One of my ultimate goals as a portrait photographer is to own a studio. A physical location where clients can come, let their hair down, have a good time and leave with the most beautiful portraits of themselves they have ever seen. I may not have a store-front just yet, but I’m so excited to say that I’m one step closer to that goal!
I will always be a natural light photographer! There is something about the creamy, golden sunlight that melts my heart! But as I grow as a photographer, I find myself challenging myself in ways I never thought I would have. Shooting indoors has always been something that’s been a bit intimidating because it’s something I’m not used to. But how many of us just don’t do something because we are afraid of how it might turn out? We have this amazing idea in our head and every day we come up with more excuses and reasons as to why it won’t work? I’ve been there…heck, sometimes I’m still there. But today is a new day and I’m moving forward fearlessly!!
My indoor studio space is actually in our spare bedroom. It’s comprised of two black 4x 6 feet foam core boards I found at a local art store! I secured the back of them with Gorilla tape and there you have it! Instant studio shooting space! It may be small, but it’s mine and that’s what makes me feel so proud! A lot of the times I find myself shooting through the window on the balcony to get the greatest natural light ever and I have to say… so far the results have been PHENOMENAL!
I’ve always loved the thought of creating contrasting, classic portraits for my clients. While the beautiful golden sunlight will always hold a special place in my heart, sometimes it’s good to switch it up. Not everyone likes to be photographed outside and I completely understand why! There’s something so strikingly beautiful about a plain background. No distractions. Just a beautiful woman radiantly glowing in all of her magnificent glory.
If you’re a photographer and this is something you’ve been contemplating doing, may I make a suggestion?? DO. IT!! Don’t allow anything to get in your way! Go down to your local art store, get a couple of pieces of foam core or gator boards, go home and set your indoor shooting space up!! It doesn’t matter how small of a space you have! Where there is a will there is a way and I believe in you enough to know you CAN make this happen!! Trust me, you will become so obsessed!!
I can’t wait to start shooting more inside my studio space! I have a feeling this is the beginning of something very special. Cheers to growth!! 🙂