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Studio Tour with Katie O Hardy Photography

Who’s ready for another Studio Tour?! This week we are taking a tour of Katie O Hardy Photography’s studio located in Augusta, Georgia. Katie is a natural and studio light photographer. She specializes in maternity, newborns, babies and children.  Her style is simple, clean and traditional with a flare!


Let’s take a peek at her space and get to know more about Katie!

How did you become a photographer?

When my daughter was about 4 months old I began babysitting my best friend's little boy and I had nothing better to do than snap cute little pictures of the babies all day. I would do the cutest set ups with them and before I knew it, people were bringing their kids over for a photo shoot! My husband kept saying, "you're so good" and I would just giggle. He is the one who bought my first camera for me. Yes! I do love that man! And here I am now!


How long have you been in business?

I have been in business since 2008 and specializing in newborns for 2 years now.


How long have you had your studio?

I just got this studio in April. I had a smaller studio 1 year prior to getting the new one. I outgrew it!

Where is it located?

My studio is located in Augusta, Georgia home of the Masters Golf Tournament (just putting myself on the map). And yes! I do tons of golf set-ups and actually have photographed a Pro Golfer's baby girl!


What do you photograph in your studio?

I photograph newborns and babies up to 1 year in the studio. All other sessions, maternity and older children, are photographed outdoors at a gorgeous location.


Do you use natural light or studio light in your studio?

I use an alien bee 400-studio light with a 50x50 Westcott soft box. 


How long did it take to build/finish your studio space?

It took about 4 months to get the studio decorated. Since I came from a smaller studio, I had to fill a lot of walls and buy a lot of furniture. I'm still not done decorating the walls.


How would you describe your studio space?

My studio space is comfortable, relaxing and dreamy with a pop of color.

Did you have a certain vision in mind when creating your space?

I have a vision. It's an old house converted to a studio. But that is just not in the budget right now so my cute new space will have to do until then.  I drew a lot of inspiration from the colors in my logo. I have always been drawn to reds and turquoise together, so I used those colors as my base.


What is your favorite thing about your studio space?

My favorite thing about my studio has to be my "hardwood floors" in my newborn shooting room. If you could have seen my husband's face in Lowe's when I was telling him what I wanted. He just can't see a finished product like I can. He still tells me every time he sees a picture of them how good they look.

Thank you for sharing with us, Katie!



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