I signed the lease for a 1700 square foot natural light studio today!
(Not my actual sign yet but you can see what it will look like with a little photoshop help. And yes, that is my cute baby right there.)
Not only will this allow me to get more creative with my newborn photography, it will also allow me to be more full service to my clients. While I work hard to get photos of their little one, they can relax, have a cup of coffee and look at all of my gorgeous samples without having to worry about if the house is clean. Another bonus is that the light will always be consistent so no more walking into a house and hoping it will work out. I will still give the option of doing on-location work but am planning on primarily shooting all newborns in the studio.
The studio has two huge rooms and is located in an old mansion right on King Street in Historic Downtown Leesburg with it’s own parking lot in the rear of the building. The first room will be a sitting room/office while the second larger room will be the shooting room. The building dates back to 1885 and has gorgeous old wood floors and an old fireplace but, has been updated so the modern luxeries like the bathroom, is brand new.
Not only will I be able to shoot inside the studio but for babies & family stuff all we have to do is step right outside the door and you have all of the charm of Downtown Leesburg for some more “urban” photos or we can drive 2 minutes up the street to a huge park/garden for outdoor photos.
Here is a quick iphone photo I took today as the carpets that were covering those amazing floors were being ripped up.
The walls will all be white/cream except for the wall where the fireplace is, that will be painted the same aqua from my logo. Here’s my design board, I can’t wait to see it all come together!
I’m SO SO SO excited about this and feel like this is exactly what I needed to do for my growing business. I of course will be posting a ton of photos as it comes together and other studio-related news so stay tuned!