Once More Into the Fray

Finally.  The studio is open again.  I were hit hard by COVID-19 like a lot of other small businesses.  The good news is I have persevered so far.  Here is the plan for in studio portraits.  EVERYONE will wear masks during consultations, reviews, and to a certain point during sessions.  During a session, masks will be worn during posing.  Once everyone is in place, the clients will remove their masks.  I will continue to wear my mask.  After photographs have been taken, masks will be worn until the next pose is ready to be photographed, then masks can be removed for the picture.
I wish this wasn't necessary.
The studio will be cleaned and sanitized between sessions.  Temporary mask and hand sanitized will be provided for those who forget  to bring their own.
So, let's begin planning headshots, senior photos, Holiday sessions, pets, boudoir, and dudeoir!
Let's get back to living!

WOW! What a Month January Has Been


So January 3rd was the open house of my studio.  Turnout was better than I expected with 39% of invitees stopping by.  The commercial department from Verani Realty making the largest showing!  My former co-workers from the accounting department was a close second.  A contingent from JC Penny was an awesome surprise.

I had my first muscle/fitness shoot.  It went really well and my client was thrilled with the results.

The Professional Photographers of America annual conference was the 16th to 21st.  Three days of per-con classes and three days of lectures and inspirational seminars has left my mind boggled.  I will need several weeks to process the information and notes that I brought back.  I think I am leaning toward pet photography as supplement to real estate photography.

Styed tuned for more updates next month!


Move In Day

It's here!

I've got the keys!

The signs are up!

Electricity is on.  Heat is on.  Internet and phone are being installed.  First load of office furniture is unloaded and in place.  Some small photographic equipment pieces are  unloaded and piled on the floor.  I still have a basement studio to load up and deliver to the new studio space.  Then install the TV in the sales room, mount the backdrop support in the shooting room, decorate the salesroom and reception area.  Still have a lot of setup work to do.

Then the real work begins!  Need to get the customers in the door.  Need to increase my marketing and sales pitch.

Studio portrait and headshot photography.  Small and medium product photography.  Residential and commercial real estate photography.  Eventually, pet photography.

Grand opening is on schedule for January 3, 2020.

So it begins

So it begins...

I have committed myself to follow a dream.  I have quit my "regular day job" to become a full time photographer.  With the help of BHHS Verani Realty, I have found and leased a 1,200 sq/ft studio space.  It has a reception area, sales/client waiting room, a large and a small shooting room, and a small storage room.  I get the keys and move in on November 20, 2019.

I have the majority of equipment and furnishings I think I will need.  There are still a few things I need but they will come....

I still don't know if I want to limit myself to just one genre but I know what I don't want to photograph.  No weddings, no newborns, no schools or school sports.  In the mean time, Real Estate, head-shots, and small products are a definite.  I would love to venture into pet photography, especially dogs!

Stay tuned for the studio set up followed by the Grand Opening on January 3, 2020.