I’m sure you have heard terms like “man cave” or maybe even a “she shed”. Wikipedia defines a man cave as man cave or manspace and less commonly a manland or mantuary is a male retreat or sanctuary in a home, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room, den, or basement.
The term “man cave” is a metaphor describing a room inside the house such as the basement or garage or attic or office, or outside the house such as a wood shed or tool room where “guys can do as they please”, without fear of upsetting any female sensibility about house decor or design.
For me, my cave or space has been my studio. Not only is it the location where we can capture amazing portraits, it’s my sanctuary, a place where my creative vibes can flourish. After my visit to Imaging, the Professional Photographers of America’s national conference, I decided to take a step back and to give me space a bit of a facelift. I don’t believe that it needed it at first, but now that I can say I’m done, I’m so very glad I did.
Through this process I learned that I have an emotional connection to so many items in my studio. Hours of my life were spent walking through antique stores looking for an item that I could use in my work, items that spoke to me, items that interested me. Many of my bowls and containers are these items. When you come to visit you’ll see that I love color, deep colors, warm colors. I was recently told that I choose “nature” palettes and after spending a full week in the studio organizing I have to agree. Maybe it’s a bit of the Georgia woods setting in.
I can’t write this without acknowledging my favorite list of vendors, ladies that I know am honored to call my friends, and you can find more information about each and every one of them on my Learn More page. From custom made newborn costumes, to felted hats and lovies to the amazing super hero’s. Every item was hours of conversations, laughs and a million zillion ideas that we talked over. Making magic happen in the studio doesn’t happen without my vendors and I wanted their items to stand out.
So here’s a sneak peek into my space. Props, outfits, bowls, containers, backdrops (some hand painted in Australia by the amazing Slideshow Backdrops), and so much more. I feel as confident as ever that the experience you will have when you visit my space will excite you almost as much as it does me. We can make silly mom noises together as we go through all the many outfits, you know those baby squeals and the ooohs and aaahs.
Want to see it yourself? It’s totally worth the visit! Schedule a FREE consultation with me today and we’ll do a quick walkthrough of it all!