There are many, MANY beautiful portraits on my computer, just waiting to be
bragged blogged! But, first I need to show you my new studio space! You'll have to use your imagination on the "before" pictures because I forgot to take them (bad photographer!). Picture a kids' playroom that is upstairs and away from mommy's view. Then, picture 2 kids playing in that room without much oversight. That's the "before."
About 8 months ago, in the throes of winter, when no one wanted to venture outside for portraits, I started to dream about an indoor portrait space. Let's face it, as much as I would love to only shoot outdoors in natural light, until my husband agrees to move to San Diego, I will have to deal with northeastern winters. So, an indoor space is necessary from December-March. And, the yummy window light in the kids' playroom was perfect for that need! (Please don't feel bad for my children; we moved all of their toys across the hall to a room that is 2x the size).
With a vision and a purpose I approached my husband (because, let's be honest, he was going to be doing the bulk of the work). He agreed to help me, but is so busy that we had to wait until he had a break. This past month he was able to get to work. And, he worked hard! Spackling, sanding, painting, scraping! And, I could not be happier with the results!!! It's light, bright and matches my new logo!
There is still some work to do - more portraits to hang, a better table/chairs set-up for client viewing sessions, etc. But, I love it! So, come on in:
The Front Porch Photography Studio:
These are prop/supply storage dressers (and great places to show off portraits!), and the window where natural light sessions take place.
Another view of the same space! I love the little bits of yellow:)
Some props and the open space for shooting.
The chalkboard is leftover from my kids' playroom, but I also have some fun ideas for incorporating it into portrait sessions! (I should have closed that door - it goes to the spare bedroom.)
This is the space I need to work on. It needs to be more cheery for client viewing/ordering sessions. But, please notice the print above the table. That's my first ever portrait published in a magazine!!!
Thank you for coming in and taking a tour! I hope to see you there soon! And, if you see my wonderful husband, please thank him all of his hard work! :)