So we have been clamoring over the last few weeks trying to collect the basics to put together our new studio space inside our home. We have our backdrop support system here which is going to allow us a 9 foot grey, black, and white seamless paper backdrop system, all that is left is for me to install it (I am not a handyman)! Next we have an electrician coming to install our lights! Furniture is picked out! Wall decor is on order. I just have one thing left, and that is to purchase props. Now, because props are so vital to the success of a newborn studio, I want to enlist the help of you, our friends and fans! We need suggestions on what to stock in our studio. If you see something on Etsy.com that you think would look great in photos, send it to us!
Now because we are building this studio space, we will be discontinuing in-home newborn sessions, due to the fact that I feel our creativity is very limited when we are shooting constantly in new environments. Our business is not about profitability, but we strive to be the best at what we do. We have a long way to go, but believe me we will get there. Having our own space to shoot in gives us the ability to be in control of our elements, and really takes the limitations off of our newborn photography. I am setting a realistic goal of photographing over 100 newborns in 2013, and I believe that producing some of our best work ever will get us there. So here is the space we will be working in, I will post updates every time we finish a new project in it!
What are the dimensions of the studio?
17′ x 14′ with 9′
I heard natural light is the best, what type of lighting will your studio use?
We will have amazing natural light from windows and an advanced studio strobe (flash) system in place.
Will we be able to have family portraits done at the studio?
Studio sessions will be available for all types of photography, however the decor and props will be focused on newborns.
Where is the studio located?
The studio will be located in our home at the very southwest end of the Antelope Valley, in the Anaverde community. The studio is a 20 minute drive from Via Princessa Drive in Canyon Country.
What times will the studio be open?
Studio session will be by appointment only.
Will you still do in-home studio sessions?
We will for special circumstances, there will be an additional travel charge.
Do studio sessions cost more?
Nope, in fact, maintaining a studio in our home allows us to pass the savings on to you.
What types of props will you have?
We are going to have blankets, swaddles, toys, cocoons, slings, baskets, boxes, furs, backdrops, floordrops, etc. We are building our prop collection at the moment and are preparing to invest quite a bit into prop acquisition. We need “propmasters” so if any of you can help us out that would be great!