Newborn Photography Studio Tour | Kansas City

Newborn Photography

Studio Tour

Kansas City

Welcome to the Studio!  I thought I’d give you a little behind the scenes Newborn Photography Studio Tour!

Newborn Photography Studio Tour Kansas City Photo Studio White Studio Behind The ScenesP I N_______I M A G EOffice Chair, Desk, Black Chairs, Sofa & Chair, Coffee Table, Accessories, Pendants

Our studio was once a silent movie theater and these gorgeous wood floors are original to the 100 year old building.  When I was growing up it was a hardware store…and then it sat empty for years.  It seems like the perfect place for me to capture many memories and lots of sweet history for families to have forever.

Newborn Photography Studio Tour Kansas City Photographer White Studio P I N_______I M A G ENewborn sessions can be long and we have created a nice little spot for clients to relax while they wait.  As you know babies come with LOTS of things, so typically it is not this “fancy” when clients are in.  I want you to feel as comfortable as possible so bring all the things! Not only do we have a TV and comfy chairs and sofa…but we also have a small snack bar…because well…SNACKS.

I have a love for found pieces…and of course found the perfect TV cabinet from my good friend Anna over at Re-Nue Home Studio.  She had the piece and I asked if she could paint it in the same white as our walls.

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Studio Tour Photography Client Area Snack BarP I N_______I M A G EI bet you didn’t know how hard it is to find a 4ft wide (or less) dresser/cabinet.  Well…it is!  But my girl at The Shabbiest Chic always comes thru.  I have purchased countless pieces from her and they are always amazing!

Photography Studio Tour Kansas City newborn PhotographerP I N_______I M A G EWhen we were designing the studio we decided to leave it all open…which meant…open office.  I have to admit I was a little nervous as neither of us are great at keeping our office tiddy.  Oh…that’s Beth my business partner over at Melissa & Beth !  We found this fabulous dinning table with drawers and knew it would be perfect for a desk!  You can find anything at Restoration Emporium…and that is exactly where we got this beautiful desk.

Newborn Photography Studio Tour Kansas City P I N_______I M A G ENewborn Photography Studio Tour Kansas CityP I N_______I M A G EWell that wraps up our tour of the client and office area of the studio…now on to the best part…the giant white shooting box!


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Like I said…a big white box! I had dreamed of having an all white studio and we made it happen.  The Floors, walls everything is painted Super White by Ben Moore.  This white is CLEAN with no color cast and works great in the studio.  The floors are simply plywood painted…and painted…and painted!  I mean…its white so no it doesn’t last.  We repaint about every 6 months or so.

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The studio has large north facing windows that provide all the light we need!

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We installed this barn door slider and used the same doors as the rest of the building to add some character to the space…and also because we are limited on space for storage.  I got them on Amazon…of course!

So to keep all that bright light in the shooting area…but not box off our seating are we decided to build a reflector wall!  (this also helps keep wild toddlers in the area!).  We had the builders add in a 4ft x 8ft stub wall…and then added on 2 – 4ft x 8ft hollow core doors that we had previously used for a wedding show.  We ordered these doors custom from Home Depot…and had them not pre-drilled for handles…so they were solid.

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The doors hinge out and back in to create a huge reflector for shooting.

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If you ever watch some of my behind the scenes and wonder where the parents are…they are simply behind the reflector wall…just steps away relaxing on the sofas!

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I hope you enjoyed the tour!

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