We moved into our current Studio location approximately three years ago in November. I have enjoyed our Office/Studio. We have the great pleasure of being next to the Cake Art Divas- yes- we have gotten aaaamazing cakes on occasions, Headliners Dance Company - who we have worked with so many times, and have the most wonderful gentleman next-door to us that watches over us to make sure that we are OK at all times. How can I find something better? Is it the building of my dreams - layered in chipping brick on the 20th floor overlooking the city- with perfectly done hardwoods- Nope. It's a simple office suite built for something other than photography- but we have made it work some kind of good:).
We've made it into a cozy and inviting environment, that I love to come to every day. With notes of fresh morning coffee in the air in the Am and warm cinnamon Bath and Body Works plug-ins wafting through the air by day, we have made it a place to relax and enjoy. The Studio is actually quite large sitting in the middle of the Hanover Airpark in an office suite 1 story building at 2200 ft.².
The problem is most of it is taken up by "office", makeup rooms and our offices - and the small rear section that contains open warehouse space has become smaller and smaller during the time that we have enjoyed our stay here- taken up with more and more photography sets.
I had a brilliant idea several weeks ago to knock out walls rather than move from our current location. As I look to my lease expiring in November. Our building owner came with a crew of people to see if that would be possible. From all looks of it it appears like we're going to be knocking out a few walls to gain more window light and be able to build more sets for our growing client base.
So basically because I am who I am. And I can never do just one thing at a time. I decided that we would begin with the lobby while we're waiting for walls to be removed and update a few things. Oh did I mention- we have a full calendar of shoots right now so this should be fun! Ha!
So the first part of the renovation started today. My father and my mother always come to help with any type of moving, electrical work, painting, and more. I am very blessed to have my family live 20 minutes away and have such a close bond. My parents have been married- 40 years- and not much is done without the other. Today, in fact, I was really fortunate as my husband and both kids also join the workforce to get things started!
Renovation Phase 1.