Saturday, March 17, 2012

A New Concept in Photography

When my kids were smaller, I used to love to take them into a photography studio several times a year. I loved having some formal shots of them taken however I always wanted to have ALL of the images on a disk so that I could play with them in Photoshop. Well, let's just say the disks were not cheap. Then I started trying to "make" my own studio in our home using white or black sheets. It worked alright but our home has very poor lighting so the images were never as crisp as I wanted them. Well, today I found a new solution. I had heard about this studio that you could rent. You could either bring in your own photographer or take the pictures yourself. I have been wanting to try it for some time and today was the day.

My girls are in an ice show coming up and they got their costumes which I think are adorable. I wanted to get some shots of them in their costumes and this was the perfect excuse to give the studio a try. The studio is called "UClick" and it costs $35 per hour. They have a natural light studio or a formal studio. I of course wanted the natural light studio. It is also loaded with backdrops and props. When I called to set up our appointment a few weeks ago, I talked to the owner. She said "I'm not a photographer, I'm just a mom who liked to have my children's pictures taken in a formal setting and I was sick of paying a lot of money for the proofs when I could have taken them myself". I immediately liked this lady because she took the words right out of my mouth.

We had a GREAT experience and I will be doing this again. For $35.00, I got a ton of pictures and was thrilled with the outcome. Here are the girls in their costumes. The costumes are designed for the 70's and they will be skating to "the Monkey's" theme song.

Well, if I had the studio for a whole know I was taking full advantage so Q was in on the action as well.

I really like the whole concept of it. I thought it was a great price for what I was able to get out of it. I guess they are booking three weeks out on the weekends which leads me to believe that there are others who clearly see the advantages of this method.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. Wow! What a great idea!! Beautiful photos.

  2. Thank you for posting this! I am not terrible close but close enough we could drive over for the day. I would love to give this a try!

  3. Beautiful, Jana! What kind of backdrop did they use? Was it paper or fabric?

  4. What a wonderful idea! Terrific photos!

  5. Love that!!! Going to have to try that, Jana! Thanks for the tip!