And finally, I'm excited to share with you the Photography Studio Tour!
As with any project, one of the best parts is seeing it finally come together as you had envisioned. And, as a creative person who doesn’t always (but just about always;)) finish what she starts, creating, building , designing and styling this space was gratifying.
After a solid two months in planning with my favorite designer, Lindsey Johnson, and contractor Saka Builders, we started demolition in October 2013. And thanks to their commitment and hard work, we were able to finish and shoot our first sessions in the middle of December.
After you have had a chance to see the tour, don't forget to check out the 2 previous posts to this 4 part series: Studio Tour: The In Between and Studio Tour: The Before.
Being a natural light photographer, moving the studio shooting area to the opposite end of the space, made such a big difference. We were able to install 5 windows, which face west and north. Ideally, a full north wall would have been amazing, but as with any renovation, you are limited in working with what is already existing.
As I focus my business on children, families and women’s portraiture (through Honor Studios, of which I am co-owner), I didn’t require a lot of area for storage of props and such. Rather, a couple of makeup stations, dressing rooms and a relaxing atmosphere was a must.
I hope you enjoy the little peek into my country studio. And perhaps one day you will have a chance to visit!
PS: For anyone interested, a list of resources is at the bottom of the article.
Couch: Hudson Madison
Pink Chairs: Kijiji
Square Coffee Table: EQ3
Round Coffee Table: Hudson Madison
Long Sofa Tables: Ikea
Pink Silk Curtains: Etsy - Avec Dieu
Gold Chandelier: Red Deer Lighting
Beige Bench: Home Sense
Gold Hooks: Anthropologie
Makeup Table: Custom Made
Makeup Mirrors: Structube
Makeup Stools: Overstock
Wall Sconces: Restoration Hardware
Coffee Station Cabinet: Kijiji
Pink China: Antique
Bathroom Vanity: Home Depot
Vanity Hardware: Anthropologie
Bathroom Mirror: Home Sense
Bathroom Light: Restoration Hardware
Changeroom Curtain: Ikea
Chandelir in Changeroom: Ballard Designs
Love Print: The Calm Gallery
Bedding: Etsy - My Shabby Chic Shop
Clothing Rack: Allen Display