About 3 months ago I started thinking about adding a 3rd studio. Unfortunately, there are no adjoining spaces to the left or right of our current units. So I figured we’d just put a bunch of money into our current spaces and just upgrade and remodel everything. But the more I though about it, I realized that we still need more space!
So I started brainstorming and getting feedback from our renters and fellow photographers, and decided we just *have to* move to a place we can really spread our wings.
Much to my surprise, not 1 but 2 of our awesome clients offered to invest in my business. Woot woot!
We've spent the last month searching for a location and we've found one! And lemme tell ya... it's going to be amazing!
We will still be in the city of Fountain Valley, just a 1/2 mile from where we are now. More details to follow...
But for now, I want to give you all a tentative timeline of the events leading up to the big grand opening.
Studio A will be closing down July 28th so we have time to demolish everything we built. (Oh how bittersweet that will be!)
Studio B will be available for booking between now and August 30th.
We should have one studio open at the new location by August 15th, but this is still tentative.
About the new building...
It's a total of 6,000sqft with 4,500sqft of shooting space. It's got 18 foot ceilings and tons of natural light. Ample parking and a very nice front entrance/lobby area.
We are adding a 3rd studio and lots of new goodies that are under wraps for now. 😉
Evan Seigel and Norm Lao are my new investment partners!
Evan brings many years of business knowledge to the table. He is CEO of Ground Zero Pharmaceuticals in Irvine, CA.
Norm Lao is a Fashion photographer based OC. We've known each other for years, so he's always been a special part of our growth over the past 2 years.
I'm excited to have both of these gentlemen on board as investment partners! I'll still be running the operation on a daily basis, but now I have 2 additional resources to really help us be the best we can be for years to come!
I would love to get everyone's feedback, so if you want to add something to our WISH LIST, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to hear what Photographers want to have in the studios, as well as what Makeup Artists and Models would love to have in the new makeup/lounge areas. 🙂
That's all for now! I'll continue to update this blog as things happen!