Ok, I know they’re LONG overdue but I finally got around to taking some outdoor photos of my studio space yesterday. I didn’t want to post pics of just the indoors, felt it made more sense to wait and post the photos all together so without further adieu………
I’ve always loved hanging out in downtown New Braunfels. I think it’s primarily because it takes me back to my childhood of growing up in a small town in Oklahoma where we could walk downtown and hang out on Main Street to grab a soda or our latest favorite record album. That was such a great time of my life and I look back realizing how lucky my parents were that they could let us kids roam our small town without fear, we’d walk blocks to the town pool or to the football games. We walked everywhere and it’s a bit sad that my boys haven’t been able to experience much like that although we DO have a Pizza Hut and Walgreen within walking distance of our house which is great, at least it’s SOMETHING. But I digress……back to New Braunfels. When I found out that space became available for rent in the historic Schmidt Building I jumped on it since I’d been contemplating renting a space where I could shoot indoors and knew if I never did have studio space I always would’ve wondered “what if???” It was just icing on the cake that the space was in a cool, old, historic building that has so much history & character, I can’t walk in the place without wondering what it must’ve been like back in the day (click on the “Schmidt Building” link <—- for some cool history on the bldg) and I love it that the owners desire to restore the Schmidt back to it’s earlier days and retain the Old West feel & vibe….MUCH better than renting space in some strip mall or something like that! Here’s a pictorial tour to my studio…….here we go…….
Here is the building as it looked when first built in the early 1900s…..
And here’s the Schmidt Building as it looks today…….
Another view of the front of the building…….
I love the look to the building now!
The entrance to the upstairs area where my studio and other offices are on the 2nd & 3rd floors…….
I’ve never had my “name” on a door before…….exciting stuff for me!!
When you walk up the stairs to the 2nd floor this is the waiting area outside the entrance to my space…..
The room is a big rectangle with the front 1/3 walled off so I use it was a waiting/dressing area…..my Pier One chairs, LOVE them!
The wood floors were there but the walls were all white so I painted them beige with the apple green accents around the top of the room to play off my business logo colors. I purchased several of my favorite images as canvases to hang on the wall. Hard to decorate a space on a small budget but I had fun doing it! I found this mirrored dresser at TJ Maxx and knew I had to have it.
Another view of some of my canvases…….found the cute little bird table at Pier One too.
Another view of the other side of the front room. There are two open doorways into the back room where I shoot which is basically a big open room w/the wood floors & white walls and 2 big west-facing windows which as you can see provide PLENTY of beautiful natural light.
Thank you for visiting my studio today, I’m happy you stopped by! I hope you’ll be able to visit the real thing someday to either stop by to say hello or perhaps shoot a session there! I love being able to have a private, comfy place to shoot boudoir, maternity, newborn, heck…….all sorts of sessions!