Hello lovelies, I have been editing away on the last wedding of 2011, and the sessions from early December, enjoying some time hanging out with Analeigh.. Trying to get into the Holiday spirit and oh yea, BUILDING A STUDIO. Okay, so I am not building anything, we hired a our friend Amanda’s daddy (he is an awesome contractor, Bob Wingrove) and they are to come out today to start on the studio. Some of you have been begging for more info, so I will oblige you.
In 2009 when we started alliebphotography, we were very focused on building our business without incurring debt. I kept a job until October 2010 when Analeigh was 7 months old and I just couldn’t mentally be her mom, work a grant position and run this business. It was my breaking point. So with nervous thoughts in my overloaded brain, I quit. By the grace of God and the amazing support of some really wonderful clients, we never looked back. Analeigh and I were both happier and here we are, over a year later and we are kept busy by wonderful people. I must have been really really good in my previous life, because I am blessed.
Last September, what I call the “baby boom of 2010″ happened. I had 5 baby clients in ONE WEEK and then it didn’t stop. They just kept coming, and I was totally head over heels. If you brought your newborn to me on 2010, you were an inspiration. I am sure you came to the house and thought.. she is really going to take my babies newborn photos in her living room, by a window?! Many of you probably has Olan Mills on speed dial in case I really botched it. But alas, client after client told me they were pleased with the images and purchased disks of images, told their friends and it just grew and grew.. soon moms were trusting me to take their babies out in my yard, out into the world and out of my comfort zone. I loved it.
After several months of inviting people into my “studi-home” and feeling a lot of stress about having to wing it each time, I decided that we needed a consistent space. Something dedicated to babies, because thats is where my passion lies. I knew I didn’t want to rent anything, I knew I didn’t want extra utilities and I knew I only wanted it to be large enough to babies. I don’t like studio photography for families, I feel like there is too much out in the world that can be used and I am not the master of studio work, so I won’t offer it. I started researching and saw Laurie Sachs space and felt an instant connection to it. I already have that desk, and I loved the way the light was just pouring in. Love. LOVE. I contacted Laurie and started asking questions. The space is 20×10, the exact measurement of our current back porch. Serendipity. It was meant to be. So I showed Tim and he was all in, and has been the driving force behind making this happen for me. It has blown my mind that we are here. I can’t believe that almost 3 years into this business and my dreams have changed, solidified and are coming true. I am floored, grateful and hopeful that my place in the universe will continue to reveal itself to me and that I can be all that I am being called to be in this.
They begin the construction today, and should have it “under roof” by tomorrow.. whoa. I love contractors.
I am hoping that by January 1, I will be able to start taking newborn clients in the new space. My natural light newborn studio. Wow.
Stay tuned to the Facebook page for more info and if you are due or have a little baby you would like to have photographed in the new space, email email@example.com to schedule.