Yesterday, I started prepping for the big move by organizing and purchasing items. My goal is to have a functional, uncluttered, and comfortable studio space for my clients. I will comment on the different organizational tools that I used. Before we start, it is a bit smaller space than I had hoped and I will update later on how that affects my shooting.
Let's start in the bathroom! The changing table is essential for a child/infant/newborn friendly environment. I put an anti-skid mat under the pad and it is on top of a storage unit. In hanging my tutus, I made sure that baby would not be able to reach them :) I had most of my rompers and tutus all squished into drawers and couldn't see what I had available. Now they are visible to myself and clients. I used those expandable hanging racks and hangers with clips. This wall piece actually adds a bit of cool decor to the room.
Photographers tend to have a lot of stuff...cool stuff but stuff that can become cluttered easily. Top left photo, I found this cool planter and put two baskets I had on hand inside of it. The baskets have my diaper covers on bottom and ties etc. on top. Middle top showcases a cool bookshelf that looks good but holds a lot of miscellaneous items. The top basket has my banners, I folded them and clothespinned them together. The black basket holds my "sets" of hats, covers, caps...anything sets that go together. I actually clothespinned those together as well so hopefully all matching pieces stay together. The rack in the top right corner came from Walmart on clearance. It is a towel rack or clothes rack. I tied my wraps on the different tiers. Bottom left is a lovely picture of the storage closet. Some portions of this closet isn't pictured but holds baskets, bowls, etc. My blankets are hanging to easy viewing and my beanbag is stored in between newborn sessions. The last picture on the bottom right shows headband/hat holders made from crown molding and hot glued clothespins. The headband holder has closer glued clothes pins :)
Shoot room!! I scored this holder which has 9 holes with each hole holding 2 backdrops. I had been looking and looking and finally found this! My ceramic container will hold other backdrops. More hats!! This time a curtain rod with shower curtain clippies. More baskets!! Newborn essentials...heating pad, paper towels, water proof pads, wipes, roll up stuffer towels and a few basket stuffers thrown in there. Another I can't live without newborn hack....my ocean, rainforest, thunderstorm playing alram clock! Awww how peaceful which makes for a sleepy baby! I have a light out and I may use one or two. However, I am typically a natural light photographer. I am looking forward to shooting during the day to see if I need to supplement with lighting.
Thanks for taking the time to tour my studio! I am definitely living my dream of a beautiful place to create and do what I love! Looking forward to many many sessions here! 6549 Main St. Gloucester, VA
Shoot for 5 Mama
My name is Angie and I am a mama to 5 wonderful children. I "shoot" for five to make extra money for me to stay home with them. I've taken photography classes in college and am self taught on the digital photography. I love capturing people and beautiful images. I look forward to sharing my photo journey with you.