Where, and in what kind of space is your studio located? I have a residential space in Portland, Oregon
Square footage 800
How long have you been there? 10 years
What makes your studio special? It is a detached space off our main house. It has a very clean, comfortable feeling with all the amenities that a studio needs. A couch and seating for clients, a changing table, lots of layout space, a bathroom and lots of shelves for props and blankets. The original garage wood is one of a kind and over 75 years old!
How has it helped your business? It has been a huge selling point. I have everything clients need; they don't need to bring a thing...except a well fed happy baby that is!
Do you have any tips for opening a studio? Just do it! It takes a couple of years to acquire all the fun little details that will make it your own. We have built all the shelving over time, added furniture when I could afford it and then found a table that would be long enough to fit the South facing wall. Word of mouth is huge in letting future clientele that you have a nice, clean, and safe studio. It has been a blast!
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Ola! I run The Auburn Hour Film Co. We’re all about creating modern, energetic and fun wedding films. After graduating university and bouncing around aimlessly for a few years (yes, I have a useless arts degree hanging in my home!), I found my way into the fashion and event scene, and eventually wound up second shooting wedding videos for friends I had gone to uni with. I had heard from a number of sources that I should never get into wedding films if I could help it. I would hear tales of bridezillas, endless stress and and backlog of overdue films up to my ears. And I was starting to believe it!
We created this stunning charcoal linen 12x12 album for a new client to showcase their family studio portrait session. WIth 20 pages printed on gorgeous Fuji Crystal Archive paper (about as far away as giclee/ink-jet printing you can get). These albums are meant to enjoy, collect, and treasure for generations to come. What family or grandparent would not love one of these for the holidays?
I never really intended to be a wedding photographer or cinematographer. I’ve always had a huge love for movies, and the idea of getting into that industry intrigued me, but I didn’t really know where to start. When I graduated with a degree in communications in 2006 and figured I'd just be at a typical 9-5er for the rest of my life. In 2011 a friend posted on Facebook that she needed someone to videotape her wedding ceremony (happening the next day). I borrowed my brother's canon Rebel and that was my first official wedding. A year later I quit my day job and was shooting weddings full time.