I’ve finally finished an item on my ‘must-get-to-when-I-can’ to do list! Yay! And that is to photograph my studio and create a storyboard so you can see bits and pieces of what my world looks like here. Here is the area in which I take studio photos. I use both natural light (especially for newborns) and flash light for super fast moving toddlers. I have 3 areas that I use use simultaneously, so if for instance the newborn needs a feed, I can quickly shift and take photos of the toddler and other parent whilst waiting for a sleeping bub to be ready.
I have so many wraps, blankets, accessories, props and baskets to all help make sessions fun, easy and safe. There is a change table and highchair for you to use as well as a comfy sofa where you can see all that is happening. As I live on 2 acres with a verandah that wraps around the entire house, it’s easy to walk outside and have toddlers run freely for natural lifestyle images. It’s also a bonus should it be raining or if Dad needs to occupy a busy toddler while we focus on his teeny baby.
I have hundreds of nappy covers, hats, large props such as vintage prams, baby wooden beds, trolleys, toddler rocking chairs and lounge chairs, and even a bed head to create those lovely snuggly family pics on the faux bed. Props are all designed to be used as an aid to get natural expressions from children, rather than be the focus of the shot. I welcome any items you own that you would like to be used in your photos also.
So there you go, a glimpse into my studio. I have lots more items to create scenes and imaginary worlds for kids to engage them and to ensure they enjoy their session and go home happy. You’ll just have to come and see them!
All I need now is to install my curtain to divide my office from the studio…
and that is on my ‘must-get-to-when-I-can’ list.