Today we take a peek inside the studio of Kelli Dease Photography:
In what kind of space is your studio located? Commercial
Square footage 1200
How long have you been there? 2 years
What makes your studio special? My studio is located inside a renovated factory building in historic downtown Collinsville in Connecticut. The landmark building once housed an ax factory, but has since been converted into small offices and artists studios. Many of the original features of the building, including the freight elevator that carries clients up to my studio, are still in use, making for an eclectic and unique space!
How has it helped your business? Your studio should reflect your brand. My space is modern yet classic, with a soft, feminine feel. It is also very quiet and private, which is essential when working with newborns.
What products do you sell the most? Digital files, prints, albums, canvases, storyboards and image boxes.
Do you use Design Aglow products in your studio? If so, which product(s), and how have they helped your sales? I use Finishing Touch Borders in all of my albums and am about to launch a new line of birth announcements, but haven't decided which template set I'd like to use yet!
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If you run a photography business, you may feel like you spend 10% of your time actually creating images and the other 90% juggling endless administrative tasks. And when you’re focused on taking care of your clients, taking care of your business can get pushed to the back burner. But…that needs to stop. Organization isn’t a luxury. A streamlined studio gives you a solid foundation on which to build a successful business. So go ahead and make those brass tacks a priority. Here are the ducks you should get in a row, like, yesterday.