I am SO excited to share these festive photos from my Christmas Mini event in the studio this year.
As most of you know, we live on a little slice of country heaven just east of Columbus. When we bought the property there was a barn about 600 feet from the house. It was nothing special, brown, wooden, 2 large garage doors. The previous owners stored equipment here… But when we viewed the property over three years ago I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. 3 years later I have an amazing natural light studio. I’m actually sitting in it right now, and sometimes I still don’t think it’s sunk in that it’s mine. I want to put a post together of before and afters, and all it took to make the project come to life, but for now I want to share some of the first images I took in the space!
The response to the studio has been incredible. I had so many of my clients and friends say “how will YOU shoot in a studio? That’s not your “style.” I think there was a fear (dare I say) that there was a possibility the images could look like Sears? Or that really awkward photo your parents had taken of you on a backdrop when you were a kid? (Not knocking backdrops, actually looking into getting some soon!) But it was REALLY important to me to keep the integrity of my work even if we moved it in doors. I wanted a clean, white space that was modern and naturally lit. I wanted it big enough so that kids could still be kids and run around freely. I was so excited at this opportunity, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t also nervous to try something new. Nerves are good though, right!? Could mean you’re onto something great. No risk, no reward, am I right!?
Well the Christmas Mini’s were some of the first shoots I did in the barn, and I have to say I am SO happy with the way they turned out!! It’s a really crazy/beautiful thing to see your visions and dreams come to life — and this event was just that! Take a look at my 2018 Christmas Mini shoots. Maybe you can draw some inspiration for your upcoming shoot with me! I’m having so much fun in this space! I have several more shoots coming up this Winter that I am already excited to share. And I think I might plan some “Winter Love Shoots” for January if I have enough interest! Valentines Day, hot chocolate, cozy blankets, ahhh I can just see it now!
But back to it! Enjoy these joyful photos that are all things Christmas and bring me the most nostalgic feelings in the world!