BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO RENOVATIONS. DOWNTOWN WALNUT CREEK

We recently renovated a new boudoir studio. Here is a little video we put together of the 6 week project. Dramatic Before/After.

We leased to a new space and had to do a lot of renovating. From ceiling to floor, we covered or replaced almost every surface. New silver tiles and chandeliers give the space a classic yet modern flair. The wood floors were one of the most physically taxing jobs, but they came out beautiful and make a great base for all of the sets we have created.

Because it is a photography studio, we wanted to keep as much flexibility as possible.. We needed a designated dressing room. We went with floor to ceiling curtains, that can be moved/rearranged in many different configurations.

The bathroom, as you can see, was a disaster. Christina did a pole on Facebook, asking friends and family to vote on wallpaper.. Add flooring, wainscoting and a giant mirror, and the final result was beautiful, vintage chic.

Having all cinderblock walls was another challenge we faced. While hanging paper rolls, Jake discovered the joy of the rotary hammer!

Splash of Color

We take a lot of photos that look amazing in Black and White, sometimes people ask for them specifically. I like to play with a splash of color, especially in albums. Choosing a color for shoes, lips, nails, eyes or clothing details can add a beautiful visual interest. It can also pull together Black and White images taken on different sets/in different attire.

I love classic pink or red, but it can be fun and eye catching to use other colors. Make it personal, pick your favorite color, or your significant other’s. Get creative!

THUMBTACK BEST OF 2016!

We’re proud to announce that we have been awarded a “Best of 2016” award from Thumbtack for our consistently positive reviews. We have had some great clients find us through Thumbtack and we’re planning to keep our 5 star rating all year. Thanks Thumbtack.

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PIN-UP FUN

We’ve been doing quite a few Pin-up shoots recently and wanted to share some photos from our most recent session. We always have fun crafting a narrative with props and a healthy dose of attitude.

Here’s some fun trivia about the origins of the term “Pin-up”:

The term Pin-up originates from the late 19th century when burlesque performers and actresses would construct a persona via photo cards to advertise themselves. These photo cards would would be found “pinned up” around the the mirrors in green rooms (back stage).

Source and more details: Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin-up_model

DRESSING ROOM RENOVATION

We’re finally happy with the dressing room design. The original color we painted the room with wasn’t working at all. We tried using a large damask stencil over the paint, but that didn’t turn out the way we intended, so we ended up going with a wallpaper. Turns out putting up wallpaper is quite a bit of work, but the results were great.

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