This post has been a long time coming because I have been so busy with last minute to-dos before I go on maternity leave that I didn’t have time to officially unveil the studio until now!
I am just SO EXCITED about this for so many reasons. First of all, I now have an in-home studio space to work. After a few years in business doing all my work on the laptop on a coffee table or on my lap, having an *actual* workspace is such a relief for this type-A girl! Also, I am really excited to have a place with GORGEOUS natural window light to shoot boudoir.
Another awesome bonus is that I now have a place to meet with clients and to conduct personalized ordering sessions! It is going to be such a great experience for future clients to see their beautiful photos and let me walk you through the ordering process. I always love seeing the look on a happy client’s face seeing a great image on the back of the camera during a shoot, but I *really* can’t wait to see the look on their face when I reveal the final product after retouching and enhancing to perfection! It will truly elevate the customer experience for you to be able to have me there to help you through selecting heirloom artisan prints and products!
But the most exciting thing about the studio is that this is just one facet of my KRP Luxe Senior Experience I am offering to ALL seniors starting this year! The experience will start with professional hair, makeup by my hair and makeup team, and styling and/or a style consultation in-studio with me! Then we will move on to the studio part of the session which will include a truly unique glam shoot experience with studio lighting. The studio will give me a place to begin the styling, and shoot using both natural and studio lighting of various kinds with all seniors! SO exciting!!
Be sure to continue to check in, and/or follow me on social media (see the sidebar on the left for facebook and instagram links) because I will be continuing to blog about the KRP Luxe Senior Experience- starting with introducing my 2015/2016 hair and makeup team, and then moving on to the different set ups for the glam sessions using unique and modern studio lighting. I will also be unveiling my Class of 2016 Spokesmodels in March, and will post my Spring availability for the KRP Luxe Senior Experience Sessions in March as well! And then in April I will be sharing all the excitement surrounding the Class of 2016 Spokesmodel Styled Shoot!!!
I can’t wait to share all the excitement of the next few months with you, and to get the ball rolling with studio sessions and the Class of 2016 Luxe Experience!!
As for the design details of the studio- I started with the color palate of metallic gold, light aqua, navy blue and white. I wanted to keep the decor minimal and simple to leave lots of wall space so that the room would be set up to use with the natural window light. In one corner I have my little workstation, with some fun little typography and quotes- one is from a favorite band, Pearl Jam. And I added in little personal motivation with some others 🙂
I also have a cork board there with some artwork from my son, and of course a to-do list, which is basically how I operate 24/7 hehe. Speaking of organization, a HUGE aspect of organization for me is the Colorvale planner! It is basically my life this year with the business, and has helped me to put all info in one place. I also have some really adorable binders from Russell & Hazel, which I use to store contracts and receipts. I topped it all off with my fun ikat chair, which doubles as a hair and makeup chair when I have a senior here to get glam! In another corner I have the little hair and makeup prep area with a mirror etc. The cabinet doubles as gear storage inside. I personalized the cabinet by adding a touch of gold with scrapbook paper adhered inside the cabinet windows to hide my photog gear clutter 🙂 In the last corner I added some fun gold foil wall decals for another touch of metallic. And then of course I have my pride and joy- the settee I found on sale from One King’s Lane. I just love it. And to add a little texture I chose a white shag rug. Last but not least I just knew I had to add some oversized canvases of some of my gorgeous senior girls!! 🙂
For anyone interested, shopping links are below…
Desk, light fixture- Wayfair
Mirror, frames, rug, chair- Home Goods
Settee- One King’s Lane
Custom foil print quotes and wall decals/art- Etsy Shops: JKV Designs, CraftMei, Word Bird Shop, InkSpot Workshop
Cabinet, table lamp, folders, curtains- Target
Binders- Russell & Hazel