During the COVID lockdown I did what many of us did:
- Took long breaks and didn’t get anything done.
- Got creative with new types of hobbies – for me it was watercolor painting
- Did insanely creative things – for me it was to create a home studio
Welcome to my new, beautiful, small but mighty home studio! I’ve been an on-location, natural light photographer for my whole career. . .until the Covid lockdowns began. When we began our stay-at-home, I took a big break from photography. I couldn’t go on jobs, so I focused on being creative in other ways — watercolor painting and drawing for one. After a while, though, the itch to get back into photography grew. I also have a strong DIY streak and so the idea of repurposing my office into a home studio was born and quickly grew. With the help of my amazing husband, we moved the furniture out of the office. I was left with a 10×15 space with amazing light.
I’ve set up my backdrop stand with my various backdrop options. I have a blank wall to photograph on. I have my v-flats to either reflect light or to serve as makeshift walls (the black “wall” is my absolute favorite!). I’ve got my various studio lights to help create the light when the sun isn’t working. In Ohio, the cold, grey weather hampers outdoor photography in the winter. Now I have a space where I can shoot no matter the weather outside. I’ve created several tulle skirts to start my studio wardrobe, which I can tell will grow quickly.
My clients love having their sessions here! It’s a safe space where they can relax, get comfortable, and enjoy being pampered. I’m super concerned about cleanliness and health. I wear a mask during every session and every reveal appointment and I make sure surfaces are sanitized.
If you’ve been thinking about having new headshots or portraits made, let’s set up a consultation to talk about how we can achieve them in my studio. Welcome!