I’m so excited to show you my gorgeous studio space. For as long as I can remember, I told myself that I didn’t need a studio. It wasn’t until we moved into our beautiful home last year and we didn’t use the entire bottom 1/3 of it that I finally started to feel having a dedicated studio was attainable. After all, no one else has a space like this in my area, so it was time to offer something to my clients that would be truly unique!
Needless to say, my hubby was very supportive of the idea (but thought I was crazy!), and when I called a close photographer friend of mine who has specialized in boudoir for years, her response to my idea was “GO FOR IT!”. I mean, I had only shot 2 boudoir sessions on my own before deciding to launch this vision… yes – only TWO.
I called a contractor who showed up the next day, told him what I wanted (white walls, white doors, get rid of a door, white trim, rip up carpet, add lights – and it took me 3 days and a whole lot of work on my own to get the cement floors cleaned up). I wrote him a check that day and the overhaul started.
When we did our final walkthrough, he looked at me and said, “Do you really want your clients to have to go upstairs to change?” My studio didn’t have a bathroom or changing area. There was a “spot” for one with plumbing already accessible, but it was a hole – no drywall or anything. So, that day I wrote him a check for a new studio bathroom and it was complete just before my first boudoir marathon.
My studio is as personal to me as all of my work. The copper clothing rack was made by my in-laws for me for Christmas and the amazing wood desktop was made by my husband. What I love even more is that I can walk downstairs everyday to work. I love meeting clients to discuss their upcoming weddings in the space. I absolutely love the bathroom, decorated with vintage touches and art I purchased in Amsterdam.