I love a good behind the scenes story. Of course I love seeing finished photos as well, but there’s just something so magical about seeing the curtain lifted a bit and getting a peek into someone’s studio and process. I have a whole pinterest board dedicated to studio photos.
I had a lot of fun with the Lady Krispie shoot last month, so I thought that I’d share a few photos from behind the scenes to offer up a peek into my own studio.
It was a bit of a stormy day when we did the photoshoot, a typical New Mexico spring day with rain, snow, hail and sun intermittently. I love working with natural light, so to make the most of it, I set up my large studio table underneath the studio skylights and opened the garage door as wide as possible. (Yes, it was cold!) For the shoot we used my studio table, one that I put together with wood and sawhorses from Home Depot.
In preparation for the shoot, we moved all the furniture to the other side of the studio to create an open space to photograph in. It’s rare for folks in the studio complex that I’m in to have their garage doors open, so I got a lot of inquiring neighbors taking a peek at what was happening inside as they walked by.
For the shoot, we wanted to get a lot of in process photos, so I photographed Molly assembling her cake first, and then photographed the finished dessert. I use a number of photo backdrops that I got from Ink and Elm. They are light and roll up, so it’s easy to store. I like using them because it offers a bigger variety for backdrops, and I don’t have to have ten different tables in the studio to photograph on.
I’ll share some photos of the rest of the studio here soon. The jewelry side is a lot messier than the photo side, so I love keeping them a bit separate. If there’s anything in particular you want to see, let me know in the comments!