Today we're exploring the studio of Christy Johnson of Be True Image Design.
In what kind of space is your studio located?
How long have you been there?
Since May 2014
What makes your studio special?
The Be True studio is our brand come to life: natural and eco-friendly with just the right touch of sparkle. It is elegant and refined with organic elements featured throughout.
How has it helped your business?
The studio sets the stage for our clients, providing a welcoming, cozy space for sessions, consultations and ordering appointments. Giving clients an exceptional experience from beginning to end is important to us, and the studio gives us a home base to build those relationships and put tangible art products into their hands.
Do you have any tips for opening a studio?
Having a solid brand in place is key for opening a new studio. Every decision, from furnishings to which products to offer, can be measured against your brand to create a cohesive experience for your clients.
What products do you sell the most?
Our clients love albums as well as framed and bamboo mounted prints.
Do you use Design Aglow products in your studio? If so, which product(s), and how have they helped your sales?
We love Design Aglow products! The Essential Studio Workflow keeps my assistant and I organized. We love that the Newborn Welcome Packet introduces new clients to a tangible, service-oriented experience. We also recently started using the Inspire Guide to help clients design wall galleries for their home.
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I secretly bought a mail-order 35mm camera when I was 15, and took lots of ordinary photos of animals and nature for several years. Although I majored in art and studied photography in college, my career started in marketing and advertising, from the client service end. Then I had the most beautiful baby, found my old camera and realized how much I love photographing people.
Hi! Tell us a little bit about yourself. What was your road like to becoming a photographer?
Hello! I am a portrait photographer based south of Boston, MA. My passion is capturing mothers and their growing families. Maternity and newborn portraits are the foundation of my business, and I also capture baby milestones, children, and families. Fun fact: I returned the diamond earrings my husband bought me for our first Christmas as a married couple to buy a digital camera.