Have you always had a studio? Tell us about the decision to go studio.
Tell us what you absolutely LOVE about your studio?
I’ve got to say the location and the garden are my top favorites (I didn’t take pics of those sorry!!! You will have to come visit!) I love being able to do outdoor and indoor photos in the same session, and mix up a combination of studio-style photos with a in-home look and feel. It also helps that I have an overflowing room of props at my disposal. I also love having my employees, I currently have a studio assistant and an intern who will be coming on as a second employee this year <3!!!!
What do you feel are your greatest benefits to having a studio?
Having a studio is a LOT of work but it comes with the reward of respect in the community, confidence in clients, and convenience for workflow. My studio has become an image in and of itself that has provided a creative safe haven for me and my employees. It also separates for me my home life and my business life which has become an important factor for me currently.
How many sessions do you like to average a week?
I will have been in business for 3 years in just a couple months and this was one of the hardest lessons to learn. It is a long story but now I limit my sessions to 1-2 per week. I meet with clients consistently and tend to reserve an entire day for a client and work the remaining hours on other business aspects. I generally work from 10-4 every day, add editing hours at night, and inevitable weekend hours and I try very hard to only work a normal full time job schedule.
Doesn’t that just make you want to run out and find a cute little cottage in the cool part of town? But seriously you don’t have to be signing a lease to get some fabulous ideas for your own photography business from the oh-so-fab Andrea Halsey! Andrea is making each point of contact with the client fabulous and that is worth taking special note of! Thank you so much for giving us the GRAND tour Andrea, your studio is absolutely beautiful!
Tip: Andrea’s studio is putting together a top secret new proofing tool for photographers. Coming to an IPAD near you! www.IProofPro.com
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