Last night I felt like a kid on Christmas Eve. That excited / anxious state that makes it nearly impossible to sleep. I just couldn’t wait for today. My big day. The day that everyone would finally see what I have been working on so hard since February. My photography studio.
At the beginning of this year I made a list of goals for my business and one of them was having my own place to photograph. A place where my clients could come, their children could have a great time, and beautiful pictures could be taken. A place with consistently beautiful natural light and a place to display my images.
I had a quite a checklist when looking for the perfect studio space. It had to have large, north facing windows. It had to have a separate viewing area from shooting area, and it had to have wood floors in the picture taking portion of the studio. It also needed to be in a great location so I could continue to do outdoor photography as well.
When we called about possibly leasing space in the Folsom Electric Building in Historic Downtown, I knew that it would be the perfect fit. Located right next to the American River, it provided a great natural setting, and the urban landscape of downtown Folsom was already a well known spot among photographers for it’s great little alleys and urban feel. Nature and urban–the best of both worlds.
When we took a look at the space, the entire third floor was wide open and I was able to pick out exactly the perfect portion to carve out my studio. Three gorgeous arched windows, balcony access, and, because we were starting from scratch, we were able to be a part of the building process from beginning to end.
I couldn’t be more pleased with this space and I’m so proud of all the work that everyone has done to make this dream of mine a reality. Today I had over 75 of my friends and dear clients stop by to celebrate with me and take a peek at the studio. So, for those who couldn’t make it, without further ado I’d like to introduce…The Portrait Boutique.