I am so excited to be FINALLY ready to share the finished studio with you all! It has been a work in progress for several weeks, but my vision has finally come together! My amazing hubby helped me with a lot of little projects to create the perfect space for Puddles & Pearls Photography!
Our first big project was the white brick wall! I was previously renting space from another photographer who had gorgeous brick walls on two sides of the studio. The new space unfortunately did not have brick walls. I loved the bricks in the old studio so much, we decided to add a faux brick wall using brick paneling and painted it white to fit the style of the rest of the studio. I wanted this side of the studio set up to offer a more lifestyle feel for some natural posing options!
Being the cozy, quaint studio that it is, we needed to maximize every inch to ensure our clients will be comfortable and cozy and not cramped and overstimulated with clutter! Everything was designed to be dual purpose. The curtain is being used to cover our storage shelves but could also be used as a backdrop. The coffee table holds snacks and water in the bottom compartments, a great table space for clients on top, and album, books, and portfolio box samples are stored inside the top! Our seating area doubles as a family portrait seating area as well as a meeting space for ordering prints with a TV hanging on the opposite wall. And our wood wall is reversible with vintage white on one side, and dark walnut on the other.
By far the most challenging project was the wood wall! I wanted to have both a dark stained wood and a painted white wood wall but didn't really have the space for 2 separate installations. So we created a reversible wall/floor using shiplap. It's on the white side in these images, but I can easily flip them over if I want to use dark wood for a session. I LOVE how it turned out, but it sure was a pain to create! The beanbag is setup beside the wood wall for newborn posing. Above the wood wall and beanbag, we have a TV for showing clients all of their images from their session, and wall art samples! Although I do still have a few more sample pieces to hang that haven't arrived yet.
This macramé hanging bassinet might just be my favorite thing in the studio! I made sure the anchor is weighted to hold 400 lbs. just to make sure! Although I'm pretty sure there won't be any 400 lb. kiddos jumping in there, ha!
I'm sure we'll have more photos to share as we grow and change, but for now, I hope you enjoyed your mini virtual tour, and you'll swing by to see it in person sometime!