Central Illinois Photographer. Sarah Jane Photography. Studio Space.

 

 

Sarah Jane Photography, Ryan and I have come a LONG way in just a couple short years since our move to central Illinois! With some recent additions to our client space, including a 106 inch projector system so you can now experience your SJP portraits larger than life, we decided to take a few updated images. (Actually, more accurately, my husband insisted we take pictures and show off his awesome new setup – he’s quite proud of his handy work. As am I!)

 

But before we unveil the new digs, let’s take a look at where we were last year! (don’t judge the images lots of these were taken on my phone… I didn’t think about ever really needing them!)

This was our very first ‘studio’ area when we moved to Decatur. Has a very nice basement feel huh… and that’s because it was our basement! Cinderblock walls on 3 sides and nice wood paneling on the 4th plus a super steep stairwell to lead you down (after you made your way through our little kitchen. Image

Just a few short months after moving in, we had outgrown the basement studio space so I bumped it upstairs into our living room (my poor husband)

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About that same time I shifted the client viewing space and our living room into what a ‘normal’ person would use as their dinning room. Talk about the personal experience, I could have made you dinner just 4 steps away! 

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I LOVED our beautiful rental home. It was full of charm and character (or just ‘old’ and ‘busted’ as Ryan would describe it), but after a little over a year of business growth we had just completely outgrown the space. It gave us a wonderful start but we went on a little hunt to grow up and purchase our very first home. 

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 And NOW…. we’re pretty proud of how far it’s come in just one year! Big thanks to the hub, who has built furniture, hung a total of 2 TVs and a projector and hidden about 100 ft of wires (in the walls, and under the floors!). 

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