My Studio

For many years now I have struggled as many photographers do, whether or not to invest in a commercial studio for photography. As any business owners know, overhead is a constant stress that we have to deal with. For years I was not in a position to own my dream studio. I would Google spaces and go on Pinterest drooling constantly over amazing white and airy lofts with 20 foot ceilings and loads of natural light.

I knew shy of winning a lotto jackpot, this was just not an option for me.

I decided that not having a studio was also not an option, and I went about finding a way to make my scaled down dream come true.

I took a good long look at my own home and what “real estate”  I could borrow from.  I obviously could not oust my children from their rooms, nor my husband. (although the way he has been snoring lately, that was actually my first thought:)

Like many typical american homes have, ours has a large bonus room that was a complete catchall for treadmills, unwanted Christmas decorations and clothes that simply did not fit. Right off our bonus room, many of you may remember that I had a small art studio. Since my bonus room has only 3 foot high knee walls, making it impossible to convert into a photography studio, I reclaimed it by emptying all the decorations, toys and such and moved all my art belongings into it, thus giving myself and my children and friends an even larger space to create in!

I then proceeded to take the once small art studio, or so I thought, and turn it into my photography home studio. Much to my happy surprise the room once emptied was much larger than I anticipated, and as furniture and knick knacks were removed, the natural light began to stream in, filling my heart to contentment!

Just see for yourself!

Already adorned with a pretty chandelier, I didn’t need many more props to fill in.

Now I have a space to bring women to feel special and PRETTY……

My advice to you is instead of pining over what you cannot have, find a version of your dream YOU CAN ACHIEVE.

In the long run, I promise you will find your happy:)


Rita - December 26, 2013 - 1:45 pm

Absolutely Beautiful!

Krizia Estolano - September 11, 2013 - 10:34 pm

wow!! beautiful <3 <3 i love't

simone - August 16, 2013 - 9:15 pm

At 57 i am now finding out i love dirt in my hands .chickens that have chicks and roos that crow. I love farm life and i just have a slice of it and read u book to fill in the rest. THANKS SIMONE

Katherines Corner - May 1, 2013 - 6:47 am


Debrah (Tess) Woods - April 24, 2013 - 1:17 pm

Very beautiful! I hope you enjoy your new found space. I love it!

Elissa - March 26, 2013 - 9:53 am

Oh my goodness. As I sit here on the edge of what to do next in life, that ending statement is so profound. Thanks for brightening my day! :-)

claire - February 9, 2013 - 5:38 pm

I LOVE your pictures Tiffany

gladys hanning - January 28, 2013 - 8:47 am

So Lovely Tiffany!

xox Glad & Celia

jeanne stone - January 25, 2013 - 2:20 pm

So much fun and just love what you did with this space!

Adrienne @ Mdiwestern Belle - January 21, 2013 - 12:37 pm

I love this! And best of all, you don’t have to drive anywhere to get there :)

kadee metzger - January 21, 2013 - 11:49 am

Tiffany,I wouldn’t expect anything less from you as your eye and taste are beyond amazing! You reminded me of our conversation several years ago about not waiting to have a professional photo taken. Hmmmmmm… thanks for the trigger!!

Sharon - January 21, 2013 - 11:12 am

Beautiful and wonderful advice!

elma - January 21, 2013 - 10:35 am

I love it!!!!

Kelsie Aman - January 21, 2013 - 10:18 am

Awesome space…I am literally in the progress of doing the same thing in my crafting space…I sat down to take a small break from shuffling boxes and trying to stuff more fabric into my over stuffed closet…I am creating a “baby studio”…no chandelier “yet”…but it sure will be nice to have a dedicated work space.
My light kit and backdrop stand arrive next week…so excited.

elyse - January 21, 2013 - 5:34 am

love every bit of this post and dream-made-happen.

rock on, fancy!


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