I wanted to start some serious studio photography in Kalamazoo and this is how it happened.
This is Jade.
I photographed Jade a couple of years ago for her senior session, which turned out to be a dream. She brought the perfect clothes and turned it into an impeccably styled session. You can see her images HERE.
All because of COVID.
We created these images after Michigan had changed phases due to COVID-19. we had just gone from the phase of being inside 100% of the time to allowing up to 5 to gather, as long as social distancing was practiced. I wanted to start to photograph again oh, but I needed to make sure that I was doing it in a safe way. So I decided to set up my studio in my garage. This created a much better ventilation system, because I was technically outside while I was shooting. Jade and I could be more than 6 feet apart at all times.
I really appreciated that Jade was willing to let me practice this new type of social distancing photography. Since I had photographed her before I knew it would be easy and rewarding. I definitely got that part right. Her images turned out so incredibly beautiful.
Senior sessions and beyond.
Since I’ve taken these images, I photographed most of my sessions in my garage. It really has been the perfect setup to take beautiful images. And now as we look ahead fall, I realize that once again it will be a great setup for the next few months. Once it starts to get really cold, as it does in Michigan, I’m not sure what I will do. I know that I can put a space heater in the garage, but I don’t want my clients to be incredibly cold. Stay tuned for how that works out. Until then, senior sessions and beyond can happen in my garage!
School pictures for fall.
The next task that I will undertake, will probably be school pictures. Because Kalamazoo is not returning to school full-time immediately, I’m not sure how school pictures will actually work this year. I’m going to reach out to some parents and friends to see if they would be interested in school pictures. If that’s something that you are interested in and starting to think about, please let me know and get in touch with me. I will always focus on senior sessions, but school pictures apply to any age!