Friday, June 24, 2011

Enjoy Next Steps {Montgomery, AL Photography}

This is year 4 of a 5-year business plan I began, well, 4 years ago. I have tried to take each step cautiously and have been so blessed by this adventure called "being a photographer." I've checked off one of the big goals this year: passing the Professional Photographic Certification Commission requirements to be a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP).

Now, it's time for the next step.

Since April 16th plans have quickly been falling into place to open a studio. Today I signed a lease for a suite of offices in the Historic Bell Building in Downtown Montgomery. This is the main studio room, with beautiful natural lighting:

as proven by this picture taken earlier this week with no flash, no studio lights, and no color correction.

While I will continue to offer location photography, the studio will offer much needed space for rainy day (or 105-degree day) relocation as well as traditional studio photography. The suite offers additional space that will be dedicated to low-key photography, consultations, and a changing room. There will also be a seating area. And I have two wonderful associates who will be with me in this venture. When the vision comes together, it will be a lovely place to visit.

The location of the Historic Bell Building is within walking distance of beautiful locations for photography at the Riverfront Park, Alley Station area, and Union Station.

I'm very excited about the possibilities. I'm looking forward to posting samples of studio sessions in the next couple of weeks and really getting some hot summer introductory collections together for you :)


The Brooks Bunch said...

Wow! I really wish I still lived in Montgomery sometimes! Your photos are so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Love your new studio!!! Need to celebrate with fried green tomatoes!!

Andrea Foster said...

I can't tell you how happy and excited I am about this! I absolutely love you! So glad that you've been blessed with this great talent, can't wait to visit the studio this Christmas!!!!! I'm gonna be like you someday! I need a little more education and maybe a new camera, but you have definitely inspired me to "Enjoy" photography again!

Anonymous said...

this is great, my friend...i WILL send you business of all local Montgomerians i know...will

DiAnna said...

Thank you so much for all the encouragement! They will be painting the suite next week. Will keep everyone posted on the progress and the "go" date :)

Anna said...

so incredibly awesome! how exciting! (i'm a tad behind on my blog reading!) what a wonderful next step! i cant wait to hear (and see!) more! :)

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