Behind the scenes at HLP!

A lot has been happening at Hope Lynn Photography lately and in the midst of it all, I realized I have let my blogging fall to the back burner. While I need to catch up on blogging sessions, I wanted to take a moment to fill you in on what we have been up to!

First the studio. As many of you know, for the last year I was sharing the studio space with another photographer. Her family is now moving across the country (big sad tears!) and now HLP has fully taken over the space! It is such an exciting opportunity and truly a dream come true. Having my own studio is something I have wanted since I was in my teens and just beginning my photography journey.

Now having a studio comes with its own challenges. Yes there are the usual responsibilities like bills and such but my biggest challenge is organization and decor! I have moved everything in there around a couple times already and so far not one set up has felt like “the one”. If any of my followers and clients wants to offer up some suggestions on this, please send me a message. I need all the help I can get!

The next exciting change is our product line. We have been ordering new samples and sharing those with some of our clients and asking their opinions on what they would prefer. We really want to offer our clients products they will love for many years to come. With our amazing clients help we have made some decisions and are now in the process of ordering more samples. Once everything comes in, our plan is to photograph everything and add them to our Welcome Guide that we send to each of our clients!

Speaking of our Welcome Guide – it has also been getting a big makeover! I am working on slimming it down and creating session specific guides instead of one large one. When I took some time to go over it with a client myself, I realized it was a LOT of info that most clients did not need just yet. We also have a lot of new images we will be using in the guides as well that will showcase our more recent work.

Last but not least we attended an incredible conference in Orange County, California. The Belly, Baby and Beyond Conference was hosted by one of our industries most amazing photographers (Ana Brandt) as well as her Husband. While it was only a three-day conference, it was packed solid with lessons from sun up to nearly sun down! We had the opportunity to learn new posing, lighting and Photoshop techniques. We spent time getting advice on how to best calm our most unsettled babes, practicing our wrapping techniques and learned about hot to best pose our little clients safely. It was such an incredible (and FUN) experience and I cannot wait to put some of the newly learned skills into place.

As you can see, although we have been a bit quieter than usual both on our blog and social media, we have been hard at work behind the scenes! We are of course still open and doing sessions in the middle of all this as well! My goal is to catch up on blogging those sessions over the course of the next week or two AND I will be introducing a guest blogger soon as well!

Keep an eye out here as well as on our Facebook page for more updates as we get all the loose ends all tied up!

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