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This week we are in the studio with my talented friend Rebecca of Rebecca Penny Photography! Let’s take a peak into this Houston natural light newborn studio.
Where is your studio located? Houston, Texas
Is your studio commercial or residential? Commercial. Approximately 225 sq. ft.
Do you use natural light, studio light or both? Natural light.
How long have you been a photographer? I have been a photographer for 3 years and just recently moved into a commercial studio space in January.
How did you choose your space? I’ve always dreamt of a space with gorgeous light, soft tones and enough space to offer a cozy sitting area for design appointments & consultations. When I found out about the availability of my space, I knew I could achieve the soft tones with my paint selections, flooring & decor; but the natural light had to be perfect. And it is everything I have dreamt of.
In three words how would you describe the style and feeling your studio evokes? Soft. Natural. Tranquil.
What type of photography do you specialize in? How has your studio helped you grow your business, if it has? I specialize in maternity, newborn, baby & family photography. I believe my studio has allowed me to provide a strong sense of my brand & style by providing consistency in the look of my work.
What is your favourite thing about your studio space? What makes it special to you? The moment I walk through the door, I feel a certain sense of peace. Something deep within longs to stay there & create. I often find myself retreating to the studio for inspiration. My mind works best there surrounded by what I love.
How do you keep your props organized and ready to use for sessions? I believe in capturing the beauty of life as it is with the use of beautiful soft tones & textures. Fabrics are organized in trunk, china cabinet or on my ladder & rolling shelving where I can easily pick and choose with clients and make changes according to their liking.
Advice and tips for opening a studio? Of course budget always plays a huge factor, but try to choose a space that you love. A space that tugs at your heart regardless of compromises.
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This weeks photographer interview is with newborn, baby and maternity photographer Tiffany Parish of Tiffany Parish Photography. Tiffany is such a beautiful lady inside and out and I am so excited to share her work with you! Make sure you have joined the newsletter so you don’t miss out on more photographer interviews and studio tours to come! Let’s take a peak into the life of photographer Tiffany…
Where do you live? Kennewick ,WA
Tell us a bit about how you began your journey into photography. How long have you had your photography business?
Describe your photography style. What invaluable lessons have you learned that helped you develop your distinct style?
Are you formally taught or self taught? What has been the best form of education you have taken (workshop, mentor, online classes etc) if any?
What is your favourite photography genre to photograph (newborn, maternity, family, weddings etc)? Newborns all the way! Those sweet angels bring a little piece of heaven every time they come! After my 3rd child I was forced to tie my tubes and I was devastated. I wanted more kids so bad! So these sweet babies help the void my heart feels.
If you photograph newborns what is your favourite technique to get them to settle and sleep?
Natural available light or studio lighting? Studio or on location sessions?
Nikon or Canon, other? Favorite lens?
How do you find the balance between work and your personal life?
If you had one piece of advice to give on how to co-ordinate and choose your props for a session, what would it be?
What is your favourite Baby Joy Studios Product?
What photographers do you admire and inspire you?
When you are not working, how do you love to spend your days? Hobbies, family, travel etc?
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my home to yours! Thank you for your loyalty and support over this past year. I deeply appreciate each and every one of my customers! I am looking forward to 2015! xo Rebecca
This week we are in the studio with Aimee of Aimee Pool Photography! Let’s take a peak into this warm, organic natural light studio in California.
Where is your studio located? Scotts Valley, California
Is your studio commercial or residential? My studio is located in a little retail shopping center
Do you use natural light, studio light or both? 100% Natural Light
How long have you been a photographer? I have been doing photography professionally for 6 years although it has been a hobby of mine since I was in High School. I got my first studio space two years ago and I was there for about a year. I have been in my current studio for a little over a year now.
How did you choose your space? I choose my studio because it offers amazing natural light and it has beautiful wood floors. The entire front of my studio is surround by sliding glass doors and windows, it is perfect and it gives me a lot of space to work with. I wanted a space that would be big enough to have a parent and sibling area so I was super excited that this space large enough for me to create this. My parents have their own little area that is set-up for them to relax in.
In three words how would you describe the style and feeling your studio evokes? Airy, warm and organic… Yes, it is airy and warm all at the same time.
What type of photography do you specialize in? How has your studio helped you grow your business, if it has? I specialize in newborns, maternity and children. I am also known in my area for my field and beach maternity sessions. My studio has been the best decision that I have ever made for my business and it has grown leaps and bounds since I opened my studio.
What is your favourite thing about your studio space? What makes it special to you? I love the natural light and the warm feeling that it offers. I recently added a parent area that is comfortable and relaxing for families and I am so happy to have it. My clients are always telling me how comfortable my studio is and many of my parents often take naps during their newborns session.
How do you keep your props organized and ready to use for sessions? I store my blankets on some shelves and I store my maternity gowns and children’s dresses in a wardrobe closet. I have two antique towel racks that I hang my wraps on and I just love them, they are probably one of my favorite things in my studio.
Advice and tips for opening a studio? A studio can be scary but it has been the best decision that I have ever made for my business. When looking for a studio I think that it is important that you find something that matches your style. I am a natural light photographer so I needed a space that would have lots of beautiful light flowing in. I looked for months before I signed the lease on my current studio. I wanted a certain look and feel along with the natural light so I think that it is important to not rush into something but to wait right space.
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