Today we take a peek inside the studio of Tina Stinson of Itty-Bitty Portraits.
In what kind of space (and where) is your studio located?
It's a commercial space in Billings, Montana
How long have you been there?
What makes your studio special?
Our studio utilizes the open space of a commercial building yet provides a chic and comfortable atmosphere. Our goal for the space was to bring a softer and more inviting look to our studio for our clients, and it has worked well! We hear all the time "I don't want to leave."
How has it helped your business?
Anything that is happening downtown is happening right in front of our studio. Farmers markets every week, bands, races, it's all out our front door. Last year we hosted a cotton candy celebration at our studio on our first downtown event. We stuffed hundreds of kids full of sugar and had wonderful feedback about our studio.
What products do you sell the most?
We sell a storyboard to almost every client, I have thought about discontinuing them at times but they go over so well with our clients. I offer 3 different sizes and print them all through ProLabExpress, they are beautiful and make a great keepsake. My clients always ask for them over and over again. They are definitely on our top 5 at the studio.
Do you have any tips for opening a studio?
YES! Do your research, find a location with great foot traffic and a great landlord. This is our 3rd studio in 5 years and I am happy to say we are here for a several more years-- the biggest news is we are opening a children's boutique right inside our doors June 2013!
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