Things I love about a having a studio at home.
- No commute
- Next to no overheads that means I can keep my prices reasonable for clients
- No hassle with landlords
- Being able to use my beautiful newly landscaped back garden as an extension of my studio
- Getting to hang out with these two clowns every day!
You’d think I’d be happy with my lot, right?
I advertise my studio as ‘cosy’ for a reason. It’s perfect for newborn babies, barely walking toddlers and head and shoulder shots of one or two adults but any more than that and I’m struggling for decent space.
Not to mention my ever growing prop collection! (sorry, not sorry!)
I currently shoot most family/group portraits out on location.
I love doing this, especially in Autumn when the light and colours are just delicious. But, I live in Scotland as do most of my clients and we can’t guarantee the weather very often.
So, my genius husband came up with a great idea. I’m going to knock through into a second room. this will effectively double my space and give me both a high key and more muted set up to ensure clients get maximum variety. Not to mention a lighting upgrade, new props (including a full sized sofa for family portraits) and more space to hang examples of my work.
Can you tell how excited I am? Clue – VERY!!!
I am in initial discussions with the builder but hoping to get finalised well before the end of the year. I just wanted to shout it from the virtual rooftops to make sure it happens 🙂
In the meantime, my cosy home studio is still very much open for business.