Blog Index

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HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

20150325_161330-PANOIt has been a dream of mine to have a studio of my own, where I could bring clients in, treat them like royalty for a day and send them home with priceless memories and beautiful portraits that they, and their friends and families… read more

INSPIRATION AND EXPLORATION

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As I journey forward on this studio quest, I am constantly inspired while I explore the possibilities.  I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest, Google, and my fellow photographer friends. Here are just a few of my findings that inspire me through this process.

I want the space to feel comfortable, peaceful, elegant and sophisticated, but with a touch of artistic flair.  It is an artistic space, and a place that I can feel inspired and give my clients a memorable experience, and create… read more

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION… WELL, ALMOST

Out with the old lights and in with new, IMG_2519recessed lighting… 20 to be exact… complete with dimmers.  I am loving it!  What a great way to create mood lighting when I’m not actively in a photoshoot.  Next up are new window frames and some… read more

FRAME IT UP!

Thanks to Mark’s Quality Services, I IMAG0064have new window frames and a new drywall.  Oh, so not that exciting to most, but it’s progress, and it’s exciting to me!

Since I am not completely finishing off the studio space at this time, I still needed to cover up the bare studs around the windows to give them a finished feeling.  I will be utilizing the windows for their natural light and they are so much nicer with a nice, thick… read more

OCEAN FRESH

I love the ocean, and I am IMAG0396saturated with peace when I am near the water.  I grew up on the lake and looking back, I realize too often that… read more

HAND-DYED COFFEE FILTER ROSE WREATH

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I, like most women, love Pinterest.  Daily inspiration where I get ideas for photography, exercise, cooking, crafts and home projects.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly recommend it.

Caution: Be prepared to lose about 3-5 hours of your life today after you click this link to Pinterest… it’s highly addictive!  HAHAHA  (If you sign up with Facebook, you can follow all of your friends Pins and you can click here to follow mine too!)  Click here to read the instructional blog.

 

WELCOME TO THE TEAM DIANN!

With all of the preparation and scheduling for work toIMG_2175a get done on the studio, I realized that it was time look for and hire at least one dedicated hair and makeup artist for the studio, once we are up and running.  I want someone professional, but fun to be around.  Someone who can keep the energy high and someone who has a great sense of humor.  I want someone who knows the business and realizes what it takes to get excellent clients, capture those beautiful photographs, and to make our clients happy.  What I didn’t realize is that I already had someone like that in my life… read more

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