Leicestershire Newborn Photography Studio
To say I love my studio is an understatement! It is everything I have ever wanted and so much more! It is an overview of my style, an extension of my personality, the realisation of my vision, my happy place to create art, my little piece of heaven!
The studio was designed by me and built by my incredibly handy partner Kevin; with the help of my step dad and Kev’s friends...and my kiddies (or at least they tried!)
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Where it all began...
I love photography and came into it quite late, I’ve only actually been doing it since December 2014 but it soon cam apparent I would need my own space! After converting our front room to my workspace we soon decided this was not going to work in the long term. I looked into at commercial places to lease but the rent was just unjustifiable. Kev then mentioned moving house and we found the perfect one…1 minute from our old house! So in April 2016, we moved in and started to convert the garage into my dream studio. Kev works away Monday-Friday so did as much as possible at the weekends; he was determined to give me the studio of my dreams!
we spent a lot of late nights, early mornings renovating this but it was so worth it <3
Kev managed to build the stud wall, ceiling and insulate it in one weekend – with the help of Riley of course (he comes in handy when sweeping is required hehe!). Once the shell was up he decided to lay the flooring which made the only job I had been given (painting) much much harder and I still say the floor should have been the last to go in but there’s no telling my other half! Even though we got a brick sealer I still had to do 2 sealer coats and a further 4 paint coats which without a radio can be very boring but it was all worthwhile! image below was after 2 coats applied...
Ive always wanted a solid wood backdrop and decided this was the perfect opportunity to make one. Once I had the pieces of wood I needed I spent hours (and I mean hours) sanding it down to make sure it was 100% child safe and sealed it with both a wood stain and water protector for when the studio transforms for the 'Smash & Splash' sessions.
When designing my space, I knew I needed somewhere to store all my backdrops, fluff, and flokoti blankets. Ikea have brilliant storage solutions and I found a lovely TV unit. I turned this upside down and screwed curtain rails inside where the TV would stand to give me the space I required. My props are now stored neatly and easily accessible throughout my sessions which makes the word of difference when transitioning props!
My stepdad made me a backdrop frame from left over wood and curtail rails, again these were from Ikea and are perfect for my Parent images or ‘Smash & Splash’ sessions. And my little rails for my hairbands, bonnets, and outfits are also from Ikea.
I hope you enjoyed my blog on my new adventure and if you have any questions please do ask.