So when I say the word “studio” do you immediately think of something traditional, with backdrops, lights everywhere and quite honestly, something cold and stark feeling? That’s what I think of and for that reason, I’ve always wanted a more natural feel to my photographs and prefer to be on-location. But… there is much to be said for controlling light, having dedicated space, full access to props and storage, and especially for having something that helps promotes a professional image. Let’s face it, there are a ton of photographers out there. Some of them are just kicking the camera around for fun and charging here and there… probably not paying taxes or insurance. So, I wanted to set myself apart this year. Enter J.A. Rowe’s Cobbler Shop in historic Emmitsburg, MD. If you’ve been following me for a while, I often talk about how much I like to photograph in downtown Emmitsburg, but don’t get to very often. This little place just called my name.
I wanted a studio that was unlike any studio in the area. Something modern, something fun, something set-up for children specifically. The beauty is that with a studio session, it includes the option to photograph outside, which you’ll see below. Of course, I will always offer on-location sessions but I’m excited about this flexibility, and the opportunity to offer indoor sessions at a modern location.
I have some official photos coming very soon, some more test subjects, and this still very much a work in progress. Here’s a little glimpse of a test session at The Children’s Studio: