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Inside Real Studios: Alison Winterroth

The studio is housed in a historic cigar factory in downtown Tampa and there are many other visual artists in the spaces there. It has wonderful charm- rumor has it Babe Ruth used to buy his cigars there and it is an important part of Tampa's history. The studio itself has been designed entirely with sessions in mind. It looks like a neutral bedroom- like any house but with a cleanliness that allows me to focus only on the connections of families. It has a canopy that goes all the way around the bed and it is beautiful when used in intimate maternity sessions. It is a soft and special place.

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The studio is housed in a historic cigar factory in downtown Tampa and there are many other visual artists in the spaces there. It has wonderful charm- rumor has it Babe Ruth used to buy his cigars there and it is an important part of Tampa's history. The studio itself has been designed entirely with sessions in mind. It looks like a neutral bedroom- like any house but with a cleanliness that allows me to focus only on the connections of families. It has a canopy that goes all the way around the bed and it is beautiful when used in intimate maternity sessions. It is a soft and special place.

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Inside Real Studios: Laura Carew Photography

It is exactly what I set out to create! A bright, beautiful, inspiring space that is also very versatile. The biggest challenge was to have a space that could accommodate a full backdrop setup for portraits, a seating area for client consultations, storage solutions for props, camera, and lighting equipment, and also a living space set-up for lifestyle and boudoir sessions. Keeping all of this in mind, I also needed to be able to move the space around easily, so I didn't want to add too many large pieces of furniture. It took a bit of planning and some strategic (and thrifty) shopping, but I am over the moon with the calm, clean, and classic feel of the space!

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It is exactly what I set out to create! A bright, beautiful, inspiring space that is also very versatile. The biggest challenge was to have a space that could accommodate a full backdrop setup for portraits, a seating area for client consultations, storage solutions for props, camera, and lighting equipment, and also a living space set-up for lifestyle and boudoir sessions. Keeping all of this in mind, I also needed to be able to move the space around easily, so I didn't want to add too many large pieces of furniture. It took a bit of planning and some strategic (and thrifty) shopping, but I am over the moon with the calm, clean, and classic feel of the space!

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Inside Real Studios: Harmony Lynn Photography

I LOVE my tiny hole in the wall for its charm! The studio is located in the heart of Melbourne's historic downtown shopping district and sits quietly above my favorite coffee shop. When I walked into the space, the first thing I noticed was the old sink and I immediately wanted to take it out. That sink is now my favorite piece in the whole room. I worked it into the gallery wall as a vase and it then inspired the rest of the decor!

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I LOVE my tiny hole in the wall for its charm! The studio is located in the heart of Melbourne's historic downtown shopping district and sits quietly above my favorite coffee shop. When I walked into the space, the first thing I noticed was the old sink and I immediately wanted to take it out. That sink is now my favorite piece in the whole room. I worked it into the gallery wall as a vase and it then inspired the rest of the decor!

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Inside Real Studios: Urban Willow Photography

I wanted to create a space that was Urban Glam...I think I did just that. The seniors and their families LOVE the space. They always say they could live there. I love that they feel like that are coming to a friend's home. They have dessert and drinks and just plunk into the soft leather couch to watch their slideshow and enjoy their time there.

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I wanted to create a space that was Urban Glam...I think I did just that. The seniors and their families LOVE the space. They always say they could live there. I love that they feel like that are coming to a friend's home. They have dessert and drinks and just plunk into the soft leather couch to watch their slideshow and enjoy their time there.

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Day in the Life: Shannon Griffin of Mi Amore Foto

 

“When I wake up, well I know I’m gonna be I’m gonna be the man who wakes up next to you”.  A cover of this song has been on repeat in my head since I photographed a wedding two weeks ago and this was their first dance. I cried like a baby, as I do at most weddings. Anyway, this is the time I usually hear my alarm going off.

 

 

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“When I wake up, well I know I’m gonna be I’m gonna be the man who wakes up next to you”.  A cover of this song has been on repeat in my head since I photographed a wedding two weeks ago and this was their first dance. I cried like a baby, as I do at most weddings. Anyway, this is the time I usually hear my alarm going off.

 

 

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