We are happy to introduce to you NewbornPhotography.com Member Angela McLaughlin from Tiny Touch Photography this week. Angela is a maternity and newborn photography based out of Gambrillis, Maryland. In addition to maternity and newborn photography, Tiny Touch Photography also photographs toddlers, children and families together. Angela is a mother of four and works full time as a professional photographer.
Let’s get to know more about Tiny Touch Photography and tour her beautiful studio space!
How did you become a photographer?
Photography wasn't really a hobby for me. As a child my pictures were always out of focus and sideways, and I wasn't involved in the yearbook committee in high school. That is until January 2008 when I compared two very similar pictures I took of my 2 year old daughter. The two pictures, taken just 5 months apart literally stopped me in my tracks because she had changed so much in that short amount of time she could of been her own big sister...and I completely missed it. My passion for photography grew overnight at that moment and I was desperate to capture every moment of my 4 kids' lives.
How long have you been in business?
4 years, since August 2009
How long have you had your studio?
My studio officially opened in July 2013. Prior to this amazing space I had an in-home studio for 2.5 years.
Where is it located?
The studio is located in Gambrills Maryland, which is in the center between Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington DC.
What do you photograph in your studio?
90% of studio sessions focus on newborns and babies up to one year. I also photograph maternity, children and family sessions.
Do you use natural light or studio light in your studio?
I use 100% studio lighting.
How long did it take to build/finish your studio space?
From the first drawing of the floor plan to the finished product took 5 months. It was a completely unfinished space as it was a new construction so I was able to customize and build it exactly how I wanted it. In total it is just over 1400 square feet which is just perfect.
How would you describe your studio space?
The studio has a very homey and comfortable feel. I wanted clients to feel like they were at home here. The design is very clean and not the typical bright white look seen in most studios.
Did you have a certain vision in mind when creating your space?
I absolutely love color so I knew when designing a studio that I would want the opportunity to use lots of colors during my sessions. I knew I wanted two full setup spaces with different options for the most flexibility possible. The shooting space has 18 background choices and 2 permanent flooring choices. I also knew I wanted every convenience that a client would have at home...a place for the older children to go play, items they may have forgotten and comfortable furniture for them to relax. I also wanted it to be 'my' style so I designed the space much like my home is designed.
What is your favorite thing about your studio space?
Everything about it is my favorite! I love how comfortable it is, how flexible it allows me to be, and that I was able to organize everything with the different rooms. My absolute favorite thing however is the fact that I now can separate my work life with my home life. Now when I am home I can be 100% home and present with my husband and kids and leave work at work. Then, when I'm at work I can be more efficient without the distractions of home.
Thank you for sharing with us Angela!
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