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