.
Nope. We started off making square and octagon stands using tent poles and a whole bunch of different sorts of steel fittings, with the goal of coming up with something that didn’t fall apart like a PVC stand. The first time we put poles together in a circle it was obviously so much better than what we had been trying that we knew a round stand was going to be the direction we chose. But that brings up a good question – are Paloma Schell stands better than the Baby Backdroplet? Sure, definitely they are better for some photographers, no question. I think if you have a dedicated baby studio that you use all the time, there’s no reason to get anything else. However, I am primarily a family photographer who does newborns portraits from time to time. I want a stand that is affordable, easy to set up in a couple of minutes, and packs down very small to store in my garage. If you are more like me, this stand might be a better fit.
How quickly can you ship?
Usually we will ship the next business day. We will contact you if there is any change to that.
What is your return policy?
We really hope that you absolutely love this backdrop stand. If you have any concerns about it, please contact us and we will do everything we can to make it right. If the Baby Backdroplet is just not for you, you can return it for a refund for 30 days. (You might want to save the shipping box just in case – it’s hard to find boxes that long!)
What does shipping cost?
Standard priority shipping is free when purchased on Etsy. You can also upgrade shipping to express.
Can you ship internationally?
Because the stand ships in a very long (and skinny) package, it’s prohibitively expensive to ship overseas. I can ship to Canada and Mexico (though international shipping has an additional cost).